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Defining custom-size downloadable previews (Quick Renditions)

Quick Renditions are predefined sizes that you can set as an administrator and will let users download a preview of the image in the DAM system with a single click.

Although somewhat similar to processing profiles, Quick Renditions will only create a resized copy of the original asset and deliver to the client with an optional watermark - no additional processing can be used with Quick Renditions. Still, it offers a convenient way to define sizes and assign a label to them so users can quickly understand its use.

As an administrator you can create a collection of Quick Renditions and assign these to an archive to let users choose from the different sizes you've defined.

Power tip: If you're building an integration with FotoWeb using the API, using QuickRenditions is the preferred method to request custom size previews!

Creating Quick Renditions

Quick Renditions

To create a new collection of Quick Renditions, go to the Workflows tab in the site configuration and select the Quick Renditions node. Now click on the Add button to create a new collection. First, name the collection and optionally enter a description. Then click on the Add preview size button to add the different rendition sizes you would like.

Each size can have a descriptive name - this is what the user will see in the user interface. Then choose a size - a preview has to be in the range 50 to 8192 pixels.

You can also customize the order of the sizes you've defined by moving them up or down in the list.

Watermarking a Quick Rendition

Quick Renditions - size and watermark settings

If you like, you can assign a watermark to the renditions. If you want to watermark all the renditions in a collection, make sure you set the watermark individually for all the sizes you define.

When you're done adding sizes click on the OK button to close the dialog and store the collection.

Assigning the Quick Renditions to an archive

Quick Renditions - assign to archive

When you've created a quick rendition collection, you need to assign it to the archive where it should be used.

Open the properties of that archive and go to the Export tab. Then choose the collection you created in the Quick Renditions section.