Downloads

You can download every content item from Picturepark to your local desktop if you like. You can download file-based content items in the desired output format, e.g., suitable for website or social media usage. Those are pre-configured for the system. Picturepark exports file-less content items as JSON.

Dynamic Formats

Dynamic Formats can be defined for images only and are rendered on demand for the selected Content Item in Picturepark and not saved to the storage but only to a cache for the configured retention time. Dynamic formats may be Hero Images, Social Media Images, or Campaign Specials.

The benefits of dynamic rendering

  • Those are customizable by the customer during operation (setup via API)

  • Dynamic formats are cached (retention time configuration), so the downloader does not have to wait for frequently accessed content. 

  • Picturepark does not store them on storage which saves money for the monthly storage subscription price. 

The drawback of dynamic rendering

  • The download of multiple dynamic formats of the same Content Item is possible. 

  • Rendering on request (lazy) may take some time until Picturepark generates the output. Picturepark will notify you when you can access the ready-to-download file.

    You can continue working in Picturepark while waiting for your download to be ready. 

  • Only available to produce images (rasterized files). 

  • Costs performance of rendering microservice.  

Static Formats

Static formats are created on customer creation, predefined, and rendered for every Content Item in Picturepark, saved to the storage. The benefits of static formats

  • No waiting times for downloading them. Picturepark creates the format after import and every user can then directly download it.   

  • You can have static formats created for all file types (based on rendering support). 

The drawback of static formats

  • Costs storage, as all formats are rendered and saved on the storage.

Previews

Previews are static formats, available for File Types. 

You cannot restrict Access/Download of previews, but it is possible that you add a watermark to Preview which is then also applied to other Formats and Thumbnails derived from the Preview. Check for formats and thumbnails if their rendering source is the Preview format to ensure that the Watermark is applied everywhere.   

Picturepark generates the following previews for supported file formats.

Preview name

Size (max)

Color profile

File Format

Quality

Notes

Preview

1600x1600

SRGB

.jpg

95

  • DPI original

  • No clipping path

  • Can't restrict Access/Download

Thumbnail

Large

320x320

Original

.jpg

95

Thumbnail

Medium

200x220

Original

.jpg

95

Thumbnail

Small

90x120

Original

.jpg

95

Video

Keyframes (these are Small thumbnails used in UI for Video Thumb-Slider in player)

160x160 (max 50 sprites)

RGB

.jpg

80

Pdf

(These PDFs are used for display in the document viewer (even though a pdf would have an original it may be too large to make a good document viewer pdf i.e. to display on mobile so we render a format for this.)

NA



.pdf

90

Video

Small

360x480



.mp4



Video

Large

1280x720



.mp4



Audio

Small

NA



.mp3



Create a Download Format / Output Format

The static formats are created on customer creation. Check Format Modifications for your desired settings. 

The dynamic formats are created via API: https://demo.picturepark.com/Docs/Rest/index.html#operation/OutputFormat_Create . It is recommended to test your settings using the preview operation, which allows generating a temporary preview of your desired output to validate your settings: https://demo.picturepark.com/Docs/Rest/index.html#operation/OutputFormat_RenderFormatPreview  based on the actual Content Items of your Picturepark. 

 

Update a Download Format / Output Format

You cannot update static format attributes (e.g. resizing). You can however update attributes like:  

  • XMP Writeback (enableXmpWriteback; boolean)

  • Filename pattern used when the file is downloaded (downloadFileNamePatterns; string translated)

  • Permission to access output formats even if the source is not accessible (viewForAll; boolean)

You can update output formats using the API: https://demo.picturepark.com/Docs/Rest/index.html#operation/OutputFormat_Update

Apply Resize Action

PUT: {{apiHost}}/v1/outputformats/{id}

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 { "id": "MyFirstFormat", "names": { "en": "My first format" }, "sourceOutputFormats": { "image": "Original", "video": "VideoPreview", "document": "DocumentPreview", "audio": "AudioPreview", "vector": "VectorPreview" }, "format": { "kind": "JpegFormat", "resizeAction":{ "width":50, "height":50, "resizeMode":"fit" } } }

Media Optimization (IO)