Create a DAT Derivative in Asset Detail View

You can create Dynamic Asset Transformations on the fly in the Asset Detail view or by adding parameters to the DAT derivative URL. Once you've set up all the necessary transformations, you can configure the output options. Once generated, the DAT derivative will have the selected file extension. 

How to enable this feature in your portal?

Contact your Customer Success Manager to enable this feature in your portal and learn about any associated costs.

  1. Navigate to Asset Bank.

  2. Select the asset you want to create a DAT derivative.

  3. Click Transformations in the Info tab of the Asset Detail view. A screen to configure the DAT transformations will open.

  4. (Optional) Click the DAT preset you want to apply in the right sidebar. A preview of what the DAT derivative will look like will be generated.

  5. Click transform.png Transform to create a custom DAT derivative on the fly.Screenshot 2024-05-22 at 3.05.36 PM.png

  6. Click the ➕ Add transformation button

  7. Open the Transformation dropdown and select one of the available transformations. Read more about the transformations here.Screenshot 2024-05-22 at 3.06.10 PM.png

  8. Use the fields, sliders, and options that appear to configure the transformation.

  9. If you’d like to update the focus point set on the asset level, when applying crop or fill transformations, click the dropdown and select Override focus point.
    • You can select a new focus point by editing the percentages or directly clicking on the asset with the real-time editor. This focus point will only be applied to the transformed asset; it won’t change the preset DAM focus point.Screenshot 2024-05-22 at 3.06.43 PM.png
  10. (Optional) Click the ➕ Add transformation button if you want to add another transformation to the DAT preset.

  11. Click the Format dropdown and select the file extension you want the output file of your DAT derivative to have between WebP, JPG, PNG, AVIF, or Auto (recommended).Screenshot 2024-05-22 at 3.08.04 PM.png

    • If you select Auto (recommended), WebP will be the default output for all browsers that accept it, and in all other cases, it will be JPG.Screenshot 2024-05-22 at 3.08.31 PM.png

  12. Click the Quality dropdown and select one of the available options to set the quality of the output file.Screenshot 2024-05-22 at 3.08.22 PM.png

  13. Click link_brand_guidelines.png to copy the URL of the DAT derivative or select Download to download the file. 

  14. Click Done to close the screen.Screenshot 2024-05-22 at 3.07.27 PM.png

Available Transformations

Transform

Background

Change the background color of a transparent image. See the example below.

  • Enter the HEX code of the color you want to fill the background within the Color field.

Border

Add a border around the image and specify the border width and border color.

  • Enter the HEX code for the border color in the Color field.

  • Set the border width by entering the number of pixels in the Border field.

Crop

Crop a part of the image.

  • Select the shape you want to apply to the crop by choosing one of the below options

    • Rectangle

      The image will be cropped using a rectangle shape.

    • Ellipse

      The image will be cropped using an ellipse shape.

    • Clipping Path

      The image will be cropped according to the clipping path, which can be set up using image editing software. After the clipping path is applied, anything inside the path will be included, and the rest of the image will be removed.

      Caution

      Clipping Path is supported only for PSD and TIFF files


      clipping_crop.gif

      Example of cropping with a clipping path. Click to enlarge

  • Set the dimensions of your crop using the width and height fields in the Dimensions section.

    Note

    The dimensions can only be set for Rectangle and Ellipse crops.

Remove Background

Remove the image background. The system will use the available clipping path information to mask the image and remove the background.

Tip

Fill the removed background with a solid color using the Background transformation.

Extend

Extend the image to the specified dimensions.

  • In the Dimensions section, enter the new width and height to decide how much you want to extend the image canvas.

  • (Optional) If you want to fill the transparent area of the extended canvas with a solid background color, enter the HEX code of that color in the Background field.

Fill

Resize the image without distortion (losing the aspect ratio). As much of the image as possible will remain visible. The image may be cropped to create an image with the specified dimensions.

  • Resize the image by entering the desired dimensions in the width and height fields of the Dimensions section.

    Note

    We cannot upscale the image as this would lead to quality loss.

  • Open the Focus dropdown and decide which part of the image should be cropped by choosing one of the following options

    • Focus point

      The image will be cropped from the predefined focus point, ensuring that only the most important visual information is available in the crop.

    • Gravity

      With gravity, you can set which part of the image shouldn't be cropped. Depending on the entered dimensions, other sides may still be cropped.

      Use the gravity picker or the dropdowns in the Graviy section to set the gravity

      gravity_picker.jpg

Fit

Resize the image based on the specified dimensions. The aspect ratio won't change which means one size of the resized image may not have the exact specified dimension.

  • Resize your image by entering the desired image in the width and height fields in the Dimensions section.

    Note

    We cannot upscale the image as this would lead to quality loss.

Flip

Flip the image vertically.

Rotate

Rotate the image clockwise based on the specified degrees.

  • Enter the number of degrees you want to rotate the image in the Angle field.

Scale

Resizes the image to the specified dimensions without necessarily retaining the original aspect ratio.

Trim

Removes any transparent or white-colored areas at the edges of an image.

Filters

Opacity

Set the opacity level of the DAT derivate.

  • Use the Opacity slider to set the opacity level.

Sepia

Add a sepia tone filter to the DAT derivate.

Contrast

Adjust the contrast of the DAT derivate.

  • Use the Contrast slider to set the opacity level.

Brightness

Adjust the brightness of the DAT derivative.

  • Use the Brightness slider to set the brightness of the DAT derivative.

Grayscale

Add a grayscale tone filter to the DAT derivate.

Blur

Apply blur to the DAT derivative.

  • Use the Blur slider to set the blur level of the DAT derivative.

Sharpness

Set the sharpness level of the DAT derivate.

  • Use the Sharpness slider to set the brightness of the DAT derivative.

Saturation

Set the saturation level of the DAT derivate.

  • Use the Saturation slider to set the brightness of the DAT derivative.

Overlay

Text Overlay

Apply a text layer to the image.

Note: Learn more here to apply custom fonts to your text overlay. 

  • Enter the text for the overlay in the Text field.

  • Select the font for the text overlay in the Font dropdown.

  • Enter the HEX code of the desired font color in the Text color field.

  • Choose the position for the text overlay using the position picker or the dropdowns in the Position section.

  • (Optional) Set the padding for the text in the Padding field.

  • (Optional) Enter the number of degrees you want to rotate the text in the Angle field.

 

Image Overlay

Overlay an image over another.

  • Select the asset you want to overlay by clicking on Choose asset in the image section

  • Search through your DAM assets and select the one you would like to use

  • Enter a percentage(1-100) to determine the opacity of the overlay image in the Opacity field

  • Select the position of the overlay image using the position picker or the dropdowns in the Position section

  • Enter a number (0-359) to determine the angle of the overlay image in the Angle section

Color Overlay

Apply a text layer to the image.

  • Enter the HEX code of the desired overlay color in the color field

  • Enter the percentage (1-100) to specify the transparency of the color overlay

Output

Output Quality

?quality=80

Set the quality of the output file. This only works for webP and jpg files.

Example URL: https://datdemo.getbynder.com/transform/7c898bc9-a2e6-4f4b-be22-bc7c18ea987f/surfer?quality=10

Name

Type

Range

Required

quality

int

1-100

yes

Automatic Download

&download=true

Ensure that the download of the DAT derivative will start automatically upon visiting the URL.

Example URL: https://datdemo.getbynder.com/transform/7c898bc9-a2e6-4f4b-be22-bc7c18ea987f/surfer?download=true

Name

Type

Range

Required

download

int

true

yes

Limitations

DAT does not currently support SVG as an output format.

If you would like to use an SVG as an output, you should mark the file as Public in the Advanced Rights section of the asset, then use the Original URL that will appear in the Public Links section of the Asset Detail view.

SVG files loaded into Bynder will still generate Webp DAT derivatives that can be used with the DAT UI and Presets.

Supported Input File Types

See here for the list of Supported Files Types for Conversion and Derivative Creation. All types are allowed as input files for DAT except PDF.

 

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