Create and Apply DAT Presets

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A DAT preset consists of predefined transformations you can apply to as many assets as you want. You can create and apply a DAT preset to save time and help avoid manually applying the same transformation to your assets. 

Learn how to group your DAT Presets to better organize them.

Create DAT Presets

  1. Navigate to your Bynder Portal.

  2. Select Advanced Settings> Portal Settings > DAT Presets in the top right corner.

  3. Click the ➕ New preset button.

  4. Enter a name for the new preset in the Preset name field.

  5. You can check off if you would like to add this preset to an existing Preset group
  6. Click the ➕ New transformation button.

  7. Open the Transformation dropdown and select one of the available transformations.

    • Read more about the transformations here.

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

  9. (Optional) Click the ➕ Add transformation button to add another transformation to the DAT preset.

  10. Click the Format dropdown and select the file extension you want the output file to have.

  11. Click the Quality dropdown and select one of the available options to set the quality of the output file.

  12. Click Save Changes to save the new DAT preset.

Available Transformation

Transforms

Background: Change the background color of a transparent image.

  • 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 an 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(Only for PSD and TIFF files):  The image will be cropped, respecting the clipping path. Clipping paths can be set up using image editing software. Anything inside the path will be included after applying the clipping path, and the rest of the image will be removed.

  • Set the dimensions of your crop using the width and height fields located in the dimensions section. (can only be applied to rectangle and ellipse crops)  clipping_crop.gif

 

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

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

Extend: Extend the image to the specified dimensions.

  • Enter the new width and height in the Dimensions section.

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

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. 
  • You cannot upscale the image as it will lead to quality loss.
  1. Open the Focus dropdown and determine which part of the image should be copped by selecting the following options:
    • Focus point: The image will be cropped from the predefined focus point, ensuring that the most important visual information will be available in your crop.

    • Gravity: Set which part of the image shouldn't be cropped. Other sides may still be cropped depending on the entered dimensions. Use the gravity picker or the dropdowns in the Gravity section to set the gravity. gravity_picker.jpg

 

Fit: Resize the image based on specific dimensions. The aspect will not change, meaning one size of the resized image may not have the exact specific dimensions. 

  • You cannot upscale the image as it will lead to quality loss.

Flip: Flip the image vertically. 

Mirror: Flip the image horizontally.

Rotate: Rotate the image clockwise based on specific degrees.

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

Scale: Scale the image to the specific width and height. The aspect ratio may change

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

Filters

Opacity: Set the opacity level of the derivative.

  • Use the Opacity slider to set the level.

Sepia: Add a sepia tone filter to the derivative

Contrast: Adjust the contract of the derivate.

  • Use the Contrast slider to set the level.

Brightness: Adjust the brightness of the derivate.

  • Use the Brightness slider to set the level.

Grayscale: Add a grayscale tone to the derivative.

Blur: Apply a blur to the derivative.

  • Use the Blur slide to set the level.

Sharpness: Set the sharpness level to the derivative.

  • Use the Sharpness slide to set the level.

Saturation: Set the saturation level to the derivative.

  • Use the Saturation slide to set the level.

Overlay

Text Overlay: Apply a text layer to an image.

  1. Enter the text for the overlay in the Text field.
  2. Select the font from the Font dropdown.
  3. In the Text color field, enter the HEX code of the desired font.
  4. Choose the position for the text overlay using the position picker or from the dropdown options in the Position section.
  5. (Optional) Set the padding for the text in the Padding field.
  6. (Optional) Enter the number of degrees to rotate the text in the Angle field.

Image Overlay: Overlay an image over another.

  1. Select the asset you want to overlay by selecting an asset in the image section.
  2. Search through your DAM assets and select an image.
  3. Enter a percentage(1-100) to determine the opacity of the overlay image in the Opacity field
  4. Select the position of the overlay image using the position picker or the dropdowns in the Position section
  5. 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.

  1. Enter the HEX code of the desired overlay color in the color field
  2. Enter the percentage (1-100) to specify the transparency of the color overlay

Who can view and apply DAT Presets?

Users with the following permissions can view and apply DAT:

  • Show DAT URL

  • View and Download Presets
  • Download public asset derivatives

Apply a DAT Preset

  1. Navigate to your Portal.
  2. Select Advanced Settings> Portal Settings > DAT Presets in the top right corner.

  3. Select the asset for which you want to apply the DAT Preset.

  4. Click Transformations in the right sidebar. A screen to configure the DAT transformations will open.

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

  6. Click the link_brand_guidelines.png button to copy the URL of the DAT derivative and click hamburger_menu.png and Download to download the DAT derivative.

Edit a DAT Preset

  1. Navigate to your Portal.

  2. Select Advanced Settings> Portal Settings > DAT Presets in the top right corner.

  3. Click hamburger_menu.png next to the preset you want to edit and click Edit.

  4. Modify or delete existing transformations or add new ones by clicking the ➕ Add transformation button. Click the Output options dropdown to change the output options.

  5. Click Save Changes to save the modifications.

Delete a DAT Preset

  1. Navigate to your Portal.
  2. Select Advanced Settings> Portal Settings > DAT Presets in the top right corner.
  3. Click hamburger_menu.png next to the preset you want to delete and click Remove.
  4. Your preset will be deleted.

    Note

    This action is permanent and can't be undone.

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