Managing Image Types

Catalog managers can create, edit or delete image types as well as assign image views.

Creating Image Types

To create a new image type:
  1. In the navigation bar, select Catalogs | Image Management.
    This displays the Image Upload tab.
  2. Open the Image Types tab.
    This displays all image types of this organization.
  3. Click New.
    This displays an empty Image Type detail page.
  4. Specify the image type details as required.
    The following table lists the image type details.
    Table 1. Image type details
    Parameter Status Description
    Name mandatory Specifies the display name of the image type.
    ID mandatory Specifies the system-internal ID of the image type.
    Source mandatory Specifies whether the images are retrieved from a local (Intershop Commerce Management) image directory or an external server (internal|external).
    Note: 'Cloudinary' as source is only available if the Cloudinary service is set up, for details see Guide - Image Server - Cloudinary.
    URL Prefix optional (see description) Specifies the URL prefix required to resolve the complete location of the image files.

    For internal (Intershop Commerce Management) locations, the path starts with <site>/:.

    An empty prefix allows to adjust the storage location of images flexibly. This means images can not only be stored in the organization's shared file system but also in the shared file system of a channel.

    For information on how to define if channels have access to image sources stored in the organization's shared file system see Managing Image Settings.

    Width optional Specifies the width of an image that is subject to the current type. This parameter is intended to be used by the content components that relate to the current image type.
    Height optional Specifies the height of an image that is subject to the current type. This parameter is intended to be used by the content components that relate to the current image type.
    Fallback Image optional Specifies an image intended to be used as a fallback option. Clicking Select opens a dialog for browsing the local image directories and selecting an available image.
  5. Click Apply.
    This creates the new image type, and the sections Related Image Views and Custom Attributes are displayed. You can now proceed to assign image views. Clicking Back to List returns you to the Image Type list.

Assigning Image Types

To assign image types to an image view:
  1. In the navigation bar, select Catalogs | Image Management.
    This displays the Image Upload tab.
  2. Open the Image Views tab.
    This displays all image views of this organization.
  3. Click the name or ID of the image view you intend to edit.
    This displays the Image View detail page.
  4. In the Related Image Types section, click Assign.
    This displays a list of available image types.
  5. Select the intended image type(s) and click OK.
    This assigns the selected image type(s) to the current image view and returns you to the Image View detail page.

Unassigning Image Types

To unassign an image type from an image view:

  1. In the navigation bar, select Catalogs | Image Management.
    This displays the Image Upload tab.
  2. Open the Image Views tab.
    This displays all image views of this organization.
  3. Click the name or ID of the image view you intend to edit.
    This displays the Image View detail page.
  4. In the Related Image Types section, select the checkbox(es) of the image type assignment(s) to be removed.
  5. Click Unassign, and confirm the operation.
    The selected image types are unassigned from the current image view. Clicking Back to List returns you to the Image View list.

Editing Image Types

To edit an existing image type:

  1. In the navigation bar, select Catalogs | Image Management.
    This displays the Image Upload tab.
  2. Open the Image Types tab.
    This displays all image types of this organization.
  3. Click the name or ID of the image type you intend to edit.
    This displays the Image Type detail page.
  4. Edit the details as required.
    Modify the general information, assign/unassign image views or manage custom attributes as necessary. Clicking Back to List returns you to the Image Type list.

Defining an Image Type for Category Images

To change the image type used for categories, do the following:

  1. In the navigation bar, select Master Catalogs | Image Management.
    This displays the Image Upload tab.
  2. Open the Image Types tab.
    This displays all image types of this organization.
  3. Select an image type by using the drop down menu in the Category Images section and click Apply.
    Tip: The available image types in this section depend on image types listed in the "Image Management" section above. For information on creating a new image type, refer to Creating Image Types.
    Note: By default, the image type for category images is set to 'M'. If no image type is defined, this value is also used as fallback.

Deleting Image Types

To delete image types:

  1. In the navigation bar, select Catalogs | Image Management.
    This displays the Image Upload tab.
  2. Open the Image Types tab.
    This displays all image types of this organization.
  3. Select the checkboxes next to the image types you intend to delete.
  4. Click Delete, and confirm the operation.
    The selected image types are removed.