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The Basic Image module adds the ability to create Basic Image collections, which are capable of displaying GIF, PNG and JPG/JPEG files. Users can view a medium-sized preview of the image on the object's View tab, or click the image to view it full size in their browser. The module creates preview and thumbnail images in the same format as the original image during the ingest process. This module does not use a separate image viewer.



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Creating image derivatives

To create image derivatives, configure the image processing toolkit to use ImageMagick rather than the GD2 image manipulation toolkit in Administration > Configuration > Media > Image Toolkit (admin/config/media/image-toolkit). If GD2 is selected, TN and MEDIUM_SIZE datastreams will not be generated.

Select Imagemagick to make derivatives

Image derivative quality and scaling

When images are uploaded, ImageMagick creates a MEDIUM_SIZE preview that is 500 x 700 pixels, or as close as possible with the aspect ratio preserved. If the original image is smaller, this can result in low quality preview images. To prevent image upscaling for images under 500 x 700 pixels, go to Administration > Islandora > Solution pack configuration > Basic Image Solution Pack (admin/islandora/solution_pack_config/basic_image) and uncheck the box labeled "

Content Models, Prescribed Datastreams and Forms

The Basic Image Solution Pack comes with the following objects in

  • Islandora Basic Image Collection (islandora:sp_basic_image)
  • Basic Image Collection (islandora:sp_basic_image_collection)

An image object created using the Basic Image Solution Pack's content model will have the following datastreams:


Default Fedora relationship metadata

MODSMODS record, created at time of ingest
DCDublin Core record
OBJThe original image file uploaded

Thumbnail image, created at time of ingest

MEDIUM_SIZEA resized version of the image, used on the object's View page

The Basic Image Solution Pack comes with the Basic image MODS form.

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