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Use custom display images

Learn how to replace generated display images with custom display images in the Project Client.

If your collection is set to generate display images from full resolution images or if you choose to do so while adding items and objects in the Project Client, a compressed version in JPEG or JPEG2000 format is automatically created based on the Images and thumbnails settings of the Project Settings Manager.  Use the Archival File Manager to handle the storage of full resolution versions of the display images.

You may want to use your own custom, preprocessed display images rather than the display images that are generated automatically by CONTENTdm. This option enables you to use images you have previously color-corrected, cropped, or resized. Adding preprocessed display images at the same time as your full resolution images requires the Archival File Manager is enabled by your collection administrator. Once enabled, the option to add preprocessed display images is available when you add items to your project.

Replace generated display images with custom display images

  1. In the project spreadsheet, find the item and right-click to select Replace Item. The Replace Item dialog displays.
  2. Browse for the custom display image file you want to use and click OK.
    • On the Replace Item dialog, do not select Create Display Image.
  3. Click OK to replace the image and close the dialog. The Project Spreadsheet displays the new custom display image as a thumbnail.

 Note: Replacing the display image does not replace the archival file (original, full resolution version).  It replaces the display and thumbnail images only. If you want to use custom thumbnails, see Generate thumbnails.