What is ITS?

The Image Transformation Service (ITS) is a tool that takes large “mezzanine” images and, through the use of transform requests in query strings, dynamically transforms them to a variety of sizes. ITS is also capable of cropping images. Using ITS allows a single image to be modified and used on pages and platforms that may require many different image sizes. ITS is connected to a CDN, making image retrieval much faster. 

Important notes about ITS

A few things to remember when using ITS:

  • Start with the largest image file size possible.
  • Supported output file types are jpg and png only.
  • You must manually add parameters in the decorator to customize the image returned from ITS.
  • If using the proxy service, images may take a few days to be cached in the CDN.

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