Managing Media Settings

To generate images/thumbnails in Znode version below 9.6.2 (>9.6.2) .This  Znode functionality feature is found under Store Experience > Image Settings> Generate Images Tab


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Navigate to: DAM > Media Settings 

Administrators can manage media storage, default images and image auto resize settings from this section.

Server Settings

Administrators can manage the servers where the media will be stored when uploaded to the Media Library. By default, Znode is initially configured for local file storage but it supports Amazon S3, Azure Storage Servers, and Network Drive. After a storage server has been configured, new media asset data can be saved to the location specified. 

Note: After changing the storage server, administrators will need to generate the Images manually and clear the cache of the stores.

Local Server (default)

Third-Party Storage with Azure or Amazon S3

Configuring an Azure Storage Server

Media can also be stored using Azure servers after an Azure account has been created. Azure servers require special Access Keys, Secret Keys, and Bucket Names via your Azure account.

To configure Azure Storage Server, admin users can perform the below steps:

  1. Select "Other Server" radial button

  2. Select Storage Server Type via a drop-down list

  3. Enter Storage Account Name, which corresponds to the Azure "Storage Account Name" detail on "Storage" tab, via "Manage Access Key"

  4. Enter Access Key, which corresponds to the Azure "Primary Access Key" detail on "Storage" tab, via "Manage Access Key"

  5. Enter Container Name, which corresponds to the detail for "Container Name" in Azure, found by "Create New Container" via "Manage Access Key" link on the "Container" tab

  6. Save progress via the "Save" button. The page reloads with action confirmation.

  7. Storage Server is now configured

Configure an Amazon S3 Storage Server

Media can also be stored using Amazon S3 servers after an Amazon S3 account has been created. Amazon servers require special Access Keys, Secret Keys, and Bucket Names via your Amazon/Azure account. 

To configure Amazon S3 Storage Server, admin users can perform the below steps:

  1. Select "Other Server" radial button

  2. Select Storage Server Type via a drop-down list

  3. Enter the Amazon Access Key, which corresponds to Amazon's Access Key ID detail.

  4. Enter the Amazon Secret Key, which corresponds to Amazon's Secret Access Key detail.

  5. Enter the Amazon Bucket Name, which corresponds to Amazon's Bucket Name detail.

  6. Save progress via the "Save" button. The page reloads with action confirmation.

  7. Storage Server is now configured


Network Drive

Configuring a Network Drive

  1. Select the "Network Drive" radio button

  2. Enter the Hosted URL detail - example "https://images.znode.com/" 

  3. Enter detail for the Network Drive Path - example "/Data/Media/"

  4. Save progress via the "Save" button. The page reloads with action confirmation.

  5. Network Drive is now configured

When the Network Drive option is selected by the administrator, the Hosted URL is the site domain hosted on IIS that will be used to fetch and display the images on the webstore. The network drive path is the actual network drive path where the media is stored.


Configuring Image Settings

Administrators can manage the Default Product Image and Auto Image Resize settings for all stores globally by changing the Default Image from this section.

Ex: PDP uses a Large Image and the "Add to Cart" page uses a Small Thumbnail Image. 

Administrators can change the image size settings and manually generate the images in the saved new sizes using the Generate Images button.

Note - Images uploaded to the DAM from anywhere in the application will automatically get generated in the required sizes so that admin users do not have to manually generate the images every time a new image is uploaded. Therefore administrators will only have to manually generate the images when image sizes are changed or when images are loaded for the first time.

Media File Types Allowed

The system defined Media Attribute controls the types of files that can be imported, following are the type of files supported by Znode:


Audio

File

Image 

Video

MP3

PDF

JPG

MP4

WAV

DOC

JPEG

WEBM

3GA

DOCX

PNG

OGV

AIF

PPT

GIF


MID

XLS

ICO


FLAC

XLSX

SVG


AAC

CSV




TXT




ZIP




TTF




Znode Older than 9.6.2  - Generate images/thumbnails

To generate image images/thumbnails in Znode version below 9.6.2 (>9.6.2). This  Znode functionality feature is found under Store Experience > Image Settings> Generate Images Tab



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