Quick Start: Image Sets quick-start-image-sets

Adobe Dynamic Media Classic Image Sets give users an integrated viewing experience. In the dynamic Image Set Viewer, users can see different views of an item by selecting a thumbnail image. Image Sets lets you present alternative high-resolution views of an item.

The Image Set Viewer offers zooming tools for examining images closely. If you want, you can make guided Zoom Targets and Image Maps part of your Image Set. Image Sets make for a more concerted, intimate viewing experience.

See Image and Spin Sets: Dynamic Imaging training video.

When you create an Image Set, Adobe recommends the following best practices and enforces the following limits:

Limit type
Best practice
Limit imposed
Number of duplicate assets per set
No duplicates
Maximum number of images per set
5-10 images per set

‡ Best practice is not to have duplicate assets in a set. The limit is 20 duplicates for a single asset. If you add another duplicate for that asset—within that set—the request either gives an error or ignores the duplicate.

See also Dynamic Media limitations.

The following Image Sets Quick Start is designed to get you up and running quickly with Image Set techniques in Adobe Dynamic Media Classic.

1. Upload your primary images for multiple views and swatches

Start by uploading the images for your Image Sets. Because users can zoom on images in the Image Set Viewer, be sure you account for this ability when choosing images. Make sure that the images are at least 2000 pixels in the largest size. Adobe Dynamic Media Classic supports many image file formats, but lossless TIFF, PNG, and EPS images are recommended.

On the Global Navigation bar, select Upload to upload files from your computer to a folder on Adobe Dynamic Media Classic.

See Prepare Image Set assets for upload and Upload your files.

2. Create an Image Set

In Image Sets, users select thumbnail images in the Image Set Viewer to see an image from a different side or angle.

To create an Image Set, on the Global Navigation bar, select Build, then choose Image Sets. On the Image Set window, drag your images onto the page to compose your Image Set. Organize, add, and delete images as needed.

See Create an Image Set.

See also Include Zoom Targets and Image Maps in Image Sets

3. Prepare Image Set Viewer Presets, as needed

Administrators can create or modify Image Set Viewer Presets. Adobe Dynamic Media Classic comes with default Viewer Presets for each rich media type. Use the Zoom Viewer: Custom > Images or Image Sets/Multiple Views presets to view your Image Sets.

You can add or edit Viewer Presets from the Application Setup screen.

See Create and edit Viewer Presets.

4. Preview an Image Set

Select the Image Set in the Browse panel, and then select Preview. In the Preview page, select the thumbnail icons to examine your Image Set in the selected Viewer. You can choose different Viewers from the Presets menu.

See Preview an asset.

5. Publish an Image Set

Publishing an Image Set places it on Adobe Dynamic Media Classic servers and activates the URL string.

This step is not necessary if you selected Publish after a save (default) at the time you created and saved the Image Set.

Select Mark for Publish icon to the left of its name in the Browse panel. Then select Publish. On the Publishing page, select Submit Publish.

See Publish files.

Adobe Dynamic Media Classic creates URL calls for Image Sets, and activates them after you publish. You can copy these URLs from the Preview screen.

Select the Image Set, and then select Preview. Now, select an Image Set Viewer Preset, and then click the Copy URL button.

See Link the Image Set to a Web page.