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Manual derivatives

Bynder can automatically create derivatives during upload and customize your files to some extent. In some cases you may want to make more advanced customizations outside of Bynder, but still make the file available as a derivative in Bynder. You can then choose to upload your modified file as manual derivative.

What are manual derivatives?

Derivatives are additional media items, which can be automatically created during upload after they have been configured. Our derivative setup allows basic customizations, such as resizing or extending the canvas. In some cases you may want to customize your files in a more advanced way using your preferred software, such as converting your image to grayscale. The manual derivative feature allows you make the customizations outside of Bynder and to then easily upload it back to Bynder as manual derivative.

How to enable manual derivatives

Contact your Customer Success Manager, who's happy to assist you in enabling this feature.

How to upload a manual derivative

  1. Open the asset for which you want to upload a manual derivative.

  2. Open the Versions tab.

  3. In the Manual derivatives section click add_manual_derivative.png Click to add a file to select and upload your manual derivative.

Your manual derivative will be uploaded and will be available for download in the Info tab.

How to download a manual derivative

  1. Open the asset of which you want to download the manual derivative.

  2. Go to the Manual derivatives section in the Info tab of the right sidebar.

  3. Click the manual derivative to start the download.