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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 you 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 Click to add a file to select and upload your manual derivative.

You manual derivative will be uploaded and will be available for download in the Info tab. Also you can create an On the Fly (OTF) derivative based on this manual uploaded derivative instead of the original file. Follow these instructions.