About Image and Video Manager

Image and Video Manager automates image processing and offloads the creation of derivative images and videos in various sizes and formats to the CDN. When an end user makes a request, IMImage and Video Manager dynamically selects the optimal derivative image or video.

This guide is for users who want to switch to Image and Video Manager from another image and video management solution. At a high level, migrating to Image and Video Manager involves seven steps:

How to

  1. Plan your Image and Video Manager strategy.
  2. Make your pristine images accessible to Image and Video Manager.
  3. Create a configuration for your Web Performance product if you do not yet have one.
  4. Add Image and Video Manager to your Web Performance product configuration.
  5. Create Image and Video Manager policies to reproduce your current image and video processing setup.
  6. Apply the policies to images and videos on your site.
  7. Test your policies and go live.

    If your site uses product viewers to display multiple images together as a carousel, you must also create media collections and integrate the product viewer into your site. For instructions, see the chapter on Media Collections and the Product Viewer in the Image Manager User Guide.

    For a smooth transition, you should coordinate with the key stakeholders involved in generating, processing, and displaying images and videos on your website. For example, you might want to maintain a full library of pristine images and videos on your current image and video origin and on your new image and video origin during the transition. In this case, it is important that any new image and video assets be stored on both origins.