fmt

Response Image Format.

fmt=format[,[pixelType][,compression]]

format

jpeg|jpg|pjpeg|png|png8|png-alpha|png8-alpha|tif|tif-alpha|swf|swf-alpha|swf3|swf3-alpha|eps|gif|gif-alpha|m3u8|f4m|web|webp-alpha|jpeg2000|jpeg2000-alpha|jpegxr|jpegxr-alpha

jpeg

Lossy JPEG.

jpg

Lossy JPG.

pjpeg

Progressive JPEG.

png

24-bit lossless PNG.

png8

8-bit lossless PNG.

png-alpha

24-bit lossless PNG with alpha channel.

png8-alpha

8-bit lossless PNG with alpha channel.

tif

TIFF.

tif-alpha

TIFF with alpha channel.

pdf

Image embedded in PDF.

eps

Uncompressed binary Encapsulated PostScript.

gif

GIF with 2 to 256 colors.

gif-alpha

GIF with 2 to 255 colors plus key-color transparency.

swf

Lossy JPEG embedded into an Adobe AS2 swf file.

swf-alpha

Lossy JPEG and a deflate-compressed mask embedded into an Adobe AS2 swf file.

swf3

Lossy JPEG embedded into an Adobe AS3 swf file.

swf3-alpha

Lossy JPEG and a deflate-compressed mask embedded into an Adobe AS3 swf file

Note: swf and swf-alpha formats are best used for ActionScript 2 applications (Flash Player 8 and earlier). swf3 and swf3-alpha is recommended for use for ActionScript3 applications (Flash Player 9 and later).

m3u8

Apple Streaming Server manifest format.

f4m

Flash Streaming Server manifest format.

webp

Lossy and lossless WebP.

webp-alpha

Lossy and lossless WebP with alpha channel.

jpeg2000

Lossy and lossless JPEG 2000.

jpeg2000-alpha

Lossy and lossless JPEG 2000 with alpha channel.

jpegxr

Lossy and lossless JPEG XR.

jpegxr-alpha

Lossy and lossless JPEG XR with alpha channel.

pixelType

rgb|gray|cmyk

rgb

Return RGB image data.

gray

Return gray-scale image data.

cmyk

Return CMYK image data.

compression

none|lzw|zip|jpeg|lossy|lossless

none

Uncompressed.

lzw

LZW (Lempel-Ziv-Welch) compression (lossless).

zip

"Deflate" compression (lossless).

jpeg

JPEG compression (lossy).

lossy

WebP, JPEG 2000, and JPEG XR compression (lossy).

lossless

WebP, JPEG 2000, and JPEG XR compression (lossless).

  • format specifies the image encoding format for image data sent to the client and the corresponding response MIME type for the HTTP response header.
  • pixelType can be used to effect output color space conversion when icc= is not specified.

    The default color profile corresponding to pixelType is applied. If color management is disabled, naïve conversion is applied. pixelType is ignored when icc= is specified, which determines the output pixel type.

  • compression is permitted only if tif, tif-alpha, pdf, webp, webp-alpha, jpeg2000, jpeg2000-alpha, jpegxr, or jpegxr-alpha is specified as the format. Refer to the table below for the compression options supported for these image formats.

You can use qlt= to set the JPEG encoding options for these formats: JPEG, TIFF with JPEG compression, PDF with JPEG compression, and SWF. WebP, JPEG 2000, and JPEG XR also use qlt= but the values result in different qualities for the different formats. Use quantize= if fmt=gif or fmt=gif-alpha. Refer to the command descriptions for details. The other formats do not have settable options.

8 bits per pixel component are returned for all formats and pixelTypes (8 bits per pixel for GIF).

The following table lists the valid combinations of format and pixelType, the corresponding HTTP response MIME types, whether ICC profiles can be embedded (see iccEmbed=), and what format-specific options you can apply.

format pixelType Response MIME type Embed ICC profile Options

jpeg, jpg, pjpeg

rgb, gray, cmyk

<image/jpeg>

Yes

pathEmbed=, pscan=, qlt=, xmpEmbed=

The pscan= parameter applies only to pjpeg format.

png, png-alpha

rgb, gray

<image/png>

Yes

png8, png8-alpha

rgb

<image/png>

Yes

tif, tif-alpha

rgb, gray, cmyk

<image/tiff>

Yes

compression

(none|lzw|zip|jpeg)

'tiff' only; 'tiff-alpha' does not support jpeg compression.

qlt=

qlt= is ignored unless compression is set to jpeg.

, pathEmbed=, xmpEmbed=

swf,swf3, swf-alpha, swf-alpha3

rgb, gray

<application/x-shockwave-flash>

No

Note: The Adobe Flash Player ignores embedded ICC profiles.

qlt=, attribute::TrustedDomains

pdf

rgb, gray, cmyk

<application/pdf>

Yes

compression

(none|zip|jpeg), qlt=

qlt= is ignored unless compression is set to jpeg.

eps

rgb, gray, cmyk

<image/eps>

Yes

pathEmbed=

gif, gif-alpha

rgb, gray

Data is converted to palette after conversion to gray or rgb.

<image/gif>

No

quantize=

web, webp-alpha

rgb

<image/webp>

No

compression (lossy, lossless)

qlt= is ignored for lossless.

Because there is no concept of chrominance downsampling with the WebP format, if you use a second value with qlt (for example, qlt=80,1) the second value (1) is ignored.

jpeg2000, jpeg2000-alpha

rgb, gray

<image/jp2>

No

Same as above.

jpegxr, jpegxr-alpha

rgb

<image/vnd.ms-photo>

No

Same as above.

Properties

Request attribute. Applies regardless of current layer setting if req=img (default) or req=mask; ignored otherwise.

type is ignored if iccProfile= is specified.

Default

fmt=jpeg,defaultType,none, where the defaultType is handled as follows: If icc= is specified, defaultType corresponds to the pixel type of the specified ICC profile. If icc= is not specified, defaultType is gray if req=mask, otherwise it is rgb.

Examples

Request a small, low quality preview image in JPEG format (default):

http://server/myRootId/myImageId?qlt=60&wid=200

Request the same image converted to gray-scale:

http://server/myRootId/myImageId?fmt=jpeg,gray&qlt=60&wid=200

Request the same image in a loss-less format with alpha channel and at high-resolution:

http://server/myRootId/myImageId?fmt=png-alpha&wid=300

Request the alpha channel for the same image as a gray-scale TIFF image:

http://server/myRootId/myImageId?req=mask&fmt=tif,gray&wid=300

Convert the same image to cmyk using the default ICC profiles:

http://server/myRootId/myImageId?fmt=tif,cmyk&wid=300

Convert the same image to cmyk using a different ICC profile and embed the profile in the TIFF image:

http://server/myRootId/myImageId?fmt=tif&wid=300&icc=myPrinterProfile&iccEmbed=1

Deliver this image as a TIF file with JPEG compression without pixel type conversion:

http://server/myRootId/myImageId?fmt=tif,,jpeg&qlt=95&wid=300

Convert image to a bi-tonal GIF with key-color transparency and force colors to black and white:

http://server/myRootId/myImageId?fmt=gif-alpha&wid=100&quantize=adaptive,off,2,000000,ffffff

Lossy with a quality setting of 80:

http://server/myRootId/myImageId?wid=300&fmt=webp&qlt=80

Lossless with alpha:

http://server/myRootId/myImageId?wid=300&fmt=webp-alpha,,lossless

Lossy with a quality setting of 80:

http://server/myRootId/myImageId?wid=300&fmt=jpeg2000&qlt=80

Lossless with alpha:

http://server/myRootId/myImageId?wid=300&fmt=jpeg2000-alpha,,lossless

Lossy with a quality setting of 80:

http://server/myRootId/myImageId?wid=300&fmt=jpegxr&qlt=80

Lossless with alpha:

http://server/myRootId/myImageId?wid=300&fmt=jpegxr-alpha,,lossless