PsdComposer

New in V3.1

Allows you to edit PSD files (hide/show layers, change text layer contents, apply certain effects), and render them to jpeg, gif, or png dynamically. Works as an IVirtualImageProvider, so you can post-process the composed result with any of the other plugins or commands.

Great for

  • Dynamically generating clickable maps based on search results
  • Generating customized product simulations where users can change multiple product variables independently, or enter text for engraving

High performance - under 400ms for test psds with 40+ layers.

More documentation coming soon - in the meantime, please contact support@imageresizing.net with questions

Installation

Either run Install-Package ImageResizer.Plugins.PsdComposer in the NuGet package manager, or:

  1. Add ImageResizer.Plugins.PsdComposer.dll to your project.
  2. Add <add name="PsdComposer" /> inside <resizer><plugins></plugins></resizer> in Web.config.

Usage

Due to the complexity of the URL syntax, it's best to use the PsdCommandBuilder class to construct your URLs.

You can hide & show layers, change layer colors, and change text layer contents through PsdCommandBuilder.

If the URLs generated by PsdCommandBuilder get too long, you can use a Pipeline.Rewrite handler to read URLs from a database based off a querystring key, and eliminate the issue.

If this is over your head, email support@imageresizing.net and I can help you. 1 hour of my time ($95) is likely enough time to write the relevant code required for your PSD editing and composing needs.

This plugin (PsdComposer) is part of the Elite Edition

Where is the plugins section?

The <plugins> section is located in Web.config, and is nested inside the <resizer> element, which is nested inside <configuration>. For examples, see this sample Web.config file.

Where can I find the dll?

We prefer that you install via NuGet, but you can also find the plugin DLL files in the /dlls/release folder of your download.

How do I typically install a plugin via Web.Config?

  1. In Visual Studio, right click on your project and choose "Add reference". Browse to the plugin DLL and click "OK".
  2. In the <plugins> section of Web.config, insert <add name="PluginName" />
  3. Look at the plugin documentation to see what configuration options (if any) are available.

How do I typically install a plugin via code?