Repurpose Operations

A reference guide detailing the available repurpose operations in NetX.

This article does not cover the Repurpose action in-depth. For more information, please see the article on repurposing assets .

Repurpose action

You can access the Repurpose action for an individual image asset via the action menu on an asset's detail view or by right-clicking over the asset from a gallery. Select either the Crop or Adjustments action to open the repurpose editor.



The Crop feature allows you to isolate a rectangular portion of your image, then download only that portion of your image. Please note: if your asset is less than 1000 pixels high or wide, you will receive a warning that the crop feature is not available.

  1. Crop a rea: This is the active area which will be cropped from the rest of the image. The square blue markers you see around this highlighted area represent draggable points of the crop area.
  2. Aspect ratio: If you need a specific aspect ratio for the image, these dropdown options will automatically resize the crop area according to your selection and enforce that ratio as you shrink or expand the crop area. Selecting Free will allow you to drag the selected area where ever you wish.
  3. Coordinates: Automatically relocates the crop area according to the x (horizontal) and y (vertical) coordinates inputted. This number will update as you drag the crop area around the image.
  4. Dimensions: Assign a specific pixel size for the crop area. Note that changing one value will update the other according to your chosen aspect ratio unless the ratio is set to Free.  Dimension units are in pixels.
  5. Reset crop field: Expands the crop area to the full size of the original image.
  6. CancelApply: Use the Cancel button to navigate away from the crop window back to the adjustments screen; Apply will crop the current image and take you to the crop operations window. 
  7. X: Closes the repurpose window and navigates you to your previous NetX context (such as the asset's detail page). 

Crop operations

The following operations are available for cropped images:

  • Crop will take you back to the crop window. 
  • Format will allow you to change the final download format for your image. 
  • Profile adjusts the color profile of the image.
  • Watermark will allow you to apply a watermark to the cropped image.


Selecting Adjustments from the repurpose  action workflow menu launches the repurpose editor. In the main window, a preview of the asset updates as operations are applied. Some operations may alter an image but will not reflect in the image's preview, such as altering the image's DPI. Applied operations are listed under the dropdown, and can be removed with the Delete  button. Once you have finished applying operations, click Continue to download the repurposed image.


Operation Description Visual change?

DPI (Dots Per Inch) is a resolution setting. Depending on how your image asset will be used, you may need to adjust the DPI (Dots Per Inch) setting of your asset. The drop-down which accompanies this field indicates both the usage for each DPI setting (Web, Newspaper, or Print) as well as the numerical Dots Per Inch (72, 150, and 300, respectively). Note: Photoshop files use a proprietary embedded profile, which, if not stripped from the image, will enforce the original resolution rather than the new value.

Type: dropdown

Value options: no change / Web (72) / Newspaper (150) / Print (300)


Format converts your file into the specified file type.

Type: dropdown



The default value of Height is the measurement (in pixels) of your original image from top to bottom. You can adjust this number anywhere between 0 and the original height value.

Note: This field cannot exceed the original Height of your image. Selecting this option supersedes any prior Length or Width set for this image.

Type: number

Value options: numerical, in pixels

yes - image shrinks

Hue adjusts the color of your image by causing a "rotation" of the colors within the image by the amount scaled using the slider. Black elements will still appear black while white elements will remain white. A value of 0 or 100 will show no change.

Type: slider

Value options: 100 → 100

Hue setting: 75


Invert replaces each pixel with its complementary color. For example, red, green, and blue intensities will be negated while white and black will reverse.

Type: boolean

Value options: 

present: true

absent: false

Maximum dimension

Maximum dimension is the number (in pixels) of your image's longest side. This may be the same value as your image's Height or Width, depending on the image being used.

Note: This field cannot exceed the original maximum dimension of your image. Selecting this option supersedes any prior Height or Width set for this image.

Type: number

Value options: numerical, in pixels

yes - image shrinks


Color Profiles describe the color attributes of a particular input (camera) or output (display, printer) device. Ask your organization's IT or printing department to find out if you need to attach a color profile to your assets. To add additional profile options, move any relevant files to the netx/ [instance name] /netx /templates directory for your site, then restart the application.  

Type: dropdown

Value options: USSheetfedUncoated.icc, / USWebCoatedSWOP.icc / Photoshop4DefaultCYMK.icc /  sRGB.icm / etc.



Quality can be adjusted from 1 (lowest image quality and highest compression) to 10 (best quality but least effective compression).

Type: dropdown

Value options: No change; 1 → 10


Use the drop-down menu or click the rotate button to Rotate your image clockwise in increments of 90°.

Type: dropdown

Value options: 90° / 180° / 270°


The Sharpen function will enhance both the bright and dark elements of your asset, creating a stronger distinction between the two. You will be able to select the degree to which these elements are heightened, with 1 being the lowest adjustment and 5 being the highest.

Type: dropdown

Value options:1 → 5


This operation will embed a watermark into repurposed assets. Select from a list of watermarks your administrator has enabled and choose the placement of the watermark in the 3x3 grid. The watermark image will appear in the image preview and on the downloaded image. This operation is unlocked via a property configuration.

Type: side gallery

Value options: tile-picker


The default value of Width is the measurement (in pixels) of your original image from top to bottom. You can adjust this number anywhere between 0 and the original width value.

Note: This field cannot exceed the original Width of your image. Selecting this option supersedes any prior Length or Height set for this image.

Type: number

Value options: number, in pixels

yes – image shrinks

Brightness amplifies the lighter values present in the image. Positive values increase the brightness while negative values decrease the brightness. A value of 0 is the image's baseline brightness.

Type: slider

Value options: -100 → 100

Brightness setting 50

Brightness setting -50


Colorspace converts the image asset's color space to RGB (red/green/blue), CYMK (cyan/magenta/yellow/key), or grayscale. An sRGB colorspace is assumed if the image format does not indicate otherwise. Not all images may support all conversion options, and applying RGB or CYMK to a native Grayscale image will not apply color to the image.

Type: dropdown

Value options: RGB / CYMK / Grayscale

RGB/CYMK → Grayscale


Contrast enhances the intensity between light and dark elements in your image. At negative values, the image will appear grayer and more flat, with -100 showing as a completely flat, gray image. Positive values heighten these differences to create a very stark effect between light and dark values.

Type: slider 

Value options:-100 → 100

Contrast setting: 50

Contrast setting: -50

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