SDL Contextual Image Delivery (CID), in it's first release, gives you the ability to get a transformed version of an original image (in Content Delivery) with the following options:
- Resize with or without cropping
- Convert format
- Chain the above
This is done by sending modified image Url paths to the Content Delivery (CD) server which create and cache the the appropriate variations.
I wanted to confirm:
- Is there a difference to requesting an image on a page or through a browser? To resize an image, do we just "template" out the modified path?
- Can CID run/be installed for the CD (OData) Web service?
- Do the images have to reside on the CD server? Can it handle images hosted elsewhere (with image source URLs pointing to other domains)?