We have a field or type "Atom Reference", that references scald images. I want to render these in a node display, using an image style. For this we need a formatter that will render the scald atom with this image style.

The way we currently do this:

  1. Create the image style.
  2. Create a scald context, and configure it to use a "transcoder" based on this image style.
  3. Use the scald context as a formatter in "manage display" for the node view mode.

This means, we need to create a separate scald context per image style.

What I would prefer is to have just one formatter, and then choose the image style in the formatter settings. Maybe with a "flexible" scald context, and then let the formatter alter this context programmatically.

Does something like this exist?

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The module Scald style contexts aims to provide a context for an image style, I think it potentially addresses some of the additional configuration.

  • Thank! I guess this would do the trick. Although I already coded a custom module for this purpose now. Still giving a +1 for this :)
    – donquixote
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 8:12
  • From what I see in the project description, this project will create new transcoders. It does so automatically, but later when you export to features it will still be a bloat of redundant structure.. am I right?
    – donquixote
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 8:12
  • You gonna have to test for yourself, we are using Breakpoints and Picture, which adds a further layer of config, so this module did not really save us much so we are not actually using it.
    – Duncanmoo
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 8:30
  • well.. i also have a custom solution for responsive images now :) so same deal. maybe someone else wants to test this. some of this stuff will actually be published soon as contrib module btw :)
    – donquixote
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 8:46

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