# Video Tutorial

In addition to this documentation, see also the video tutorial explaining how template tags work:

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# Tag Pair

The tag pair is how you output Ansel images. Whether you are using the custom field tag within a Channel Entry tag pair, a Grid field tag pair, a Bloqs field tag pair, a Low Variables tag pair, or the stand alone tag pair, usage is almost identical across the tags. In fact, the only real difference is with the stand alone tag pair, which has just a few extra parameters available to it.

Example
												
{exp:channel:entries channel="my_channel"}
	{!-- Number of images in field --}
	{my_ansel_field count="true"}

	{!-- Check if field has images --}
	{if my_ansel_field}
		// Do stuff if field has images
	{/if}

	{!-- Output images --}
	{my_ansel_field}
		{img:url}
	{/my_ansel_field}

	{!-- Output images from a grid field --}
	{grid_field}
		{grid_field:my_ansel_field}
			{img:url}
		{/grid_field:my_ansel_field}
	{/grid_field}

	{!-- Output images from a blocks field --}
	{blocks_field}
		{my_block}
			{my_ansel_block_field}
				{img:url}
			{/my_ansel_block_field}
		{/my_block}
	{/blocks_field}
{/exp:channel:entries}

{!-- Output images from a Low Variables Ansel field --}
{exp:low_variables:pair var="my_ansel_var"}
	{img:url:resize width="500"}
{/exp:low_variables:pair}

{!-- Output images with the stand alone tag --}
{exp:ansel:images content_id="102" field_id="33"}
	{if img:no_results}
		// Do no results markup here
	{/if}
	{img:url:resize width="400"}
{/exp:ansel:images}
												
											

# Tag Pair Parameters

The following parameters are available to all tags:

Tag Pair Parameters
												
image_id="104|105"
not_image_id="106|110"

site_id="2"
not_site_id="1"

file_id="2|3" // EE file id
not_file_id="18|27"

original_location_type="ee|assets" // Possible values: ee|assets|treasury
not_original_location_type="treasury|ee"

original_file_id="34|45"
not_original_file_id="45|56"

upload_location_type="assets|treasury" // Possible values: ee|assets|treasury
not_upload_location_type="ee|assets"

upload_location_id="34|45"
not_upload_location_id="45|56"

filename="my_file" // do not include extension
not_filename="foo"

extension="jpg"
not_extension="jpg"

original_extension="png"
not_original_extension="png"

filesize="182827"
filesize="< 182827"
filesize="> 182827"

original_filesize="182827"
original_filesize="< 182827"
original_filesize="> 182827"

width="300"
width="< 300"
width="> 300"

height="300"
height="< 300"
height="> 300"

title="my title|my other title"
not_title="foo|baz"

caption="my caption|my other caption"
not_caption="foo|baz"

member_id="23|24"
not_member_id="56|23"

position="2"
position="< 2"
position="> 2"

cover_only="true"
skip_cover="yes"
show_disabled="y"

namespace="my_namespace" // Access variables as {my_namespace:var}

limit="4"

offset="4"

order_by="date:desc|order:asc"

random="yes" // Overrides order_by parameter

cover_first="yes"

manipulations="true" // Include EE directory manipulations (requires extra queries)

host="https://cdn.domain.com/"
												
											

The following parameters are unique to the stand-alone image tag:

Additional stand-alone tag parameters
												
source_id="32|33" // Usually the channel id, but could be low variables id
not_source_id="45|46"

content_id="34|36" // Usually the entry id, but could be low variables id
not_content_id="46|68"

content_type="channel|grid" // Possible values: channel|grid|blocks|low_variables
not_content_type="low_variables|channel"

field_id="23|26"
not_field_id="45|56"

row_id="32|33" // Grid or Blocks
not_row_id="444|745"

col_id="43|44" // Grid or Blocks
not_col_id="5|10"
												
											

# Tag Pair Variables

Note all variable examples assume the default namespace of img. Use your custom namespace if you have set the namespace parameter.

These variables are available in the tag pair:

Tag Pair Variables
												
{img:id}
{img:site_id}
{img:content_id}
{img:field_id}
{img:content_type}
{img:row_id}
{img:col_id}
{img:file_id}
{img:original_file_id}
{img:upload_location_id}
{img:filename}
{img:original_filename}
{img:basename}
{img:original_basename}
{img:extension}
{img:original_extension}
{img:filesize}
{img:original_filesize}
{img:width}
{img:height}
{img:title}
{img:caption}
{img:member_id}
{img:position}
{img:cover}
{img:upload_date}
{img:modify_date}
{img:path}
{img:original_path}
{img:url}
{img:original_url}
{img:thumbnail_path}
{img:thumbnail_url}
{img:index}
{img:count}
{img:total_results}
{img:host}
{img:description_field}
{img:credit_field}
{img:location_field}
{img:original_description_field}
{img:original_credit_field}
{img:original_location_field}
												
											

When you have made manipulations available with the parameter manipulations="true", they will be available as follows:

EE Manipulation variables
												
{img:manipulation_name:path}
{img:manipulation_name:url}
{img:manipulation_name:width}
{img:manipulation_name:height}
												
											

# No Results

If your tag pair has no results, you can use the {if img:no_results} conditional to output content.

# On the Fly Cropping and Resizing

Ansel can crop and resize images on the fly. Doing so is very efficient because the cropped/resized image is cached after the first request for it is made. Any request for that cropped/resized image thereafter comes straight from the cache on disk.

Cropping/resizing is available to the {img:url} variable.

On the Fly Cropping/Resizing parameters
												
width="400"
height="100"
crop="true"
background="d34747"
force_jpg="true"
quality="80"
scale_up="true"
cache_time="86400" // Defaults to forever
												
											
Example
												
{img:url:resize
	width="400"
	height="100"
	crop="true"
	background="d34747"
	force_jpg="true"
	quality="80"
	scale_up="true"
}
												
											

# Get Total

Sometimes you would like to display the total number of images in a field. Ansel makes this really easy with a parameter on the custom field tag:

Example
												
{exp:channel:entries channel="my_channel"}
    {my_ansel_field count="true"}
{/exp:channel:entries}