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Thumbnail descriptions that do not match either of the patterns listed above are presumed to be manually uploaded thumbnails.  These thumbnails will not be replaced even if the -f option is passed to the filter media process.


DSpaces DSpace uses the JPEG format for thumbnails. While JPEG doesn't support transparency, PDF, PNG and other formats do. As those formats are used as outgoing material in DSpace, DSpace has to care about transparency during the generation of the thumbnails. In combinations of specific versions of ImageMagick and Ghostscript it may occur, that completely transparent areas will become black. As a solution ImageMagick recommends to flatten images extracted from PDFs before they are stored as JPEG.


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# = /usr/share/ghostscript/9.18/iccprofiles/default_cmyk.icc
# = /usr/share/ghostscript/9.18/iccprofiles/default_rgb.icc

You may need to adjust those paths for your OS or the version of Ghostscript that you have.

Giving ICC profiles to ImageMagick is optional. If these configuration properties in DSpace are unset, no profiles will be supplied to ImageMagick, which won't convert the thumbnails.