Imaging settings

    The imaging settings section lets you configure the cache and resize settings for processed images on your project (using ImageSharp.Web as default implementation). If you need to configure allowed image file types or auto fill image properties, you want to use content settings instead.

    All these settings contain default values, so nothing needs to be explicitly configured. A complete settings section for imaging can be seen here with all the default values:

    "Umbraco": {
      "CMS": {
        "Imaging": {
          "Cache": {
            "BrowserMaxAge": "7.00:00:00",
            "CacheMaxAge": "365.00:00:00",
            "CachedNameLength": 8,
            "CacheFolder": "~/umbraco/Data/TEMP/MediaCache"
          "Resize": {
            "MaxWidth": 5000,
            "MaxHeight": 5000


    Contains configuration for browser and server caching.

    Browser max age

    Specifies how long a requested processed image may be stored in the browser cache by using this value in the Cache-Control response header. The default is 7 days (formatted as a timespan).

    Cache max age

    Specifies how long a processed image may be used from the server cache before it needs to be re-processed again. The default is one year (365 days, formatted as a timespan).

    Cache name length

    Whenever an image is cached it will use a generated name (based on the SHA256 file hash by default). This setting allows you to change how long that name will be, by default 8 characters. It is worth mentioning here that cached images will be in a series of subfolders based on their name, for instance: a file with the name abc1 will be put in /a/b/c/1. This is done to mitigate the potential performance hit of having a large amount of files in the same folder. A longer cache name length will result in a deeper folder structure.

    Cache folder

    Allows you to specify the location of the cached images folder. By default, the cached images are stored in ~/umbraco/Data/TEMP/MediaCache. The tilde (~) resolves to the content root of your project/application.


    Contains configuration for image resizing.

    Max width/max height

    Specifies the maximum width and height an image can be resized to. If the requested width and height are both above the configured maximums, no resizing will be performed. This adds basic security to prevent resizing to big dimensions and using a lot of server CPU/memory to do so.