The simplest viable manifest for image content. If all you have for an object is one image on the web and a label to go along with it, this pattern turns it into a IIIF Presentation resource. If you would like to enable deep zooming, you will need to use a IIIF Image server. For this, see the Support Deep Viewing with Basic Use of a IIIF Image Service recipe.
This illustrates the mandatory structure and properties of a manifest, with the simplest possible content.
The JSON-LD opens with the
@context declaration, which identifies the terms used in the document as belonging to the IIIF specification. The
id property identifies this manifest with the URL at which it is available online. The
type property must be
label property is mandatory, and the language of its value must be given (or the special value
none), using a language map. Here the language of the label is English and its value is “Single Image Example”. The manifest’s
items property is a list of canvases. In this example there is only one canvas, with a
height of 1800 and a
width of 1200. These units have no dimension: they establish a coordinate space that in this case the single image will fill. The canvas’s
id property is used later as the
target of the annotation that links to the single image.
items property of the Canvas is a list of annotation pages, in this case there is only one page. The
items property of the annotation page is a list of annotations, in this case there is only one annotation. This annotation is what links the image resource with the canvas. The
body of the annotation is an image, the url of which is the
id property of the body. The dimensions of the image, in pixels, are given and here match the canvas dimensions exactly. The
target property tells us that the image is associated with the entirety of the canvas, and the
motivation property of
painting tells us that a client should render the image to fill the canvas.
This recipe is not for large images or deep zoom functionality. For this, see the Support Deep Viewing with Basic Use of a IIIF Image Service recipe.
- Simplest Manifest - Audio and Simplest Manifest - Video are equivalent to this example but for other media.
- Support Deep Viewing with Basic Use of a IIIF Image Service shows a basic manifest for use with a IIIF Image server.
- Image different size to canvas shows a canvas with dimensions different from the pixel dimensions of its content.
- [Multiple values and languages] demonstrates language map variations, for multiple values and multiple languages.