How to use the original rendition of an Image asset without having to create a component from scratch
AEM Core Components are an amazingly useful resource, and with their inclusion in the AEM Maven Archetype and in the WKND tutorial, they have become ubiquitous in AEM Sites development. If you aren’t using them already I highly recommend that you do.
Whenever I decide to create a new component, I use the Core Components as a point of reference to see if they offer a solution for my requirement. The answer is:
1. Sometimes no, so I create my component from scratch.
2. Sometimes yes, so I simply proxy the component from Core Components to my project.
3. Often… kinda. Core Components don’t have all the answers (which is a good thing or I wouldn’t have a job!), but they are a good base on which to build.