[pmwiki-users] WikiGallery: alternatives to phpThumbs?

Stefan Schimanski sts at 1stein.org
Sat Oct 7 15:58:50 CDT 2006

Take a look at the latest svn version. I implemented some very simple
thumbnail function, which doesn't need phpthumb anymore. It call
ImageMagick's convert for now, GD will come later probably. See in the
release note section of the recipe for a short intro how to enable it.


> is there a stand-alone thumbnail generator (written in php) that has
> simpler/cleaner code than phpThumbs? 
> It must (be able to)
> - work without a database server
> - use a cache directory outside the directory containing the source images 
> - resize images 
> - save multiple thumbnails in different resolutions 
> - use a stable and simple naming scheme for cache files
> it doesn't need to 
> - access source images via http
> - apply filters
> - prevent hotlinking
> Background: 
> I'm adding support for WikiGallery in JjsCMS. It's almost ready, but the
> structure of phpThumbs makes it complicated to find out the actual file names
> of the cached thumbnails. Furthermore in phpThumbs the verbose cache file names
> strongly depend on md5 sums as if the mapping done by md5 was indeed
> injective(!), whereas the optional short filenames do not allow for caching
> different versions of the same source image.
> Jens
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