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sorl-thumbnail 11.12.1b

Thumbnails for Django

Latest Version: 12.4.1

Thumbnails for Django.

Features at a glance

  • Support for Django 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6
  • Python 3 support (for Django 1.5 and Django 1.6)
  • Storage support
  • Pluggable Engine support for Pillow, ImageMagick, PIL, Wand and pgmagick
  • Pluggable Key Value Store support (cached db, redis)
  • Pluggable Backend support
  • Admin integration with possibility to delete
  • Dummy generation (placeholders)
  • Flexible, simple syntax, generates no html
  • ImageField for model that deletes thumbnails
  • CSS style cropping options
  • Back smart cropping, and remove borders from the images when cropping
  • Margin calculation for vertical positioning
  • Alternative resolutions versions of a thumbnail

Read more in the documentation (latest version)


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How to Use

Get the code

Getting the code for the latest stable release use ‘pip’.

$ pip install sorl-thumbnail

Install in your project

Then register ‘sorl.thumbnail’, in the ‘INSTALLED_APPS’ section of your project’s settings.



Templates Usage

All of the examples assume that you first load the thumbnail template tag in your template.:

{% load thumbnail %}

A simple usage.

{% thumbnail item.image "100x100" crop="center" as im %}
    <img src="{{ im.url }}" width="{{ im.width }}" height="{{ im.height }}">
{% endthumbnail %}

See more examples in the section Template examples in the Documentation

Model Usage

Using the ImageField that automatically deletes references to itself in the key value store and its thumbnail references and the thumbnail files when deleted.:

from django.db import models
from sorl.thumbnail import ImageField

class Item(models.Model):
    image = ImageField(upload_to='whatever')

See more examples in the section Model examples in the Documentation

Low level API

You can use the ‘get_thumbnail’:

from sorl.thumbnail import get_thumbnail
from sorl.thumbnail import delete

im = get_thumbnail(my_file, '100x100', crop='center', quality=99)

See more examples in the section Low level API examples in the Documentation

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