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Automated Image Reducer?
Need system to reduce images & create thumbnails as they are posted.

 10:20 pm on Apr 15, 2003 (gmt 0)


I need a system which will optimize an image, and also create a thumbnail whenever someone posts a picture to our website.

Does anyone know of a system or could point me in the right direction? We have a programmer but need to find the proper system to incorporate, if possible...

[edited by: theadvocate at 11:29 pm (utc) on April 15, 2003]



 11:00 pm on Apr 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

You might have your programmer check CPAN (or google) for a Perl module called Image::Magick that is an integral part to several thumbnailing scripts that are available at places like hotscripts and cgi-resources. Image Magick can determine size, resize, and optimize images found in a directory or multiple directories, depending on how the script you use is configured.

You can also place size restrictions placed on the images they upload, both in byte size and image pixel dimensions if you can obtain those values during the upload process using a script. Images not meeting the necessary criteria are rejected and an error message is displayed to the person attempting to upload such images. This is something your programmer can help you with.


 11:10 pm on Apr 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think this might be a useful URL regarding Image Magick's capabilities. Hopefully, it won't go against URL posting TOS:


It may or may not be something your programmer can use to manipulate the photos your users post.

Good luck.


 11:28 pm on Apr 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks IG, that is exactly what I was looking for. I will check it out and also forward to our programmer.


 12:00 pm on Apr 23, 2003 (gmt 0)


Here is a Image upload and Thumbnail Generator [webmasterworld.com] script I posted a while back.


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