[ic] Interchange should make thumbnails

Gyepi SAM gyepi at palmdigitalmedia.com
Fri Dec 5 14:42:52 EST 2003

On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 01:14:44PM -0500, tom friedel wrote:
> It could use Netpbm utilities to resize an image when it is upoaded.   
> I've done that in the custom shopping carts I've written.  I think 
> thumbnails are best as jpegs as most people have truecolor displays (as 
> opposed to 256 colors). 
> The code I have converts to 'pnm', calls pnmscale, and then calls 
> ppmtojpeg (for example).  If I had more time I would undertake this.  If 
> anyone has any questions feel free to contact me.

You can do this quite easily with Image::Magick, which, of course,
requires the C ImageMagick libraries to be installed also. We use it at
palmdigitalmedia.com for book cover images.

use Image::Magick;
p = new Image::Magick;
#You can specify one or both of height and width. 
p->Scale(height => $thumbnail_height);

modulo error checking and sizing policies.


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