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plone.app.imaging ================= Introduction ------------ This package tries to factor out and re-use the image scaling code from Archetypes_ into a separate package in order to make it user-configurable and add support for storing the image data into ZODB blobs_. .. _Archetypes: http://plone.org/products/archetypes .. _blobs: http://plone.org/products/plone.app.blob Installation ------------ The easiest way to use this package is when working with installations based on `zc.buildout`_. Here you can simply add the package to your "eggs" and "zcml" options, run buildout and restart your `Plone`_ instance. .. _`zc.buildout`: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/zc.buildout/ .. _`Plone`: http://www.plone.org/ Alternatively you can use the following configuration file to extend an existing buildout:: [buildout] extends = buildout.cfg [instance] eggs += plone.app.imaging zcml += plone.app.imaging After that you should be able to "quick-install" the package via the "Add-on products" section of `Plone`_'s configuration panel ("Site setup"). New-style image scales ---------------------- `plone.app.imaging` introduces new ways of using image scales in your templates. There are several variants you can pick from depending on how much flexibility/convenience you need: 1. for full control you may do the tag generation explicitly:: <img tal:define="scales context/@@images; thumbnail python: scales.scale('image', width=64, height=64);" tal:condition="thumbnail" tal:attributes="src thumbnail/url; width thumbnail/width; height thumbnail/height" /> This would create an up to 64 by 64 pixel scaled down version of the image stored in the "image" field. It also allows for passing in addition parameters support by `plone.scale`_'s ``scaleImage`` function, e.g. ``direction`` or ``quality``. .. _`plone.scale`: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/plone.scale 2. for automatic tag generation with extra parameters you would use:: <img tal:define="scale context/@@images" tal:replace="structure python: scale.scale('image', width=1200, height=800, direction='down').tag()" /> 3. for tag generation using predefined scale names this would look like:: <img tal:define="scale context/@@images" tal:replace="structure python: scale.scale('image', scale='mini').tag()" /> This would use the predefined scale size "mini" to determine the desired image dimensions, but still allow to pass in extra parameters. 4. a convenience short-cut for option 3 can be used:: <img tal:replace="structure context/@@images/image/mini" /> 5. and lastly, the short-cut can also be used to render the unscaled image:: <img tal:replace="structure context/@@images/image" />