A file management application for django that makes handling of files and images a breeze.
- Django 1.2 with django-staticfiles or Django 1.3
- django-mptt >= 0.2.1
- easy_thumbnails >= 1.0-alpha-17
- django-polymorphic >= 0.2
- PIL 1.1.7 (with JPEG and ZLIB support)
To get started using
django-filer simply install it with
$ pip install django-filer
"easy_thumbnails" to your project's
INSTALLED_APPS setting and run
migrate if you're using South).
django-filer supports permissions on files. They can be enabled or disabled.
Files with disabled permissions are your regular world readable files in
MEDIA_ROOT. Files with permissions are a other case however. To be able to
check permissions on the file downloads a special view is used and they are
saved in a separate location (in a directory called smedia next to
MEDIA_ROOT by default).
filer.server.urls needs to be included in the root
urlpatterns += patterns('', url(r'^', include('filer.server.urls')), )
By default files with permissions are served directly by django. That is acceptable in a development environment, but very bad for performance in production. See the docs on how to serve files more efficiently.
For automatic subject location aware cropping of images replace
filer.thumbnail_processors.scale_and_crop_with_subject_location in the
THUMBNAIL_PROCESSORS = ( 'easy_thumbnails.processors.colorspace', 'easy_thumbnails.processors.autocrop', #'easy_thumbnails.processors.scale_and_crop', 'filer.thumbnail_processors.scale_and_crop_with_subject_location', 'easy_thumbnails.processors.filters', )