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Welcome to Thumbor's documentation!

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Whats Thumbor?

Thumbor is a smart imaging service. It enables on-demand crop, resizing and flipping of images.

It features a VERY smart detection of important points in the image for better cropping and resizing, using state-of-the-art face and feature detection algorithms (more on that in :doc:`detection_algorithms`).

Using thumbor is very easy (after it is running). All you have to do is access it using an URL for an image, like this:

http://thumbor-server/unsafe/300x200/smart/s.glbimg.com/et/bb/f/original/2011/03/24/VN0JiwzmOw0b0lg.jpg

That URL would show an image of the big brother brasil participants in 300x200 using smart crop. There are several other options to the image URL configuration. You can check them in the :doc:`usage` page. For more details on the /unsafe part of the URL, check the :doc:`security` page.

The safe url for the above URL would look like (check :doc:`security` for more details):

http://thumbor-server/K97LekICOXT9MbO3X1u8BBkrjbu5/300x200/smart/s.glbimg.com/et/bb/f/original/2011/03/24/VN0JiwzmOw0b0lg.jpg

WARNING

Release 4.0.0 introduces a breaking change if you are using either the GraphicsMagick or the OpenCV Imaging engines. Please read the :doc:`release_notes` for more information.

Contents

.. toctree::
   :maxdepth: 2

   installing
   getting_started
   usage
   imaging
   administration
   extending
   more

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