On 27 Mar,2003 at 13:46 Dave Carrera wrote:
> Hi all
> I have a database holding file locations of images on my system.
> This works fine and shows them fine on a webpage.
> I was wondering if it is possible to generate and automatic thumbnail
> from the original image (all jpegs) so that I can click the thumbnail to
> see the larger image. I know I can make a small image and a large images
> and store and retrieve those but I was just wondering if it is possible
> to do auto thumbnails from the array of images.
You could write yourself a little script to generate a thumbnail on the fly ... use an
img tag like
You could simply cycle through your array and let the thumbnail script create the
image for you each time.
Have to say, not very efficient ... you'd be far better off either doing an upload
form that creates your thumbnails at upload or writing a little PHP daemon that sits
on the server and chucks back the image data when queried...
I would resize on upload...still automatic and only do it once rather than every page
load...you'll bring your server to its knees if you have a large site with lots of
hits (or even a small site with lots of hits).
BTW, everyone else, hallo ! Ronan here, I do php / mysql / gd / flash stuff to build
db driven sites. Also use templating and OOP with an in house content management
system to provide generic back end administration sites for our clients.
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