Thumbnails

Kirby's built-in thumbnail class lets you resize and crop any image from your content folder on the fly.

The thumb function

Any image in your content folder can be passed to Kirby's thumb() function, which is available in all templates, snippets, controllers and plugin files.

Example:

echo thumb($page->image('cover.jpg'), array('width' => 300));

Resizing images

By width

echo thumb($image, array('width' => 300));

By height

echo thumb($image, array('height' => 300));

By width and height

echo thumb($image, array('width' => 300, 'height' => 200));

2.2 +

Shorthand

Since Kirby Version 2.2, you can also use the shorthand resize() method. Checkout the Cheat Sheet at http://getkirby.com/docs/cheatsheet/file/resize

Cropping images

Squares

If you specify just the width, the thumb function will crop the image into a 300 x 300 square.

echo thumb($image, array('width' => 300, 'crop' => true));

By width and height

echo thumb($image, array('width' => 300, 'height' => 400, 'crop' => true));

2.2 +

Shorthand

Since Kirby version 2.2, you can also use the shorthand crop() method. Check out the Cheat Sheet at http://getkirby.com/docs/cheatsheet/file/crop

Setting the quality

echo thumb($image, array('width' => 300, 'quality' => 80));

Blurring

echo thumb($image, array('width' => 300, 'blur' => true));

Grayscale

echo thumb($image, array('width' => 300, 'grayscale' => true));

Using thumb class methods

You can either echo the thumb() result to generate the thumbnail and auto-create an HTML image tag for it. But you can also access a set of methods of the thumbnail class instead:

echo thumb($image, array('width' => 400, 'height' => 250))->url();
// return width of the thumb
echo thumb($image, array('width' => 400, 'height' => 250))->width();
// return height of the thumb
echo thumb($image, array('width' => 400, 'height' => 250))->height();
// return file size of the thumb
echo thumb($image, array('width' => 400, 'height' => 250))->niceSize();

The thumb() method returns a Kirby Media object. For a full set of available options, please check out the Media object docs.

2.3 +

Thumbs for files outside the content folder

The thumb() function expects a Kirby Media object in order to work correctly. Images inside the content folder, fetched by the Kirby API are extended Media objects by default, so you don't have to care about anything when using them. But if you want to pass your own image files from outside the content folder, you need to convert them to a so-called Asset object first, which is fortunately very easy to do:

// pass a relative URI from the root of your site
$myimage = new Asset('assets/images/myimage.jpg');

echo thumb($myimage, array('width' => 300));