Electric Putty

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Thumber generates image thumbnails from your PDFs. You can call it using a single tag in your template.

Create image thumbnails from your PDF files.

Thumber generates thumbnails from your PDFs. You can call it using a single tag in your template.

Example usage:

{exp:thumber:create src='/uploads/documents/yourfile.pdf' page='2' extension='jpg' height='250' class='awesome' title='Click to download' link='yes'}


  • src: The source PDF [Required]
  • width: The width of the generated thumbnail [Default: 84]
  • height: The height of the generated thumbnail [Default: 108]
  • page: The page of the PDF used to generate the thumbnail [Default: 1]
  • extension: The file type of the generated thumbnail [Default: png]
  • link: Wrap the thumbnail in a link to the PDF [Default: no]
  • crop: Where width and height are both specified, crop to preserve aspect ratio [Default: yes]

Any other parameters will be added to the img tag in the the generated html snippet - so if you want to add an id or class, just add them as parameters.


  • This plugin requires ImageMagick and Ghostscript
  • You must create a directory for your cached thumbnails to live. Thumber must have permissions to write to this directory. The default directory is specified as /images/thumber

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Not Specified Download 1.2 Jul 9, 2014

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This entry was created August 20, 2012, 8:35 am.
This entry was last updated July 9, 2014, 6:03 am.

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5 Reviews:

Todd D. 07.18.14

Todd D.
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Thanks for your work on this. Had it up and running in about 10 minutes and that included installing imagemagick. Good stuff!

Alarie Design 09.17.13

Alarie Design
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This works great except that my images were being returned with an extra “/” at the beginning of the path. There was an error log message about a depreciated function for “remove_double_slashes”. Looks like this may need an update :)

davidbehan 08.01.13

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This is a great little addon. I had to fix an issue with PDFs in CMYK format coming out funny in JPEG. On line 196, change the colorspace to sRGB instead of RGB. Working great now.

-colorspace sRGB

Absolute Tech 09.28.12

Absolute Tech
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The only issue I had with this plugin is that it did not auto create the image directory.  Missed that in the instructions the first time.  Works great now.

Bart Rylant 09.01.12

Bart Rylant
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Seems like a very usable plugin, but I can’t get it working. The debug lines always say:

**Thumber** convert: missing an image filename `/var/www/vhosts/...........’.