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WideImage Library Plugin for Joomla 1.5/1.7

WideImage Library Plugin for Joomla 1.5/1.7


NOTE: starting with version 3.2 of the extension Related Thumbs Articles for #Joomla, you can either select TimThumb for #Joomla or WideImage for #Joomla for the creation of thumbnails.

WideImage for #Joomla is targeted for developer of #Joomla! 3rd party extensions, don’t install it if not asked otherwise

WideImage is an object-oriented library for image manipulation. It requires PHP 5.2+ with GD2 extension. The library provides a simple way to loading, manipulating and saving images in the most common image formats.

The library does resizing, cropping, rotating, watermarking (full list is here, and it works well with transparent pngs and gifs.

Currently the library is just the WideImage library, with the defined(‘_JEXEC’), index.html


Simple usage for #Joomla 3rd party extensions developers:

require_once(JPATH_SITE.DS.'libraries'.DS.'wideimage'.DS.'WideImage.php'); WideImage::load($sourceImage)
      ->resize($width, $height)->saveToFile($newImage);

More examples and docs are on the WideImage site:


  • Joomla 1.6/1.7  install using the extension manager
  • Joomla! 1.5 install by unpacking the zip into your /library folder

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Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.