I'm building a photo gallery in Python and want to be able to quickly generate thumbnails for the high resolution images.
What's the fastest way to generate high quality thumbnails for a variety of image sources?
Should I be using an external library like imagemagick, or is there an efficient internal way to do this?
The dimensions of the resized images will be (max size):
You want PIL it does this with ease
from PIL import Image sizes = [(120,120), (720,720), (1600,1600)] files = ['a.jpg','b.jpg','c.jpg'] for image in files: for size in sizes: Image.open(image).thumbnail(size).save("thumbnail_%s_%s" % (image, "_".join(size)))
If you desperately need speed. Then thread it, multiprocess it or get another language.