Allows image profiles to be defined in Config, then generate URLs for "lazy loading", on-demand image creation.

dev-master 2017-05-18 21:58 UTC

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Last update: 2024-06-11 14:24:09 UTC



Normally, when using images in a template such as with: $Image.SetWidth(200), this image is immediately resized (if needed) on the main page request. This can potentially make the page take a long time to load, or even timeout entirely, if there are lots of images that need to be processed.

This module tackles this by using pre-defined image profiles, and merely outputting URLs on the main page request (for images that may not exist yet). This means the main page request loads without delay, and then the images are generated on-demand via 404 handling of separate HTTP file requests (eg from <img> tags). Generated images are cached in assets/_profiles for subsequent requests.


After installing the module, you can define profiles in config.yml:

      - SetWidth: 100
      - Quality: 95
      - SetWidth: 300
      - SetWidth: 500
      - SetWidth: 200
      - Pad: [200,200,'#f00']

Commands may be any normal Image manipulation methods, or the Quality keyword which will set the image quality for steps remaining in the current profile.

You can then use these profiles on any Image field:

$Image.Small    // output <img> tag
$Image.SmallURL // just get the URL 

You can also use Profile and ProfileURL methods, with the profile name as the parameter:

$Image.Profile(Small)    // output <img> tag
$Image.ProfileURL(Small) // just get the URL 

And finally, if you wish to output the original image, you can use Original and OriginalURL. This can be useful in conjunction with AssetProxy to allow missing images to be fetched remotely.

$Image.Original    // output <img> tag
$Image.OriginalURL // just get the URL 


When making any changes to the defined profiles, you must flush for new settings to take effect. This will also delete images in profiles that have changed.

Known Issues

  • If the source image is changed (while retaining an identical filename) the profile versions won't be cleared and re-generated

Planned Improvements

  • Allow default _profiles folder to be changed


  • This module is inspired by Drupal's image handling approach (which stems from the ImageCache module).
  • Big thanks to unclecheese for help getting magic methods working via an extension (see also Zen Fields).