Image helper is for MODX Revolution, allowing you to scale images.

v1.0.0-beta 2019-05-16 17:56 UTC

This package is auto-updated.

Last update: 2020-01-16 19:28:32 UTC


ImageHelper is a simple extra to scale, fit, pad or encode your images to an exact size. Can be used as a snippet or output filter.
It is using the popular Intervention Image package.

Alternative to pThumb, phpThumbsUp and even older phpThumbOf

Install via Composer

If you have not already installed Orchestrator, please install first.

Run the following command:

composer install lci/modx-image-helper

Or add to your composer.json file as in the require section and then you can run composer update.

And then to install within MODX

$ cd core/
$ php vender/bin/orchestrator orch-package lci/modx-image-helper

Snippet Properties

Property Short Cut Description Default
crop c Crop strategy fit, pad or scale. Fit will scale the to fit the height and width but if the ratio does not match it will be cropped to match. Pad will scale but if the ratio does not match will pad the image. Scale will always keep the ratio and will not pad or crop to make it fit. scale
encode e Encode image format, Set value to data-url for encoding image data in data URI scheme (RFC 2397)
height h Set the desired height in pixels
width w Set the desired width in pixels
quality q Set from 1 to 100, with 100 as the best 60
src s The image path required when used as a snippet


As a snippet

Scale image to fit within a 300x200 box:

<img src="[[imageHelper? &src=`[[*myTV]]` &width=`300` &height=`200` &quality=`60`]]" alt="Scale My Image">

Pad image to make it exactly 300x200 with no trimming of the image:

<img src="[[imageHelper? &src=`[[*myTV]]` &crop=`pad` &width=`300` &height=`200` &quality=`60`]]" alt="Pad My Image">


<img src="[[imageHelper? &src=`[[*myTV]]` &crop=`pad` &encode=`data-url` &width=`300` &height=`200` &quality=`60`]]'" width="300" height="300" alt="Encoded image test">

Output modifier filter

<img src="[[*myTV:imageHelper=`&width=300&height=200&quality=60`]]" alt="My Image">