Magento has this great helper to resize product images but I'd like to resize any image from PHTML template files.

Now I could use the Varien_Image (lib/Varien/Image) class but it doesn't implement caching which is in my opinion required for resizing.

Is there an extension you can recommend for this or any other solution or should I build my own?

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    If the intention is to resize image files used in layout, the Google Pagespeed Apache/Nginx plugin will do that automagically for you. developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/module/…
    – philwinkle
    Aug 15, 2013 at 22:16
  • Hm that's nice, Ill look into that for my own server. However it's on an Apache (server) level and I do not always have access to that for every shop I build. I'm looking for a solution that is easy to implement without changing server configuration Aug 15, 2013 at 22:26

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I wasn't able to find a solution in the form of an extension so build my own which you can download on github.

@Philwinkle's suggestion to use Googles Mod Pagespeed would have been easier but unfortunately in the case it was not possible to modify the server configuration.


<img src="<?php echo $this->helper('rkimages/image')->run('path/to/your/image')->resize(135); ?>" alt="Your Alt Here" />
  • By @Patos: Nice work. How do you use it or call it? Mar 6, 2014 at 21:27
  • Bump...I would also like to use it could you add an example here :) Jun 26, 2014 at 11:49
  • Your extension is not available any more?
    – Simon
    Jan 21, 2016 at 9:17
  • @Simon ah had some issues with that module regarding feedback on it so removed it. I can look for a copy this weekend if thats ok? Jan 21, 2016 at 9:53
  • Thanks Sander, not sure if I will use it, but would be cool in any case since it is linked here :)
    – Simon
    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:10

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