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When showing images, thumbnails are automatically created from the original image source (when crop pictures is set to 'Yes').
You can find more information in the Image Processing section.

There are a few cases where the original image is used in place of a thumbnail:

  • the head width and/or height is 0 (should only be set when using the original image style),
  • the gd PHP extension is disabled,
  • the image path is external (starting with http/https) and is a link to a generated image (the image path does not contain an extension),
  • the image path is external (starting with http/https) and the PHP setting allow url fopen is off,
  • the image extension is neither jpg, jpeg, png or gif.

Thumbnail creation may fail for other reasons. In order to understand why it has failed and/or why your are getting original images instead of thumbnails, turn on 'show errors' from the 'advanced' tab.

Note Creating thumbnails from original images that are smaller in width and/or height will result in images of poor quality.

Default image The image to use when no image has been found
Warning new behavior If the article image thumbnail creation fails, the default image is used instead. In order to see why thumbnails fail to be generated, remove the default image and set Show errors to yes in the advanced tab
Background color The image's background color for images having transparency
Border width The border around the images (in pixels)
Border color The border color
Shadow width [CSS3] A shadow to the image (the bigger the value, the larger the shadow).
V-shape shadows require a larger value (around 20). You will need to experiment in order to find the right value for the image width used
Shadow type [CSS3]
  All around
  Pro
V-shape
(better on larger images)
  Pro
V-shape left
(better on larger images)
  Pro
V-shape right
(better on larger images)
Hover effect [CSS3] Select an effect that will be applied to images whenever images are linked
Crop pictures Crop images to fit the required head width and height while preserving aspect ratio. Otherwise, the thumbnail will fit the width or height. 
Cropped picture cropped
Image not cropped not cropped
maintain height
Image not cropped, do not maintain height not cropped
do not maintain height
High resolution Pro Create additional thumbnails ready for devices with higher pixel ratios (like Retina screens)
Filter A filter to apply to the thumbnail
  • Sepia
    Sepia
  • Grayscale
    Grayscale
  • Sketch
    Sketch
  • Negate
    Negate
  • Emboss
    Emboss
  • Edge detect
    Edge detect
Quality .jpg The compression for the .jpg image (0..100).
100 has best picture quality but image file size is the biggest.
Usually, a quality of 60 gives good results (enough compression to make the file size small but not too much so that the image still looks good)
Quality .png The compression for the .png image (0..9).
0 has best picture quality (no compression) but image file size is the biggest.
Usually, 3 to 5 give satisfying results

Warning the PHP GD extension php_gd2 is required for the creation of image thumbnails. Make sure this extension is available on your service provider's server. The module will detect this automatically.

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