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Solved :resizing image


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12 March 2010 at 8:27pm (Last edited: 16 March 2010 7:52pm), Community Member, 97 Posts

i have created a page type where i am uploading an image and i am displaying it on the page but i need to resize the image not cropped because when i am croping it cropped the image in ratio which sometime result n a very bad image so i just want to resize the image not crop my code so far is

php page
class ProfilePage extends Page {
static $db = array(
static $has_one = array(
'Photo' => 'Image'

function getCMSFields() {
$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Images", new ImageField('Photo'));
return $fields;

static $defaults = array(
'ShowInMenus' => false


class ProfilePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {


template page

<% control Photo %>
<% control CroppedImage(540,340) %>
<img src ="$URL" alt="" />
<% end_control %>
<% end_control %>

thank you in advance


13 March 2010 at 2:35pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Well if you don't want to crop the image then perhaps use something like PaddedImage() or SetSize which doesn't crop the image.

You can see a list of what you can use on


14 March 2010 at 6:19am (Last edited: 14 March 2010 8:51pm), Community Member, 97 Posts

thanks a lot Willr
this is the document i was looking for .you have saved me thanks once again but i have encountered few problem on implementing the functions.

1. when i am calling the picture as simple variable it is showing up


2.when I am calling it with SetWidth(80) it is working fine


3.but when i am calling it using SetSize(80,80) it is giving me error as

Missing argument 1 for Image::SetSize()
the code i have tried are

$Photo.SetSize(80 , 80)
$Photo.SetSize(80, 80)

nothing is working

4.when i am calling it as PaddedImage(80, 80) i am getting this error

imagecreatetruecolor() [function.imagecreatetruecolor]: Invalid image dimensions

the code i have tried are
$Photo.PaddedImage(80, 80)
$Photo.PaddedImage(80 , 80)

Thank you in advance


14 March 2010 at 8:53pm Community Member, 97 Posts

Please help me out in this


14 March 2010 at 9:10pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Try <% control Photo %>$PaddedImage(80,80)<% end_control %> or even <% control Photo %><% control PaddedImage(80, 80) %>$URL<% end_control %><% end_control %> and see if either of those work (The template parser is a bit hit and miss like this).


15 March 2010 at 4:43am (Last edited: 16 March 2010 7:51pm), Community Member, 97 Posts

Thank you.. the below code works great for me

<% control Photo %><% control PaddedImage(80, 80) %>$URL<% end_control %><% end_control %>
thank a lot