How to: Resize images on the fly

April 1, 2009 at 9:54 am

Ever wished you could be able to upload your images, and didn’t care about manually resizing it? If yes, here is a real time saver: A php script that can resize your images “on the fly”.

To achieve this recipe, follow these simple steps:

  1. Get the script and save it on your computer (I assume you named it timthumb.php)
  2. Use a FTP program to connect to your server and create a new directory called scripts. Upload the timthumb.php file in it.
  3. Once done, you can display images like this:
    <img src="/scripts/timthumb.php?src=/images/whatever.jpg&h=150&w=150&zc=1" alt="" />

    In other words, you just have to call the timthumb.php file and pass your image as a parameter. same goes for desired width or height.

That’s all. What a real life saver this script is!

Thanks to Darren Hoyt for this awesome script!