API: Display image smaller size
Some images can be very large in file size. Since the API should also provide data for different front-ends, it can be useful, that API clients can forcefully downsize images. One idea is, that the normal display path will show the full image. With parameters the client can demand a 30% size version of the image. Or the image pixel size will be downsized to a number like 1200px. The path will be /api/display/image.jpg?size=30 or /api/display/hsize=1200 or /api/display/vsize=1200 (horizontal and vertical size)
If python can not do it by itself, maybe the Pillow package can do this.
Updated by Alexander Watzinger 10 months ago
My take on this is that we will need some image processing in OpenAtlas sooner or later anyway. I linked a related issue about previews and although nobody wrote a ticket so far some people mentioned they would like a slideshow and similar. Once we have solved this for OpenAtlas (thumbnails, previews, slideshows, ...) we could decide if this is sufficient for the API too or if we would need extra functionality there.
What would be needed now is a volunteer who delves into this topic and drafts a solution proposal which we can than discuss together ;)
I started a draft and everybody is welcomed to join/take over: Image processing
Updated by Bernhard Koschiček-Krombholz 8 months ago
pillow has no buster package... I looked into pythonmagick (https://packages.debian.org/buster/python3-pythonmagick) and found Wand (https://packages.debian.org/buster/libmagickwand-dev) with following documentation: https://docs.wand-py.org/en/0.6.5/.
Alex, can you look at the package https://packages.debian.org/buster/libmagickwand-dev and tell me, if this will work with OA installations?
Updated by Bernhard Koschiček-Krombholz 4 months ago
- Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
It is possible to get different sizes of images through an API request at the endpoint http://127.0.0.1:5000/api/display/ and the parameter image_size. Possible arguments are: 'thumbnail' (200px), 'table' (100px).