thumblr

Generate thumbnails for a list of urls

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Thumblr

Create thumbnails for a list of urls in a headless browser (using PhantomJS).

Getting Started

Install the module with: npm install thumblr or add it to your package.json. You'll need PhantomJS installed and available in your path too. Get it here

var thumblr = require('thumblr');

var myThumblr;
myThumblr = new Thumblr(browserOptions);
myThumblr.addJob('output/folder/path', ['http://url1', 'http://url2']);
myThumblr.run(callback);

Documentation

new Thumblr(browserOptions)

Wher browserOptions is an object describing the dimensions and zoom of the headless browser used to render each thumbnail.

browserOptions = {
  viewportSize: 
    height: 600
    width: 800
  # A zoomFactor of 0.5 will give us thumbnails 400x300px in size
  zoomFactor: 0.5 
}

thumblr.addJob(outputFolder, urlList)

Adds a thumbnail job to the queue. Returns a job object for reference.

  • outputFolder - the path you want to save the thumbnails to. e.g. ./thumbs
  • urlList - list of urls you want to generate thumbnails for. e.g. ['http://bbc.co.uk', 'http://twitter.com']

thumblr.queue

Returns the current job queue as an array of job objects:

    [
        {
            path: './thumbs',
            urls: ['http://bbc.co.uk', 'http://twitter.com']
        }
    ]

thumblr.run(callback)

Runs all the jobs in the queue. The callback accepts an err parameter as per usual.

    thumblr.run (err)->
      throw err if err
      console.log "Thumblr complete. Say yay!"

Examples

Rendering a list of Urls


    Thumblr = require 'thumblr'
    path = require 'path'

    urls = [
      'http://www.bbc.co.uk'
      'http://www.google.com'
      'http://www.twitter.com'
    ]

    outputPath = './thumbs'
    outputPath2 = './thumbs2'

    # Set the virtual browser dimensions and zoom factor. This will determine the
    # thumbnail size.

    browserOptions = {
      viewportSize: 
        height: 600
        width: 800
      # A zoomFactor of 0.5 will give us thumbnails 400x300px in size
      zoomFactor: 0.5 
    }

    # create a new thumblr instance.
    thumblr = new Thumblr(browserOptions)

    # create any number of 'jobs'
    thumblr.addJob(outputPath, urls)
    thumblr.addJob(outputPath2, urls)

    # run the jobs asynchronously. Callback accepts an err as the first param.
    thumblr.run (err)->
      throw err if err
      console.log "Thumblr complete. Say yay!"

Contributing

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using grunt.

Release History

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License

Copyright (c) 2013 Darren Wallace
Licensed under the MIT license.

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