[Plone-UI] Creating thumbnails of documents

Espen Moe-Nilssen espen at medialog.no
Thu Feb 14 13:13:05 UTC 2008

I recon it would somehow (but difficult) be possible to use  
ghostscript to convert some of the formats.

Actually, if you use a mac as a server, it should be possible to do  
this with applescipt (My first idea would be to store the file  
external and have a applescript look in that folder and open the  
files and save to jpg and then use the jpg-file in the template.

Guess people that know python can do this too.

Think the whole thing gonna be quite errorprone

If you are just trying to make a media-database, you might want to  
check out Canto Cumulus which does this out of the box, as far as I  
can remember

Den 14. feb. 2008 kl. 13.01 skrev grahamperrin:

> Jason J wrote:
>> How do I go about creating thumbnails of files?  Like DOC's, PDF's  
>> and
>> DWG's (autocad)
>> If I upload JPEG's and choose "thumbnails" as the view it seems to  
>> work
>> pretty good, but I'd like it for all types.
> Within the out-of-the-box capabilities of Plone:
> * a Plone thumbnail of a JPEG is a scaled-down version of the JPEG.
> Beyond, or addable to, the current capabilities of Plone:
> For other formats, such as .doc, there's nothing to scale down;  
> something
> (not necessarily the Microsoft Word application) must produce, from  
> the .doc
> format, a view of the file.
> I'm familiar with two add-on products for Plone, one of which requires
> converters (external to Plone), that combine to present a browser- 
> friendly
> _preview_ of convertible files. However, these are full-size  
> previews, and
> I'm not aware of anyone scaling them down for thumbnail purposes.
> At <http://www.bud.ca/blog/plone-wishes> under the heading 'Improve  
> desktop
> integration' I see more wishful/advanced thoughts that relate to  
> previewing,
> outside Plone, of objects that are within Plone.
> Regards
> Graham
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