[Seaside] image handling (thumbnails)

Francois Stephany tulipe.moutarde at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 17:20:13 UTC 2012

Smagick works well but beware that it blocks the VM when processing an 

For Wapict (images are sometimes ~50mb), I simply have an external queue 
with workers using OSProcess to convert images. Not terribly efficient 
but works well enough.

To generate thumbnails of, say, profile pictures on a website, I don't 
really know what I would use. Have you found any pure-smalltalk image 
manipulation library?

On 25/09/12 08:42, Tiarnán Ó Corráin wrote:
> Hi--
> what's the recommended / popular way of doing basic image handling in
> Seaside?  My requirements are to take uploaded images and make
> thumbnails in a few different sizes.  I see some references so SMagick
> and to Smalltalk-local image handling around, but I'm wondering what
> general practice is among posters on this list.
> thanks
> Tiarnán
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