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Description

Rszr is an image resizer for Ruby based on the Imlib2 library. It is faster and consumes less memory than MiniMagick, GD2 and VIPS, and comes with an optional drop-in interface for Rails ActiveStorage image processing.

Programming language: Ruby
License: MIT License
Tags: Image Processing     JPG     PNG     Image Manipulation     Image Resizing     WEBP    

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Rszr - fast image resizer for Ruby

Rszr is an image resizer for Ruby based on the Imlib2 library. It is faster and consumes less memory than MiniMagick, GD2 and VIPS, and comes with an optional drop-in interface for Rails ActiveStorage image processing.

Installation

In your Gemfile:

gem 'rszr'

Imlib2

Rszr requires the Imlib2 library to do the heavy lifting.

OS X

Using homebrew:

brew install imlib2

Linux

Using your favourite package manager:

RedHat-based
yum install imlib2 imlib2-devel
Debian-based
apt-get install libimlib2 libimlib2-dev

Usage

# bounding box 400x300
image = Rszr::Image.load('image.jpg')
image.resize(400, 300)

# save it
image.save('resized.jpg')

# save it as PNG
image.save('resized.png')

Image info

image.width => 400
image.height => 300
image.dimensions => [400, 300]
image.format => "jpeg"
image[0, 0] => <Rszr::Color::RGBA @red=38, @green=115, @blue=141, @alpha=255>
image[0, 0].to_hex => "26738dff"
image[0, 0].to_hex(rgb: true) => "26738d"

Transformations

For each transformation, there is a bang! and non-bang method. The bang method changes the image in place, while the non-bang method creates a copy of the image in memory.

Resizing

# auto height
image.resize(400, :auto)

# auto width
image.resize(:auto, 300)

# scale factor
image.resize(0.5)

# resize to fill
image.resize(400, 300, crop: true)

# resize to fill with gravity
# where gravity in [:n, :nw, :w, :sw, :w, :se, :e, :ne, :center]
image.resize(400, 300, crop: gravity)

# save memory, do not duplicate instance
image.resize!(400, :auto)

Check out the full list and demo of resize options!

Other transformations

# crop
image.crop(200, 200, 100, 100)

# rotate three times 90 deg clockwise
image.turn!(3)

# rotate one time 90 deg counterclockwise
image.turn!(-1)

# rotate by arbitrary angle
image.rotate(45)

# flip vertically
image.flip

# flop horizontally
image.flop

# initialize copy
image.dup

Filters

Filters also support bang! and non-bang methods.

# sharpen image by pixel radius
image.sharpen!(1)

# blur image by pixel radius
image.blur!(1)

# brighten
image.brighten(0.1)

# darken
image.brighten(-0.1)

# contrast
image.contrast(0.5)

# gamma
image.gamma(1.1)

Image auto orientation

Auto-rotation is supported for JPEG and TIFF files that include the necessary EXIF metadata.

# load and autorotate
image = Rszr::Image.load('image.jpg', autorotate: true)

To enable autorotation by default:

# auto-rotate by default, for Rails apps put this into an initializer
Rszr.autorotate = true

Rails / ActiveStorage interface

Rszr provides a drop-in interface to the image_processing gem. It is faster than both mini_magick and vips and way easier to install than the latter.

# Gemfile
gem 'image_processing'
gem 'rszr'

# config/initializers/rszr.rb
require 'rszr/image_processing'

# config/application.rb
config.active_storage.variant_processor = :rszr

When creating image variants, you can use all of Rszr's transformation methods:

<%= image_tag user.avatar.variant(resize_to_fit: [300, 200]) %>

Loading from and saving to memory

The Imlib2 library is mainly file-oriented and doesn't provide a way of loading the undecoded image from a memory buffer. Therefore, the functionality is implemented on the Ruby side of the gem, writing the memory buffer to a Tempfile. Currently, this local write cannot be avoided.

image = Rszr::Image.load_data(binary_data)

data = image.save_data(format: :jpeg)

Thread safety

As of version 0.5.0, Rszr is thread safe through Ruby's global VM lock. Use of any previous versions in a threaded environment is discouraged.

Speed

Resizing a 1500x997 JPEG image to 800x532, 500 times: Speed

Library Time
MiniMagick 27.0 s
GD2 28.2 s
VIPS 13.6 s
Rszr 7.9 s