You are reading documentation for the unreleased version of Matplotlib. Try searching for the released version of this page instead?
Version 2.1.1.post1111+gac2da0e
matplotlib
Fork me on GitHub

Related Topics

This Page

Image ThumbnailΒΆ

You can use matplotlib to generate thumbnails from existing images. matplotlib natively supports PNG files on the input side, and other image types transparently if your have PIL installed

from __future__ import print_function
# build thumbnails of all images in a directory
import sys
import os
import glob
import matplotlib.image as image


if len(sys.argv) != 2:
    print('Usage: python %s IMAGEDIR' % __file__)
    raise SystemExit
indir = sys.argv[1]
if not os.path.isdir(indir):
    print('Could not find input directory "%s"' % indir)
    raise SystemExit

outdir = 'thumbs'
if not os.path.exists(outdir):
    os.makedirs(outdir)

for fname in glob.glob(os.path.join(indir, '*.png')):
    basedir, basename = os.path.split(fname)
    outfile = os.path.join(outdir, basename)
    fig = image.thumbnail(fname, outfile, scale=0.15)
    print('saved thumbnail of %s to %s' % (fname, outfile))

Gallery generated by Sphinx-Gallery