Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who likes to build websites, and make video games. He buys way too much Lego.
A couple of weeks ago I posted a brief history of TimThumb, the image resizing script I am responsible for. I said in the conclusion that I was looking for beta testers, and I am, however I have been a bit slack at sending out the script to the people who ask.
So, I thought I would upload it for everyone to download so that we can give it to a wider audience.
Firstly I would recommend renaming your existing TimThumb script incase something goes horribly wrong. Then download the file linked above and put it in the same location as your current version. So far so normal (although do note I added an ‘s’ to the file extension so be sure to rename to ‘.php’).
After this you will need to create a new folder in the same directory as the cache folder. Currently I am not sure if this will remain or if I should use the cache folder or if I should do something totally different – feedback on this would be welcome. You should name the new folder “temp” and give it folder permissions 777.
What to test?
The main thing I want tested is the offsite image resizing. Currently only flickr.com, picasa.com, blogger.com, and wordpress.com are supported (and I have only tested Flickr myself) but these settings will be configurable in the future.
Any and all feedback you can give would be most welcome. Simply post your thoughts in the comments below – and thanks a lot for being so willing to give you time to help improve TimThumb.