November 07, 2012

November 07, 2012
In this article, We are going to discuss about How to resize the images in Magento using "Varien_Image" Class. Magento also having the in-built library to resize the image in height and width. You can resize the product images using catalog helper. If you want to upload and resize the images which are not uploaded for product, then this article will help you to how to resize images, such as needing to resize a custom image and display it on the site in special sized areas.

Here I have mentioned the code to resize the images using "Varien_Image" class. This code resizes the images from a specific directory/folder and save the resized image to some other directory/folder.

$_imageUrl = Mage::getBaseDir(‘media’).DS.$image;
$imageResized = Mage::getBaseDir(‘media’).DS.“resized”.$image;
if (!file_exists($imageResized)&&file_exists($_imageUrl)) :
$imageObj = new Varien_Image($_imageUrl);
$imageObj->resize(140, 140);

Hope this article will work for you.


  1. Hi this nice post. Thanks for provide the helpful informationabout Magento - Resize images.

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  2. This is a very informative article . In The Magento product, image is very important if you are forgotten to install product image, then this article will help you to re-size and upload new image by this process.

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  3. Thank you so much. such information will be useful for newbies like me.

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  6. I want to use watermark functinality of Varien_Image but its not working on my custom module everything else workin fine please suggect how to do this