Thread tagged as: Runway

Disable PDF thumbnail generation

I have a Runway collection template which includes a repeater for attaching files:


<perch:repeater id="product_literature" label="Product Literature" divider-before="Attached Documents">
    <!--* ENGLISH *-->
    <perch:content id="en_title" type="text" label="Title (English)" divider-before="Language: English" />
    <perch:content id="en_file" type="file" bucket="Literature" label="File (English)" divider-after="EndLang" />
    <!--* CHINESE *-->
    <perch:content id="zh_title" type="text" label="Title (Chinese)" divider-before="Language: Chinese" />
    <perch:content id="zh_file" type="file" bucket="Literature" label="File (Chinese)" divider-after="EndLang" />
    <!--* FRENCH *-->
    <perch:content id="fr_title" type="text" label="Title (French)" divider-before="Language: French" />
    <perch:content id="fr_file" type="file" bucket="Literature" label="File (French)" divider-after="EndLang" />
    <!--* SPANISH *-->
    <perch:content id="es_title" type="text" label="Title (Spanish)" divider-before="Language: Spanish" />
    <perch:content id="es_file" type="file" bucket="Literature" label="File (Spanish)" divider-after="EndLang" />
    <!--* PORTUGUESE *-->
    <perch:content id="pt_title" type="text" label="Title (Portuguese)" divider-before="Language: Portuguese" />
    <perch:content id="pt_file" type="file" bucket="Literature" label="File (Portuguese)" divider-after="EndLang" />


In some cases, 15+ PDFs may be attached to this repeater at once. I've noticed that saving can take a long time if there are multiple PDFs attached, which I assume is due to the thumbnail generation for these files. I have no need for these thumbnails. Is it possible to disable PDF thumbnail generation?



Perch Runway is up to date
PHP is up to date
MySQL 5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 is up to date
Image processing available

Perch Runway: 2.8.31, PHP:, MySQL: mysqlnd 5.0.11-dev - 20120503 - $Id: 3c688b6bbc30d36af3ac34fdd4b7b5b787fe5555 $, with PDO
Server OS: Linux, apache2handler
Installed apps: content (2.8.31), assets (2.8.31), categories (2.8.31), perch_blog (5.0), perch_events (1.9.3), perch_forms (1.8.3)
App runtimes: <?php $apps_list = array( 'content', 'categories', 'perch_blog', 'perch_events', 'perch_forms', );
PERCH_PATH: /var/www/public/
PERCH_CORE: /var/www/public/
PERCH_RESFILEPATH: /var/www/public/
Image manipulation: GD Imagick
PHP limits: Max upload 100M, Max POST 100M, Memory: 128M, Total max file upload: 100M
F1: 2edba60ed1f613d6dd804feb202456a2
Resource folder writeable: Yes
DOCUMENT_ROOT: /var/www/public/
REQUEST_URI: /at-admin/core/settings/diagnostics/
SCRIPT_NAME: /at-admin/core/settings/diagnostics/index.php
Shane Lenzen

Shane Lenzen 18 points

  • 5 years ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

The only way I can think of would be to disable ImageMagick.

Ok, thanks Drew. Maybe in the future, an option like no-thumbnail="true" could be added to the file field type?

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

Maybe. My preferred option would be to properly resource the server so that you get the nice thumbnails :)