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Curious if I'm able to use the resizer on a random, sourced image, not coming from a field anywhere.

So I would just be passing a string to the path of the image.

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While transforms are an asset-only feature, you can get at all of the underlying image manipulation features pretty easily using the ImagesService.

$image = craft()->images->loadImage($imageSource);
$image->resize($transform->width, $transform->height);
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and that pretty much sums up why i love craft!! –  Ben Croker Jun 30 '14 at 21:41
Lovely! Looks like I just need a quick plugin to do this from Twig. –  Tim Kelty Jul 1 '14 at 14:42


A transform can only be applied to an AssetFileModel, and there is no AssetFileModel for a random image.

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