My frontend template displays the assets that have been uploaded to Craft. I could create a series of asset transforms within that template to create a range of thumbnail sizes.
Not too sure about the way this works but am I correct in thinking that every transform generates a new asset, to be more efficient with storage could I not reuse the transformed assets that the Control Panel creates?
I inspect the Assets panel in the backend and it has a url
http://localhost:8888/index.php?p=admin/actions/assets/generate-thumb&uid=219035f4-92ae-41d6-ad95-0f6a4c38faa9&width=30&height=30&v=1521142167 I could pass the UID of the image to that url or may be instead match the sizes the CP creates would this reuse the same images instead of adding to my S3 storage?