I'm using a transformed image in a context where there's a maximum file size. Is there a way to determine the transformed image's file size in the templates? .size can't run on the url string

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I don't think it's possible to get the file size of an image after it's been transformed with Craft's out-of-the-box image transforms.

It looks like the .size property only works on the original asset file.

Even if you did something like this...

{% set image = entry.myAssetField.one() %}

{% set thumb = {
    mode: 'crop',
    width: 100,
    height: 100,
    quality: 75,
    position: 'top-center'
} %}

{% if image %}

  {% do image.setTransform(thumb) %}

  {{ image.width }} x {{ image.height }} = {{ image.size }} bytes

{% endif %}

.height and .width properties will show the transformed dimensions (100 x 100), but .size outputs the original file size, not the transformed size.

I'm guessing this might be a problem for Craft because the transformed image may not have been generated before the template is rendered.


The Imager plugin has a getSize method that should work. Imager transforms are created before the template is rendered.

getSize($unit='b', $precision='2') [float]

{{ image.getSize() }} B 
{{ image.getSize('k') }} KB 
{{ image.getSize('m', 10) }} MB 
{{ image.getSize('g', 10) }} GB
  • "the transformed image may not have been generated before the template is rendered" good point. Makes me think that on Craft 3 you might be able to use ImageOptimize to define the transform, since those images are generated in advance… but this site is Craft 2. Thoughts @andrew.welch? – henry Sep 12 at 19:54
  • Try the Imager plugin: github.com/aelvan/Imager-Craft/tree/master – Alex Roper Sep 13 at 0:25
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    Small correction, Imager creates the transforms at template render time. So the size will be available, but the template rendering will also block the first time image transforms are made. Ways around this are to use the Preparse field on the backend, or use a service like Imgix. – andrew.welch Sep 13 at 1:29

You can do this via:

Named transforms:

{% someAsset = entry.someAssetField.one() %}
{% if someAsset | length %}
    {{ someAsset.getHeight('transformName') }}
    {{ someAsset.getWidth('transformName') }}
{% endif %}

Template transforms:

{% someAsset = entry.someAssetField.one() %}
{% if someAsset | length %}
    {{ someAsset.getHeight(transformConfig) }}
    {{ someAsset.getWidth(transformConfig) }}
{% endif %}
  • This answer seems to be related to image dimensions, not the image's file size (bytes) as the question's title implies. – Alex Roper Sep 12 at 17:51
  • Yup^ but question for you Andrew in my comment on Alex's answer – henry Sep 12 at 19:55
  • I guess it'd help if I could read :) – andrew.welch Sep 12 at 21:28

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