Syntax: MAKETHUMBDIR(MAXSIZE, KEEPFRAC)
The user is prompted to select any image in the folder to be "thumbnailed." The mfile will then create thumbnails for all MATLAB-writeable image types having the same extension as the selected image and residing in the selected directory, and store them in a thumbnail folder within that directory. Thumbnails will have the same name as their parent images, although their paths will necessarily be different.
Two OPTIONAL ARGUMENTS, as follows:
MAXSIZE is the maximum size of the thumbnail, in kB. The default value of MAXSIZE is 32 (kB).Note that some image writing algorithms produce images that are further compressed; maxsize is a target for the number of bytes in an uncompressed version of the thumbnail image; thumbnails will not be larger than maxsize, but they may be considerably smaller.
KEEPFRAC (which, if it is provided, must be a positive integer greater than 1) determines the number of rows and columns maintained from the original image. A thumbnail for a "2-dimensional" (eg., indexed or grayscale) image should approach 1/keepfrac^2 times the size of its parent image, or 3/keepfrac^2 for "3-dimensional" (eg., truecolor or RGB) images. For example, if the value is set to 8, a thumbnail for a grayscale image will approach 1/64th the size of the parent image.
BY DEFAULT, the value is set dynamically for each parent image to target a thumbnail that is no larger than MAXSIZE kB. However, if KEEPFRAC is provided, MAXSIZE is ignored. The program supports all image file types writeable by MATLAB:
JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, HDF, PCX, or XWD.
The user will be presented with a uigetfile dialog box in which to select a single image to thumbnail. All images of the same extension/type in the same folder will be similarly thumbnailed.
EXAMPLE: makethumbdir %Creates a default series of thumbnails of maximum 32 kB.
makethumbdir(64) %May be of higher resolution, with images possibly ranging up to 64 kB.
makethumbdir(,4) %Writes thumbnails comprising every 4th row and column
makethumbdir(64,4) %Writes thumbnails comprising every 4th row and column
(first argument is ignored)
Written by Brett Shoelson (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Last update 1/31/03.
Tested under R12.1 and R13
Brett Shoelson (2021). makethumbdir (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/2983-makethumbdir), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
fantastic!! I tried it and it worked the way I wanted it to!! Great utility for Website having many pictures - Can be used for making thumbnails of the Photograph which can then be hyper-linked to full size photographs.
Great function indeed! I just hope that one day it would be updated to accommodate keeping the transparency of the images when thumbnails are created :)
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