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Magick.NET.Web is an extra library for Magick.NET that contains an IHttpModule that uses various IHttphandlers to script/optimize/compress images. This page describes how to configure and use this module.

Configure the module in your web.config

Below is an example of how the MagickModule can be configured.
    <section name="" type="ImageMagick.Web.MagickWebSettings" requirePermission="false" />
  < cacheDirectory="c:\ImageCache\">
       <urlResolver type="YourLibrary.UrlResolver, YourLibrary" />
      <add name="MagickModule" type="ImageMagick.Web.MagickModule"/>
  <!-- or -->
      <add name="MagickModule" type="ImageMagick.Web.MagickModule"/>

The MagickModule uses url resolvers to handle each request. At least one urlResolvers should be configured. The configured class needs to implement the IFileUrlResolver or the IStreamUrlResolver interface. The next section will describe how to implement your own IFileUrlResolver and the last section will describe all the possible configuration options in detail.

Create your own IFileUrlResolver

This interface contains the following members:

public interface IUrlResolver
  MagickFormat Format { get; }

  bool Resolve(Uri url);

public interface IFileUrlResolver : IUrlResolver
  string FileName { get; }

Each request will create a new instance of the configured IFileUrlResolver class. The Resolve method will be called for each request and should return true if the specified Url could be resolved. If the method returns false the request will not be handled by the MagickModule. The FileName property should contain the full path to the image that should be send to the Response. The Format property specifies the format of the image. You can extend the url resolver by implementing the IScriptData interface:

public interface IScriptData
  MagickFormat OutputFormat { get; }

  IXPathNavigable Script { get; }

The Script property can be used to set the MagickScript that should be executed before the image is send to the response. The script can be used to resize the image. This is optional, so it is okay to return null for this property. The resulting image of the script will be saved in the format of the OutputFormat property, this can be different then the input format.

Advanced configuration

Below is an example of all the available options set to the default values.
< cacheDirectory="c:\ImageCache\" canCreateDirectories="true" enableGzip="true" showVersion="false" tempDirectory="" useOpenCL="false">
  <optimization enabled=""true"" lossless=""true"" optimalCompression=""false""/>
  <clientCache cacheControlMode="UseMaxAge" cacheControlMaxAge="1.00:00:00"/>
  <resourceLimits width="10000" height="10000"/>
    <urlResolver type="YourLibrary.UrlResolver, YourLibrary" />
  • cacheDirectory: The directory that contains the optimized/compressed or scripted images.
  • canCreateDirectories: When set to false the cache and temp directory won't be created when they don't exist.
  • enableGzip: When set to true the output file will compressed with gzip. This only happens when the output format is SVG.
  • showVersion: Will add the version of Magick.NET as an http header when set to true.
  • tempDirectory: The directory that can be used to create temporary files, the default value is Path.GetTempDirectory().
  • useOpenCL: This option can be used to enable OpenCL acceleration. This is disabled by default at the moment.
  • optimization: These settings can be used to controle image optimization.
    • enabled: When set to true the ImageOptimizer class of Magick.NET will be used to compress the image before sending it to the output. This will also be done for images that were created with a Script
    • lossless: If this setting is set to true only lossless compression will be allowed.
    • optimalCompression: When set to true the ImageOptimizer will try more options to find the best compression.
  • clientCache: These settings can be used to control the cache settings for the client.
    • cacheControlMode: Options are NoControl and UseMaxAge. The latter will add a MaxAge header to the response and sets the cache-ability to Public.
    • cacheControlMaxAge: Specifies the HTTP 1.1 cache control maximum age value.
  • resourceLimits: These settings can be used to limit the resources being used (the default is unlimited).
    • width: The maximum width of an image.
    • height: The maximum height of an image.
  • urlResolvers: A list of IUrlResolvers that can handle requests. When multiple urlResolvers are specified the request will be handled by the first instance that returns true when the Resolve method is called. The order from the web.config will be used.
    • urlResolver: The type name of a class that implements the IFileUrlResolver or IStreamUrlResolver interface.

Last edited Feb 5 at 8:46 PM by dlemstra, version 6