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Django custom storage for Thumbor backend.

Project description Travis C.I.

A Django custom storage for Thumbor backend.

This app provide 2 classes ThumborStorage and ThumborMigrationStorage. The last one is a storage you can use for Imagefield initialy using a FileSystemStorage you want to migrate to Thumbor without batch-moving all of them. That way, Django continues to serve them from the file system until you change the image on that field.


pip install django-thumborstorage




Add django_thumborstorage in your INSTALLED_APPS.

And set the following:

THUMBOR_SERVER = 'http://localhost:8888'
# This may be a different host than THUMBOR_SERVER
# only reachable by your Django server.
THUMBOR_RW_SERVER = 'http://localhost:8888'

Just set the storage parameter in the ImageField you want to manage with Thumbor:

from django_thumborstorage.storages import ThumborStorage

class Stuff(models.Model):
    def upload_path(instance, filename):
        return 'stuffs/%s' % filename
    photo = models.ImageField(upload_to=upload_path,
    photo_height = models.IntegerField(blank=True, null=True)
    photo_width = models.IntegerField(blank=True, null=True)

In the code

You can get the Thumbor uuid from the <ImageField> instance using:

This is useful to generate_url() with Django-thumbor when original files are stored on Thumbor. Thus, you can pass the key as url parameter.



  • Drop support for Django < 1.11 and Python 3.4.
  • Remove mock from dependencies.


  • Fix readonly_to_rw_url() to manage suffix in the urls.


  • Handle status code of the Thumbor server response when posting an image.


  • Added experimental Python 3.4 support (Thanks to Charlie 123.)
  • Fixed broken support for Django < 1.7 (Thanks to Rizziepit.)
  • Added unicode support in file names (Thanks to Rizziepit.)


  • Add storages.readonly_to_rw_url(), a function to convert a read-only thumbor url in a rw url.


  • Use THUMBOR_SERVER to generate the original file url.

Backward imcompatibilities

  • THUMBOR_SERVER and THUMBOR_SECURITY_KEY are required in settings.


  • Add ThumborStorage.key(name) to retrieve the Thumbor uuid from the name.


Backward imcompatibilities

  • THUMBOR_WRITABLE_SERVER setting is replaced by THUMBOR_RW_SERVER since it is now used to retrieve the original file.


  • PUT

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