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Sphinx "images" extension

Project Description

sphinxcontrib-images (formerly sphinxcontrib-fancybox).

Easy sphinx thumbnails (focused on HTML).


  • Show thumbnails instead of full size images inside documentation (HTML).
  • Ability to zoom/enlarge picture using LightBox2 (HTML).
  • Ability to group pictures
  • Download remote pictures and keep it in cache (if requested)
  • Support for other formats (latex, epub, … - fallback to image directive)
  • Easy to extend (add own backend in only few lines of code) * Add other HTML “preview” solution than LightBox2 * Add better support to non-HTML outputs * Preprocess images


  • Make proper thumbnails (scale down images)

How to install?

Instalation through pip:

pip install sphinxcontrib-images

or through the GitHub:

pip install git+

Next, you have to add extension to in your sphinx project.

extensions = [

How to use it?


.. thumbnail:: picture.png

You can also override default image directive provided by sphinx. Check the documentation for all configuration options.

Questions and suggestions

If you have any suggstions, patches, problems - please use GitHub Issues.

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