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Placeholder image on the fly for Turbogears2

Project Description

About placeholder

tgapp-placeholder is a Pluggable application for TurboGears2 that allows placeholder images generation on the fly. Inspired by and


placeholder can be installed both from pypi or from github:

pip install tgapp-placeholder

should just work for most of the users

Plugging placeholder

In your application config/ import plug:

from tgext.pluggable import plug

Then at the end of the file call plug with placeholder:

plug(base_config, 'placeholder')

You will be able to access the plugged application at http://localhost:8080/placeholder.

Using placeholder

You are now able to get your fake images by calling:

http://you-application/placeholder/{width} #for a square image
http://you-application/placeholder/{width}x{height}?text={some text value}
actually the parameters you can play with are:
  • text : a custom online text wich size is calculated to fit your image width
  • bgcolor : the background color in HEX rgb form (default set to ‘DDDDDD’)
  • color : the text color in HEX rgb form (default set to ‘888888’)
  • format : available formats available here <> (default set to PNG)
  • font_size : font_size of the eventtual text. If none is provided it is automagically calculated to fit the whole text in the image width.

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