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This a thumbnail maker. Thumbnails are smaller versions of the
original image/graphic/picture and are used for preview purposes,
where bigger images can take a long time to load. They are also 
used in image galleries to preview a lot of images at a time.

This module also has the capability to add information strips
about the original image. Original image's size (in bytes)
and resolution & mime type can be added to the thumbnail's
upper and lower parts. This feature can be useful for web
software (image galleries or forums).

This is a Yet Another type of module. There are several 
other thumbnail modules on CPAN, but they simply don't have 
the features I need, so this module is written to increase
the thumbnail population on CPAN.

Read the module's POD for documentation, examples and other 


To install this module type the following:

   perl Makefile.PL
   make test
   make install

or under Windows:

   perl Makefile.PL
   nmake test
   nmake install

Alternatively, you can use the Build.PL

   perl Build.PL
   perl Build
   perl Build test
   perl Build install


This module requires this other module:


Which is available on CPAN.

The bundled image 'cpan.jpg' is taken from 
and only used for testing.


Copyright (c) 2006-2009 Burak G�rsoy <>. All rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify 
it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.10.1 or, 
at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.