I have a node type where I'd like to display images as both thumbnails and full size images, so I'd like to use different image cache settings on the two image types. I don't want to use views to do this. I know that I can output a field twice using "print render($content['field_name']); " in my node.tpl file, however I wouldn't be able to manage the display separately on the two outputs.

Does anyone have a solution?

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You can get the image path by using following code:


Now find the path of the image and write the following code:

theme('image_style', array('style_name' => 'stylename', 'path' => 'image path', 'alt' => 'image alt', 'title' => 'image title', 'width' => 'some width', 'height' => 'some height')));

Where you can define your own style name. I hope you know how to create image styles. Just Goto admin/config/media/image-styles and add your style and use it in above code. Use above code twice to print images in two different style.

Entire code:

// filename relative to files directory
// e.g. 'masthead.jpg'
$filename = $node->field_image['und'][0]['filename'];

// relative path to raw image in 'scheme' format
// e.g. 'public://masthead.jpg'
$image_uri = file_build_uri($filename);

// relative path to 'styled' image (using an arbitrary 'banner' style) in 'scheme' format
// e.g. 'public://styles/banner/public/masthead.jpg'
image_style_path('banner', $filename);

// html for a styled image
// e.g. '<img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mysite.com/sites/default/files/styles/banner/public/masthead.jpg" alt="" />'
print  theme('image_style', array('style_name' => 'banner', 'path' => $image_uri));
  • I forgot to mention each node will have multiple images in the image field. If I add this code to my node.tpl.php file, will: "$filename = $node->field_image['und'][0]['filename']" get all the individual images in the image field and output a value for each or do I need to put it inside some sort of foreach loop?
    – JamiePatt
    Oct 4, 2012 at 5:26
  • @InfluenceJamie: You can create a separate tpl for each node type like node--nodetype.tpl.php Oct 4, 2012 at 5:55
  • Yeah, that's not what I was asking, I know that I can have a separate template like node--news_articles.tpl.php and node--blog_posts.tpl.php. What I'm asking is, I will have multiple images in a single node as in the node type might be houses, and for each house there are multiple images in the image field. Do I need to put the above statements into a foreach loop in order to have each image printed twice with the desired image cache?
    – JamiePatt
    Oct 4, 2012 at 10:27
  • I think in that case you have to use foreach() loop only. And display print both the image cache or which ever you want Oct 4, 2012 at 11:49
  • I'm having trouble wrapping this statement in a foreach loop. If I use your code as is, it outputs the first image in my image field. However, if I try and wrap the statement in a foreach loop in order to output every image in the image_field I get an error. Any ideas on how the statement could be best wrapped in a foreach loop in order to achieve what I'm trying to achieve.
    – JamiePatt
    Oct 5, 2012 at 0:40

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