Ok, I've tried about near everything and I cannot get this to work.
I've written this code about 6 different ways.
The problem I'm running into is all of the code that I'm writing results in the following behavior: (1) Django will make a 2nd file, (2) rename the new file, adding an _ to the end of the file name, then (3) not transfer any of the data over leaving it basically an empty re-named file. What's left in the 'upload_to' path is 2 files, one that is the actual image, and one that is the name of the image,but is empty, and of course the ImageField path is set to the empty file that Django try to create.
In case that was unclear, I'll try to illustrate:
## Image generation code runs.... /Upload generated_image.jpg 4kb ## Attempt to set the ImageField path... /Upload generated_image.jpg 4kb generated_image_.jpg 0kb ImageField.Path = /Upload/generated_image_.jpg
How can I do this without having Django try to re-store the file? What I'd really like is something to this effect...
model.ImageField.path = generated_image_path
...but of course that doesn't work.
UPDATE After further testing, it only does this behavior when running under Apache on Windows Server. While running under the 'runserver' on XP it does not execute this behavior.
I am stumped.
Here is the code which runs successfully on XP...
f = open(thumb_path, 'r') model.thumbnail = File(f) model.save()
I have some code that fetches an image off the web and stores it in a model. The important bits are:
from django.core.files import File # you need this somewhere import urllib # The following actually resides in a method of my model result = urllib.urlretrieve(image_url) # image_url is a URL to an image # self.photo is the ImageField self.photo.save( os.path.basename(self.url), File(open(result, 'rb')) ) self.save()
That's a bit confusing because it's pulled out of my model and a bit out of context, but the important parts are:
Let me know if you have questions or need clarification.
Edit: for the sake of clarity, here is the model (minus any required import statements):
class CachedImage(models.Model): url = models.CharField(max_length=255, unique=True) photo = models.ImageField(upload_to=photo_path, blank=True) def cache(self): """Store image locally if we have a URL""" if self.url and not self.photo: result = urllib.urlretrieve(self.url) self.photo.save( os.path.basename(self.url), File(open(result, 'rb')) ) self.save()
Super easy if model hasn't been created yet:
First, copy your image file to the upload path (assumed = 'path/' in following snippet).
Second, use something like:
class Layout(models.Model): image = models.ImageField('img', upload_to='path/') layout = Layout() layout.image = "path/image.png" layout.save()
tested and working in django 1.4, it might work also for an existing model.