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Release status: beta
Implementation Skin
Description Displays an image thumbnails that scales with the browser size
Author(s) (ThorstenStaerktalk)
Latest version 0.1 (2015-01-18)
MediaWiki 1.21
License GNU General Public License 2.0 only
Example LinuxIntro
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What can this extension do?[edit]

This extension allows you to show thumbnails of images that scale with the browser window.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called AdaptiveThumb in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/AdaptiveThumb/AdaptiveThumb.php";
    If needed, set the ownership to the apache user (this example shows how to do it for Ubuntu Linux):
extensions# chown -R www-data:www-data adaptivethumb
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


To use this extension, simply put a <pic> tag into your mediawiki markup like this:

<pic src="/mindmap.jpg" width=30% align=right caption="this is a mindmap" />