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Carrierwave image quality

09 March 2011

Carierwave is an awesome gem to manage your uploads. It is pure Ruby, so it isn’t strangled in Rails or ActiveRecord. It is easy configurable, but I missed one option.

It doesn’t support to change the quality of your uploade images. But if you use RMagick or MiniMagick, you can use this snippet.

# rails carrierwave initializer that gives you a quality option in your uploader. use:
#  version :medium do
#    process :resize_to_fit => [640, 480]
#    process :quality => 95
#  end

module CarrierWave
  module MiniMagick
    def quality(percentage)
      manipulate! do |img|
        img.write(current_path){ self.quality(percentage) }
        img = yield(img) if block_given?

If you are using RMmagick, just replace self.quality(percentage) with self.quality = percentage. With thanks to matwiemann for sharing this solution