One constraint we must conform to is naming our "retina" image versions to use the Apple @2x naming style. CarrierWave allows us to set a specific file name for each version of an uploaded file. To do this, we must override the
#full_filename method defined in the
The key to using this technique is to not resize the original version of the image smaller than the "retina" version. In the example below, we do not process the original image and instead create a thumb and retina_thumb version. Also note that when creating a "retina" image, the dimensions must be double the size of the standard definition version.
class AvatarUploader < CarrierWave::Uploader::Base include CarrierWave::MiniMagick version :thumb do process resize_to_fill: [100, 100] end version :retina_thumb do process :resize_to_fill => [200, 200] def full_filename(for_file = model.avatar.file) super.tap do |file_name| file_name.gsub!('.', '@2x.').gsub!('retina_', '') end end end end
Processing a png image to the
AvatarUploader above, would result in three versions uploaded to your asset store:
- The original file
- A thumbnail named
thumb.pngwith dimensions 100x100
- A retina thumbnail named
email@example.com dimensions 200x200
This technique is also useful for APIs designed specifically for iOS applications. If an API endpoint returns images, you can return both standard and high resolution version paths of the image and leave the decision of which version to use to the API consumer.