Add simpleimages to your INSTALLED_APPS to use the management command.

If you want to transform the images using workers, set the SIMPLEIMAGES_TRANSFORM_CALLER to a function that will call the transform function. It defaults to 'simpleimages.callers.default', which transforms images synchronously. See callers for all provided image transform callers.

The async docs section has more details on managing image retrieval for async creation.


  • Django 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8
  • Python 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5