Image handling in RoR API using Paperclip

 by Nisha  on   13 Aug 2010

Image handling is a common task in an application and for Ruby on Rails we have quite a few plugins like rmagick, minimagick, paperclip, attachment-fu etc available to effectively do the same. Paperclip is by far the most loved and popular plugin used to attach images to a model in a rails application. It makes life easy with good documentation and screencasts available to guide through. But at an advanced level, the challenge comes in when an api interface to upload and download images needs to be provided for the model. As paperclip does not support this by iteself, and there is not much help or guide available to help solve this problem, this post makes life easier for ROR api developers, who have to provide a way to attach images sent through xml to the model.

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