Logging plugin

The Logging plugin allows the Image Resizer to perform logging (to disk, SQL, e-mail, whatever you configure).

It is a wrapper for NLog, and as such, requires NLog.dll


  1. Add ImageResizer.Plugins.Logging.dll to your project or run Install-Package ImageResizer.Plugins.Logging. NLog.dll is also needed, but doesn't have to be referenced directly - it should be automatically copied if you are using Visual Studio. If not, copy it to the /bin folder as well
  2. Add <add name="Logging" /> inside <plugins></plugins> in Web.config.

NuGet or not, you'll need to manually add a configuration section for NLog and configure logging rules & targets:


Currently, detailed logging has only been implemented for the DiskCache plugin. Set logging=true on the <diskcache /> element to enable it.

Where is the plugins section?

The <plugins> section is located in Web.config, and is nested inside the <resizer> element, which is nested inside <configuration>. For examples, see this sample Web.config file.

Where can I find the dll?

We prefer that you install via NuGet, but you can also find the plugin DLL files in the /dlls/release folder of your download.

How do I typically install a plugin via Web.Config?

  1. In Visual Studio, right click on your project and choose "Add reference". Browse to the plugin DLL and click "OK".
  2. In the <plugins> section of Web.config, insert <add name="PluginName" />
  3. Look at the plugin documentation to see what configuration options (if any) are available.

How do I typically install a plugin via code?