Here's the scenario -

Website has some demonstrative images.

I create these images with the gimp - starting with a jpeg, adding a few text layers and straight lines.

I then save as xcf in case I ever need to edit.

Then I export to jpeg, resize for thumb and export to jpeg again.

Admin interface to my web face needs to allow for upload of image.

What would be sweet is if I could just upload the gimp xcf in these cases, and have ImageMagick do the export to jpeg and thumbnail creation.

Advantage of doing it this way - it will allow me to keep the original xcf on the server along with the generated images.

Issues -

I'd rather not have any code that spawns a shell, so I can only do this if the pecl imageMagick module is up to snuff for xcf->jpeg conversion. Anyone used it? Looks like I'll have to compile it, before I do that I would like to know if it even is up to the task.

Second possible issue - I don't know how well imageMagick can deal with an xcf file that uses text layer / fonts. I assume I'll have to install the font used on the server (Adobe New Century Schoolbook Type 1 - yes, I have license for it), but if so, how would I specify to ImageMagick the font path?

Anyone done this sort of thing?

I may just do the export on my home box via gimp and just scp the xcf to the server so a copy is stored there as well, but it would be nice to just stick the xcf into a file upload field and just have php do the rest.

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