On Thu, 2009-04-30 at 23:35 -0700, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> 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.
Do the text layers have to go beneath something on the original xcf, or
have special effects applied to them? If not, you can add t existing
images with GD, by using a source image, adding text layers, etc, and
then exporting it as a new graphic.


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