On 12/11/09 17:44, O. Lavell wrote:
Chris Payne wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I have been asked to create thumbnails from the first page of a PDF
document on the fly with PHP, I have looked online but am confused as
there doesn't seem 1 simple solution.

What would you all recommend as an easy way to do this?

Any help would be really appreciated.
I think I would just call an external program to do it, like "convert"
from Image Magick:

exec("convert -thumbnail 300x300 document001.pdf[0] thumbnail001.png");

If you're going to use ImageMagick, make sure you have the latest ghostscript library, otherwise not all thumbnails will render properly.

I don't recommend CentOS for this task. If this is your server OS, I recommend considering this rpm:


Good luck.

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