If I had the choice I would make the thumbnail when it gets uploaded using
the netpbm stuff (netpbm.sourceforge.net). I've found netpbm makes *much*
nicer and smaller (file size wise) thumbnails than GD.
On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Shane wrote:
> I have read warnings that this (imagecreatefromstring.php) is killer
> SLOW simply because it is server side. Have you found this to be true?
> Would you suggest just making the thumbnail when the file is uploaded,
> or do you think it is wiser just to make a thumbnail when the user
> requests it, and just make them wait for the server side code to crunch?
> Thanks again group!!!
> - NorthBayShane
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Philip Hallstrom [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 12:56 PM
> To: Shane
> Cc: php
> Subject: Re: Thumbnails from mySQL binary data
> start with this:
> On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Shane wrote:
> > Greetings, I just started playing with the GD functions. (FUN!!!) And I am looking
>for advice or scripts on how to turn binary data from my DB into thumbnails.
> > I understand how to make thumbnails from existing images already "sitting in a
>directory," but how can I get a scaled image to be made directly from the binary data
>in my DB.
> > Your guidance or advice would be most helpful and TRULY appreciated.
> > As always, my final functions will be posted for all.
> > Thanks in advance my friends!!!
> > - NorthBayShane
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