Kyle and Mika sing the painful song of dynamic GIF, so I join:
I had to hunt, and hunt, and guess to get PHP+GD+GIF to work on
my Win98 dumbbox. But it works, and if I have to, I can kick the
GIMP into processing script-fu (a tiny Scheme interpreter) and
outputting from what amounts to Photoshop layered files, with
whatever real-time processing considerations are necessary,
like dropping to 16-color if all graphics already sent to the
keitai are reaching the 5k limit.
'vanilla' i-mode ain't over yet ...
> On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Kyle Barrow wrote:
> > While PHP does a magnificent job at creating 8-bit PNGs, lack on GIF
> > support on the PHP servers where the application will eventually run,
> > kills PHP as an option as I am also branching i-mode and WML/HDML
> > content.
> IMO this is just shitty service from the ISP. GIF support (among
> JPG and PNG) is one of the most basic building blocks of many PHP
> applications. Unisys patent issue sholdn't be an issue out of US.
> If the ISP didn't have support for that or didn't include the
> support after asking them I would just move my money elsewhere.
> There are some problems with GD though. The quality of images
> scaled down with ImageCopyResized() is not too good. The results
> usually look quite pixelated. I have been using two different
> solutions for that problem.
> 1) patched GD extension for PHP which includes a resize function
> with bicubic interpolation: ImageCopyResizedBicubic()
> 2) a new extension called php_imlib. This extension has richer
> set of features for modifying images. The extension is still
> in early states of development (current release is 0.3). It
> seems quite stable though.
> You need to be able to have full access to the server to use
> these options or ISP willing to compile them in though...
> Mika Tuupola http://www.appelsiini.net/~tuupola/
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Received on Wed Aug 22 11:24:56 2001