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PNG image creation overlay text on an existing image

Code Wizard, 12-30-2006

Creating a PNG with PHP. This could be expanded to create a security image for use in forms to check for robots. Just set $string to a randomly generated string. From php.net: "This example would be called from a page with a tag like: <img src="button.php?text=text">. The above button.php script then takes this "text" string and overlays it on top of a base image which in this case is "images/button1.png" and outputs the resulting image. This is a very convenient way to avoid having to draw new button images every time you want to change the text of a button. With this method they are dynamically generated." This script taken from the PHP manual (http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.image.php).

<?php

header("Content-type: image/png");
$string = $_GET['text'];
$im = imagecreatefrompng("images/button1.png");
$orange = imagecolorallocate($im, 220, 210, 60);
$px = (imagesx($im) - 7.5 * strlen($string)) / 2;
imagestring($im, 3, $px, 9, $string, $orange);
imagepng($im);
imagedestroy($im);

?>
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