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Re^2: Centering Text with GD::Image

by djlerman (Sexton)
on Nov 04, 2021 at 18:41 UTC ( [id://11138440]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Centering Text with GD::Image

@Bod This worked perfectly. Thank You!

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Re^3: Centering Text with GD::Image
by Bod (Parson) on Nov 06, 2021 at 19:31 UTC
    This worked perfectly. Thank You!

    Glad it worked for you.

    Now you may want to rewrite your working code so that it is improved working code by adopting the great advice from kcott. I shall be modifying the code from which that snippet is taken when I next look at that site. Very soon I expect as we are doing quite a bit of development there!

      I think this is the specific code that worked for me. There are a few weird things at the end because I am using EMBPERL. This is on a CentOS release 6.5 build.
      use GD; $first = "First Name"; $middle = "Middle Name"; $last = "Last Name"; $image = "/www/images/image.jpg"; $im = GD::Image->newFromJpeg($image); ($width, $height) = $im->getBounds(); $outim = new GD::Image($width, $height); $outim->copyResampled($im, 0, 0, 0, 0, $width, $height, $width, $heigh +t); # name $fgcolor = $outim->colorAllocate(0,0,0); $fontname = '/usr/share/fonts/dejavu/DejaVuSerif.ttf'; $ptsize = 20; $angle = 0; $x = 345; $y = 275; $string = ucfirst($first) . ($middle ne '' ? ' ' . ucfirst($middle +) : '') . ' ' . ucfirst($last); @bounds = new GD::Image->stringFT($fgcolor,$fontname,$ptsize,$angle,$x +,$y,$string); $left = ($outim->width() / 2) - (($bounds[2] - $bounds[0]) / 2) + 5; $top = ($outim->height() / 2) - ($bounds[7] - $bounds[1]) / 2; $outim->stringFT($fgcolor, $fontname,$ptsize,$angle,$left,$y,$string); + # make sure we are writing to a binary stream binmode STDOUT; select(STDOUT); $| = 1; undef $/; $http_headers_out{'Content-Type'} = "image/png"; $escmode = 0; print OUT $outim->png();

        Glad to hear you got it working 😊

        From the earlier comments about Indirect Object Syntax, I would suggest you change:

        $outim = new GD::Image($width, $height); ... @bounds = new GD::Image->stringFT($fgcolor,$fontname,$ptsize,$angle,$x +,$y,$string);
        and instead use
        $outim = GD::Image->new($width, $height); ... @bounds = GD::Image->new->stringFT($fgcolor,$fontname,$ptsize,$angle,$ +x,$y,$string);

        As a separate observation, I find this a little difficult to read and unneccesasy

        $string = ucfirst($first) . ($middle ne '' ? ' ' . ucfirst($middle +) : '') . ' ' . ucfirst($last);
        I would personally rewrite it as:
        $string = ucfirst($first) . ($middle ? ' ' . ucfirst($middle) : '' +) . ' ' . ucfirst($last);
        As an empty string $middle will test false.

        Because of the data I deal with, I also force names to be lowercase before adding the initial capital. You may not need to depending on your data and whether you consider names having legitimate capitals in them being a problem - like "O'Neil" (I should see if a module exists to deal with these and write one if not)

        $string = ucfirst(lc($first));

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