in reply to Turning HTML into an Image
A better solution might be to try to interface with an HTML rendering engine (like the Gecko engine used by Mozilla) and use it to generate a rendering in an image. This could be a very difficult task, but the results would likely be much better. If you go this route, consider building a Perl module that others can use to do the same task. A Perl interface to Gecko, for example, would be a popular module!