View Full Version : Merging Text With Graphics

06-22-2005, 11:17 AM
I have a fantasy-art site (Dragon Flight (http://dragonflight.homecall.co.uk) ) where I'd like to provide an e-postcard facility using some of my artwork. However, I want the text message that is being sent to be merged with the image - i.e. to be come part of the image, prior to it being emailed. Is this even possible?

06-22-2005, 04:50 PM
Erm, yes. Most server-side languages have an image-editing package available, which is what you want. You can also use a command-line image-editing program (like ImageMagick (http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php)'s "convert") via a CGI script. Both methods require packages to be installed/enabled on the server.

06-25-2005, 01:02 PM
Thanks Twey, I'll investigate those. I suspect however that my ISP will not allow its use...

07-17-2005, 02:22 PM
It can be Done in HTML using Layers it can also be Done like
if u create a backgroud Image for a table and then type some thing in the Table ;)

07-17-2005, 02:57 PM
I want the text message that is being sent to be merged with the image - i.e. to be come part of the image
Layers cannot be emailed, and are harder to manipulate at any rate.

In fact, having had my attention drawn to this... Alistair, you would need something server-side to send the cards anyway.

07-29-2005, 06:26 PM
You're artwork is pretty sweet :P. Anyways, Twey I know how much you love flash why not use it I mean that's if you have a license I wouldn't wants to promote any peer-2-peer programs such as kazaa(or kazaa lite :P) to download it. I could make you some if you want I have flash. Although I do have enough on my table as it is.

07-29-2005, 07:12 PM
Urgh, Flash. Again, this is totally irrelevant to the thread. The OP specified that s/he wanted to use an image. Flash is not ideal for including in emails, and if some idiotic corporation (ahem) hadn't decided to integrate its web browser with its mail user agent so the mail user agent could do everything the web browser could, it wouldn't even be possible. Mail protocols were never designed to carry formatting, much less inserted objects, and a large number of mail user agents don't even support HTML email.

08-05-2005, 09:40 PM
but if you send tables as email, some people have html disabled in there email.

08-06-2005, 07:12 AM
As I was saying: don't rely on HTML email.