Posted on 20/2/08 by Tim Koschützki
Yeah so I told you Felix and I are having some neat plans for the near future. I also told you we both are working on and will release some open source goodness on our new Debuggable Site. So well, what am I for one working on?
An Image Library.
Yeah, a very neat one that supports layering and all of the good stuff, including:
- Several methods of resizing, cropping, cutting, flipping, trimming, rotation
- Format conversion
- Custom Backgrounds
- Transparency among many layers including several blending methods
- Adding shapes, polygons, boxes, texts, ..
- Convenience methods for thumbnailing and captchas
- Adding borders and frames to images and layers
- Custom creation of gif animations
- Effects like gaussian blur, invert color, color replacement, emboss, brightness, contrast, ..
- Image quality improvement
I think it's going to be pretty neat, because it is also wrapped into a nice OOP interface that supports Jquery-like chaining. It has a good test coverage so far using Test-driven Development and unit tests. Integration testing, basically in my case how the different layer effects work together, is not so easy, but I should be fine.
Here are two examples of what can be achieved with the library in very few codelines:
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