[FX.php List] GD vs. Imagemagick

Thes Quid thesquid at friedbaloney.com
Mon Sep 26 08:00:19 MDT 2005

I'd recommend using Imagemagick instead of GD, it's MUCH better.
I've successfully used it with an FX site I'm developing.
What is you webserver on? I run FreeBSD (unix), but there's also  
Imagemagick for windows IIS

try here:


On Sep 26, 2005, at 9:49 PM, fx.php_list-request at mail.iviking.org wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm desperately trying to get GD working with images we store in a  
> FileMaker
> database (please don't tell me not to store them in the database; for
> reasons I can't be bothered going in to here, we have to). I'm  
> trying to
> generate thumbnails on the fly but am having no luck. I can read  
> the images'
> dimensions OK so GD is definitely seeing the images correctly, but for
> thumbnails I either get binary output as text on the page (despite  
> sending
> the correct Content type header), or nothing at all.
> Has anyone ever done this? Or come up with a decent workaround?  
> (Remember, I
> have to leave the images in the database, at least at this stage.)
> Cheers,
> Kevin
> PS I'll post some code if necessary, but I'm assuming that anyone  
> who's used
> GD with FM successfully will know what I'm talking about at a  
> generic level.

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