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[PHP] Automatically creating an image of another website - PHP Development

Hamid Thanks for the reply. I was told that using html2ps and ps2gif via php pipes (if that's the right word) would let php go to a site and "browse" the page, print it off as postscript and then convert the postscript file to a gif. not sure if that is possible which is why I posted to the list. Any suggestions would be appreciated! :) Ade > -----Original Message----- > From: Hamid Hossain [mailto:hamidhossainhotmail.com] > Sent: 14 July 2003 18:05 > To: [email]adrianjustcompete.com[/email] > Subject: Re: [PHP] Automatically creating an image of another website > > > > using ...

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    Default RE: [PHP] Automatically creating an image of another website

    Hamid

    Thanks for the reply. I was told that using html2ps and ps2gif via php
    pipes (if that's the right word) would let php go to a site and "browse" the
    page, print it off as postscript and then convert the postscript file to a
    gif. not sure if that is possible which is why I posted to the list. Any
    suggestions would be appreciated! :)

    Ade
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Hamid Hossain [mailto:hamidhossainhotmail.com]
    > Sent: 14 July 2003 18:05
    > To: [email]adrianjustcompete.com[/email]
    > Subject: Re: [PHP] Automatically creating an image of another website
    >
    >
    >
    > using GD functions you will be able to create images from the scratch or
    > from other images, but not a screenshot. PHP cannot take a screen shot of
    > the browser window!!
    >
    > It's the first time I here about this.
    >
    > I will check the upcoming comments maybe I will gain more info !!!
    >
    > Regards,
    > Hamid Hossain
    >
    > ----Original Message Follows----
    > From: "Adrian Teasdale" <adrianjustcompete.com>
    > Reply-To: <adrianjustcompete.com>
    > To: <php-generallists.php.net>
    > Subject: [PHP] Automatically creating an image of another website
    > Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 17:33:20 +0100
    >
    > I would like to be able to point PHP to a URL and for it to create an
    > "image" (like a screenshot) of that website. We are putting together a
    > "useful links" section for a client and to have this facility would be
    > great. Anyone done this sort of thing before? Any ideas would be very
    > useful
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    >
    > Ade
    >
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    Default Re: [PHP] Automatically creating an image of another website

    On Tuesday 15 July 2003 02:57, Adrian Teasdale wrote:
    > Thanks for the reply. I was told that using html2ps and ps2gif via php
    > pipes (if that's the right word) would let php go to a site and "browse"
    > the page, print it off as postscript and then convert the postscript file
    > to a gif. not sure if that is possible which is why I posted to the list.
    > Any suggestions would be appreciated! :)
    In theory that would work. But in practice the output from html2ps is very
    primitive and ugly to boot. Don't expect anything resembling a screenshot of
    a browser rendered page.

    NB html2ps may have improved in the months since I last tried it so try it and
    judge for yourself.

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    Default RE: [PHP] Automatically creating an image of another website

    OK, thanks for this suggestion Jason. I'll try it and see and then see if I
    can find any alternative

    Best regards

    Adrian
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Jason Wong [mailto:php-generalgremlins.biz]
    > Sent: 14 July 2003 20:34
    > To: [email]php-generallists.php.net[/email]
    > Subject: Re: [PHP] Automatically creating an image of another website
    >
    >
    > On Tuesday 15 July 2003 02:57, Adrian Teasdale wrote:
    >
    > > Thanks for the reply. I was told that using html2ps and ps2gif via php
    > > pipes (if that's the right word) would let php go to a site and "browse"
    > > the page, print it off as postscript and then convert the
    > postscript file
    > > to a gif. not sure if that is possible which is why I posted
    > to the list.
    > > Any suggestions would be appreciated! :)
    >
    > In theory that would work. But in practice the output from
    > html2ps is very
    > primitive and ugly to boot. Don't expect anything resembling a
    > screenshot of
    > a browser rendered page.
    >
    > NB html2ps may have improved in the months since I last tried it
    > so try it and
    > judge for yourself.
    >
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