| 5:03 pm on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)|
The experience has made your hand shake ..your spelling just took an uncustomary dive :))
| 5:21 pm on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)|
It sounds like it's essentially Flash -- an extension of an application like sIFR -- where you just use some additional scripting to plug in the location text. I am not enough of a Flash guy to know how to program the animation part, but I assume it can be done relatively easily with actionscript.
| 7:28 pm on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)|
It's a plain JPEG you can save without problems. Filename is always the same regardless of your location. No obvious use of Flash anywhere.
Technology application suitable for all-audiences can be seen on Letterjames, but they offer it as service not as script or component.
| 7:40 pm on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I misunderstood - thought the image was animated, not just automated.
| 6:19 pm on Jan 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
In Perl (Image::Magick) it's very easy to add text (in a handwritten font) to an image and write the output instantly to a .jpg file.
| 4:32 pm on Jan 9, 2006 (gmt 0)|
OK, found another one and that had a comment in it:
|CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default quality |
A quick query seem to indicate it has something to do with a PHP library. I am going to investiagte this further.
| 10:16 am on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
its done using image magick or gd2 in php
| 10:28 am on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Yep! I found a few "handwriting" fonts on the web, and I talked to my PHP guy and he basically said "piece of cake". It needs a bit of adjusting with angles, saturation etc. but once this is set, everything else runs on automatic. Since I have road-signs in mind, this should be fairly easy.
Now I need to research on the geotargeting component...