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I've found plenty of information about resizing/manipulating images with php, but nothing that I've seen about actually creating one from a php (or html) page.
Is this possible, and does anyone have an idea how to do this if it is?
I really have no idea, I looked through the Image Functions [php.net] but couldn't really think of anything.
So, you want a script that will get the client side output of a scripted page and screenshot it? Want to share a little more about why?
That way maybe we could think up alternatives.
Yes I mean the client side, after the php has been parsed.
But, what I'm trying to do is this: I have an rss feed (symantec virus alerts) on my site. I'm trying to link this feed to my web forum (phpBB), but it posts each virus as a separate post. I don't want 10 new posts with one virus each, so what I was hoping to do is create a snapshot of the updated rss feed, and then simply post the image in the forum. With a daily snapshot, it would update itself without me having to do anything else.
There has to be an easier way to do this. It sounds screwy even as I try to describe it. I think I may have to go into the rss parser file on the web board and change the code.
However, I donīt think you should use a screen shot to solve your problem. Parsing the RSS feed and adding it to the forum will be far better.