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From Kevin Z Grey <>
Subject Re: ImageManip
Date Fri, 24 May 2002 16:31:12 GMT
Steve Loughran wrote:

>>Lets say you're working for a company with multiple products that all
>>share the same template image for their company logo.  The marketing
>>dept comes to you and insists that you do the following for each splash
>>Take the template company logo image and insert a different product logo
>>per product to the precise location (precise down to the pixel, and yes
>>there are people who are this picky....).  Then take the resulting image
>>and draw the product name, version, build # and date, and rotate that
>>slighty by 5 degrees.
>>Are there any existing utils that allow you to do this without either
>>writing a shell script or coding your own executable specific for the
>>task?  I haven't been able to find one.... and I think it'd be
>>incredibly useful.  Especially if a wide assortment of ANT users develop
>>servlet based apps.  You can also throw some more twists to the story,
>>like add a certain border, or background, alpha layer, etc to make the
>>task more difficult.  Is there an existing automated solution to this?
>yeah, that makes sense. You are using ant as your workflow language for
>image manip.
>Actually I always thought about doing an image scale task for doing some of
>my photo processing before publishing, and we do have an <imagediff> task
>that takes two jpegs, diffs them into a jpeg to highlight differences, and
>can throw a buildexception if the two images dont match. Regression testing
>on the old SVG, see.
    Sounds pretty cool.  Thats something that could be included in this. 
 Does this mean you endorse it with a +1?? :)


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