Question for WileyKat
Posted on 1998-10-21
You said you could help me on another question. Here is what I asked:
BTW, WileyKat: I was wondering, how do you manipulate graphics so that you can call a perl script from an image tag? I've seen perl counters that have the numbers already built in in hex, but I'm interested in reading in the numbers and creating an image as a compilation of those number images and outputting that. If you know how to do this (or there is some library I need), I'll give you points for showing me how.
I'm looking for example code or a library on combining some graphic files (named 0.gif - 9.gif) into whatever is needed for the counter, and if possible how/why it works, since I'd like to understand this.
Assume a moderate level of understanding in perl.
p.s. if you give me a good answer and it looks like it's taking a lot of work for you, I'll up the points for you.