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jpg, gif dynamic thumbnail

Hello,
I am looking for a way or a utility to generate on the fly thumbnail from images to send to the client.
I found good ones however what i found do not support GIF.

I am trying to create a photo album feature to my web.

Please help,
Thank you.
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talal
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TheNigeCommented:
Check out http://www.serverobjects.com/products.htm#aspimage

aspImage allows you to make thumbnails with GIF format.

hope that helps
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talalAuthor Commented:
No it does not... i check that out first, actually ServerObjects are usually my first choice for utilities,

(Works with GIF* (RLE only) JPG, PNG and BMP )
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TheNigeCommented:
it does...just not the encoding that you want.  why not just use JPG if it is a photo gallery
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talalAuthor Commented:
we have animated gifs :-(
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TheNigeCommented:
it does...just not the encoding that you want.  why not just use JPG if it is a photo gallery
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TheNigeCommented:
sorry for the repeat....

that's a hard one then...i've seen other components that don't do TIF with LZW either....guess they are staying away from the licensing thing
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talalAuthor Commented:
i just wish that ASPImage fully supported GIFs.
I really like their products... but not supporting GIF is a big limitation..
Although i understand the reasons.
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TheNigeCommented:
take a look at this one....i know it creates animated gifs...not sure if it can just load one and the resize it to display.

http://www.gifactory.mol.ru/products.asp
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talalAuthor Commented:
yup..
it is really frustrating from LZW to impose such fees
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talalAuthor Commented:
correct me if i am wrong, but this one only "creates" gif files.. i did not see anywhere a reference to resizing existing gif file.
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TheNigeCommented:
i was looking trhough the documentation for it....it had some property for a "background image"...so what i'm thinking...is why not take your existing gif's....use them as a background image in the new animated gif (in which you wouldn't use any animation or add anything else besides your background)....not sure if you can do it or not...would just take expirimentation.
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TheNigeCommented:
Pulled from the documentation....BGIMAGE would be your current larger images....then use the GifWidth and GifHeight to make the thumbnail....try it

For example:

gifname=ban.gif;GifWidth=468;GifHeight=60;BGIMAGE=DOG.GIF;
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talalAuthor Commented:
... umm worth a try ..
but i think this will wait til Monday cuz i am off work now..

Thank you for your help i really appreciate this.
I know you have been doing the best to get the points so i will do that as soon as i test this and works.


;-) thx
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TheNigeCommented:
good luck!

thanks
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HanDuongCommented:
You should get AspJpeg on www.persits.com and I will give you CDKey
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talalAuthor Commented:
Thank you HanDuong,
But AspJpeg does not support GIFs. Thank you for the offer though.
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talalAuthor Commented:
Hello TheNige,
I tried it the way you suggested unfortuantly it did not work, It loaded the image, the CUT it to match the size i set.. it did not RESIE it.
:-(

Help!.. ANYONE!!
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Michel SakrCommented:
I see your best solution is to resize from html tags.. although the file size will stay the same.
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Michel SakrCommented:
Chesty soft had csImagefile component that did the job but they are offline it seems:

http://www.chestysoft.com/download/csift102.zip
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talalAuthor Commented:
Silvers5: The plan is to resize to reduce the size...
Wow i really did not think it would be so difficult..

I guess i ganna have to do this manually then..
sigh
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Michel SakrCommented:
well that licencing fee knocked all component builders down..
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talalAuthor Commented:
Hello TheNige,
I have not found any solution that really solved this issue 100% however yours is as close as it could get.

Thank you, and sorry, i wanted to wait for a little while thinking that someone would have a better solution.


Thanks again.
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