Creating Images without GD
Posted on 2003-11-14
I have to generate images dynamically for the website I am developping for my company, and I would have liked to make it customizable (colors, layout...)
Therefore, some images have to be generated dynamically so that they fit the layout chosen by the user.
My problem is that I don't have any rights to install graphic libraries like GD for instance, and the administrators won't do it (you know how system admins are in big corporate groups.. don't want to move a finger. "if it works, don't touch it, it will continue to work, don't take the risk to have some work to achieve...")
Many thanks to them, everything has to be done from "scratch" ^^
So, if anyone has already done that, how would it be possible to create images without any lib at all ?
(might sound a HUGE work...)
or has anyone already coded a script for generating quarter-circles without libs, that would be indeed the most important thing i need, the other images could be avoided, but these ones are kinda important (yes, i know, it's lame and takes time to just for obtaining stupid quarter-circles... but tell that to the sheeps who pretend to work there and use the site I have to do. They want the moon, i have to find it)
and yes, i know the latest Mozilla versions have a property to generate round-edged tables, but the so-called sheeps are using IE.
Please help a poor slave slowly becoming mad.
many thanks in advance