Write An Image Created By A Charting Class To A Bitmap File

Posted on 2004-10-29
Last Modified: 2009-12-21

I have a barchart created by the chartdirector program available as a stream of bits that I then print using the print php statement, viz.:


With the makechartChart2 being the operation of the barcharting class.

I do not have the GD graphics library loaded but need to find some way to save the stream of bits as a file so that I can later make it available to a class (part of the fpdf library) that can insert the image as a picture in a pdf document.

Does anybody have a solution.?

Help would be appreciated.
Question by:phpamble
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    Accepted Solution

    If you print the content, why not just saving the content to a variable like this:
    $pic = $c->makeChart2(PNG);

    // output bits
    print $pic;

    //write pic to file:
    $fp = fopen('/name/of/pic.png', 'w+');
    fputs($fp, $pic);
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    Thank you very much for your excellent assistance.  I also increased the point value for this question.

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