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Linux.com: CLI Magic: Make Instant Web Banners from the Command Line

Aug 08, 2006, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Sometimes you might have a need to make an image file consisting mostly of text--to use as a banner on a Web page, for instance. You can always make the banner in an image editor, but there's a much quicker way--one that lends itself to automatic generation from scripts using arbitrary text.

"GNU Enscript is a tool that converts text to PostScript, and when combined with the ImageMagick suite of image processing tools--which comes installed as standard equipment on almost all Linux distributions these days--you can build nice-looking PNG and JPEG image banners for Web sites, on the fly, from any text you give it..."

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