Generate Image Text (memegenerator)

noobman

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As a fun little project, I thought I would try to create a mini-site (offline) that mimics the functionality of MemeGenerator.

What I want to do is create some stock images with blank space, and allow users to use a web form to add overlay text. When they hit submit, the text gets added to the image and a new file is generated for the user to save.

I can build all of the functionality for the front end, and handle saving files with a new name based on the text given... but I can't figure out what they're using to add text into the image.


Any ideas? I thought the .NET platform might have what I needed to do this, but at a glance I couldn't find anything useful.
 

ameoba

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Imagemagick was my first though but I'm not sure if the library ties in with .NET, since it's a pretty *nix centric tool. I'd be surprised if there's not some equivalent (if inferior) functionality in the dotNET platform.
 

Whatsisname

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there are .net wrappers for imagemagick, and even if there weren't you can still open pipes to other programs on windows.
 
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