I feel that this is one of the more exciting new features on CF8. So couldn’t wait to see what examples Ray had in store for us in his presentation …
ColdFusion 8: Dynamic Image Processing
He says that his blog has articles on LOST! I love him already.
How do we perform image manipulation now (pre CF8)? Alagad, ImagesCFC, and LylaCaptcha.
Now with CF8 we can work with images as a data type. New functions will allow us to Read, Write, Convert, Draw, Filter, Watermark, and more.
Many image types are supported including, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, etc. Animated GIF is NOT supported.
Love the Star Trek references in his examples. Long Live Trek!
You can dynamically create Captcha images. By the way CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart … in case you really wanted to know.
He demonstrated that adding a border will add the border to the margin of the image thus increasing the size and not to the inside of the image.
Was getting really, really hungry. Need … food … now.
See ya after the lunch break.