Installing ImageMagick & Imagick PHP Extension On Dreamhost

/ PHP / by Paul Robinson / 26 Comments

I have recently been installing ImageMagick on my server for use on my other site Celeb O Rama, but because I am on Dreamhost I can’t just install what I like, like you would on a server that you own. So by using the Dreamhost Wiki I installed ImageMagick, but there are no instructions on how to install Imagick. The […]

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Creating Cropped Thumbnails With ImageMagick

/ PHP / by Paul Robinson / 8 Comments

So you’ve just installed ImageMagick, but how do you make your thumbnails in it? Ahhh, a very good question my friend. Why Not Use Imagick? Well like my server, not all servers have the Imagick extention for PHP installed. Also I think (personal opinion, shock) the command line is a better way to use ImageMagick. Right let’s get to it.

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PHP, GD & Memory Limits Plus How To Install ImageMagick

/ PHP / by Paul Robinson / 7 Comments

I thought I’d make this little tid bit of a post for anyone who is interested. I was recently using GD to make an uploader, as I mentioned in the last post. Yesterday someone contacted me saying it produced an error, but the error was blank. Very odd! So I shut it down so I could do some debugging & […]

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Making & Cropping Thumbnails Square Using PHP & GD

/ PHP / by Paul Robinson / 39 Comments

Recently I made an image uploader for my other website & I noticed that there isn’t a lot of tutorials around on how to crop thumbnails into squares. This tutorial requires that GD is enabled in PHP, I’m not sure whether you need GD2 or not but I don’t see any reason for it not to work in older versions […]

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Using PHP Sessions To Store Information

/ PHP / by Paul Robinson / 0 comments

Something that most people starting out learning PHP ask is how do you store information temporary? Well the answer to the that is by using PHP sessions. So here is a quick overview of how to use sessions in PHP. Sessions are, in a nutshell, a way of temporary storing information in the browser’s memory while a user is browsing […]

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