I have not used this yet, but here's a jQuery plug-in that might help: http://jquery.thewikies.com/sifr/#examples ImageMagick should be able to do this via convert. I played with creating text a while go just to see, but didn't have a live need. http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/text/ convert -background floralwhite -fill "#568100" -size 200x label:"Fred Jones" fred_jones.png convert -background floralwhite -fill "#568100" -size x100 label:"Fred Jones" fred_jones2.png in PHP: you can use system system ("convert ..."); -Bob Fred Jones wrote: > I have a need to convert styled text into an image format using PHP. > Specifically, I need to take this text, which I could convert into > either HTML or any other format (it's different fields and each is > actually plain text but has a fixed output format we need in the > image) and create an image of some sort (JPG,PNG etc.). So I might > have a title and a teaser and we want the title to be 20pt red text > and the teaser to be 30 pixels lower and in 12px black text. > > Then I need to attach this image to another image of the same height, > so that they sit side by side and create one large, wide image. > > I am doing this because then we will feed a set of these into > SlideShowPro  to create a slideshow out of the images. Yes, we > could use jQuery Carousel instead but the effects in SlideShowPro are > much nicer. :) > > My Flash guy says he doesn't know how exactly he could integrate > actual text into the tool, so I said that I could probably convert it > first into an image and then just send him those images. I have never > done this before and I see there are a few tools available for our > Linux server, such as ImageMagick or GD. I think GD and associated > "built-in" PHP functions should be able to handle this, but I wanted > to ask for any thoughts. > > Thanks, > Fred >  http://slideshowpro.net -- Bob Meetin www.dottedi.biz 303-926-0167 Hook up with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo Pulse and Bebo or catch my blog at www.dottedi.biz/blog.php Standards - you gotta love em - there are so many to choose from!