[thelist] Image in PHP

Jack Timmons jorachim at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 07:52:51 CDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 7:01 AM, HP Thniah <heanpeng at gmail.com> wrote:
> I developed a PHP script to output the results of a survey in the form of a
> GIF image.
> The issue is that I would like to include titles and links on the page but
> they dont work. Please advise.
> The script below produces the GIF image but ignores the echo bit. Any titles
> I add (by using the echo function also doesn't work).
> <?php
> Header("Content-Type: image/gif");
> ....
> $im = ImageCreate($xDim, $yDim);
> $backg = ImageColorAllocate($im, 255,255,200);
> $blue = ImageColorAllocate($im, 0, 0, 255);
> $nY = 0;
> ...
> ImagePNG($im);
> mysql_close($con);
> echo "<br>Back To [<a href=\"test.html\">Main</a>]<br>";
> ?>

That would be due to you outputting in a header that the content is a
gif. Since that is what the browser is expecting, that's all it
assembles and shows.

If you wish to have the image and link on a page, you need to set an
image tag with the URL of the generated image as the source (IE:

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