Perl Graphics Programming
Shawn WallaceISBN: 059600219X; 9780596002190;
Geared toward Perl users and webmasters, Perl Graphics Programming focuses on open-source scripting programs that manipulate graphics files for use on the Web. The book demystifies the manipulation of graphics formats for newcomers to the Web with a practical, resource-like approach. You'll begin with a tour of the most common web graphic file formats--PNG, JPEG, GIF, SWF, SVG, Postscript and PDF--then you'll explore the most powerful tools and Perl modules available for manipulating these graphics, such as GD, PerlMagick, and GIMP. Included in this part of the book is a thorough description of the Ming module for creating on-the-fly Flash files. Next, a "cookbook" section includes practical, all purpose recipes: GIF animation, generating imageswithin a dynamic application, communicating between SWF front-end and Perl back-end, XSLT transformations, compression, and much more. Perl Graphics Programming provides all the tools you need to begin programming and designing...