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04-07-2003, 12:08 AM
is that possible to display an image created (by resizing a bigger one) with GD without saving it to the server first? I want to display the image on the fly, and NOT in a new empty window.
Any help appreciated.

04-07-2003, 11:27 AM

I have known server admins who have got so frustrated at resource drain from people doing that, that they simply disable GD totally.

If you give a nice valid reason for wanting to bog down the servers resources like that, I'll gladly answer the question.

04-07-2003, 12:19 PM
You can serve an image to either browser or file, see imagecreate() *I think* in the manual, however it's a pretty intensive operation as Íkii mentions, unless you have a dedicated server and a fairly powerful one at that I'd not bother.

04-07-2003, 08:23 PM
ok.. you have made up my mind... let's save the damned thumbnails to disk... but I still wanna know.. is that POSSIBLE? I down't wanna bog YOUR server down ;)