What is PHP-FlashImageConverter?
PHP-FlashImageConverter is a rather simple php-script that runs on your server and can be used as an interface for macromedia flash to load any jpeg, gif or bmp file (in any size needed) on your server or anywhere else on the internet into flash. And the most important thing: it's free! :-)
After I did the initial version of I found another php script on the net called "swfImageProxy" doing basically the same but with support of more file types.
Check it out at the swfImageProxy homepage
What do I need it for?
Since flash MX it is possible to dynamically load progressive jpeg images into a flash movie.
Unfortunately progressive jpegs are the only images flash can load at runtime, therefore an an interface between the macromedia flash movie and the image to load is needed, to transform other image formats or interlaced jpegs into progressive jpegs.
What do I need on my server to run the php script?
You need PHP 4.x and the gdLibray in a recent version (gd > 2.x recommended).
see http://www.zend.com/manual/ref.image.php and http://www.boutell.com/gd/ for more information.
Where can I download it?
the script can be downloaded here:
PHP-FlashImageConverter.zip (please consider the file readme.txt included in the zip archive for installation instructions)
A downloaded version of the demo implementation will be available in a view days
What image formats can be converted?
PHP-FlashImageConverter converts GIF, JPEG (interlaced and progressive), PNG and windows BMP files into progressive JPEGS (input image file formats are depending on your GD Library installation!).
What else can PHP-FlashImageConverter do?
right now the functions of PHP-FlashImageConverter are limited to only a small amount of resizing funtions. As there are:
can I see a demo of PHP-FlashImageConverter somewhere?
sure, here you go
How to use the demo imeplementation:
check out also the following links: