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Perl Graphics Programming
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Author(s): Shawn Wallace
language: English
pages: 478
ISBN: 059600219X
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Perl programmers naturally turn to Perl to tackle whatever challenges they have at hand, and graphics programming is no exception. Geared toward Perl users and webmasters, the book demystifies the manipulation of graphics formats for use on the Web, and provides all the tools necessary to begin programming and designing graphics for the Web immediately. You'll learn how to generate dynamic Web graphics, automate graphics tasks, create dynamic Web documents, and produce pages with Flash and SVG.
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Graphics programmers aren't the only ones who need to be proficient with graphics. Web and applications programmers know that a dull web page can be quickly transformed into one that's interesting and lively with the use of well-planned graphics. And fortunately, you don't need the skills of a fulltime graphics programmer to use graphics effectively. From access counters and log report graphs to scientific plots and on-the-fly animated GIFs, graphics scripting is within the grasp of most web programmers. Using open source software, like Perl, you have the power to dynamically generate graphics based on user input and activity, easily manipulate graphics content, and optimize graphics for compression and quality.

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 images within a dynamic application, communicating between SWF front-end and Perl back-end, XSLT transformations, compression, and much more.

Perl programmers naturally turn to Perl to tackle whatever challenge they have at hand, and graphics programming is no exception. Perl Graphics Programming provides all the tools you need to begin programming and designing graphics for the Web immediately. This book will change how you think about generating and manipulating graphics for the Web.


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With this book you'll learn to:
Generate dynamic web graphics with charts, tables, and buttons
Automate graphics tasks (thumbnails and borders)
Create dynamics web documents (PDF, Postscript)
Produce rich Internet experiences with Flash and SVG
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