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how to save text as gif ?

jite eghagha
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Joined: Oct 06, 2006
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How could i save text i typed into a textArea as a gif.

Imagine your typed up a report and saved it as a text file (.txt)
or you wrote and saved a java file (.java)

Imagine you wanted to open this file?
I want to view my file as a thumb gif and scroll into it, as the image gets big enough, it the reverts back to a (.txt file)

How can i capture the text image?
what option is more do-able:
1. capture the image when it is in a text area.(how do i do this)
2. convert the .txt file to a gif.(is this possible)
D Rog
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Joined: Feb 07, 2004
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Look in javax.imageio.*. You can capture your UI as an image and then store in formats like gif or png.

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Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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So you actually don't want to create a gif, but you want have it painted at a screen at a different "zoom level"?

So wouldn't it suffice to paint the text area on the screen using a Graphics object with an appropriate AffineTransformation applied?

Moving to our Swing forum...

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jite eghagha
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Joined: Oct 06, 2006
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i'll work on those thoughts.
David Wheeler

Joined: Oct 07, 2005
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Not really Swing, but I created a command line app to convert a text file into multiple .jpg (or .gif) for viewing on a Sony PSP. A cludged eBook reader :

Scott Florez
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Joined: Dec 05, 2006
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Here's some basic code I have used for option 1:

[ December 11, 2006: Message edited by: Scott Florez ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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