ImagickDraw::annotation

(PECL imagick 2, PECL imagick 3)

ImagickDraw::annotationDraws text on the image

Description

public ImagickDraw::annotation(float $x, float $y, string $text): bool
Warning

This function is currently not documented; only its argument list is available.

Draws text on the image.

Parameters

x

The x coordinate where text is drawn

y

The y coordinate where text is drawn

text

The text to draw on the image

Return Values

No value is returned.

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use_contact_form at Jonas-Kress dot de
14 years ago
may help someone...

<?php
/**
* Split the given text into rows fitting the given maxWidth
*
* @param unknown_type $draw
* @param unknown_type $text
* @param unknown_type $maxWidth
* @return array
*/
private function getTextRows($draw, $text, $maxWidth)
{
$words = explode(" ", $text);

$lines = array();
$i=0;
while (
$i < count($words))
{
//as long as there are words

$line = "";
do
{
//append words to line until the fit in size
if($line != ""){
$line .= " ";
}
$line .= $words[$i];


$i++;
if((
$i) == count($words)){
break;
//last word -> break
}

//messure size of line + next word
$linePreview = $line." ".$words[$i];
$metrics = $this->canvas->queryFontMetrics($draw, $linePreview);
//echo $line."($i)".$metrics["textWidth"].":".$maxWidth."<br>";

}while($metrics["textWidth"] <= $maxWidth);

//echo "<hr>".$line."<br>";
$lines[] = $line;
}

//var_export($lines);
return $lines;
}
?>
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Anonymous
14 years ago
Here's how to create a header image and write it to file. This took me a while to figure out. I hope this helps.

<?php

/* Text to write */
$text = "Hello World!";

/* Create Imagick objects */
$image = new Imagick();
$draw = new ImagickDraw();
$color = new ImagickPixel('#000000');
$background = new ImagickPixel('none'); // Transparent

/* Font properties */
$draw->setFont('Arial');
$draw->setFontSize(50);
$draw->setFillColor($color);
$draw->setStrokeAntialias(true);
$draw->setTextAntialias(true);

/* Get font metrics */
$metrics = $image->queryFontMetrics($draw, $text);

/* Create text */
$draw->annotation(0, $metrics['ascender'], $text);

/* Create image */
$image->newImage($metrics['textWidth'], $metrics['textHeight'], $background);
$image->setImageFormat('png');
$image->drawImage($draw);

/* Save image */
file_put_contents('/path/to/file.png', $image);
?>
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daniel at justathought dot net
11 days ago
[As mentioned in another comment] To correctly position text in the vertical plane when using `annotation()`, you can use the value of the `"ascender"` element returned by `Imagick::queryFontMetrics()`.

So, to effectively make your text touch [0, 0], for example, you could do something like the following.

<?php
$textDraw
= new ImagickDraw();
$textDraw->setFont($fontPathname);
$textDraw->setFontSize($fontSize);
$textDraw->setFillColor(new ImagickPixel($color));

$imagick= new Imagick();
$textMetrics = $imagick->queryFontMetrics($textDraw, 'Hello, World!');

$textDraw->annotation(
0,
$textMetrics['ascender'], // <-- This is the important bit :-)
'Hello, World!'
);
?>

Hope that helps clarify. The other comment was a blessing for me.
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Anonymous
14 years ago
You can use this method to break your text so that it'll fit a certain $maxWidth.

<?php
/**
* @param string $text
* @param int $maxWidth
*/
protected function _fitText($text, $maxWidth)
{
$im = new Imagick();
$im->newImage($this->_width, $this->_height, "none");

$lines = explode(PHP_EOL, trim($text));
$DEBUG_LOOP = 0;

for (
$k = 0; $k < count($lines); ++$k) {
do {
$drawText = new ImagickDraw();
// set your font settings like size, family, .. here
$metrics = $im->queryFontMetrics($drawText, $lines[$k]);
$fits = $metrics["textWidth"] <= $maxWidth;

if (
$fits) {
break;
}

$pos = mb_strrpos($lines[$k], " ");
if (
$pos === false) {
throw new
RuntimeException("can not make it fit");
}
if (!isset(
$lines[$k + 1])) {
$lines[$k + 1] = null;
}
$lines[$k + 1] = trim(mb_substr($lines[$k], $pos + 1) . " " . $lines[$k + 1]);
$lines[$k] = trim(mb_substr($lines[$k], 0, $pos));

if (++
$DEBUG_LOOP >= 200) {
throw new
RuntimeException("infinite loop");
}
} while (!
$fits);
}
$text = implode(PHP_EOL, $lines);
$drawText = new ImagickDraw();
// set your font settings like size, family, .. here again!
$metrics = $im->queryFontMetrics($drawText, $text);
$metrics["text"] = $text;
assert('$metrics["textWidth"] <= $maxWidth');
return
$metrics;
}
?>
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web at synaptech dot fr
10 years ago
In some cases the (custom) font can be truncated on the side parts, especially the handwritten ones.
To improve the above note from Anonymous on "how to create a header image", I've changed this part of the code:

<?php
/* Create text */
$draw->annotation( $metrics['boundingBox']['y2'], $metrics['ascender'], $text );

/* Create image */
$image->newImage( $metrics['textWidth'] + $metrics['boundingBox']['y2'], $metrics['textHeight'], $background );
?>
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