Text as Image

Presenting my new^ web toy: Text as Image Web Service Hack

Let’s start with this URL:
http://antrix.net/text/?text=hello world

That returns an image:
Hello World

It’s too dull, I think.
http://antrix.net/text/?text=hello world&fgcolor=white
Hello World

Or maybe the same color as the titles on this blog.
http://antrix.net/text/?text=hello world&fgcolor=A4C130
Hello World

How about swapping the colors?!
http://antrix.net/text/?text=hello world&fgcolor=160B35&bgcolor=A4C130
Hello World

Or simply:
http://antrix.net/text/?text=hello world&fgcolor=transparent&bgcolor=A4C130
Hello World

Back to basics, but a less boring font:
http://antrix.net/text/?text=hello world&font=georgia
Hello World

A bigger size really brings out the serifs!
http://antrix.net/text/?text=hello world&font=georgia&size=48
Hello World

But perhaps you have a taste for the tiny?
http://antrix.net/text/?text=hello world&font=silk&size=8&fgcolor=teal
Hello World

Oops!! The font is called Silkscreen!
http://antrix.net/text/?text=hello world&font=silkscreen&size=8&fgcolor=teal
Hello World

And just so you don’t make a mistake like that with all those options, there’s a nice Web 1.0 form to help you out!

Have fun!

PS: This is yet another web.py hack of mine.

^ Not exactly new since I wrote this couple of weeks ago. I didn’t release it then since there was a font rendering bug in PIL which got fixed recently!