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[FEATURE REQUEST] - Plugin to support gifs in PDF

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:47 am
by nicholai
Hello

If you write article with the smileys used by tinyMCE, the smileys are in .gif format.
If you want to create a PDF, you get the error: gif not supported.
This of course is not 'quality' that fits in joomla.  ;)

Therefore I have 2 solutions:
1 - Change all the images from .gif to .png in the joomla package (Lots of work and propably ruining the images)
2 - Create a simple plugin which is used creating a pdf and let it convert the non-supported formats to png (Or something like that)

I do not know if things like this are planned or if there are ideas. I did not found an article about solving this issue.

Regards,
Nicholai

Re: [IDEA] Plugin to support gifs in PDF

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:17 am
by infograf768
In fact, it is not a big deal.
Change all images to .png in .../plugins/editors/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/
then edit the file
.../Library/WebServer/Documents/joomla11new/plugins/editors/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/emotions.htm
to change names of images.

Re: [IDEA] Plugin to support gifs in PDF

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:24 pm
by Jinx
Hi guys,

That would be an option indeed, but only be a stopgap measure for the smilies. The better approach would be to implement GD support and convert images to png on the fly. This would solve any image problems with the pdf renderer. This is out of scope for 1.5 however would require quite a bit of work, i'll mark this as a feature request and make sure it's on the roadmap for 1.6.

Johan

Re: [FEATURE REQUEST] - Plugin to support gifs in PDF

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:06 pm
by emonn
If the solution is to convert the GIF to PNG, make sure you support Animated GIF. The users can upload images from the article editor in the front-end, and there is no control on what type of images they will upload.

Of course, I would not expect the animated GIF to remain animated in the PDF file   ???

Re: [FEATURE REQUEST] - Plugin to support gifs in PDF

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:43 am
by Jinx
Moving to wishlist forum.

Re: [FEATURE REQUEST] - Plugin to support gifs in PDF

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:04 am
by athel
emonn wrote: If the solution is to convert the GIF to PNG, make sure you support Animated GIF. The users can upload images from the article editor in the front-end, and there is no control on what type of images they will upload.

Of course, I would not expect the animated GIF to remain animated in the PDF file  ???
I tried this - was successful - but now when I do the PDF option - it comes back and says "These are not valid PNG files"  :laugh:

Re: [FEATURE REQUEST] - Plugin to support gifs in PDF

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:38 am
by Sail
So what is the solution of this problem? i have a huge number of gif images in my every article.. so what can i do? this is a realy big prob now... convert all images in png format..

is there any development on this feature? :-[