1. Michael Dunlap
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:08 PM UTC

My current application is 32 bit and uses a Snowbound DLL to display my images.  I can also get it to work using ImageGear.  I  can't spend the money to upgrade to 64 bit or a .net version.  So, I was able to use GDIPlus to display the images in a typical Client / Server environment but that doesn't work when trying to deploy it with PowerServer.  I've tried using the typical picture control, but can't get the image to resize inside the control without the picture control resizing.

What would you recommend for me to use so that I can port to a web application for free or less than 2 products I mentioned above.






Roland Smith Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 14 May 2020 17:42 PM UTC
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If all the user needs to do is look at the image, you can display them in the browser directly.

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Olan Knight Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:46 PM UTC
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   In a previous post Chris had this to say about manipulating images:

" I have done all of this type of imaging work using ImageMagick. Its free and open source."


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  1. Chris Pollach @Appeon
  2. Thursday, 14 May 2020 21:03 PM UTC
Hi Olan ... Thanks for that mention!

BTW: I have done this with PowerServer Web and Mobile Apps as well. However in these implementations with ImageMagick, I created a PB Web Service and called IM on the server side to do my image manipulation. Then placed the processed image back into a DB Blob, where the Web/Mobile App(s) could pick up the updated image. Thus, no requirement to install 3rd party tools on the client. Then I used the InkPicture control to present the updated image. I did an entire Elevate presentation on my implementation of imaging and OCR'ing in either PB, Web & Mobile App. (Case Study of a real implementation).
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