Introducing GIFBUILDER

GIFBUILDER is a universal object in TypoScript that uses some basic TypoScript code to generate images using the ImageMagick (or GraphicsMagick) library in PHP. Generating images with ImageMagick is normally very complex, and we would have to learn a fair amount of PHP to make anything. Using GIFBUILDER, makes it relatively easy to make these same dynamic images without learning PHP or opening Photoshop. GIFBUILDER can actually be used for any images that we would want to create in TypoScript, but we are going to be using it specifically for GMENU in this book to turn our text fields into typographic images complete with layers and effects.

We are going to learn about three main objects in GIFBUILDER that will help us create ...

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