WideImage 11.02.19 released

Posted in News on February 19th, 2011 by gasper_k – 5 Comments

WideImage 11.02.19 is available for download.

New features:

Bug fixes:

If you have issues or find a bug, see support.

WideImage 10.07.31 released

Posted in News on July 31st, 2010 by gasper_k – Comments Off

WideImage 10.07.31 is available for download.

New features:

  • round corners operation; draws rounded corners with a specified radius and color, supports transparency (demo, API doc, ticket #3035923)
  • resizeCanvas operation; resizes the image area without stretching the image itself (demo, API doc, ticket #2881299)
  • extended smart coordinates: any number of operands in expression is now allowed (documentation, ticket #3036614)
  • smart coordinates support in writeText() method of Canvas object (demo, API doc, ticket #3009284)
  • useFont() shortcut method in Canvas class (demo, API doc, ticket #2833436)
  • Image objects are now serializable #1832358

Bug fixes:

  • fixed asPalette transparency issue #3036803
  • fixed Exception class doesn’t exist issue #3013393
  • fixed rotation bug with transparent images #3009286


  • more documentation
  • a few new demos

WideImage 9.09.04 released

Posted in News on September 4th, 2009 by gasper_k – Comments Off

First things first. This is a new web site. The old one is still available if you need documentation for the old version of the library.

Next, as you might have noticed, the versioning notation changed to “”. I find it simpler to just release the library with a datestamp, then to bother with beta, RC, 1.0, what goes where, whether that particular change makes it 1.1 or 1.0.1, and when it should finally be 2.0. It’s an image manipulation library, not an operating system, after all.

While I was at it, I changed some other things, too. Some of them break backwards-compatibility, so if you’re upgrading from a previous version, you should read through the changes carefully:

  • Classes and files renamed: naming is now PEAR-like, ready for namespaces. This change alone breaks backwards compatibility. Sorry. :)
  • Introducing smart coordinates.
  • A more detailed documentation.
  • API documentation in PHPDoc is now available.
  • Removed $format parameter from saveToFile(). See migration guide.
  • Made loading from uploads and outputting to browser easier
  • Experimental and incomplete BMP support (using code from JPEXS).
  • Decided on the logo. Thanks, Krof :) . For now, because people are still sending me their work.
  • Internals: dropped auto-loading; it caused trouble, and wasn’t particularly useful.
  • Some other features
  • A few new unit tests
  • Some bug fixes (thanks for the bug reports!)

Important: this release breaks backwards-compatibility. See the migration guide for details.

PS. Thank you all for sending me logo suggestions. I selected the simplest-looking, but the decision isn’t final, because I still expect to receive some suggestions.

Welcome to this, the new website

Posted in News on September 4th, 2009 by gasper_k – 2 Comments

This is the new WideImage web site. Hope you’ll find it useful and functional. The old website is still available at

If the post title seems strange, you may need to watch more Family guy.