I'm nearly finished a 3 month Flash project but now the most
mystifying task is at hand, left until last. The short of it is
this: Clients will be uploading jpg images, via a Flash/php
interface, to a web server. I need to ask them to provide a
thumbnail size image (no more than will fit within a100 pixels
square) and also one that will fit within a 450 pixels square area
-- i.e 450 pixels on its longest side. My more web savvy clients
will have little problem in doing this. But wouldn't it be nice if
all they had to do is submit a single jpg image of any resolution
(beyond a minimum size) and have a "slicing/dicing compacting
machine" do the work for them and store it (via php?) in their own
folder. I don't think Flashcan do this and not php alone. I'm
looking for the simplest way out and don't want to buy into
complicated software that do this job and other things way beyond
that I don't and won't ever need. Any suggestions from the
It would be possible to do it in flash (as3 in particular)...
but it really doesn't make sense to unless you want people to
choose a specific crop of the image for the thumbnail creation.
You probably really need to search for a php script that will
serve the purpose. I'd imagine there are some to do this. Try
googling for "php autogeneration of thumbnails" and take a look
through some of those links... (I didn't look through them, but it
seems like the type of thing you're after).