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Web-based Gamertag/MSN Banner image generator...

I've just completed the first pass at a small web-based application that will allow you to select a banner style and enter in either your gamertag or instant messenger email address and have a generated image returned that you can 'save as' for use on your site.  (This was done on purpose so that people wouldn't just pass in a URL and cause my site to be hammered due to having to keep generating images ;-) )

I'm happy that the capability to accomplish this is built into the FCL, however, I did run into a few problems.  One, the FCL doesn't really support the creation of .GIF files, especially those that need transparency.  Second, why does GDI+ and Photoshop draw the same exact font so differently?  Third, the conversion of an image to a .GIF in GDI+ seems to wash out the colors a bit.

Even though I'm not 100% happy with the results (I'm pretty picky sometimes)... I guess it beats having to build these by hand using Photoshop whenever someone sends me a request :-D

So without further ado, here's the XboxFriends.com BannerGen application for your enjoyment.  (If you have a suggestion for a better font to choose from, be sure to send me a comment.)  I should also point out, I'm considering this release a beta release... based on feedback I'll make improvements over time.

I also want to credit Duncan Mackenzie for the seeding the idea in my brain.

Published Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:57 PM by CorySmith
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# Gamertag image banner

Monday, July 19, 2004 4:38 PM by Random Thoughts of Jorriss

# Gamertag image banner

Friday, July 23, 2004 2:56 PM by Random Thoughts of Jorriss

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Saturday, November 13, 2004 2:17 PM by Aaron Junod

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Monday, November 14, 2005 11:08 PM by rich
???

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005 3:39 PM by Rodger
yeah this rox

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005 6:44 AM by Jerry
i need a new gamer tag for the xbox 360

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Sunday, December 11, 2005 9:49 AM by Mathew Morton
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# Gamertag image banner

Sunday, April 23, 2006 5:41 PM by Jorriss.Net
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