On Oct 21, 2008, at 6:39 PM, cjokomay wrote:

>  would like to take an html file, or even just an html string, and
> convert it to an image (e.g. jpg or png). Unfortunately I have no idea
> where to even begin. I imagine that it would involve the use of
> rmagick, in fact I believe its possible to convert html to pdf and
> then pdf to image, so I will start researching that angle.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated, even a just a push in the right
> direction would be great!
>
> Thank you.

look at the image magick label functions, it's possible that alone  
will give you want you want: which is, i assume, to dump a text string  
into an image.

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