You may not know this, but Internet Explorer 4.x and above hasimage manipulation capabilities similar to those normally found only inimage editing programs like Adobe Photoshop. This article takes a look atIE5's image filters, and demonstrates how they can help you add specialeffects to your images and text on the fly.
Not too long back, this column demonstrated how PHP's image-generation capabilities on the server side could be used to create simple GIF or JPEG images that responded dynamically to text input. This week, I'm going to help you take a few more graphic artists off your payroll by demonstrating some powerful tricks on the client side of things, with some of the powerful special effects that ship as a part of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x and above.
Yup, you read that right - the image filters and transitions you'll be learning about over the next few pages will not work, no how now way, in Netscape Navigator 4.x. You have been warned!
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