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    A library for generating an image data URI representing an image containing the text of your choice.

    Originally part of a Twitter bot for publishing tweets longer than 140 characters, the generator takes a string and an optional configuration object as parameters and returns a promise that will resolve to an image data URI (data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAA...)

    There is also a synchronous variant that returns the data URI directly.

    Installation

    npm i text-to-image
    

    Note that text-to-image uses node-canvas to generate images. For text-to-image to install, you might have to fulfill the installation requirements for node-canvas. Please refer to their documentation for instructions.

    Usage

    const textToImage = require('text-to-image');
    
    // using await
    const dataUri = await textToImage.generate('Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet')
    
    // using .then
    textToImage.generate('Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet').then(function (dataUri) {
      // use the dataUri
    });
    
    // using sync
    const dataUri = textToImage.generateSync('Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet')
    

    This is an example of a full dataUri generated by the above examples:

    data:image/png;base64,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    Copy that line into the address field of your browser and you should see the generated image.

    The image generator will adjust the height of the image automatically to fit all text, while the width of the image is fixed to the specified width.

    Line breaks can be forced with \n.

    Configuring

    The generate and generateSync function takes an optional second parameter containing configuration options for the image. All configuraion parameters are optional. The available options are as follows.

    Name Default value Description
    bgColor #FFFFFF Sets the background color of the image.
    customHeight 0 Sets the height of the generated image in pixels. If falsy, will automatically calculate the height based on the amount of text.
    debug false Set to true to turn on debug mode (see below).
    debugFilename timestamp Set a custom file name for the file created in debug mode. Defaults to a timestamp with a .png extension.
    fontFamily Helvetica The font family to use for the text in the image.
    fontPath The file system path to a font file to use, also specify fontFamily if you use this.
    fontSize 18 The font size to use for the text in the image.
    fontWeight normal The font weight to use for the text in the image.
    lineHeight 28 The line height for the generated text.
    margin 10 The margin (all sides) between the text and the border of the image.
    maxWidth 400 Sets the width of the generated image in pixels.
    textAlign left The text alignment for the generated text (possible values: left, start, center, right, end).
    textColor #000000 Sets the text color.
    verticalAlign top Use to set center height with customHeight (possible values: top, center).
    verticalAlignOffset -5 Use to offset text in case margin top displace align.

    Example:

    const textToImage = require('text-to-image');
    
    const dataUri = await textToImage.generate('Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet', {
      debug: true,
      maxWidth: 720,
      fontSize: 18,
      fontFamily: 'Arial',
      lineHeight: 30,
      margin: 5,
      bgColor: "blue",
      textColor: "red"
    });
    

    Debugging

    Turn on debug mode to have the library store the generated image data URI as a PNG in the current working directory (where the process was started). The image name will be the current date and time.

    Test

    The library is tested using Jest. Run the test suit by executing

    npm test
    

    A coverage report will be generated in coverage/.

    Contributing

    Pull requests are welcome. Read the Contributing guidelines.

    License

    ISC License (ISC)

    Install

    npm i text-to-image

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