This application will grab a screen capture of the home page of a website, resize it, store it as a small thumbnail on a remote server.
A listing is added to my directory. At the time the listing is accepted, the thumbnail is created and stored on the site. The acceptance script sends the information to the thumbnail script which takes the snapshot, resizes it and stores it in the appropriate folder on the remote server.
Additionally, the site owner can log in and click "Update my thumbnail image" to replace the existing image with an updated one.
The listing site URL, filename and database/FTP information are passed to the thumbnail application which takes the snapshot, resizes it to 133x100 and uploads the thumbnail to the appropriate folder with the filename assigned.
I will need the proper queries (initial thumbnail request and update request) to add to my existing directory applications to make it all work correctly.
It MUST be automated and web-based- I am not looking for a desktop application where the data must be manually entered to create the thumbnails.
Apparently, this can't be done in Linux/PHP (I've tried with several programmers) so I will be setting up a Windows-based hosting account strictly to run this application. I am willing to work with the script being hosted on your server if that is something you offer.
Thanks for looking- please PM me to clarify any questions you might have.