Pixel Bender in PHP

In the past few months I’ve been working on a PHP extension that enables developers to do more sophisticated image manipulation than currently possible on the PHP platform. One of the key features is the ability to import a Pixel Bender kernel. The idea is to take advantage of the many cool filters that people have already created. The Pixel Bender Toolkit is also a very nice tool.

Anyway, the project is ready to see the light of day. At this link, you can see the kind of effects you can archive:

Click the “Live Demo” link to see the extension in action. On one side, you see what Pixel Bender in Flash produces. On the other side, you see what the PHP extension produces. The server sends the result as JPEG, so the output will look slightly worse. The output coming out of the extension should actually be identical to what Pixel Bender in Flash produces.

If want to play around with the extension, you can download it at this link:

Let me know what you think.