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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:48 pm  Post subject: TIP: Cropping amazon images on the fly
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Just found this tip @ clan-sudamerica and wanted to shre it with you:

When you're trying to post an image from amazon, you get those dreaded white things on the sides... like this:
Original:
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Well... let's see the code:

Code:
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B00005PJ6N.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1056698532_.jpg


By manipulating the code, you can easily crop the image to get only the cover like this:

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The differences:

all are http://ec1.images-amazon.com

Original Code:
/images/P/B00005PJ6N.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1056698532_.jpg

Cropped code:
/images/P/B00005PJ6N.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

The first underlined part was replaced by a 02
The second underlined part was just erased.

Check it out and enjoy ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:50 pm  Post subject:
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Thanks for the tip!
Will check it out!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:17 pm  Post subject:
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Whoa Great tip! *slaps forehead*

This should be added to the "how-to-post' thread.

Thanks vtwin0001!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:29 am  Post subject:
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Nice one, thnx a lot

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:13 pm  Post subject:
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Yeah, great tip vtwin0001 :beerchug:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:06 pm  Post subject:
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Cool! :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:21 pm  Post subject:
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I'll see if i can get the board to do it automatically. I'm just shit at regex so it will take me a while to figure out a string that works :matrix:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:43 am  Post subject:
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prob something like this:
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/images/([a-zA-Z])/([0-9a-zA-Z]*).01._SS500_SC([a-zA-Z]{8})_(?:[0-9a-zA-Z]*)_.jpg

and the next line shows how to build the new string.
Code:
/images/&1/&2.02.&3.jpg


Nice program I use for testing regexps is: regex coach
http://weitz.de/regex-coach/

if you need an explanation for the regexp let me know.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:17 am  Post subject:
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Hehe, well you were close but PHP is a retarded relation to pearl so I got this one in the end then fell asleep:

Code:
$ret = preg_replace("#/images/([a-zA-Z])/([0-9a-zA-Z]*).01._SS500_SC([a-zA-Z]{8})_(?:[0-9a-zA-Z]*)_.jpg#is","/images/\\1/\\2.02.\\3.jpg", $ret);


//1 are the return types of the brackets in php
and you need # to start and stop it for whatever reason, i don't really know why i just noticed all the others began and ended like that.


anyway, I moved this to site development. Thank for the info vt and vae :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:33 am  Post subject:
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and you need # to start and stop it for whatever reason, i don't really know why i just noticed all the others began and ended like that.

The reason is that you need to enclose the regexp with 2 symbols, doesn't need to be # but can also be /
You also need to backslash(escape) those symbols if you use them in your regexp.

Just for the fun of it, if you would use / instead of # it would be:
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/\/images\/([a-z])\/([0-9a-z]*).01._SS500_SC([a-z]{8})_(?:[0-9a-z]*)_.jpg/is


If you are using is (#is) you can shorten the regexp by: (drop the A-Z)
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$ret = preg_replace("#/images/([a-z])/([0-9a-z]*).01._SS500_SC([a-z]{8})_(?:[0-9a-z]*)_.jpg#is","/images/\\1/\\2.02.\\3.jpg", $ret);

i stands for case insensitive.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:02 pm  Post subject:
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i hate regex. :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:37 pm  Post subject:
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Here's a solution a friend of mine came up with (Greek to me):

Code:
$text = preg_replace("!([a-zA-Z0-9\-\_\.]*amazon\.com\/.+\/)([a-zA-Z0-9]+)\.01.+\_SC([a-zA-Z0-9]+)\_.+(\.jpg)!","\\1\\2.02.\\3\\4", $text);


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:28 pm  Post subject:
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Am I the only one who finds no difference from the 2 pictures? :o


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:33 pm  Post subject:
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i think spud implemented succesfully the code

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:07 am  Post subject:
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Yes the fact that you don't see a difference is a good thing, means the script works. :)

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