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Feature request: line height and kern #418

haydenzone opened this issue Jul 7, 2019 · 3 comments


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commented Jul 7, 2019


First off, I've been using this library for a couple hours and it's great. I appreciate all the work that has been put into it!

I was hoping to request API exposure for line height and kern features that ImageMagick provides for captions(see docs).

Thanks so much!


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commented Jul 8, 2019

API features should be available on the wand.drawing.Drawing class. Drawing.interline_spacing & Drawing.text_kerning property exists. The caption function is just a light-weight wrapper for the caption: protocol. Customizing & extended the text behavior would require you to roll your own drawing context. See Word Wrapping doc as an example.

emcconville added a commit that referenced this issue Jul 12, 2019

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commented Jul 12, 2019


Added an annotation method. This method differs from caption as it requires a wand.drawing.Drawing context to dictate type-face styles. So for kerning, and line height, you would do something like...

message = '   Quick\nbrown\n   fox'
with Image(width=250, height=150, pseudo='xc:lightgreen') as img:
    with Drawing() as ctx:
        ctx.fill_color = 'orange'
        ctx.font_family = 'Times New Roman'
        ctx.font_size = 40
        ctx.text_kerning = -4
        ctx.text_interline_spacing = -20
        img.annotate(message, ctx, left=30, baseline=40)



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commented Jul 12, 2019

@emcconville emcconville added this to the Wand 0.5.6 milestone Jul 12, 2019

@emcconville emcconville added the enhance label Jul 12, 2019

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