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Sets the Text rendering font.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
GraphicsMagick 2.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "GMImage.SetFont"; ImageRef; value )   More


Parameter Description Example
ImageRef The image reference number. 1
value The new value.


Returns "OK" on success.


Sets the Text rendering font.
See GMImage.ListTypeInfo function to list fonts available.

You can use either GMImage.SetFontFamily or GMImage.SetFont, but not both.


Picks a ubuntu regular font:

MBS("GMImage.SetFont"; $ref; "@/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ubuntu/Ubuntu-R.ttf")

Annotate an image on an Ubuntu FileMaker Server:

Go to Layout [ “Annotate Test” ; Animation: None ]
Go to Record/Request/Page [ First ]

Set Variable [ $ref ; Value: MBS( "GMImage.New"; "200x200"; "white" ) ]
# Settings for the font
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("GMImage.SetFontPointsize"; $ref; 12) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("GMImage.SetFont"; $ref; "@/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ubuntu/Ubuntu-R.ttf") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("GMImage.SetFillColor"; $ref; "RGB 0 0 0") ]
# Write the text to the picture
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("GMImage.Annotate"; $ref; "Hello World"; "100x200+10+40"; 1) ]
# store the picture in the field
Set Field [ WebHook Chat::File ; MBS( "GMImage.WriteToPNGContainer"; $ref ) ]
Commit Records/Requests [ With dialog: Off ]
# Free image
Set Variable [ $Error ; Value: MBS("GMImage.Free";$ref) ]

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 17th February 2023

GMImage.SetFilterType - GMImage.SetFontFamily