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All of the features that StackImage provides are either available with the built-in flair on each Stack Exchange site or provided by StackImage's successor: StackImage 2. Therefore I have shut down the StackImage service permanently.

The images below are shown for historical purposes.

Screenshot / Code Snippet

Samples of the standard flair:

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The same samples only using the new mini version:

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Global flair:

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About

StackImage is an image-generating service designed to create an image given a set of parameters. Currently, StackImage can generate an image that contains some of your profile information. The advantage over using the default flair is that StackImage can be embedded anywhere an image is allowed and there are lots of options for customizing the images. You can put them on blogs, forums, and bulletin boards. The images also stay up to date with your current reputation.

StackImage also supports 'Global Flair' which is an image that displays all of your reputation from all StackExchange sites - including Area51 reputation.


The Easy Way:

The handy online tool:
http://stackimage.quickmediasolutions.com/


The Technical Way:

You can create a flair image by creating a URL that contains:

[URL]
  flair.php  - the default-size flair
  mini.php   - the new mini-flair
  global.php - the global flair

[Required]

  For the normal and mini flair:
     id         - the desired user id
     site       - the desired SE site
  For the global flair:
     guid       - the association ID for your accounts

  * Note: for the global flair, you can also include a parameter area51=
          with your Area51 ID in the URL.

[Optional]
  background - the color of the background
  border     - the color of the border
  text       - the color of the text
  title      - the color of the user's name
  font1      - the font to be used for the badges *
  font2      - the font to be used for the display name and rep *

* can be one of [mono,  monobold,  monobolditalic,  monoitalic,
                 sans,  sansbold,  sansbolditalic,  sansitalic,
                 serif, serifbold, serifbolditalic, serifitalic]

For example, the URL for the large-sized Jon Skeet image pictured above (line breaks inserted for clarity):

http://stackimage.quickmediasolutions.com/flair.php
?id=22656
&site=stackoverflow
&border=777777
&background=000000
&text=ffffff
&title=ff8888
&font1=sans
&font2=sansbold

This URL can then be used anywhere an image URL is expected. The site caches the images for 24 hours so that the processing load on the server is lessened.

Note: Your feedback is appreciated! Eventually I'd like to make a similar thing for questions.


License

Closed Source

Download

N/A

Platform

Any browser that supports JPEG images.

Contact

I can be reached at admin@quickmediasolutions.com

Code

My stack.PHP wrapper was used for this service.

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lol @ "My terrific stack.PHP wrapper was used for this service." :) –  Maxim Zaslavsky Jun 24 '10 at 4:44
2  
@Maxim: What's so funny about that? It's true. According to the official FAQ, you are encouraged to mention if your app uses any wrappers. And it is terrific! –  Nathan Osman Jun 24 '10 at 4:46
    
Look at how many bronze badges Jon Skeet has! –  Nathan Osman Jun 24 '10 at 6:21
    
Updated to work with v0.9 of the API. –  Nathan Osman Jun 24 '10 at 19:28
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You should relax on the compression a bit. And/or switch to PNG format. The images (bill's and farseeker's) look really compressed. –  jjnguy Jun 25 '10 at 21:37
    
OOoh lookie, I'm up there. Way to promote the fact I'm yet to get my first gold badge :( –  Mark Henderson Jun 25 '10 at 21:44
    
@jjnguy: Okay, probably a good idea. The more images I test, the worse it looks. –  Nathan Osman Jun 25 '10 at 22:09
    
@Farseeker: Sorry :) Any suggestions? Ideas? Comments? –  Nathan Osman Jun 25 '10 at 22:09
    
@jjnguy: Fixed! The compression is much less now. –  Nathan Osman Jun 25 '10 at 22:10
    
@George, yeah - get me that gold badge ;) Just kidding, looks good. –  Mark Henderson Jun 25 '10 at 22:23
    
@Farseeker: Did you try the interactive online tool? stackimage.quickmediasolutions.com –  Nathan Osman Jun 25 '10 at 22:35
    
@George, thanks! Now we all look prettier. –  jjnguy Jun 25 '10 at 23:20
    
I just had a go with it then. Very impressive :) –  Mark Henderson Jun 26 '10 at 1:45
    
@Geo pretty cool! Thanks. –  systempuntoout Sep 17 '10 at 7:19
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image of questions? –  Sky Sanders Sep 17 '10 at 8:46
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