I am writing to print text to an image using PHP. However, the function
imagettftext() uses the baseline, whereas I need the text vertically centered.
So, I either need a method to print text with y not the distance from top to baseline, but from top to top of bounding box OR I need a method using which I could determine the distance between top of bounding box and baseline.
Apparently, I am confusing you. So, to make it clear: I am aware of the function
imagettfbbox(). Using that function I can determine height and width of resulting text box. Its height, however, is utterly useless for vertical alignment when printing with
imagettftext(), because the Y parameter is not the distance to the top of the box (or even the bottom, but at least something I could have used having the height) but the distance to the baseline of the text within.
EDIT: Why am I not accepting the latest answer?
See my latest comment below the answer, and use this image as a reference.