I am currently working on a project to create a (not prepaid) postage label. In java, I would go about doing this by creating a bufferedimage and adding various other images to it to create what I want. What I want is to put text, converted to an image, onto a template letter, to make a proper postage label.
For example, imagine I was given a document with blank spaces such as:
This document is in the form of an image, and I want to use apex and visualforce (the page is already constructed, I am just stuck at the image manipulation part) to add whatever name the user types in onto the image and pack it and email the new image.
The question I have here is: where do I even start? Java is a little nicer when it comes to image manipulation, as far as I can see. I've looked into using a web service and sending a soapxml request to return a proper encoded image, but I haven't found a web service that can do this.
Any pointers would be nice. Thanks.