ImageMagick-5.4.1: description + notes

ImageMagick is a robust collection of tools and libraries to read, write, and manipulate an image in many image formats (over 68 major formats) including popular formats like TIFF, JPEG, PNG, PDF, Photo CD, and GIF. With ImageMagick you can create images dynamically, making it suitable for Web applications. You can also resize, rotate, sharpen, color reduce, or add special effects to an image and save your completed work in the same or differing image format. Image processing operations are available from the command line, as well as through C, C++, and PERL-based programming interfaces.

Here are just a few examples of what ImageMagick can do:

You can access ImageMagick functions directly from the command line using the ImageMagick tools convert, mogrify, montage, composite, or identify. Use the display program to interactively manipulate your images or animate an image sequence from a graphical panel. Finally you have access to the various image manipulation methods directly from your favorite application development environment: Perl, C++, C, or Java. These programs and much more are explained by following the links on the ImageMagick Home Page.

ImageMagick may be configured to support a wide variety of image formats. Many of these are compiled into this package, giving it a number of dependencies. To install fw_ImageMagick you must also install the following freeware packages:

Some image formats are supported by run-time invocation of helper programs. You may optionally to install the following freeware packages:

ImageMagick provides optional compiled-in support for some packages that we cannot include in SGI's freeware distribution. In particular, this build of ImageMagick does not include support for:

A Perl interface (PerlMagick) is available in source form, but due to the difficulty in producing a portable perl library it is not pre-built in this package. This package was built with 16-bit quanta enabled, but with SOCKS disabled.

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