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ImageMagick

A software suite to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images
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What is ImageMagick?

It is a free and open-source software suite for displaying, converting, and editing raster image and vector image files. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 200) including PNG, JPEG, GIF, HEIC, TIFF, DPX, EXR, WebP, Postscript, PDF, and SVG.
ImageMagick is a tool in the Image Processing and Management category of a tech stack.
ImageMagick is an open source tool with 7K GitHub stars and 1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to ImageMagick's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses ImageMagick?

Companies
20 companies reportedly use ImageMagick in their tech stacks, including Appwrite, Festalab, and Sotong Kitchen.

Developers
47 developers on StackShare have stated that they use ImageMagick.

ImageMagick Integrations

PHP, Java, Ruby, C++, and .NET are some of the popular tools that integrate with ImageMagick. Here's a list of all 9 tools that integrate with ImageMagick.
Decisions about ImageMagick

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose ImageMagick in their tech stack.

Jonathan Pugh
Software Engineer / Project Manager / Technical Architect · | 4 upvotes · 7.9K views
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ImageMagick is a full featured, powerful, scriptable image manipulation tool that has stood the test of time. I usually use it within #Ruby scripts, and mainly for resizing images. You can also add effects and composite images. It has advanced options for everything so you can get just the results you want. It's almost like a programmable #Photoshop.

As an alternative, a modern #JavaScript image resizer is now available, #sharp, if you want to stick within a #JavaScript script ecosystem: https://sharp.pixelplumbing.com.

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Nicolás Tomé Miller
Designer/Developer at MPG · | 6 upvotes · 12.8K views
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Hi! I was looking into ImageMagick to create a JPG on the fly from a PDF file in an HTML/PHP project and found out it had to be installed on the server. I was wondering if there are any alternatives that can be run from the webpage without installations on the server-side.

This is my first post in stackshare, so please allow me to apologize if this post is in the wrong place or written incorrectly! Don't shoot me :-)

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ImageMagick's Features

  • Color Quantization
  • Posterization
  • Dithering
  • Halftone dithering
  • Liquid rescaling
  • Transparency
  • GIF animation
  • Blur
  • Sharpen
  • Composite.

ImageMagick Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to ImageMagick?
GraphicsMagick
GraphicsMagick is the swiss army knife of image processing. Comprised of 267K physical lines (according to David A. Wheeler's SLOCCount) of source code in the base package (or 1,225K including 3rd party libraries) it provides a robust and efficient collection of tools and libraries which support reading, writing, and manipulating an image in over 88 major formats including important formats like DPX, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PNG, PDF, PNM, and TIFF.
FFMPEG
The universal multimedia toolkit.
OpenCV
OpenCV was designed for computational efficiency and with a strong focus on real-time applications. Written in optimized C/C++, the library can take advantage of multi-core processing. Enabled with OpenCL, it can take advantage of the hardware acceleration of the underlying heterogeneous compute platform.
Cloudinary
Cloudinary is a cloud-based service that streamlines websites and mobile applications' entire image and video management needs - uploads, storage, administration, manipulations, and delivery.
imgix
imgix is a real-time image processing service and CDN. Resize, crop, and edit images simply by changing their URLs.
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ImageMagick's Followers
82 developers follow ImageMagick to keep up with related blogs and decisions.