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Alternatives to ImageMagick

GraphicsMagick, FFMPEG, OpenCV, Cloudinary, and imgix are the most popular alternatives and competitors to ImageMagick.
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What is ImageMagick and what are its top alternatives?

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 8.4K GitHub stars and 1.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to ImageMagick's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to ImageMagick

  • GraphicsMagick
    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
    FFMPEG

    The universal multimedia toolkit.

  • OpenCV
    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

    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

    imgix is the leading visual media platform that businesses choose to improve user experience, website performance, and cost-saving. imgix offers robust image and video processing, global content delivery, and intelligent asset management. ...

  • scikit-image
    scikit-image

    scikit-image is a collection of algorithms for image processing.

  • Imgur
    Imgur

    It is the best place to share and enjoy the most awesome images on the Internet. Every day, millions of people use Imgur to be entertained and inspired by funny, heartwarming and helpful images and stories from all around the world. ...

  • GStreamer
    GStreamer

    It is a library for constructing graphs of media-handling components. The applications it supports range from simple Ogg/Vorbis playback, audio/video streaming to complex audio (mixing) and video (non-linear editing) processing. ...

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GraphicsMagick

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    FFMPEG

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    The universal multimedia toolkit.
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      Hi Team,

      Could you please suggest which one need to be used in between OpenCV and FFMPEG.

      Thank you in Advance.

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      OpenCV

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        Computer Vision
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        Open Source
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        Imaging
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        Face Detection
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        Machine Learning
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        Great community
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        Realtime Image Processing
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        Image Augmentation
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        Helping almost CV problem
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        Hi Team,

        Could you please suggest which one need to be used in between OpenCV and FFMPEG.

        Thank you in Advance.

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        Cloudinary

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        An end-to-end image & video management solution for your web and mobile applications
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        PROS OF CLOUDINARY
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          Easy setup
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          Fast image delivery
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          Vast array of image manipulation capabilities
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          Free tier
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          Heroku add-on
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          Reduce development costs
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          Amazing support
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          Heroku plugin
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          Great libraries for all languages
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          Virtually limitless scale
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          Easy to integrate with Rails
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          Cheap
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          Shot setup time
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          Very easy setup
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          Solves alot of image problems.
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          Best in the market and includes free plan
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          Extremely generous free pricing tier
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          Fast image delivery, vast array
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          Paid plan is expensive

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        imgix

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        Optimize, manage, and deliver images and videos for faster pages, better visual quality, and a simpler workflow.
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          Image processing on demand
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          Easy setup
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          Smart Cropping
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          Reduce Development Costs
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          Efficient
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          Insanely Fast
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          Filters, resizing, blur and more as url parameters
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          Easy to understand pricing
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          Professional Features and Options
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          Excellent Face Detection
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          Lightyears better than ImageMagick
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          S3 as source
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          Great for Dynamic Compositing
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          Scales to your company's needs
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          Platform Update: we’ve been using the Performance Test tool provided by KeyCDN for a long time in combination with Pingdom's similar tool and the #WebpageTest and #GoogleInsight - we decided to test out KeyCDN for static asset hosting. The results for the endpoints were superfast - almost 200% faster than CloudFlare in some tests and 370% faster than imgix . So we’ve moved Washington Brown from imgix for hosting theme images, to KeyCDN for hosting all images and static assets (Font, CSS & JS). There’s a few things that we like about “Key” apart from saving $6 a month on the monthly minimum spend ($4 vs $10 for imgix). Key allow for a custom CNAME (no more advertising imgix.com in domain requests and possible SEO improvements - and easier to swap to another host down the track). Key allows JPEG/WebP image requests based on clients ‘accept’ http headers - imgix required a ?auto=format query string on each image resource request - which can break some caches. Key allows for explicitly denying cookies to be set on a zone/domain; cookies are a big strain on limited upload bandwidth so to be able to force these off is great - Cloudflare adds a cookie to every header… for “performance reasons”… but remember “if you’re getting a product something for free…”

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          Mountain/ \Ash

          In mid-2018 we made a big push for speed on the site. The site, running on PHP, was taking about 7 seconds to load. The site had already been running through CloudFlare for some time but on a shared host in Sydney (which is also where most of the customers are). We found when developing the @TuffTruck site that DigitalOcean was fast - and even though it's located overseas, we still found it 2 seconds faster for Australian users. We found that some Wordpress plugins were really slowing the TTFB - with all plugins off, Wordpress would save respond 1.5-2 seconds faster. With a on/off step through of each plugin we found 2 plugins by Ontraport (a CRM type service that some forms we populating) was the main culprit. Out it went and we built our own WP plugin to do push the data to Ontraport only when required. With the TTFB acceptable, we moved on to getting the completed page load time down. Turning on CloudFlare 's HTML/CSS/JS minifications & Rocket Loader we could get our group of test pages, including the homepage, loading [in full] in just over 2 seconds. We then moved images off to imgix and put the CSS, JS and Fonts onto a mirrored subdomain (so that cookies weren't exchanged), but this only shaved about another 0.2 seconds off. We are keeping it running for the moment, but the $10 minimum a month for imgix is hardly worth it (this would be change if new images were going up all the time and needed processing). The client is overly happy with the ~70% improvement and has already seen the site move up the ranks of Google's SERP and bring down their PPC costs. AND all the new hosting providers still come in at half the price of the previous Sydney hosting service. We have a few ideas that we are testing on our staging site and will roll these out soon.

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          scikit-image

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            More powerful
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            Great documentation
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            Imgur

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              Commonly used

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            GStreamer

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              Ease of use
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              Cross Platform
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              Open Source
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