Wednesday, October 10, 2007

ImageMagick: Convert, Edit, and Compose Images

I've been looking for something like this...I haven't tried it, but if it works as advertised, then I'll be home free on a few projects. Free Command-line image manipulation!
ImageMagick: Convert, Edit, and Compose Images

Update: I tried it, and it does everything I wanted and so much more. The COM dll is 6mb (or 12 as an AutoIt #include file I made), but even using the #include file, the programs compile down to around 4mb...not bad for the power it brings! If I had Visual Studio I could compile a custom version that only has the functions I need to save room. The only other thing I'd like to figure out how to do is compress the include file by marking repeated characters in the hex string and rewriting them with a simple looping function. Should be easy, but RegExp drives me nuts!

In case you're wondering, this is how I finally got my image publisher for our pictures vista-compatible...I was able to call this to get it down to a Vista-displayable size. As a bonus, I got to throw in some neat effects options too!

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