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by Randolf
2010-01-21T14:35:10-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: Note about installing ImageMagick w/ mod_perl2 in Apache 2.2
Replies: 1
Views: 12579

Re: Note about installing ImageMagick w/ mod_perl2 in Apache 2.2

One more thing: Make sure you manually download all Windows updates, including right up to the current Service Packs. To make sure you've got all the updates downloaded, keep going back into the Windows Updates system until there are none left to download -- in Windows XP the "Express" mode won't ge...
by Randolf
2010-01-21T14:31:09-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: PerlMagick problems on Win XP.
Replies: 10
Views: 25062

Re: PerlMagick problems on Win XP.

That's also very useful information. For those who depend on automatic Windows updates, you need to be aware that there are many updates that simply won't get installed in XP, Vista, and 7, unless you take the extra time to install them all manually. The good news about Windows XP updates is that to...
by Randolf
2010-01-10T21:46:15-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: Crop() does not gravitate?
Replies: 6
Views: 21423

Re: Crop() does not gravitate?

I've noticed that ->Extent seems to ignore the "center" attribute as well.
by Randolf
2010-01-10T21:43:20-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: How to build?
Replies: 1
Views: 7968

Re: How to build?

A reboot of Windows solves these sorts of problems for me, and then I don't even need to build anything from sources. After installing anything major, such as Perl or ImageMagick, be sure to reboot Windows. In the Unix/Linux world this isn't needed because the OS has these things handled properly, b...
by Randolf
2010-01-10T21:40:19-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: Error "child process exited with status 255"
Replies: 2
Views: 10101

Re: Error "child process exited with status 255"

That's helpful information, thank you. My situation is that I'm reading a temporary file that doesn't have an extension, and may be GIF, JPeG, or PNG. If ImageMagick can't be configured before calling ->Read() to load the file, then perhaps I'll have to either read the first portion of the file to d...
by Randolf
2010-01-08T16:25:46-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: Error "child process exited with status 255"
Replies: 2
Views: 10101

Error "child process exited with status 255"

I'm using PerlMagick with mod_perl2 and libapreq2 in Apache 2.2. I have a Perl script that takes an image file upload, changes its type to "png" before resizing and sharpening it, and then writes a new .png file somewhere. This script works fine for all .jpg, .jpeg, and .png files, but fails with .g...
by Randolf
2009-12-29T22:24:59-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: PerlMagick problems on Win XP.
Replies: 10
Views: 25062

Re: PerlMagick problems on Win XP.

That's excellent! I'm glad that it's working for you now.

Also, thank you for sharing the solution -- your information will hopefully be helpful to anyone else who experiences the same problem.
by Randolf
2009-12-22T21:25:13-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: PerlMagick problems on Win XP.
Replies: 10
Views: 25062

Re: PerlMagick problems on Win XP.

I think you may need Perl v5.10.1 -- that was a requirement for me for the newest Image::Magick Perl modules. You should probably create a full backup of your system before upgrading things though (software like http://www.drivesnapshot.de/ can create a full image of your entire hard drive without s...
by Randolf
2009-12-16T01:08:36-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: PerlMagick problems on Win XP.
Replies: 10
Views: 25062

Re: PerlMagick problems on Win XP.

What about uninstalling all versions of ImageMagick, and then re-installing the newest version? After they're all uninstalled, you might want to manually check the C:/Perl/site/lib/Image/Magick/ directory for left-over files before re-installing the newest version. I currently do have ActiveState Pe...
by Randolf
2009-12-15T12:06:13-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: PerlMagick problems on Win XP.
Replies: 10
Views: 25062

Re: PerlMagick problems on Win XP.

I had this problem, and resolved it by rebooting Windows.

I also created a thread yesterday entitled "Note about installing ImageMagick w/ mod_perl2 in Apache 2.2" (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15208) that describes the symptoms (and solution) in detail.
by Randolf
2009-12-15T00:05:11-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: Note about installing ImageMagick w/ mod_perl2 in Apache 2.2
Replies: 1
Views: 12579

Note about installing ImageMagick w/ mod_perl2 in Apache 2.2

I've been dealing with some strange errors after installing ImageMagick on a Windows XP Pro SP3 system running ModPerl 2, libapreq2, and Apache 2.2. The errors indicated that DynaLoader couldn't find ImageMagick's DLL file when using the LoadFile directive in the "httpd.conf" file. Here are two erro...
by Randolf
2008-12-08T10:25:21-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: Converting PNG to gif and maintaining edge quality
Replies: 4
Views: 13738

Re: Converting PNG to gif and maintaining edge quality

With GIF, you need to specify the "matte" which is the default background colour to use for matching the gradient transparent portions of the image. I'm not sure if ImageMagick uses the same name for this ("matte" is the terminology used in Adobe's Photoshop). With PNG, the "matte" isn't needed beca...
by Randolf
2008-12-08T01:33:10-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: Converting PNG to gif and maintaining edge quality
Replies: 4
Views: 13738

Re: Converting PNG to gif and maintaining edge quality

You probably need to set a different background colour. GIF is a bit limited this way compared to PNG because only one background colour may be selected for the transparency, while PNG images seem to handle transparency very differently (and in a way that makes it possible to show gradient transpare...
by Randolf
2007-11-05T02:11:01-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: Modperl and Imagemagick
Replies: 15
Views: 37169

Re: Modperl and Imagemagick

Okay, here's an update: Under NetBSD 4.0_RC3, running Apache HTTPd v2.2.6 with ModPerl v2.0.3, libapreq2 v2.0.8, and Perl v5.8.8. If I use the "PerlModule Image::Magick" directive in my httpd.conf file, I get a core dump (of httpd, not the OS). I can, however, get it to work if I use "use Image::Mag...
by Randolf
2007-10-13T08:47:12-07:00
Forum: PerlMagick
Topic: Can't start PerlMagick: "C:/Perl/lib/DynaLoader.pm line 230"
Replies: 3
Views: 9764

Re: Can't start PerlMagick: "C:/Perl/lib/DynaLoader.pm line 230"

You're welcome, and thank you for posting an update confirming that this resolved your problem.