System Performance (speed) With ImageMagick.

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What would you use when you have to catalog 5,000,000 images?

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Post by magick » 2003-07-17T07:39:10-07:00

I run the ImageMagick Studio web site at http://enigma.es.dupont.com/MagickStudi ... Studio.cgi which accepts images from users and they can convert, edit, or composite them. I have seen no significant slow-down on our 1.2 GHZ Linux box with 1GB of memory and 50GB of disk.

The PerlMagick script prevents users from taxing the system by limiting the number of bytes that can be uploaded, limiting the maximum size of the image, forcing images larger than 2048x2048 to cache to disk, etc. All these options are available in ImageMagick/PerlMagick. One example is

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$image->Set('disk-limit'=>512);  # 512mb disk limit

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Post by magick » 2003-07-17T15:35:40-07:00

I would never recommend against upgrading memory. Memory is quite inexpensive and is 1000 times faster than disk. I won't order a machine unless it has 1 to 2GB of memory.

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