convert.exe: MissingAnImageFilename `-annotate' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3277.

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convert.exe: MissingAnImageFilename `-annotate' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3277.

Post by jb2233 » 2017-09-24T19:53:18-07:00

when submitting a convert command from an executable (created from powerbasic console compiler), as submitted to by exe:

C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /c E:\test\imagemagick-portable\convert.exe "E:/test/cars/_001 2018 PORSCHE 911 GT3 (4 L).JPG" -resize 1920x1080 -quality 100 -gravity Northwest -font roboto-light -pointsize 24 -fill black -stroke black -strokewidth 3 -annotate +60+60 "PORSCHE 911 GT3" -fill white -stroke white -strokewidth 1 -annotate +60+60 "PORSCHE 911 GT3" "E:\test\cars1\_001 2018 PORSCHE 911 GT3 (4 L).JPG"

i get error : "convert.exe: MissingAnImageFilename `-annotate' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3277."

if i remove the "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /c " and run the same command the command works as expected

convert version: 7.0.7-2 Q16 x64 2017-09-12 - portable version used
windows 7 sp1 pro 64bit

Many thanks for any assistance,
John

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Re: convert.exe: MissingAnImageFilename `-annotate' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3277.

Post by snibgo » 2017-09-24T20:24:37-07:00

I suggest you insert "-debug all" as the first operation within convert. Near the top of the output, you will get the tokens as seen by convert, something like this:

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f:\web\im>cmd /c c:\im\ImageMagick-6.9.5-3-Q16\convert.exe -debug all "/web/im/r.png" "/web/im/r2(c).png"

2017-09-25T04:22:39+01:00 0:00.000 0.000u 6.9.5 Configure convert.exe[1944]: utility.c/ExpandFilenames/940/Configure

  Command line: c:\im\ImageMagick-6.9.5-3-Q16\convert.exe {-debug} {all} {/web/im/r.png} {/web/im/r2(c).png}
This can provide an insight into the problem.
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Re: convert.exe: MissingAnImageFilename `-annotate' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3277.

Post by fmw42 » 2017-09-24T21:30:37-07:00

You should replace convert with magick in IM 7 to be sure you are not using legacy Imagemagick commands.

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Re: convert.exe: MissingAnImageFilename `-annotate' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3277.

Post by jb2233 » 2017-09-25T15:35:36-07:00

many thanks fmw42 and snibgo i tried both suggestions

using magick.exe produced the same result, albeit with different msg txt

debug all (convert and magick) produced heaps of output, especially when resizing an image, but did not really seem add any helpful information - importantly it pointed at strokewidth as being the filename - 2 parameters less than the original error annotate

i believe the error is that when the cmd with prefix "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /c " is passed from the pb executable there is a limit to the number of parameters being passed to the cmd process - hence the earlier parameter being highlighted

therefore this isn't a error in IM but in PB, as the cmds do work when used natively

my original workaround was to create a bat file with the native cmds then execute that from the PB program - this works and it's how i will proceed

again many thanks for your suggestions; i've swiched to use magick (not convert) and the debug all pointed me to the observation re PB

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