Why is there an off-topic add at the top of each imagemagick.org page?

Post here to shower the ImageMagick developers with praise or discuss how you could have done a better job if you developed ImageMagick. Or talk about how Photoshop is better than ImageMagick. Even complain about how no one answered your postings in the Users forum. Venting and musings welcomed here.
Post Reply
Jean-Pierre Coulon
Posts: 15
Joined: 2016-10-04T02:08:22-07:00
Authentication code: 1151
Location: Nice, France

Why is there an off-topic add at the top of each imagemagick.org page?

Post by Jean-Pierre Coulon » 2017-02-27T11:16:24-07:00

Is imagemagick really free or sort of semi-free? :-)

User avatar
fmw42
Posts: 20479
Joined: 2007-07-02T17:14:51-07:00
Location: Sunnyvale, California, USA

Re: Why is there an off-topic add at the top of each imagemagick.org page?

Post by fmw42 » 2017-02-27T11:21:51-07:00

What do you mean by "add"? Do you mean "ad" as in advertising?

Imagemagick is totally free. It does not cost you anything. And you are free to do with its use as you want.

I think advertising helps pay for hosting the web site.

Jean-Pierre Coulon
Posts: 15
Joined: 2016-10-04T02:08:22-07:00
Authentication code: 1151
Location: Nice, France

Re: Why is there an off-topic add at the top of each imagemagick.org page?

Post by Jean-Pierre Coulon » 2017-02-27T11:43:51-07:00

fmw42 wrote:
2017-02-27T11:21:51-07:00
What do you mean by "add"? Do you mean "ad" as in advertising?
Yes. Perhaps "banner" is better. At present it fills the space between "ImageMagick Convert, Edit, or Compose Bitmap Images" and Quick links, FAQ at the top of this forum page.

snibgo
Posts: 8251
Joined: 2010-01-23T23:01:33-07:00
Authentication code: 8675309

Re: Why is there an off-topic add at the top of each imagemagick.org page?

Post by snibgo » 2017-02-27T11:58:24-07:00

I used to get those banners, but not any more. I don't know why, perhaps an adblock setting or something.

As Fred says, I guess it is advertising to help with costs. Yes, the software is free.
snibgo's IM pages: im.snibgo.com

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests