I know they're there...but who the heck is using ImageMagick

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I know they're there...but who the heck is using ImageMagick

Post by bobschulman » 2013-02-05T14:09:43-07:00

Folks,

ImageMagick is certifiable Good Stuff, and it's been around for dog's years, yet when one looks to see what Big Name projects use it (either in open source-land or in the commercial realm), I can't find any named uses.

I have to believe the uses exist...we just don't see them. Does anyone know who/what/where uses ImageMagick as a critical piece of their environment or toolchain? It'd be more than interesting to know.

Thanks.

bob

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Re: I know they're there...but who the heck is using ImageMa

Post by anthony » 2013-02-05T17:07:45-07:00

more often than not it is hidden behind the scenes.

Web pages, and Video Processing packages will often make use of it, sometimes only 'if available'.

I myself have come across programs using the "convert" command, often when I least expect it.

It is one of those packages that do things, and is "just there" when scripts need to batch convert or process images in some way.
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Post by Wolfgang Woehl » 2013-02-12T12:48:09-07:00

Cinemaslides (I'm the author) is a tool to create Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) from all kinds of images -- slideshows really, including movies (rapid slideshows). ImageMagick is the central tool in there for conforms, resizes, color transforms etc. No way to do it that simple without IM.

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Post by Scud » 2013-09-13T21:12:13-07:00

A lot of websites use it.

See a website automatically convert an image you upload to a thumbnail? It's probably ImageMagick, sometimes working alongside with stuff like PHP GD.

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Post by Werty » 2013-09-15T14:28:37-07:00

http://www.reallusion.com/ uses it heavily in all their products like iClone and CrazyTalk..

...without mentioning IM at all anywhere :?
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Post by rossdv8 » 2014-03-12T23:57:31-07:00

I noticed when I wanted to run a script and needed a version of IM not available in the UBUNTU repos, that the uninstall of my previous version removed another program called XvidCap, which I used for screen video capture.

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Re: I know they're there...but who the heck is using ImageMa

Post by fmw42 » 2014-03-13T10:03:10-07:00

rossdv8 wrote:I noticed when I wanted to run a script and needed a version of IM not available in the UBUNTU repos, that the uninstall of my previous version removed another program called XvidCap, which I used for screen video capture.

That would be very strange. I do not see how a normal remove of IM would remove any other software unless it was a delegate used by IM and installed from an IM binary.

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Re: I know they're there...but who the heck is using ImageMa

Post by glennrp » 2014-03-13T16:37:10-07:00

xvidcap seems to depend on imagemagick. I don't know why, but this is in the distribution and
could explain what happened to you:

debian/control:Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, scrollkeeper, imagemagick

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Post by mortoray » 2014-04-04T01:30:43-07:00

Our new service http://redid.net/ depends heavily on ImageMagick. We're using it to provide on-demand image transformations to simplify web development.

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