convert: NegativeOrZeroImageSize when resizing / scaling

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convert: NegativeOrZeroImageSize when resizing / scaling

Post by canavan » 2016-08-05T05:36:24-07:00

convert with -resize / -scale aborts with a NegativeOrZeroImageSize error if an image is reduced in size and one dimension is rounded down to zero. I'm using ImageMagick 7.0.2-6 on Ubuntu x64 16.04.

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$ convert -size 1000x1 xc:red -resize 49% /tmp/r.png
convert: NegativeOrZeroImageSize `red' @ error/resize.c/ResizeImage/2855.
$ convert -size 1000x1 xc:red -scale 49% /tmp/r.png
convert: NegativeOrZeroImageSize `red' @ error/resize.c/ScaleImage/3225.
$ convert -size 1000x10 xc:red -scale 4% /tmp/r.png
convert: NegativeOrZeroImageSize `red' @ error/resize.c/ScaleImage/3225.
$ convert -size 10x1000 xc:red -scale 4% /tmp/r.png
convert: NegativeOrZeroImageSize `red' @ error/resize.c/ScaleImage/3225.
$ convert -size 10x1000 xc:red -resize 10@ /tmp/r.png
convert: NegativeOrZeroImageSize `red' @ error/resize.c/ResizeImage/2855.

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Re: convert: NegativeOrZeroImageSize when resizing / scaling

Post by snibgo » 2016-08-05T05:57:59-07:00

Yes, that's what happens. IM won't create images with zero or negative dimensions. This isn't a bug, but by design.

What would you prefer it did instead?
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Re: convert: NegativeOrZeroImageSize when resizing / scaling

Post by canavan » 2016-08-08T03:55:43-07:00

I'd prefer it to round to 1 instead of 0. Throwing an exception is still OK if the user explicitly specifies a width or height of 0.

This behaviour was considered a bug in the past, for example in viewtopic.php?t=9082

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