Getting Perlmagick to work in windows

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loris

Getting Perlmagick to work in windows

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Hi.
I'm trying to get Perlmagick to work here. I have used Perl before but don't have much experience fiddling with windows.
This machine is running Windows 2000 professional.

I initially made the mistake of installing the wrong version of activePerl (the AIX version : ActivePerl-5.8.8.817-MSWin32-x86-257965.zip)
This didn't interface with imagemagick at all so I eventually tried deleting the perl directory and installed
ActivePerl-5.8.8.817-MSWin32-x86-257965.msi .
Then I installed ImageMagick (ImageMagick-6.2.8-0-Q8-windows-dll.exe) with the Perlmagick option, and IIRC other options as the default.

The advice in another thread ( http://redux.imagemagick.org/discussion ... php?t=6854 ) suggests that this is appropriate.

Perl works, and can write to files. I've tested this.
ImageMagick works, in that it can convert and display the IM logo from a dos prompt.
Perlmagick seems to be detected, but I can't get an image to display. Here is the program I'm trying:

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#!/perl/bin/perl.exe -w
$x="test";
print$x;

use Image::Magick;
$image=Image::Magick->new;

$image->Set(size=>'100x100');
$image->ReadImage('xc:white');
$image->Set('pixel[49,49]'=>'red');

$filename = "image.jpg";
open(IMAGE, ">$filename");
$image->Write(file=>\*IMAGE, filename=>$filename);
close(IMAGE);

undef $image;
(Which is cobbled together from the PM installation examples)

What happens is that it runs OK up to the image saving line, then a "Program error" box pops up in windows. This contains a warning sign but no text.
(With the AIX install it didn't get past use Image::Magick;)

I don't know what this means - maybe the program above is at fault. I can't quite believe that the image doesn't have to be reformatted before saving, but can't find any information on that.
Maybe I'm missing libraries for the output code - I've also tried png and gif suffixes.
Perhaps the initial install and deletion of the AIX perl is interfering, what should I do to fix that up? Or perhaps I should have done something else?
So I don't really know where to look now. If only the error message said something to go on.

I am very grateful for your advice on this, as I am eager to get on and use it!

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