Create new labeled image w/o supplying default size

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Create new labeled image w/o supplying default size

Post by wrs4 »

I want to create a default sized image with some text on a background. If I use
convert -background lightgrey -fill black -font Arial label:test test.png
I get a new image, just large enough to contain the text. I can't seem to replicate that using Image::Magick in Perl. My latest attempt is:

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use strict;

use Image::Magick;

my $dst_file_name = "test.png";
my $res;
my $im = Image::Magick->new;
$res = $im->Set(
                background => "lightgrey",
                fill       => "black",
                font       => "arial.ttf",
die $res if $res;
die $res if $res;
$res = $im->Write($dst_file_name);
die $res if $res;

which dies with the message
Exception 410: no images defined `Image::Magick' at
I can provide it an existing image as canvas, but that defeats my ability to create a minimally sized image (or, for that matter, to determine the maximum height and width of the text for use elsewhere, which is my ultimage goal).