ImageMagick convert jpg images to gif being slow?

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ImageMagick convert jpg images to gif being slow?

Post by royxr » 2017-05-09T22:25:03-07:00

I am using Magick++(IM 7.0.3, platform:CentOS Linux release 7.0) to convert images to gif. I read images from files, the problem is that when I convert 9 png files(each 50kb) to gif, it taks only 50ms. but when it turns to 9 jpg files (each 20kb), it takes 1900ms. What is the reason behind? How can I make it faster with jpg files?

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 for(int i = 2; i < argc-1; i++)
    // I pass the file path from command line
    cout << argv[i] << endl;
    Image img(argv[i]);
  long mergestart = getCurrentTime();
  Magick::Blob tmpBlob;
  Magick::writeImages(frames.begin(), frames.end(), &tmpBlob);

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Re: ImageMagick convert jpg images to gif being slow?

Post by snibgo » 2017-05-09T23:43:19-07:00

Perhaps your jpeg files have more colours than your png files, so colour-reduction takes longer.

Perhaps setting treedepth will increase speed (but probably lower quality).
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