5 Mar 2010 02:04
ImageMagick Studio LLC announces the release of ImageMagick 6.6.0-1
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2010-03-05 01:04:35 GMT
2010-03-05 01:04:35 GMT
ImageMagick Studio LLC announces the release of ImageMagick 6.6.0-1. This release focuses on bug fixes, performance improvements, and new features such as the -morphology option. To download ImageMagick, go to http://www.imagemagick.org. ImageMagick® is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a variety of formats (over 100) including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PhotoCD, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF. Use ImageMagick to translate, flip, mirror, rotate, scale, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves. The functionality of ImageMagick is typically utilized from the command line or you can use the features from programs written in your favorite programming language. Choose from these interfaces: G2F (Ada), MagickCore (C), MagickWand (C), ChMagick (Ch), ImageMagickObject (COM+), Magick++ (C++), JMagick (Java), L-Magick (Lisp), NMagick (Neko/haXe), MagickNet (.NET), PascalMagick (Pascal), PerlMagick (Perl), MagickWand for PHP (PHP), IMagick (PHP), PythonMagick (Python), RMagick (Ruby), or TclMagick (Tcl/TK). With a language interface, use ImageMagick to modify or create images dynamically and automagically. ImageMagick is free software delivered as a ready-to-run binary distribution or as source code that you may freely use, copy, modify, and distribute. Its license is compatible with the GPL. It runs on all major operating systems. Features and Capabilities Here are just a few examples of what ImageMagick can do: * Format conversion: convert an image from one format to another (e.g. PNG to JPEG). * Transform: resize, rotate, crop, flip or trim an image. * Transparency: render portions of an image invisible. * Draw: add shapes or text to an image. * Decorate: add a border or frame to an image. * Special effects: blur, sharpen, threshold, or tint an image. * Animation: create a GIF animation sequence from a group of images. * Text & comments: insert descriptive or artistic text in an image. * Image identification: describe the format and properties of an image. * Composite: overlap one image over another. * Montage: juxtapose image thumbnails on an image canvas. * Motion picture support: read and write the common image formats used in digital film work. * Image calculator: apply a mathematical expression to an image or image channels. * Discrete Fourier transform: implements the forward and inverse DFT. * High dynamic-range images: accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from the brightest direct sunlight to the deepest darkest shadows. * Encipher or decipher an image: convert ordinary images into unintelligible gibberish and back again. * Virtual pixel support: convenient access to pixels outside the image region. * Large image support: read, process, or write mega-, giga-, or tera-pixel image sizes. * Threads of execution support: ImageMagick is thread safe and most internal algorithms are OpenMP-enabled to take advantage of speed-ups offered by the dual and quad-core processor technologies. * Heterogeneous distributed processing: certain algorithms are OpenCL-enabled to take advantage of speed-ups offered by executing in concert across heterogeneous platforms consisting of CPUs, GPUs, and other processors. Examples of ImageMagick Usage, http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/, shows how to use ImageMagick from the command-line to accomplish any of these tasks and much more. Also, see Fred's ImageMagick Scripts, http://www.fmwconcepts.com/imagemagick/, a plethora of command-line scripts that perform geometric transforms, blurs, sharpens, edging, noise removal, and color manipulations. Significant changes since the last official ImageMagick release, include: 2010-02-27 6.6.0-1 Cristy <quetzlzacatenango <at> image...> * Check to see if ICON image width /height exceeds that of the image canvas. * Set the DPX descriptor to Luma only if the image type is not TrueColor. * Add support for the Adobe Large Document format. * Add support for -fx airy(), j0(), j1(), jinc(), and sinc() (reference viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15685). * Don't embed an XMP profile in an EPS image for now. 2010-02-21 6.6.0-0 Cristy <quetzlzacatenango <at> image...> * Insufficient image data in EPT is a warning rather than an error. * Respect -type TrueColor when writing gray DPX images. * Fix problem reading 10-bit grayscale DPX images when scanline length is not a multiple of 3. * BMP has an alpha channel, it was treated as an opacity channel. 2010-02-20 6.5.9-10 Cristy <quetzlzacatenango <at> image...> * Write 10-bit grayscale DPX images properly. 2010-02-18 6.5.9-8 Cristy <quetzlzacatenango <at> image...> * Detect PDF ICCBased colorspace. 2010-02-18 6.5.9-7 Anthony Thyssen <A.Thyssen <at> griffith...> * Finalized -set option:convolve:scale kernel normalize/scale option 2010-02-16 6.5.9-7 Cristy <quetzlzacatenango <at> image...> * TransformImage() resets the image blob when called in the PICT decoder; use SetImageExtent() instead. 2010-02-14 6.5.9-6 Cristy <quetzlzacatenango <at> image...> * Support PSD RLE compression. 2010-02-13 6.5.9-5 Cristy <quetzlzacatenango <at> image...> * The jpeg:extent define sometimes exceeded the specified limit. 2010-02-09 6.5.9-4 Cristy <quetzlzacatenango <at> image...> * Resolve "too many open files" (reference viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15546). 2010-02-08 6.5.9-3 Anthony Thyssen <A.Thyssen <at> griffith...> * Added Correlate method which does a Convolve without reflecting the kernel. 2010-02-07 6.5.9-3 Cristy <quetzlzacatenango <at> image...> * Initialize grayscale colormap for PSD images. 2010-02-07 6.5.9-3 Anthony Thyssen <A.Thyssen <at> griffith...> * Final testing and fixing of basic morphology operators * Addition Third-level Subtractive Morphology Methods: EdgeIn, EdgeOut, Edge, TopHat, BottomHat * Ensuring original kernels passed to morphology are cloned before being modified for use by specific methods (EG: convolve scale/normalize) 2010-02-03 6.5.9-2 Cristy <quetzlzacatenango <at> image...> * display -immutable to display transparent image without a checkboard. 2010-01-27 6.5.9-1 Glenn Randers-Pehrson <glennrp <at> image...> * Make -define png:color-type less persnickety about what it will accept. 2010-01-24 6.5.9-1 Anthony Thyssen <A.Thyssen <at> griffith...> * added use of -precision in 'showkernel' output of -morphology * correct use of a 'reflected kernel' for 'Convolve' 'Dilate' and 'Distance' Morphology primitives. This does not have a performance hit, though is only truely applicable when the kernel is asymmetric. Note that 'Erode' does not use a 'reflected' kernel, so that 'Open' and 'Close' operations work properly. This 'reflected usage is defined by online morphology lecture notes (Google for "EECE Binary Morphology") * Added convolve kernel scaling setting "-set option:convolve:scale N" If undefined morphology convolve does not do any scaling or normalization of the convolution kernel. A value of 0.0 causes normalization for both zero and non-zero (added weights) kernel types. 2010-01-15 6.5.9-1 Cristy <quetzlzacatenango <at> image...> * Speed up reading the PSD image format. * Add the -precision option. Use it to set the maximum number of significant digits to be printed. * Add -features option to the identify program to display channel features. * Add -unique option to the identify program to display channel features.
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