GraphicsMagick is self-claimed as swiss army knife of image processing. It provides a robust and efficient collection of tools and libraries which support reading, writing, and manipulating an image in over 88 major formats including DPX, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PNG, PDF, PNM, and TIFF.
The image processing is multithreaded using OpenMP.
In this article we will discuss about installing ImageMagick in Linux. For this purpose I use:
- Slackware64 14.0
Obtain the Materials
GraphicsMagick can be obtain using two ways: download from sourceforge or clone using Mercurial.
To download the tarball, go to this link. Then, extract the content and change to its directory.
If you want to clone the repository, do this command:
hg clone http://hg.code.sf.net/p/graphicsmagick/code GM cd GM
At this point, for any method you choose, we are now at GraphicsMagick’s root directory.
Building ImagesMagick can be done by using following commands (assuming we are at GraphicsMagick’s root directory):
./configure make make install
Note that to do installation, you should have enough privilege.
At this point, we have installed GraphicsMagick standard installation.library