Whole document tree

Whole document tree

ImageMagick 6.0.3: News
Powered by NetworkEleven ImageMagick logo


ImageMagick 6.0.3: News

ImageMagick Studio LLC announces the release of ImageMagick 6.0.3.

ImageMagick 6.0.3 is a robust collection of tools and libraries offered under a usage license to read, write, and manipulate an image in many image formats (over 89 major formats) including popular formats like TIFF, JPEG, PNG, PDF, PhotoCD, and GIF. With ImageMagick you can create images dynamically, making it suitable for Web applications. You can also resize, rotate, sharpen, color reduce, or add special effects to an image or image sequence and save your completed work in the same or differing image format. Image processing operations are available from the command line, or from the C, C++, Perl, Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, or Tcl programming languages. A high-quality 2D renderer is included, which provides a subset of SVG capabilities. ImageMagick's focus is on performance, minimizing bugs, and providing stable APIs and ABIs.

Here are just a few examples of what ImageMagick can do:

  • Convert an image from one format to another (e.g. TIFF to JPEG)
  • Resize, rotate, sharpen, color reduce, or add special effects to an image
  • Create a montage of image thumbnails
  • Create a transparent image suitable for use on the Web
  • Turn a group of images into a GIF animation sequence
  • Create a composite image by combining several separate images
  • Draw shapes or text on an image
  • Decorate an image with a border or frame
  • Describe the format and characteristics of an image

ImageMagick is copyrighted by ImageMagick Studio LLC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making software imaging solutions freely available. ImageMagick is available for free, may be used to support both open and proprietary applications, and may be redistributed without fee.

Significant changes since the ImageMagick 6.0.2 release, include:

Bug fixes:

Performance improvements:

Utilities enhancements:

Coder additions/improvments:

Code/structure enhancements:

API enhancements:

MagickWand API enhancements:

PerlMagick fixes/improvements:

Build improvements:

Windows-specific improvements:

VMS-specific improvements:

We would like to give special thanks to several people who have contributed to ImageMagick, including:

Alexandra Christini - Validation, packaging, and release of ImageMagick

                        6.0.3 source and binaries.
Chris Madison         - various bug fixes to core API.
Glenn Randers-Pehrson - Utilities, PNG, MNG, test scripts, documentation
                        enhancements, SourceForge project administrator.
Kyle Shorter          - PerlMagick enhancements and bug fixes.
Lars Skyum            - PS3 coder and image profile enhancements.
Anthony Thyssen       - ImageMagick 6.0.3 command line improvements and
                        validation suite.

Thanks to the folks at GraphicsMagick for numerous bug reports and fixes.

And the many folks that contributed patches and enhancements as described in http://www.imagemagick.org/www/Changelog.html.

Top of page
"Image manipulation software that works like magick"