Supporting over 90 image formats, and capable of resizing, cropping, and converting between image types, the ImageMagick image manipulation suite is capable of serving an increasingly demanding role in an era where digital imaging and photography is more prevalent than ever. An open source project backed by six years of continued development, ImageMagick can perform an impressive array of operations, such as creating images from scratch, changing colors, stretching, rotating, overlaying images on one another, and overlaying text on images
The Definitive Guide to ImageMagick details all of these capabilities (and more) in a practical, learn by example fashion. After reading this book, you will be comfortable using ImageMagick for any image-processing task. Also, with its coverage of the ImageMagick interfaces for C, Perl, PHP, and Ruby, you will learn how to incorporate ImageMagick features into a variety of applications.
ImageMagick supports interfaces for most of the common languages so that its features can be used from within applications. Whether you're interested in using ImageMagick to manage the family photos, or are embarking on a job involving millions of images, The Definitive Guide to ImageMagick will provide you with the knowledge necessary to manage your images with ease.