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Happy Anniversary: 5 years on WordPress!

Posted by Jai on November 22, 2012


Happy 5th anniversary on wordpress (2007-2012)! Today I got the notification that it is 5th anniversary for this wordpress blog since it was created.

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Statistics

Quite a long journey(Nov. 2007 – 2012) with lot of breaks in between 🙂 . Some statistics from site,

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ImageMagick: Using piped convert commands from java

Posted by Jai on October 18, 2012


ImageMagick fits best for most of the image manipulation operations. The convert command line utility meets most of the requirement. On top of that the additional features of convert command to pipe output of commands is really very handy. In this post we will see how we can use piped convert command line utility from java to achieve the same behavior.

Convert Command

ImageMagick Convert command allows to convert between image formats as well as many other image manipulations.

The different command line processing options are also allowed with the convert command.

Piped Convert Commands

ImageMagick permits image data to be read and written from the standard streams STDIN (standard in) and STDOUT (standard out), respectively, using a pseudo-filename of “-“.
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ImageMagick: Mogrify vs Convert? Which one to use and when?

Posted by Jai on October 18, 2012


ImageMagick provides the flexibility to use commands like mogrify and convert to do the same operation. Sometimes it is very hard for users to figure out which command line utility to use and in which scenario one would be better than other one.

In this post, we will have a look at some of such scenario where we will see which command will fit better than the other one.

Mogrify as stated in the documentation, is similiar to convert except that the original image file is overwritten.

Image Processing

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ImageMagick: Choosing right image format for image manipulation

Posted by Jai on October 17, 2012


ImageMagick is indeed very handy for different image manipulations for different purposes. In this post we will see how choosing the right image format is necessary while doing image manipulation based on your different business or usage scenarios.

Supported Formats

ImageMagick supports 100 plus image formats, detailing out at Formats.

Based on your environment settings and handlers/converters installed on your system, you can see what formats are supported on your system.

 identify -list format

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Image Manipulation: Using ImageMagick from Java

Posted by Jai on October 16, 2012


ImageMagick is well know image manipulation suite. The functionality of ImageMagick is typically utilized from the command line and the challenge comes to use the command line utility from with programming language like Java. In this post we will cover to use imagemagick command line utility from Java and will explore the available solution and approaches to achieve the same.

ImageMagick

ImageMagick is a software suite to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images. The functionality of ImageMagick is typically utilized from the command line or you can use the features from programs written in your favorite language. In this post we will cover different ways to use imagemagick from java,

For detailed usage of the suite, have a look at documentation.

Programming Interface in Java

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