Last Updated: February 25, 2016·
ImageMagick - bloat = GraphicsMagick
Don't get me wrong, ImageMagick is awesome. But none of my daily batch image processing require it's extraordinary capabilities. I'd prefer a more lightweight solution. Actually, Perl's Imager is fine, despite having a completely different interface. Enter GraphicsMagick:
~/2880x1800$ "time" montage *.jpg -tile 6x6 ~/thumb1.jpg 12.35 real 5.32 user 2.84 sys ~/2880x1800$ "time" gm montage *.jpg -tile 6x6 ~/thumb2.jpg 1.63 real 1.35 user 0.15 sys
Same API, same CLI tool options, almost 8x speed increase!
Not bad at all. Plus, their official site cites more serious benchmarks:
GM is used to process billions of files at the world's largest photo sites (e.g. Flickr and Etsy).
Written by Stanislaw Pusep
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