[TYPO3] ImageMagick, GraphicsMagick... which image library to use?

Martin Kutschker Martin.Kutschker at n0spam-blackbox.net
Thu Jul 13 10:10:23 CEST 2006

Michael Stucki schrieb:
> Hi Robert,
>>I am wondering which graphic library works best Typo3 4.0? Not too long
>>ago there was/is ImageMagick with all its upgrade and performance
>>problems, now I often hear recommendations for GraphicsMagick. Which one
>>do you prefer and why? Is GraphicsMagick faster than IM? Is it fully
>>compatible with IM and Typo3 4.0?
>>Opinions anyone?
> GM is a fork of IM and therefore contains the same functionality. Regarding
> TYPO3 there is no big difference since latest IM releases seem to be as
> stable as GM is.
> The big advantage of GM is that a) I am sure the API won't change anymore,
> and b) that TYPO3 detects it automatically 

If the installer were clever it would a) find IM and b) detect the version 
itself. e.g.

composite -version

The while concept of adding config switches after config switch was dull. I 
suggest we add just one "version" field in the installer (with auto-detect) 
and either set some switches internally or simply make all decisions based 
on the version number.


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