ImageMagick for Python incl. Source

Fernando Pérez fperez528 at
Tue Jun 18 00:31:48 CEST 2002

Achim Domma wrote:

> Hi,
> I have just updated with some
> documentation and small examples. There is also source code to compile
> ImageMagick for Python on non-windows plattforms, but this might be a bit
> tricky. Feel free to ask, if you have problems.

Sorry to display my ignorance here, but what on earth is a "Jamfile"? You 
should either specify that to build this on other platforms you need 'bjam' 
(non-standard in the Unix world) giving a link to it, or (more likely to be 
useful) provide a normal Makefile for the build. I tried google(bjam) and got 
all sorts of irrelevant links. Under Linux, 99% of the people will try to 
build this using gcc/make, so a simple makefile will probably do.

An unrelated question: do you know what advantages ImageMagick has over PIL? I 
ask out of honest curiosity. I've long been an ImageMagick fan, but since 
Python has sort of 'builtin' imaging support via PIL, I wonder what the 
differences are. Anyway good luck with this, I love ImageMagick so I hope 
your project can be built under Unix soon.



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