PythonMagick on Windows

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Mon Dec 5 22:51:32 CET 2005


Adam Endicott wrote:
> Claudio Grondi wrote:
> 
>>Why is PIL *(Python Image Library) not suitable to do the graphics?
>>
>>http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/
>>
>>Claudio
> 
> 
> I am using PIL for some other things, but what I need ImageMagick for
> is to convert a PDF into a series of jpegs (one per page). Its the only
> tool I've found to do this at a good enough resolution.

FWIW: I tried PythonMagick for a while, but soon found that large or 
complex images caused it to consume excessive memory and sometimes 
crash, taking my application with it.  I switched to the command line 
interface to isolate my application from problems in 
Graphics/ImageMagick.  Everything ended up much more robust that way, 
and the time cost is small--it's on the order of milliseconds.

Shane



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