Using ImageMagick with WordPress 2.9.1

/ Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 43 Comments

ImageMagick is an extremely powerful image manipulation alternative to GD. WordPress doesn’t currently support ImageMagick natively, but that isn’t going to stop me showing you how to add ImageMagick’s powerful functionality into WordPress.

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Using Timthumb with Imagemagick

/ PHP / by Paul Robinson / 71 Comments

Timthumb is an extremely popular thumbnail regeneration script, with built in caching. While it is an excellent script, it relies on GD which when combined with large images & a shared server is a disaster. Here is how to adapt timthumbs to work with ImageMagick.

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Adding Annotation To Cropped Thumbnails Using ImageMagick

/ PHP / by Paul Robinson / 0 comments

You’ve probably seen them before, generally done by imagehosters. Yep, that’s them. The little thumbnails with the resolution & file size written in them. Well I’m going to show you how to make them using ImageMagick & PHP. If you don’t have ImageMagick you can find out how to install it in my previous tutorial here. Just ignore the part […]

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Installing ImageMagick & Imagick PHP Extension On Dreamhost

/ PHP / by Paul Robinson / 26 Comments

I have recently been installing ImageMagick on my server for use on my other site Celeb O Rama, but because I am on Dreamhost I can’t just install what I like, like you would on a server that you own. So by using the Dreamhost Wiki I installed ImageMagick, but there are no instructions on how to install Imagick. The […]

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Creating Cropped Thumbnails With ImageMagick

/ PHP / by Paul Robinson / 8 Comments

So you’ve just installed ImageMagick, but how do you make your thumbnails in it? Ahhh, a very good question my friend. Why Not Use Imagick? Well like my server, not all servers have the Imagick extention for PHP installed. Also I think (personal opinion, shock) the command line is a better way to use ImageMagick. Right let’s get to it.

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PHP, GD & Memory Limits Plus How To Install ImageMagick

/ PHP / by Paul Robinson / 7 Comments

I thought I’d make this little tid bit of a post for anyone who is interested. I was recently using GD to make an uploader, as I mentioned in the last post. Yesterday someone contacted me saying it produced an error, but the error was blank. Very odd! So I shut it down so I could do some debugging & […]

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