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Book review: The Definitive Guide to ImageMagick by Michael Still
This book details the functionality of the ImageMagick package primarily convertby covering its command line usage, along with most of the valid options available and example images depicting the before and after effects. It appears to be more of a cookbook than textbook, which is no bad thing in itself, but is different to what I was expecting. The author favours instead a basic run through of the various commands and how they should be used.
The book gives pointers to external advanced discussions which should have featured in the book. It begins slowly by describing the installation process and touches on the source package.
This is brief and neither useful in the context of a cookbook, nor in-depth enough for a full-blown article. It then works through each option individually and supplements each with at least one full example, covering most of its available options with before and after images. The explanations are good and easy to read, albeit sparse.
The definitive guide to ImageMagick / Michael Still – Details – Trove
Again, this is limited to a cursory explanation, and several pages of source code. It enables you to start experimenting, but little more.
This is intended for casual users and beginners who want to learn the guiee of ImageMagick from the command line. It is useful for those are new to ImageMagick, or for those who find learning how to do something by matching an example image to command line arguments, easier than dry textual descriptions.
The books details only the free software angles, which extends to the development of delegates in the later chapters. The Definitive Guide to ImageMagick covers everything a beginner would want to begin using ImageMagick from the command line.
The tone is light and informal throughout, and you do feel that there is a lot to be discovered with ImageMagick. There are equally useful on-line tutorials many written by the same author and manual pages written on the ImageMagick commands that decinitive the book less than it should have been.
Also, using black and white photographs to demonstrate colour image definitige should have been consigned to the last century. Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article are permitted worldwide, without royalty, in any medium, provided this notice is preserved.
Relevance to free software The books details only the free software angles, which extends to the development of delegates in the later chapters. Cons There are equally useful on-line tutorials many written by the same author and manual pages written on the ImageMagick commands that make the book less than it should have been. License Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article are permitted worldwide, without royalty, in any medium, provided this notice is preserved.