I've just uploaded RMagick 1.10.0 to RubyForge. This is the first major release of RMagick since last October. This release includes the following changes: o New methods in the Image class add_noise_channel: Add noise to specified image channels vignette: An RMagick example makes its way into the ImageMagick API! Soften the edges of an image to produce an oval vignette. crop_resized: Create a thumbnail with an exact size (thanks Jerret Taylor!) export_pixels_to_str Super-fast export pixel data to a string buffer o New Colorspace enumeration values for the Cineon and DPX image formats o All known bugs fixed o Removed the feature tests for unsupported releases of ImageMagick, producing a faster configuration step. The configure script ensures that the installed version of ImageMagick is one that RMagick supports. o RMagick checks at execution time to ensure that the version of ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick in use is the same as the version for which it was configured. RMagick News ============ Apress's new book, _The Definitive Guide to ImageMagick_, by Michael Still, devotes a chapter to using ImageMagick from Ruby programs via RMagick. The GraphicsMagick project is auditioning for the motion-picture post-production business by adding support for industry-standard image formats to the upcoming 1.2 release. The scripting interface of choice is Ruby (of course!) via RMagick. What is RMagick? ================ RMagick is an interface to the ImageMagick (www.imagemagick.org) and GraphicsMagick (www.graphicsmagick.org) image processing libraries. These libraries support more than 90 image formats, including GIF, JPEG, PNG. RMagick includes RVG, a 2D drawing API and has comprehensive HTML documentation. RMagick 1.10.0 is available as always from RubyForge: http://www.rubyforge.org/projects/rmagick
on 2006-01-24 17:48
on 2006-01-24 18:03
I have installed Rmagick on my tiger with http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/HowtoInsta... I read that some folks have had difficulty, but it seems to work fine for me. I was able to run a ruby example which uses it. It is good to knwo there is a book on it, I will try to get it to see what Rmagick does!
on 2006-01-24 18:06
Cool! Win-32 version (binary gem) planned anytime soon?
on 2006-01-24 18:06
Micha Magen wrote: > Cool! Win-32 version (binary gem) planned anytime soon? > > For that we are in Kaspar S.'s Win32-black-belt hands...