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
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
Soften the edges of an image to produce an oval vignette.
crop_resized: Create a thumbnail with an exact size (thanks Jerret
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
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.
Apress’s new book, The Definitive Guide to ImageMagick, by Michael
Still, devotes a chapter to using ImageMagick from Ruby programs via
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
RMagick 1.10.0 is available as always from RubyForge: