Thin Wrapper for the library ImageMagick
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March 2015


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This package provides a wrapper around ImageMagick version 6. It was split off from Images.jl to make image I/O more modular.


Add the package with



After installation, ImageMagick will be used as needed if you've said

using FileIO

in your session or module. You should not generally say using ImageMagick. See FileIO for further details.

It's worth pointing out that packages such as Images.jl load FileIO for you.

Loading an image is then as simple as

img = load(filename[; view=false])

Set view=true to reduce memory consumption when loading large files, possibly at some slight cost in terms of performance of future operations.

Advanced usage

The environment variable MAGICK_THREAD_LIMIT can be used to throttle multithreading.