Replacement for GD

the hatter at
Sun Jun 18 23:25:41 BST 2006

On Sun, 18 Jun 2006, Andy Armstrong wrote:

> GD's OK - but it's a bit long in the tooth and it's support for
> antialising and postscript style path functions is limited.
> Does anyone know what the hot ticket C (or C++) 2d graphics library
> is? I'm looking for something GPL that I can wrap up in a GD like
> Perl interface.

ImageMagick ?  Even the author of GD expressed mild disbelief that there
weren't a shedload of IM APIs to make it pretend to be GD, and save on the
hassle of installing IM, GDv1 and GDv2.

Your choice as to whether it'd be better to wrap the IM libs themselves,
or something that hooks into the perl IM libraries.

the hatter

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