Improve the quality of re-sized images by replacing standard GD library with ImageMagick.
ImageMagick can result in huge improvements in the quality of re-sized images.
Take a look at the supplied screenshot, or try it yourself. More examples will be available on the plugin website (http://wp.orangelab.se/imagemagick-engine/).
Note that the new images tend to be slightly larger than those of the standard GD library, especially if you specify a very high image quality (95+).
If you have the PHP module installed the plugin will find it. You can check yourself using the phpinfo() function. We also automatically check a common location for the ImageMagick executable.
If you have shell access to a Linux/UNIX server you can use "which convert" to look for the ImageMagick executable.
You'll need full access to your server and a bit of technical know-how. If you do not have access you'll have to ask the server administrator.
Don't do it yourself unless you know what you are doing.
Most Linux distributions have a package for "ImageMagick". Some have a package for "php5-imagick". It is possible to install the PHP module using PEAR.
You can also find binary releases at http://www.imagemagick.org including a Windows installer.
Some webhosts (1and1 for example) need to add a work-around to the .htaccess file.
You might have to add the following line to your .htaccess file: AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
You'll probably have problems with various other plugins too unless you fix this.
Requires: 2.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.8
Last Updated: 11 months ago
Active Installs: 9,000+
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