A node.js library that leverages ImageMagick to turn images into RGBA arrays (Uint8Arrays).
npm install im-decode
im-decode requires ImageMagick CLI tools to be installed. There's plenty of ways to install ImageMagick, choose what's right for you.
var decode = ;;
Arrayof dimensions in the form [w, h], i.e. [640, 480]
Uint8Array when provided an image as a
Buffer. Passing in a dimensions
Array is optional, but will provide a slight speed improvement (~7% speed increase for 640x480 images was seen in testing). The speed improvement is due to the nature of knowing the size of the end result
Buffer vs continually creating new
Buffers of ever increasing size. At least that's my assumption without diving into it any deeper.