imagemagick-native

ImageMagick's Magick++ bindings for NodeJS

node-imagemagick-native

ImageMagick's Magick++ binding for Node.

Features

  • Native bindings to the C/C++ Magick++ library
  • Async, sync, and stream API
  • Support for convert, identify, composite, and other utility functions

Table of contents

Convert from one format to another with quality control:

fs.writeFileSync('after.png', imagemagick.convert({
    srcData: fs.readFileSync('before.jpg'),
    format: 'PNG',
    quality: 100 // (best) to 1 (worst) 
}));

Original JPEG:

Converted to PNG:

quality 100quality 50quality 1

Image courtesy of David Yu.

Blur image:

fs.writeFileSync('after.jpg', imagemagick.convert({
    srcData: fs.readFileSync('before.jpg'),
    blur: 5
}));

becomes

Image courtesy of Tambako The Jaguar.

Resized images by specifying width and height. There are three resizing styles:

  • aspectfill: Default. The resulting image will be exactly the specified size, and may be cropped.
  • aspectfit: Scales the image so that it will not have to be cropped.
  • fill: Squishes or stretches the image so that it fills exactly the specified size.
fs.writeFileSync('after_resize.jpg', imagemagick.convert({
    srcData: fs.readFileSync('before_resize.jpg'),
    width: 100,
    height: 100,
    resizeStyle: 'aspectfill', // is the default, or 'aspectfit' or 'fill' 
    gravity: 'Center' // optional: position crop area when using 'aspectfill' 
}));

Original:

Resized:

aspectfillaspectfitfill

Image courtesy of Christoph.

Rotate and flip images, and combine the two to mirror:

fs.writeFileSync('after_rotateflip.jpg', imagemagick.convert({
    srcData: fs.readFileSync('before_rotateflip.jpg'),
    rotate: 180,
    flip: true
}));

Original:

Modified:

rotate 90 degreesrotate 180 degreesflipflip + rotate 180 degrees = mirror

Image courtesy of Bill Gracey.

Convert a buffer provided as options.srcData and return a Buffer.

The options argument can have following values:

{
    srcData:        required. Buffer with binary image data
    srcFormat:      optional. force source format if not detected (e.g. 'ICO'), one of http://www.imagemagick.org/script/formats.php
    quality:        optional. 1-100 integer, default 75. JPEG/MIFF/PNG compression level.
    trim:           optional. default: false. trims edges that are the background color.
    trimFuzz:       optional. [0-1) float, default 0. trimmed color distance to edge color, 0 is exact.
    width:          optional. px.
    height:         optional. px.
    density         optional. Integer dpi value to convert
    resizeStyle:    optional. default: 'aspectfill'. can be 'aspectfit', 'fill'
                    aspectfill: keep aspect ratio, get the exact provided size.
                    aspectfit:  keep aspect ratio, get maximum image that fits inside provided size
                    fill:       forget aspect ratio, get the exact provided size
    gravity:        optional. default: 'Center'. used to position the crop area when resizeStyle is 'aspectfill'
                              can be 'NorthWest', 'North', 'NorthEast', 'West',
                              'Center', 'East', 'SouthWest', 'South', 'SouthEast', 'None'
    format:         optional. output format, ex: 'JPEG'. see below for candidates
    filter:         optional. resize filter. ex: 'Lagrange', 'Lanczos'.  see below for candidates
    blur:           optional. ex: 0.8
    strip:          optional. default: false. strips comments out from image.
    rotate:         optional. degrees.
    flip:           optional. vertical flip, true or false.
    debug:          optional. true or false
    ignoreWarnings: optional. true or false
}

Notes

  • format values can be found here
  • filter values can be found here

An optional callback argument can be provided, in which case convert will run asynchronously. When it is done, callback will be called with the error and the result buffer:

imagemagick.convert({
    // options 
}, function (errbuffer) {
    // check err, use buffer 
});

There is also a stream version:

fs.createReadStream('input.png').pipe(imagemagick.streams.convert({
    // options 
})).pipe(fs.createWriteStream('output.png'));

Identify a buffer provided as srcData and return an object.

The options argument can have following values:

{
    srcData:        required. Buffer with binary image data
    debug:          optional. true or false
    ignoreWarnings: optional. true or false
}

An optional callback argument can be provided, in which case identify will run asynchronously. When it is done, callback will be called with the error and the result object:

imagemagick.identify({
    // options 
}, function (errresult) {
    // check err, use result 
});

The method returns an object similar to:

{
    format: 'JPEG',
    width: 3904,
    height: 2622,
    depth: 8,
    density : {
        width : 300,
        height : 300
    },
    exif: {
        orientation: 0 // if none exists or e.g. 3 (portrait iPad pictures) 
    }
}

Quantize the image to a specified amount of colors from a buffer provided as srcData and return an array.

The options argument can have following values:

{
    srcData:        required. Buffer with binary image data
    colors:         required. number of colors to extract, defaults to 5
    debug:          optional. true or false
    ignoreWarnings: optional. true or false
}

The method returns an array similar to:

[
    {
        r: 83,
        g: 56,
        b: 35,
        hex: '533823'
    },
    {
        r: 149,
        g: 110,
        b: 73,
        hex: '956e49'
    },
    {
        r: 165,
        g: 141,
        b: 111,
        hex: 'a58d6f'
    }
]

Composite a buffer provided as options.compositeData on a buffer provided as options.srcData with gravity specified by options.gravity and return a Buffer.

The options argument can have following values:

{
    srcData:        required. Buffer with binary image data
    compositeData:  required. Buffer with binary image data
    gravity:        optional. Can be one of 'CenterGravity' 'EastGravity' 'ForgetGravity' 'NorthEastGravity' 'NorthGravity' 'NorthWestGravity' 'SouthEastGravity' 'SouthGravity' 'SouthWestGravity' 'WestGravity'
    debug:          optional. true or false
    ignoreWarnings: optional. true or false
}

An optional callback argument can be provided, in which case composite will run asynchronously. When it is done, callback will be called with the error and the result buffer:

imagemagick.composite(options, function (errbuffer) {
    // check err, use buffer 
});

This library currently provide only these, please try node-imagemagick if you want more.

Get pixels of provided rectangular region.

The options argument can have following values:

{
    srcData:        required. Buffer with binary image data
    x:              required. x,y,columns,rows provide the area of interest.
    y:              required.
    columns:        required.
    rows:           required.
}

Example usage:

// retrieve first pixel of image 
var pixels = imagemagick.getConstPixels({
    srcData: imageBuffer, // white image 
    x: 0,
    y: 0,
    columns: 1,
    rows: 1
});

Returns:

[ { red: 65535, green: 65535, blue: 65535, opacity: 65535 } ]

Where each color value's size is imagemagick.quantumDepth bits.

Return ImageMagick's QuantumDepth, which is defined in compile time.
ex: 16

Return ImageMagick's version as string.
ex: '6.7.7'

Install ImageMagick with headers before installing this module. Tested with ImageMagick 6.7.7 on CentOS 6 and Mac OS X Lion, Ubuntu 12.04 .

brew install imagemagick

  or

sudo yum install ImageMagick-c++ ImageMagick-c++-devel

  or

sudo apt-get install libmagick++-dev

Make sure you can find Magick++-config in your PATH. Then:

npm install imagemagick-native

Installation notes

  • RHEL/CentOS: If the version of ImageMagick required by node-imagemagick-native is not available in an official RPM repository, please try the -last version offered by Les RPM de Remi, for example:
sudo yum remove -y ImageMagick
sudo yum install -y http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm
sudo yum install -y --enablerepo=remi ImageMagick-last-c++-devel
  • Mac OS X: You might need to install pkgconfig first:
brew install pkgconfig

Tested on Windows 7 x64.

  1. Install Python 2.7.3 only 2.7.3 nothing else works quite right!

    If you use Cygwin ensure you don't have Python installed in Cygwin setup as there will be some confusion about what version to use.

  2. Install Visual Studio C++ 2010 Express

  3. (64-bit only) Install Windows 7 64-bit SDK

  4. Install Imagemagick dll binary x86 Q16 or Imagemagick dll binary x64 Q16, check for libraries and includes during install.

Then:

npm install imagemagick-native

imagemagick:       16.09ms per iteration
imagemagick-native: 0.89ms per iteration

See node test/benchmark.js for details.

Note: node-imagemagick-native's primary advantage is that it uses ImageMagick's API directly rather than by executing one of its command line tools. This means that it will be much faster when the amount of time spent inside the library is small and less so otherwise. See issue #46 for discussion.

Copyright (c) Masakazu Ohtsuka http://maaash.jp/

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