Suggestions for quick and efficient image resizing utility?

A lot of the work we do involves image resizing — taking JPEGs that users submit on a web form, for example, and making a thumbnail.

We’re currently using the convert application, part of ImageMagick, to do this under Linux, but we’re finding that it’s rather slow and processor-intensive.

Perhaps this is simply an inately slow and processor intensive process, but I’m wondering if others can suggest alternative Linux applications or utilities that we should look at.


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David Richardson on April 22, 2004 - 04:34 Permalink

Can you do the work on OS X? Apple’s Quartz imaging routines are first-class — I doubt that anything better exists for simple scaling. Panther allows Python to script Quartz directly, so that would be my choice for production workflow.