RE: photo collection

From Alan Christensen
DateTue, 23 Apr 2002 09:38:15 +1200
Subject RE: photo collection
In-Reply-To (200204221831-LAA17627-blue-ucr-edu)
I have used ImageMagick with Greenstone on windows successfully in the past.
There are one or two issues however.

This is what I recommend:

1. Download and install the ImageMagick binaries from
2. Add the installation directory (of the executables) to you system path
3. NT/2000/XP have a rarely used filesystem conversion utility with the same
name as ImageMagick's 'convert' program. The ImageMagick docs recommend
renaming the windows utility (I renamed mine to fsconvert.exe) so it doesn't

Hope this helps

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Gordon Paynter
> Sent: Tuesday, 23 April 2002 6:32 a.m.
> To: Rolen, Heather
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: photo collection
> On Monday 22 April 2002 09:30, Heather Rolen wrote:
> > I have read in the GSDL documentation that imagePlug only works on
> > UNIX. Do you know if this is still the case? I'm checking the
> > archives to see if this has changed but haven't found anything yet.
> ImagePlug is based on the "ImageMagick" libraries. These are
> installed on pretty much all Linux systems. From the ImageMagick
> homepage:
> ImageMagick is known to compile and run on virtually any Unix system
> and Linux. It also runs under Windows 2000, Windows 95/98,
> Macintosh, VMS, and OS/2. See the install guide for compiling
> instructions. Pre compiled binaries are available for some of the
> more popular operating systems.
> This leads me to think that if you install ImageMagick on a Windows
> box then you should be able to use ImagePlug there. (Specifically,
> you need to be able to run the "convert" program at the command line.)
> I don't use Windows, so I haven't tried this. I am CCing this message
> to the Greesntone list--someone there may be able to say if it works
> or not.
> Gordon