What is Imagick

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ImageMagick is a free and open-source software suite for displaying, creating, converting, modifying, and editing raster images. Imagick is a native php extension to create and modify images using the ImageMagick API.

On learning this I remember back in college while we are doing a research for our thesis. A 10 Peso Classifier for Coin Detection using OpenCV. They shared a similar purpose to process image.

Background

ImageMagick was created in 1987 by John Cristy when working at DuPont, to convert 24-bit images (16 million colors) to 8-bit images (256 colors), so they could be displayed on most screens.

Features and Capabilities

ImageMagick does not have graphical user interface like Adobe Photoshop and GIMP it's mostly command line interface. It provide API for many programming language.