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GraphicsMagick 1.3.25 is released

GraphicsMagick 1.3.25 is primarily a bug/security fix release and users are recommended to update if possible. The only user-visible feature change is that there is much more precision for elapsed time indication on systems which have the clock_gettime() function. The 'identify' utility now shows 6 digits of seconds precision for elapsed time.

Windows users will benefit from updates to latest WebP, libxml2, lcms2, and libpng.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2016-09-05

GraphicsMagick 1.3.24 is released

GraphicsMagick 1.3.24 is now available. This release primarily fixes security issues, including two possible shell exploits (grave issues) and a large number of weaknesses in the file format reading code. A few new features are added such as a -preserve-timestamp option to 'mogrify' to preserve the original file timestamp, double-precision resolution support in the C++ API, and preliminary MATLAB V4 file reader support.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2016-05-30

GraphicsMagick 1.3.23 Released

GraphicsMagick 1.3.23 is now available. This release is primarily to fix a regression (added in 1.3.22) in the scale algorithm which is likely to cause GraphicsMagick (or a program using it) to malfunction or crash in a particular usage scenario. Several other reported bugs were reported as well. This is the version recommended for use.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2015-11-07

GraphicsMagick 1.3.22 Released

GraphicsMagick 1.3.22 is primarily a maintenance/bug-fix release. Since the prior release, the source code has been submitted to Coverity static analysis, with all discovered issues fixed, resulting in zero remaining Coverity issues. Many bugs reported by users have been fixed. Due to security/stability fixes, it is recommended to update to this release as soon as possible.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2015-10-04

GraphicsMagick 1.3.21 Released

GraphicsMagick 1.3.21 is primarily a security fix release. A very large number of issues were fixed which were discovered using intentionally corrupted files from fuzz testers. Any site accepting files from untrusted users should update to this release ASAP since many of the corrupted files were released to the public and may crash previous versions of the software.

There were also a large number of ordinary bug fixes made for this release. Many of these were also related to file format support.... read more

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2015-03-01

GraphicsMagick 1.3.20 Released

GraphicsMagick 1.3.20 is primarily a maintenance release. In spite of that, missing PDF/SVG composition operators have been added, and existing composition operators have been updated to properly deal with an alpha channel. Google's WebP support is fully usable now and it is included in the Windows builds/installers. The Windows VisualMagick configure program is enhanced in order to allow setting more options while configuring the Visual Studio project. Additional functions have been added to the Wand library. Clang/LLVM should be better supported now. Many minor bugs have been fixed.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2014-08-17

GraphicsMagick 1.3.19 Released

This release includes all bug fixes and new features developed in the past nine months and is the release that all GraphicsMagick users should be using. Support for Google's WebP format has been added to configure-based builds (not yet for Windows Visual Studio builds). Support is added for a non-standard 32-bit PNM and PAM formats in the Q32 build. JPEG now supports writing the XMP profile. The JPEG, PNG, littlecms, libxml2, and FreeType libraries were refreshed to the latest upstream versions for the Windows Visual Studio builds. See the project news for more details.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2014-01-01

GraphicsMagick 1.3.18 released

A new 'batch' command was added to support submitting many commands at once, or driven as a co-process with commands submitted via standard input. Microsoft Windows 64-bit application is now fully supported. An -auto-orient option is added. Many bugs were fixed.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2013-03-11

GraphicsMagick 1.3.17 released

GraphicsMagick 1.3.17 provides a number of significant bug fixes and feature improvements over previous releases. On *nix type systems and other systems using Autoconf configure, it now possible to parallel install shared library builds using different quantum depths. The -lat algorithm is tremendously faster. Support is added for Garmin JNX format. Significant PNG reader bugs were fixed. BMP format now supports an alpha channel for truecolor images. Bugs were fixed in the SVG/MVG/WMF/-draw drawing facility. The test suite is completely re-written from scratch to use TAP tests. Various Windows add-on libraries are updated. The 'dcraw' program is added in the Windows build so that Windows users can easily read RAW camera formats.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2012-10-14

GraphicsMagick 1.3.16 released

GraphicsMagick 1.3.16 is primarily a bug-fix release. It is completely compatible with prior 1.3.X releases. A security fix is included. The SWT reader is fixed. A memory leak in the XBM reader was eliminated. Feature improvements and bug fixes are included for the MAT, PDF, and PNG formats. Fixes/improvements made to -trim, +repage, and -units. The included PerlMagick now compiles with Perl 5.16. Many of the 3rd-party libraries are updated to the latest releases for the Windows build.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2012-06-23

GraphicsMagick 1.3.15 Released

GraphicsMagick 1.3.15, an image processing toolkit and programming APIs, is now available. A PNG writer bug is fixed as well as some temporary file leaks. Support for random noise has been added as well as the -strip and -repage command options. The XCF format now supports selecting which layers to return. The INFO coder now supports the -format option similar to 'identify'.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2012-04-28

GraphicsMagick 1.3.14 Released

GraphicsMagick 1.3.14 provides bug fixes for the DPX, EMF, TGA, and DCRAW formats. Support for MEF RAW is added.The Despeckle algorithm (-despeckle) is many times faster than before. The PNG, TIFF, and zlib libraries are updated to the latest release versions for the Windows package.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2012-02-26

GraphicsMagick 1.3.13 Released

Many bugs are fixed, including some which caused deadlock or a crash. Some of the more interesting new features are EXIF profiles are preserved when writing JPEG files, the benchmark facility now includes a mode for benchmarking with varying threads, netpbm PAM format supported, BigTIFF format supported under Windows.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2011-12-25

GraphicsMagick 1.3.12 Released

This release fixes a number of bugs. Most significantly, use of GraphicsMagick as a filter was broken by the 1.3.10 release. Windows users should install this version in order to avoid possible exposure to DOS due to well-crafted PNG files.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2010-03-08

GraphicsMagick 1.3.11 Released

This is both a bug-fix and feature release. A critical bug related to use of signed characters (introduced in 1.3.8) is fixed. Support is added for -compose, -extent, and -thumbnail command options.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2010-02-21

GraphicsMagick 1.3.10 Released

This release fixes several bugs which were discovered in the 1.3.9 release. The most significant fix is that +adjoin was not working as expected with one image frame.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2010-02-10

GraphicsMagick 1.3.9 Released

This releases quite a few bugs, including those submitted to the Debian bug tracking system, or to the Debian GraphicsMagick maintainer.The most significant bug fixed is a crash if the number of OpenMP threads is reduced from the default via the command line or OpenMP API.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2010-02-04

GraphicsMagick 1.3.8 Released

GraphicsMagick 1.3.8 is now available. The list of improvements since the last minor release is huge. The CALS Type 1 format can now be written. The JPEG 2000 support is improved. Additional functions are added to the Wand library. Several configuration files are now made optional where before they were required.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2010-01-21

GraphicsMagick 1.2.10 Released

GraphicsMagick 1.2.10 is now available. This is a bug-fix/maintenance release for the stable 1.2 branch and is expected to be the last release from this series. Security fixes and bug fixes are included.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2010-01-07

GraphicsMagick 1.3.7 Released

GraphicsMagick 1.3.7 is both a bug-fix and feature release. The most important (and critical!) bug fix eliminates data corruption of attached profiles in JPEG files. There are several security fixes. New APIs are added to the C Core, Wand, and Magick++ libraries. Performance is improved for a number of algorithms.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2009-09-17

GraphicsMagick 1.2.9 Released

GraphicsMagick 1.2.9 is now available. The only change in this release compared to 1.2.8 is a critical bug fix for embedded profile corruption when reading JPEG files. GraphicsMagick 1.2.9 is from the current old stable branch (current releases are 1.3.X) and is intended for use by OS distribution maintainers and others who must use a 1.2.X release.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2009-09-16

GraphicsMagick 1.2.8 Released

This maintenance release contains security and bug fixes only for stable GraphicsMagick on the 1.2 release branch. If you must use a 1.2 version, then this is now the one to use.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2009-09-04

GraphicsMagick 1.3.6 Released

GraphicsMagick 1.3.6 is now available. Many bug fixes and performance improvements are added since the prior release. A number of new features have been added such as Hald CLUT, ASC CDL, ColorMatrix, CALS, and other features have been dramatically improved in the areas of HP-PCL, DICOM, PDF, and many more.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2009-07-25

GraphicsMagick 1.3.5 Released

This is a bug-fix release. A minor security issue is fixed with BMP and DIB files. Installation issues with the Linux SRPM should be resolved. Issues with the Windows binary install package should be resolved.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2009-01-27

GraphicsMagick 1.3.4 Released

This release brings multi-threaded support under Windows for faster processing on multi-core systems. Large files are now supported under Windows. Support for small floats (16/24 bits) and 64-bit integer added for the TIFF format.

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn 2009-01-15