Re: [dwm] Need a small image resize program

From: markus schnalke <>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 14:26:27 +0200

Szabolcs Nagy <> wrote:
> On 6/14/08, markus schnalke <> wrote:
> gd is _not_ a small lib

but even tough much smaller than ImageMagick.

> also gd only does very simple resampling (!= image resize)

I'm not an expert, but gd provides image resize and image resample and
the quality of the second one is better. You're probably right, that
the algorithms that are used are not the best ones, but they are okay
for what I need them. As I told: If someone needs high quality
resizing, he should use ImageMagick.

> imlib2 of enlightment (mentioned earlier) is smaller, faster with
> nicer code (at least the simple scaling part)

Did I mention, that I work with Debian systems. At least there imlib2
is _not_ smaller than libgd2. (Okay it has more features.)
Also imlib2 has more dependencies, under which is x11-common that has
just nothing to do with image resizing.

> (actually i'd rather use imagemagick than a hack on top of gd)

The first needs 80 megabytes (!) of dependencies to download on a
fresh base system installation. The second one around 10 megabytes
(not messured). imlib2 is somewhere in between, but I dont know where.

You are probably right about the speed and code quality of imlib2 and
I'll have a look into it.

But from my point of view, it seems that gd does a better job for what
I want: resize images (with sufficent quality) and have small size and

anyway: thanks for you arguing!


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