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"Catastrophic failure" when using the ".Composite" tool of the ImageMagickObject COM+ component with latest IM DLL #1070

AlexLaforge opened this issue Mar 29, 2018 · 2 comments


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commented Mar 29, 2018



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The latest IM version ran under Windows with VBScript leads to the following error "Catastrophic failure", when using the ".Composite" tool.
The ".Composite" tool seems broken with the Imagemagick COM+ object. As a comparison, it was working correctly with the (old) IM 6.8.5 version, and is working on 7.0.7-28.

As the official Docs states that "The ImageMagickObject COM+ component provides access to the compare, convert, composite, mogrify, identify, montage, and stream tools", I assume that this looks to a clear bug :
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Steps to Reproduce

  1. Install the latest Windows DLL Package of IM Q16 x64 HDRI

  2. Create a c:\TestIM.vbs file containing the following source code :

Set IMimg = CreateObject("ImageMagickObject.MagickImage.1")
	IMimg.Composite "rose:", "logo:", "c:\rose-over-logo.png"
Set IMimg = Nothing
  1. Execute this code with the 64-bit version of the WSH :
    C:\windows\system32\wscript.exe c:\TestIM.vbs

  2. Instead of the expected result that would see the creation of the "c:\rose-over-logo.png" file thanks to the ".Composite" tool, an error is generated :
    Line : 2
    Char : 2
    Error : Catastrophic failure
    Code : 8000FFFF
    Source : (null)

Already checked

  • The DLL is well registered in the 64-bit Registry
  • The "ImageMagickObject.MagickImage.1" is well created
  • The Read/Write/Modify user rights are correct on c:\
  • The ".Identify" tool works properly from the COM+ component, and can read from c:\
  • The ".Convert" tool works properly from the COM+ component, and can write on c:\

System Configuration

  • ImageMagick version: Q16 x64 HDRI
  • Environment (Operating system, version and so on): Windows Server 2012 Standard 64 bits
  • Additional information: ImageMagickObject x64 Windows DLL, used from VBScript

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commented Mar 31, 2018

I cannot reproduce your issue with the latest development build. And I have no idea why it is failing on your machine.


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commented Apr 2, 2018

Hi @dlemstra ,
I have not tested the latest development build, but only the last official release 6.0.0-40.

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