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Image compression? #278

rlam3 opened this Issue Mar 9, 2016 · 3 comments


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rlam3 commented Mar 9, 2016

Is there a way to compress the image size but not resolution?

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emcconville commented Mar 10, 2016

You can use wand.image.BaseImage.compression_quality to match PIL's quality, and wand.image.BaseImage.resolution for dpi.


from wand.image import Image

with Image(filename="input.jpg") as image:
    image.compression_quality = 90
    image.resolution = (300, 300)"output.jpg")

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xmedeko commented Nov 1, 2018

The compression_quality does not work for me for PNG image:

with Image(filename='input.png') as img:
    img.compression_quality = 95'output.png'))

The result is same does not matter which compression_quality I set. From commandline convert input.png -quality 95 output.png it works - I see different file size.

Update: solution is to use: MagickSetCompressionQuality (ImageMagick releases after 6.8.7-5) instead of MagickSetImageCompressionQuality (ImageMagick releases before 6.8.7-5), see:

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emcconville commented Mar 15, 2019

Setting Image.compression_quality now sets both image & image info properties on MagickWand instances

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