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ImageMagick 7 released. #287

emcconville opened this Issue May 3, 2016 · 5 comments


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emcconville commented May 3, 2016

Looks like the time for cffi rewrite is near. ImageMagick 7 has moved out of beta, and has been distributed.

Porting over view here

Key Changes

  • PixelPacket replaced with Quantum Traits
  • Many typedef enum have been rewritten.
  • {METHOD}Channel have been replaced with SetImageChannelMask

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lucvandort commented May 19, 2016

I just spent two hours finding out that IM7 does not work with wand. (at least on Windows 7). It seems to be related to a rename of the core dll files:

IM6: CORE_RL_wand_.dll
IM7: CORE_RL_MagickWand_.dll looks for the IM6 dll file, which cannot be found in an IM7 installation.


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boegel commented Jun 9, 2016

I naively assumed that Wand would be compatible with ImageMagick 7.x, but it turns out it's not:

python -c "import wand.image"
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
  File "build/bdist.linux-x86_64/egg/wand/", line 20, in <module>
  File "build/bdist.linux-x86_64/egg/wand/", line 1394, in <module>
ImportError: MagickWand shared library not found or incompatible
Original exception was raised in:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "build/bdist.linux-x86_64/egg/wand/", line 289, in <module>
  File "/user/scratch/gent/vsc400/vsc40023/easybuild_REGTEST/SL6/sandybridge/software/Python/2.7.11-intel-2016a/lib/python2.7/ctypes/", line 378, in __getattr__
    func = self.__getitem__(name)
  File "/user/scratch/gent/vsc400/vsc40023/easybuild_REGTEST/SL6/sandybridge/software/Python/2.7.11-intel-2016a/lib/python2.7/ctypes/", line 383, in __getitem__
    func = self._FuncPtr((name_or_ordinal, self))
AttributeError: /user/scratch/gent/vsc400/vsc40023/easybuild_REGTEST/SL6/sandybridge/software/ImageMagick/7.0.1-9-intel-2016a/lib/ undefined symbol: MagickGetImageMatteColor

This was with ImageMagick v7.0.1-9 .

It would be nice to make check for the ImageMagick version?


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ewerybody commented Jul 13, 2016

Oh same here m(
rolled back to 6.9.5-Q16 and it works again. Pchew.


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karhohs commented Aug 8, 2017

I also could not use Wand with IM7 and Windows10. I had to use the last IM6 release.

@emcconville emcconville added this to the 0.5.0 milestone Nov 13, 2018


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emcconville commented Nov 15, 2018

Closing this as the porting work for IM7 has been completed.

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