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ImageMagick and jpeg-6b

    4 August 2009, mid-afternoon

If you grab the source for ImageMagick, build and install it, you might expect you’ll be able to muck around with JPEGs. You’d be wrong of course, you need to download and install the jpeg-6b library. Now, you might think a quick ./configure; make; sudo make install, is all you need to do get going with jpeg-6b, but you would be wrong. You need to run sudo make install-lib as well to actually build the libraries that ImageMagick needs to process JPEG images. This seems a bit convoluted. It’s not like JPEG is an obscure format.



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