ImageMagick Nightly Builds;O=D

Sadly there is no “latest” entry,
but you can sort by modification date,
(and even parse a digest.rdf to find-out the name of the latest build..)

and make-use of your browser’s [CTRL]+[F] to look for your prefered build,
for me it is the Windows x64 fully static, portable Q16, the higher version (ver 7 given the choice between latest build of 6 or 7..).

– use multi-part download manager if you want to download with speed-rates greater than 80KB/S
– use http instead of https prefix to avoid the ssl hand-shake and download faster on download-managers such as OrbitDownloader :)
– you can find Android compatible builds if you want to give your mobile-phone the power of the gods… :))

It is a bit messy to find the correct download since it does not separated properly,
but you may run the following line in the developer’s-panel’s console:
document.querySelectorAll('[href*="portable"]:not([href$="asc"])').forEach(function(element){ console.log(element.href); })

to get just the useful ones:
For Windows x64 (64-bit):

For Windows x86 (32-bit):

Happy Hanukkah


– lightning up the Menorah (1’st candle was today)
– cat is acting funny

– at first I’m..
– but then I’ve quickly grabbed the phone and started to film..

– breaking video to frames, one per new PNG file, using

convert -coalesce video.mpeg out%05d.png

– adding watermark to the bottom of each PNG file, using

convert out00000.png -background #685067 -fill white -background #6C938E -pointsize 12 label:"i c o m p i l e . e l a d k a r a k o . c o m" -gravity Center -append anno_label2.jpg

making a quick and dirty parallel-multi-process batch file (using “start”)
to make it faster/better/cool’er


@echo off

set sFILE_NAME_INPUT="%~s1"

set sFILE_NAME_OUTPUT=%~d1%~p1
set sFILE_NAME_OUTPUT=%sFILE_NAME_OUTPUT%_watermark_%~n1
::use JPG ext.

call convert %sFILE_NAME_INPUT% -background #685067 -fill white -background #6C938E -pointsize 12 label:"i c o m p i l e . e l a d k a r a k o . c o m" -gravity Center -append "%sFILE_NAME_OUTPUT%"



@echo off
echo I am the runner

for %%e in (*.png) do (
    ::parallel different process. and continue.
    start /low /min "cmd /c "call _file_encoder.cmd "%%e"""

– double click the _start_all.cmd, 1 second operation x99 files (in parallel) takes about 10 seconds.

– making a 6-seconds delay, HD animated GIF, using:

convert -background white -alpha remove -layers OptimizePlus -delay 6 *.jpg -loop 0 animation.gif

– thinking 2-way gif will be wayyyy funnier, making the gif go back and forth, using:

convert animation.gif -coalesce -duplicate 1,-2-1 -layers OptimizePlus -loop 0 animation_bf.gif

result is a super HD, but single gif> 22MB,
copy every 2nd image to another folder, cut 1/2 of the frames (some things do not need a script…)

– quickly writing this post with all those convert tricks,
clicking publish, and laugh my ass out for 4 minutes no b$hit :)

Going with the holiday spirit and watching some “Robot Chicken” Hanukkah sketches:

Happy Holidays