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Support .pdf in ImageMagick

posted Jul 13, 2013, 12:17 PM by Teng-Yok Lee   [ updated Jul 17, 2013, 8:00 AM ]
I usually use the command identify of imagemagick to check the images in a .pdf, especially the color space (because before VGTC conferences/journals asked for images in CMYK format).

To check whether the installed ImageMagick supports .pdf, we can type the following commands to see whether pdf is included:

convert -list configure


PS. This command might not always work.

To support .pdf, we need to install ghostscript before ImageMagick. For version 6.8.6 Q16 (32-bit), I installed ghostscript 9.05.

More information can be seen in the page below:
http://www.imagemagick.org/discourse-server/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15002

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