Imagecache.module provides the most commonly-used processes needed for basic image manipulation.
This package provides a suite of additional processes that can be added to the imagecache pipeline, including:
These functions, combined with the available scale,crop,rotate functions already provided by imagecache make hundreds of image processing effects available.
The DRUPAL-6 release requires Imagecache.
It integrates slightly with image.module, imagefield.module, filefield.module, upload.module if available - to supply node data that can be used in the text overlay action.
Many imagecache actions just do not work with the ImageMagick Toolkit. To use imagecache_actions, you will either have to just use the built-in GD toolkit or help contribute imageMagick - compatible scripts that do the job. Those scripts have not yet been written by people that actually use ImageMagick. - help wanted
Original effort on the canvas/layers was contributed to imagecache1 by Dimm. This was reworked into doprys rewritten API by dman, and many extra bits (especially better transparency support) was added.
"Independant" rounded corners were enabled with code contributed by CanaryMason
This project is open for contributors to add more effects, as the imagecache API allows any modules to add their own effects to the library. It exists as a project separate from ImageCache proper purely for management purposes.
Related See also : smartcrop - to zoom on the most "interesting" section of an image; Scale9 - to slice and position graphic corner and border effects like picture frames onto images. More may be listed on the imagecache project page
ImageMagick support is very limited (I don't use or test it) and relies on user contributions to move forward.
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