By far the most consistent criticism of The Definitive Guide to ImageMagick has been that the sample images need to be in color. I would have to agree with this point, which is why I am delighted that Apress took the time to go back around the production process and produce a version of the ebook with color images. It's cool that they were willing to put in the effort, and not only that, they're giving anyone who has purchased the ebook to date a free upgrade. Even better, now if you buy the printed book on Amazon, you get the color ebook for free!
I have a limited number of color ebooks to give away, so if you're interested please leave a comment and explain why you'd like one.
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I didn't buy your book (yet, maybe), but I did use imagemagick today.
I needed to:
1) cut a piece out of the middle of an image (chop)
2) I needed to paste two images, before and after, next to each other and make it one image (append)
I couldn't figure out how to make annotate work without the whole picture becoming grey scale though...
Anyway, I wouldn't mind a copy of the ebook if I'm lucky enough to get one!
Hahaha, I remember making one of those images for that book... it was a bit odd only working in B&W. Oh well good to see some colour coming in :)
I am now using ImageMagick to convert some font glyphs to images (to use in an embedded system). I hope that your book has detailed information about writing text on the canvas.
> I saw your note on Amazon.com that
> "We're offering a free copy of the color ebook to anyone who
> purchases a copy of the printed book from now on", so I ordered a
> copy (from BookPool, who I like to use for my computer book
> purchases). How do I get the color ebook? Thanks!
Hmmm, I'm not really sure how the ebooks are delivered. I assume that Amazon has it automated. I'll check with the editorial team and see if the offer is only via Amazon or not, and let you know.
You can also find all the color images online at http://www.stillhq.com/imagemagick/book/
> Oh, more importantly, thanks for putting together a book on
> ImageMagick. I expect that it will be quite useful.
No problem, I hope you enjoy the book.
Hmmm. That sounds to me like a problem with the ebook download system. I'll ping Matt and ask him if he knows what's happening.
Sorry for the inconvenience,
Apress tells me this should be fixed now. Could you please try again?
Just ordered the e-book direct from aPress so I could get it with the color images, but all the images (at least in the first 200+ pages) were greyscale. So I followed the link, filled out the form, answered the question, and got to download the freebie e-book, only that one was all greyscale as well.
Thanks for buying the book. You can claim your free copy of the eBook at:
If you have any troubles, let me know at matt AT apress.com and I'll take care of it.
Editor - Apress.com
I saw your note on Amazon.com that "We're offering a free copy of the color ebook to anyone who purchases a copy of the printed book from now on", so I ordered a copy (from BookPool, who I like to use for my computer book purchases). How do I get the color ebook? Thanks!
Oh, more importantly, thanks for putting together a book on ImageMagick. I expect that it will be quite useful.
Having been working with GD for thumbnailing, graphing and such I think I have exceeded its possibilities and have come to the realization I need ImageMagick. I stumbled across your very handy articles on the IBM site and then to here.
I find your articles clear and easy to understand - in contrast to the ImageMagick FAQ and would love to read your book on ImageMagick and know I will be able to achieve more than by blindy copying chunks of example from the FAQ.
Thanks again for the handy articles.
All the best