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Piece up a BMP file with Image::Magick

by rchiav (Deacon)
on Feb 07, 2002 at 17:55 UTC ( #143940=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

rchiav has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm trying to discet an image file with Image::Magick and I'm running into some problems. I can get it to work, however, it's slow. The image(s) are 640x480 and I basically need to chunk it up into 40x40 squares. Reading the docs, the only thing I found that seemed to be useful is $image->Crop(). The only problem with that is, it alters the larger(original) image, as you would expect. The only way I saw around this was to reread the original image from disk over and over again. That's pretty slow.

Is there a way to load the original image once and then piece it up? I'm notall that familiar with image manipulation so I'm a little unsure of some of the methods mentioned.

Thanks,
Rich

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Re: Piece up a BMP file with Image::Magick
by joealba (Hermit) on Feb 07, 2002 at 18:37 UTC
    Use the Clone method to make copies of the original.

    my $picture = Image::Magick->new(); $picture->ReadImage("$image_filename"); my $copy = $picture->Clone();

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