Developer forum is murdering ImageMagick
From the first few lines on that forum, I clearly get the sense that nobody is very impressed with ImageMagick's way of doing things.
My favorite comment thread :
It's really a command-line tool at its heart. The library is essentially just a wrapper around this command-line tool.
That sounds bass ackwards if you ask me. A command line tool is usually a thin wrapper around a library, for a reason.
and the beautiful conclusion :
And yes, it's a mess. That's why the much saner GraphicsMagick was forked off it… in 2002. People just never migrated.
In other words, ImageMagick is something that should have died at the turn of the millennium.