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Re: Image-conversion shims

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Image-conversion shims
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 23:20:21 +0200
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Clément Pit-Claudel <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2019-09-28 16:06, Lars Ingebrigtsen wrote:
>> The only likely external conversion program is, unfortunately, "convert"
>> from ImageMagick, so there are still security implications, and a shim
>> like that isn't something we could have switched on by default.
> An alternative route that might be worth exploring is
> http://www.graphicsmagick.org/, which is GPL-compatible and seems to
> have a better security record than ImageMagick.

Ah, I didn't know that it had a command line interface, too.  "gm
convert" seems like is should be almost drop-in compatible with
"convert".  This shim library could support a number of command line
functions, I guess, depending on what's installed

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