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PHP - convert tif to jpg and resize using ImageMagick

Posted on 2011-09-07
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I am using ImageMagick 6.7.1-7, installed on a Linux server.  I have a tif image that needs to be converted to jpg and then resized to a thumbnail.

Here is the code I have so far:

 
$url = "/home/notie0/public_html/images/models/highres/231/";
$thumb_file = $url . 'thumbs/sample.jpg';
$tiff_file = $url . 'sample.tif';
$IM_path = '/usr/bin/';

$out=array();
$err = 0;
$run = exec($IM_path.'convert $tiff_file -resize 70x100 -quality 70 $thumb_file',$out,$err);
print_r($out);
print_r($err);

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No image is being returned. I am showing an error code of 1, but no error message (empty array).  Any ideas how to fix this?
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Question by:aguawebdesign
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by:amarpal0102
ID: 36500143
try with simple method first

<?php
$exec = "convert /path/to/file.tiff /path/to/file.jpg";
exec($exec, $yaks);
//to view any errors >> // print_r($yaks);
?>
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 36502189
I guess my first idea would be to load the TIFF image into Photoshop and save it in a more commonly used format.  A Photoshop "action" could be used to convert a library if you have more than one TIFF file.  Or you might try some of the techniques described here:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1973719/how-to-convert-tiff-to-png-jpg-bmp-in-php

After you have converted the TIFF to another format (I recommend PNG because it is not a "lossy" compression) it is easy to create a thumbnail in PHP.  Would you be OK with the GD library functions for this part of the process?
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aguawebdesign earned 0 total points
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Figured it out - I used single quotes around the exec command line.  Since it used PHP variables, I needed double quotes.  Changed that and it's now working.

Ray - great suggestion - I had proposed this solution to my client (to convert from TIFF beforehand), but the customer has a specific need to be uploading TIFF.
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by:aguawebdesign
ID: 36527926
Was able to solve this on my own. Although the experts had some great suggestions, none of them directly solved the problem.
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