(PECL imagick 2.0.0)

Imagick::setSizeSets the size of the Imagick object


bool Imagick::setSize ( int $columns , int $rows )

Sets the size of the Imagick object. Set it before you read a raw image format such as RGB, GRAY, or CMYK.




Return Values

Returns TRUE on success.

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Mike Pratt
4 years ago
Using setSize before reading an image file tells ImageMagick to resize the image immediately on load - this can give a substantial increase in performance time and save memory and disk resources for large images:


= new Imagick();


This might also save you having to call thumbnailImage to resize the image.

On my server, this only made a difference with jpgs - pngs and gifs were loaded at full size which took much longer (30s or more compared to 6s for a similar sized jpg).
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