My name is Bill and I am looking for a coder and image specialist to help me with a project. You seem to be someone who might have some or all of the skills I'm looking for, and I would like to ask you a few questions. Depending on your interest and exact areas of expertise, I might then have more substantial work for you. (The budget/time limit I set for this project was arbitary, so I could ask you some questions first.)
Before accepting this job, could you please answer a few questions? I would like to establish the areas in which I can question you in more detail.
- How familiar are you with Imagemagick and Graphicsmagick? Can you write shell scripts that will invoke a graphics package like one of those to process bitmap images? Can you write specific (and fast, efficient) server scripts to achieve specific image effects and transformations I can describe, such as the ones on this page?
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(I have heard that Graphicsmagick is more efficient than Imagemagick and is set up to take advantage of machines with multiple cores. It is a fork of Imagemagick, so very similar, but possibly more stable, faster, smaller, etc. So I might prefer to use GM instead of IM. Do you have an opinion?)
- What is your level of expertise with vector images? Vector math? The SVG image format?
I'll look forward to talking to you if you are interested. Thank you for your time!