Posted by: Anonymous
on May 01, 2008 05:32 PM
Nice article, but no comparison to ImageMagick? I found this on the Phatch FAQ:
"Phatch and imagemagick basically have the same purpose, but have a different user experience. Imagemagick is command-line based and Phatch has a Graphical User Interface (GUI). As such Phatch is much more simple to use and also makes it more easy to create complex actions and handle subdirectories. As Phatch is developed with the Python Image Library, writing plugins is a breeze as Phatch generates the GUI automatically."
It'd be nice to have an objective point of view though. I've never used Phatch and my experience with ImageMagick is minimal (but very good), but I'd guess that Phatch would be preferable if the command line scares you, but ImageMagick is bound to be more mature, stable, and have more options.