Release Notes: This release adds security fixes, feature enhancements, and code cleanup.
Release Notes: Thread safety was improved.
Release Notes: The -extract option was added to read a part of an image. JNG support was added.
Release Notes: New resource consumption methods and logging methods were added. Chromaticity options were added. Write support for BMP2 and BMP3 was added.
Release Notes: 32-bit sample depth is now supported. "installed" and "uninstalled" configurations are supported. Arcs are now rendered according to the SVG standard. 16-bit raw PPM files can now be written.
Release Notes: Windows CLIPBOARD support was added. automake 1.6.2 is now used. Thread safety has been improved.
Release Notes: Windows clipboard support, MingW support, and autotrace support were added.
Release Notes: -copy and -replace options were superseded by +/-write. A faster "median" filter algorithm was incorporated.
Release Notes: An ImageMagick image registry format was added (magick string "mpr"). Support for reading the GIMP's native XCF format, and improved WMF and SVG rendering were added. The default background has been changed from white to transparent black. Abbreviated options are no longer supported. The PingBlob() function was added to the C API, and the C API method AcquireImagePixels() now supports "virtual pixels" by replicating edge pixels. A memory leak in the C++ API draw() method was eliminated. The C++ API method DestroyMagick() is now invoked when the static destructors for the image module are invoked.
Release Notes: Optimization for 64-bit architectures, ability to use large memory (over 2GB), a MATLAB encoder, and Text handles UTF-8 encoding.