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August 05, 2010

I’m using the awesome Paperclip plugin in my rails app. One of the great selling points for it is that it will automatically resize images and create thumbnails for them. To do this, it needs the ImageMagick library installed.

No worries, I headed over to their site and saw that the “best” way to install it is via mac ports, a package manager similar to Debian’s apt, but for OS X. 

So I headed over there, and downloaded the 100k installer for that. Only to see that it needed XCode as a dependency, roughly a 1 GB install.


So, I broke out the system DVD and installed XCode. And then mac ports. And then ImageMagick. Just so that I could resize an image programatically.

Scott Williams

Written by Scott Williams who lives and works in sunny Phoenix, AZ. Twitter is also a place.