Imager 0.44 has been released and will soon be available on all CPAN
This is primarily a bug-fix release. The following issues have been
reading or writing any TIFF image would produce a run-time error with recent versions of tifflib.
Imager would fail to link or load (platform dependently) if built with the IM_NOLOG option
the Win32 bounding_box() function would return the wrong number of values
the pnm (pbm, pgm, ppm) reader would read the maximum sample value entry (maxval) from the pnm file and then ignore that value. This meant that images with a maximum sample below 255 would be stored darker than they were meant to be. Note that Imager cannot currently read binary pnm images with a maxval > 255.
attempting to convert a 3 channel image to a paletted image could result in a segmentation fault if an empty target palette was supplied. This could also occur in the implicit RGB => paletted conversion done when writing a GIF image.
the setcolors() method wasn't correctly returning false on failure (due to an XS error)
supplying a sufficiently small scaling value to the scale() method could result in a zero width or height image.
the scale() method now produces a warning when called in void context
Makefile.PL now handles spaces in the INCLUDE and LIB environment variables on Win32
write() didn't return false on failure to write a GIF image
if you called crop() with parameters other than the basic left, right, top, bottom to specify the source rectangle, the result was usually suprising. The crop() documentation has been rewritten.
the glyph_names() method usually crashed if the string parameter wasn't supplied.
the glyph_names() method would ignore all but the bottom 8 bits of unicode characters.
there was a memory leak when using callbacks for reading/writing images
in some cases the incorrect generated palette was returned when writing a GIF image.
the BMP reader had many bugs.
reading a PNG file would set the i_yres tag to the horizontal resolution of the image
all image readers now handle image sizes that would result in an integer overflow by returning failure rather than by a segmentation fault.
- renamed io.h to imio.h to avoid a conflict on cygwin.
you can now supply a background color for the rotate() and matrix_transform() functions.
Imager::Color methods now have an equals() method.
Imager now includes a builtin colors table, usable by the builtin parameter or as a final fallback for the name parameter.
the i_format tag is now set when reading an image to the format of the image
- the BMP file reader now sets more tags in the resulting image