Gallery Server Binary Pack Updated

Gallery Server Binary Pack Updated

By | 2017-04-12T09:40:45+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Today we released an updated version of the Gallery Server Binary Pack. It contains the latest versions of three open source utilities that give you advanced gallery functionality such as audio/video transcoding and video, CR2, NEF, PDF, TIF and EPS image generation. They are ImageMagick 7.0.5, FFmpeg 3.2.4, and GhostScript 9.21.

Before installing these utilities, first uninstall any existing installations of ImageMagick and GhostScript on your web server.

Then download the Binary Pack and extract the contents of the zip file to an empty directory. Copy ffmpeg.exe to the bin directory of your Gallery Server web application. Install GhostScript by copying gs921w64.exe to your web server and then running it. If you are using a web hosting company, you likely aren’t allowed to run executables on the server. In this case, the best you can do is create a support ticket to ask them to do it.

Install ImageMagick by copying ImageMagick-7.0.5-4-Q16-x64-dll.exe to your web server and then running it. **IMPORTANT** During the setup be sure to select this option: Install legacy utilities (e.g. convert). If you leave this unchecked ImageMagick will not include convert.exe, which is required by Gallery Server. This is caused by a change in ImageMagick 7.X, which switched from convert.exe to magick.exe. Future versions of Gallery Server will likely be updated to account for this change, but for now you must select the option to install legacy utilities. If you can’t run the ImageMagick installer because you are using a hosting company, a pretty good alternative is to copy convert.exe to the bin directory of your Gallery Server web application. This will give you most, but not all, of the benefits of ImageMagick.

Finally, go to the Site Settings page in Gallery Server and update the path to ImageMagick. If you installed the full 7.0.5 version, the path will be C:\Program Files\ImageMagick-7.0.5-Q16.

Enjoy!

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