imagick VS OpenImageIO

Compare imagick vs OpenImageIO and see what are their differences.


Go binding to ImageMagick's MagickWand C API (by gographics)


Reading, writing, and processing images in a wide variety of file formats, using a format-agnostic API, aimed at VFX applications. (by OpenImageIO)
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imagick OpenImageIO
1 0
1,388 1,357
1.1% 1.3%
2.9 9.5
5 months ago 3 days ago
Go C++
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of imagick. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-03-19.


Posts with mentions or reviews of OpenImageIO. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning OpenImageIO yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing imagick and OpenImageIO you can also consider the following projects:

OpenCV - Open Source Computer Vision Library

libvips - A fast image processing library with low memory needs.

FreeImage - A custom distribution of FreeImage, with a CMake-based build system. Used by the Athena Game Framework.

CImg - The CImg Library is a small and open-source C++ toolkit for image processing

Boost.GIL - Boost.GIL - Generic Image Library | Requires C++11 since Boost 1.68

go-cairo - Go binding for the cairo graphics library


go-gd - Go bingings for GD (

imaginary - Fast, simple, scalable, Docker-ready HTTP microservice for high-level image processing