Vips is a brilliant new image processing library that is reported to be far more efficient than most other image processing libraries out there (such as ImageMagick). To install on CentOS simply:
Get the latest files from vips.ecs.soton.ac.uk, eg:
tar -xzvf vips-7.30.2.tar.gz
Then cd into the directory:
Then enter ./configure and look for any dependency errors, for me I needed to install glib2, which I did with:
yum install glib2-devel
Then ./configure again, and look out for any warnings. If you see something like:
checking for libpng... libraries (none), headers (none)
configure: WARNING: libpng not found; disabling PNG support
Simply do: yum install libpng-devel for all those that you need.
Once you are happy to proceed, enter:
And that’s it!