"It's like a Swiss Army Knife for images, but one of those tiny ones you can
keep on your keychain"

SmartImage is an image processing/compositing/thumbnailing Ruby with the
following design goals:

   - Completely seamless installation and usage across all Ruby
   implementations, with an emphasis on MRI and JRuby
   - Expose a small but powerful and easy-to-understand API
   - Easy to extend with support for multiple image compositing backends
   (presently RMagick and Java Graphics2D)

That's cool, so what can it do?

   - Create thumbnails (even in your Ruby on Rails application!)
   - Scale images
   - Composite multiple images into a single image
   - Convert between various image formats (.png, .jpg, and .gif presently
   supported)
   - Apply alpha masks to an image

Why should I use SmartImage instead of RMagick, ImageScience, etc?

   - You want a more powerful library than ImageScience
   - You want a library with a less mind-bogglingly bloated API than RMagick
   - You're considering a move to an alternative Ruby implementation like
   JRuby and want an image library that works seamlessly between MRI, JRuby,
   and other Ruby implementations

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v0.0.3 release notes:

As part of keeping with its commitment to seamless support for multiple Ruby
implementations, SmartImage 0.0.3 fixes some minor incompatibilities with
JRuby 1.5.

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Tony Arcieri
Medioh! A Kudelski Brand