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"killed" error message

Posted: 2011-10-15T12:58:38-07:00
by matteosistisette
I was cropping a huge image into small pieces with:
convert -crop 128x128 sourceimage.png outputimage.png

After 20 minutes of processing, it ended up with the error message "Killed" (not a word more than that), and no file was output.

"Killed" is not an acceptable error message. "Out of memory", or anything describing the cause of the error.

Re: "killed" error message

Posted: 2011-10-15T13:35:06-07:00
by magick
Killed doesn't come from ImageMagick. Its a daemon on your system that "kills" memory intense applications. Easy fix. Add '-limit area 0' to your command-line. This trades off memory usage for disk usage, see for a discussion of the pixel cache.

Re: "killed" error message

Posted: 2011-10-15T14:15:27-07:00
by matteosistisette
Oh I see!!!! Thanks a lot