VIPS s a free image processing system (library) – in comparison to similar libraries is super fast, and does not neet much memory. Checkout this speed memory usage . In most cases you can install it by using this handy script:
curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/lovell/sharp/master/preinstall.sh | sudo bash -
In some cases you have to install it from source.
I created small fork of this script which will work on AMI Linux:
Amazon Linux AMI installation (probably will work also on all Red Hat based distributions (CentOs).
After while, you can check if VIPS is working correctly:
vips --version vips-7.42.3-Wed Apr 29 23:52:49 UTC 2015
Don’t forget to extend PKG_CONFIG_PATH if you want to use vips as a port of other library.
Checkout using CLI documentation to play with it.