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Imagemagick and graphicsmagick are being used for server side image manipulation. E.g when you upload your images on a server, two of the first things to be done is to delete the metadata and resize.

That makes sense, so it's to generate thumbnails/resize uploads.

Could it be some node package that has a dependency on imagemagick?

What I'm having trouble wrapping my head around is so many people being aware of imagemagick and reading through it's documentation to learn how to use it.

It was a really popular gem requirement and lots of Ruby developers use Macs/Homebrew

Also pretty popular in the PHP world. Judging by the number of PHP installs on the list I'd say a lot of people are using it for development.

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