OK ImageMagick, great command line program that is very powerful. I am trying to use it, and becoming very frustrated.

First, because PHP does not run as my account, nor does it run as a user who has permission to modify my files, I cant use ImageMagick to modify files in my home directory or any branch of it.

So I decided, ok I'll copy the files to /tmp, and then I'll be able to edit them, and THEN ill copy the file from /tmp to my home directory (upload>tmp>imagemagick>mydirectory). Now isnt that a wonderful idea? But its not working.

Does anyone have experience using ImageMagick and run into this type of problem? Anyone with ideas what to do to be able to use it?