I have a project in which I take a handful of images and coordinates, and combine them all into a single image based on those coordinates. (so not really image processing, just image layering/combining)
Also will take data that has text and shapes objects (squares, lines, circles), and coordinates/font-size and also layer those over the images to create one final image (png or jpg).
I will have to process hundreds of these on the fly as quickly and as efficiently as possible on a CentOS machine.
What language should I use?
I am biased toward Python because I want an excuse to learn it... so I'm leaning that way unless Java or C is at least an order of magnitude better. Please offer your opinions, or if I need to clarify my requirements more?