ImageMagick



ImageMagick(1)                                                  ImageMagick(1)




NAME

       ImageMagick  -  is a free software suite for the creation, modification
       and display of bitmap images.  convert input-file [options] output-file


OVERVIEW

       ImageMagickTM,  version  6.2.0,  is  a free software suite for the cre-
       ation, modification and display of bitmap images. It can read,  convert
       and  write images in a large variety of formats. Images can be cropped,
       colors can be changed, various effects can be applied,  images  can  be
       rotated  and  combined,  and text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier
       curves can be added to images and stretched and rotated.

       ImageMagick is free software: it is delivered with full source code and
       can  be  freely  used, copied, modified and distributed. Its license is
       compatible with the GPL. It runs on all major operating systems.

       Most of the functionality of ImageMagick can be used interactively from
       the  command line; more often, however, the features are used from pro-
       grams written in the programming languages Perl, C, C++,  Python,  PHP,
       Ruby,  Tcl/Tk  or  Java,  for  which  ready-made ImageMagick interfaces
       (PerlMagick,  Magick++,  PythonMagick,  MagickWand  for  PHP,  RMagick,
       TclMagick, and JMagick) are available. This makes it possible to modify
       or create images automatically and dynamically.

       ImageMagick supports many image formats (over 90 major formats) includ-
       ing popular formats like TIFF, JPEG, PNG, PDF, PhotoCD, and GIF.

       ImageMagick  includes a number of command-line utilities for manipulat-
       ing images. Most of you are probably accustom to editing images one  at
       a time with a graphical user interface (GUI) with such programs as gimp
       or Photoshop. However, a GUI is not always convenient. Suppose you want
       to  process an image dynamically from a web script or you want to apply
       the same operations to many images or repeat a  specific  operation  at
       different  times  to  the  same  or different image. For these types of
       operations, the command-line image processing utility is appropriate.

       In the paragraphs below, find a short description for each command-line
       tool.Click  on the program name to get details on the program usage and
       a list of command-line options that alters how the program performs. If
       you  are  just getting acquianted with ImageMagick, start at the top of
       the list, the convert program, and work your way dowm. Also be sure  to
       peruse  Anthony  Thyssen’s tutorial on how to use ImageMagick utilities
       to convert, compose, or edit images from the command-line.

       convert

              convert between image formats as well as resize an image,  blur,
              crop,  despeckle,  dither,  draw  on, flip, join, re-sample, and
              much more.

       identify

              describes the format and characteristics of one  or  more  image
              files.  mogrify

              resize  an  image, blur, crop, despeckle, dither, draw on, flip,
              join, re-sample, and much more. Mogrify overwrites the  original
              image file, whereas, convert writes to a different image file.

       composite

              overlaps one image over another.

       montage

              create  a  composite image by combining several separate images.
              The images are tiled on the composite  image  optionall  adorned
              with a border, frame, image name, and more.

       compare

              mathematically  and  visually annotate the difference between an
              image and its reconstruction..

       display

              displays an image or image sequence on any X server.

       animate

              animates an image sequence on any X server.

       import  saves any visible window on an X server and outputs  it  as  an
              image  file. You can capture a single window, the entire screen,
              or any rectangular portion of the screen.

       conjure

              interprets and executes scripts written in the Magick  Scripting
              Language (MSL).

              For  more  information  about  the  ImageMagick  project,  visit
              http://www.imagemagick.org.


SEE-ALSO

       convert(1), identify(1),  composite(1),  montage(1),  compare(1),  dis-
       play(1), animate(1), import(1), conjure(1), quantize(5), miff(4)



COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  (C)  1999-2005 ImageMagick Studio LLC. Additional copyrights
       and  licenses  apply  to  this   software,   see   http://www.imagemag-
       ick.org/script/license.php



ImageMagick                Date: 2005/03/01 01:00:00            ImageMagick(1)

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