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ImageMagick(1)              General Commands Manual             ImageMagick(1)



NAME
       ImageMagick  -  is a free software suite for the creation, modification
       and display of bitmap images.

SYNOPSIS
       convert input-file [options] output-file

OVERVIEW
       ImageMagick(R), is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap
       images.  It  can read, convert and write images in a variety of formats
       (about 100) including GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PNG,  PDF,  PhotoCD,  TIFF,
       and  DPX.  Use  ImageMagick  to translate, flip, mirror, rotate, scale,
       shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various  special
       effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and B\['e]zier curves.

       ImageMagick is free software delivered as a ready-to-run binary distri-
       bution or as source code that you can freely  use,  copy,  modify,  and
       distribute.  Its  license  is  compatible  with the GPL. It runs on all
       major operating systems.

       The functionality of ImageMagick is typically utilized from the command
       line or you can use the features from programs written in your favorite
       programming language. Choose from  these  interfaces:  MagickCore  (C),
       MagickWand (C), ChMagick (Ch), Magick++ (C++), JMagick (Java), L-Magick
       (Lisp), PascalMagick (Pascal), PerlMagick (Perl),  MagickWand  for  PHP
       (PHP),  PythonMagick  (Python),  RMagick (Ruby), or TclMagick (Tcl/TK).
       With a language interface, use ImageMagick to modify or  create  images
       automagically and dynamically.

       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..


       stream

              is a lightweight tool to stream one or more pixel components  of
              the image or portion of the image to your choice of storage for-
              mats. It writes the pixel components as they are read  from  the
              input image a row at a time making stream desirable when working
              with large images or when you require raw pixel components.


       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,  point your browser to
       file:///usr/share/doc/ImageMagick-6.3.7/index.html                   or
       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) 1999-2008 ImageMagick Studio LLC.  Additional  copyrights
       and       licenses      apply      to      this      software,      see
       file:///usr/share/doc/ImageMagick-6.3.7/www/license.php              or
       http://www.imagemagick.org/script/license.php



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