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


       convert input-file [options] output-file


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


              describes the format and characteristics of one  or  more  image


              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.


              overlaps one image over another.


              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.


              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
              formats. 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


              displays an image or image sequence on any X server.


              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.


              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/index.html                         or


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


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       and      licenses      apply      to      this      software,       see
       file:///usr/share/doc/imagemagick/www/license.html                   or