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       metapixel - generator for photomosaics


       metapixel-prepare [options] [srcdir] [destdir]

                         prepares  the  pictures in srcdir by creating resized
                         images and a table file in destdir

       metapixel [options]
                 [--metapixel input.jpg output.png --library destdir]

                 creates a photomosaic output.png using input.jpg as the input
                 image and destdir/tables.mxt as table file


       This manual page documents briefly the metapixel and  metapixel-prepare
       commands.  For  more  information check the README file included in the

       metapixel is a program for generating  photomosaics.  It  can  generate
       classical photomosaics, in which the source image is viewed as a matrix
       of equally sized rectangles for each  of  which  a  matching  image  is
       substitued, as well as collage-style photomosaics, in which rectangular
       parts of the source image at arbitrary positions (i.e. not aligned to a
       matrix) are substituted by matching images.

       metapixel-prepare  is  a  utility that needs to be run before metapixel
       can be used. It prepares your source images so that they can be used by
       metapixel to create the actual photomosaic.


       metapixel-prepare  srcdir  destdir  has  to be run first. srcdir is the
       path  to   the   directory   containing   the   source   images,   e.g.
       ~/Pictures/Holidays.  destdir,  e.g.  ~/.metapixel,  is the path to the
       directory  where  you  want  to  store  the  rescaled  images  and  the
       tables.mxt index file. This directory should be created manually before
       running metapixel-prepare.

       metapixel --metapixel input.jpg output.png --library  destdir  is  then
       used to transform an image (input.jpg) into a mosaic (output.png) using
       the source images (described by destdir/tables.mxt).


       The options are described in the README file or by running metapixel or
       metapixel-prepare with the --help option.


       The README file is included in the Metapixel distribution.


       This    manual    page    was    written   by   Chris   Vanden   Berghe
       <> for the Debian system  (but  may  be  used  by
       others).  Permission  is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
       document under the terms of the GNU General Public License,  Version  2
       any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

       On  Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
       can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.


       Chris Vanden Berghe.

                                  May 5, 2004                     METAPIXEL(1)