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animate (1)


animate - animates an image or image sequence on any X server.


animate [options] input-file


User Commands                                          animate(1)

     animate  -  animates  an  image  or  image sequence on any X

     animate [options] input-file

     The animate program is a member of the ImageMagick(1)  suite
     of  tools.   Use it to animate an image or image sequence on
     any X server.

     For more information about the animate command,  point  your
     browser  to file:///usr/share/doc/ImageMagick-6.8.3/www/ani-
     mate.html or

     Image Settings:
       -authenticate value  decrypt image with this password
       -backdrop            display image centered on a backdrop
       -channel type        apply option to select image channels
       -colormap type       Shared or Private
       -colorspace type     alternate image colorspace
       -decipher filename   convert cipher pixels to plain pixels
       -define format:option
                            define   one  or  more  image  format
       -delay value         display the next image after pausing
       -density geometry    horizontal and  vertical  density  of
     the image
       -depth value         image depth
       -display server      display image to this X server
       -dispose method      layer disposal method
       -dither method       apply error diffusion to image
       -format  "string"      output formatted image characteris-
       -gamma value         level of gamma correction
       -geometry geometry   preferred size and  location  of  the
     Image window
       -gravity  type         horizontal  and  vertical  backdrop
       -identify            identify the format and  characteris-
     tics of the image
       -immutable           displayed image cannot be modified
       -interlace type      type of image interlacing scheme
       -interpolate method  pixel color interpolation method
       -limit type value    pixel cache resource limit
       -loop iterations     loop images then exit
       -matte                store matte channel if the image has
       -map type            display  image  using  this  Standard

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       -monitor             monitor progress
       -pause               seconds to pause before reanimating
       -page  geometry       size and location of an image canvas
       -quantize colorspace reduce colors in this colorspace
       -quiet               suppress all warning messages
       -regard-warnings     pay attention to warning messages
       -remote command      execute a command in an  remote  dis-
     play process
       -sampling-factor geometry
                            horizontal and vertical sampling fac-
       -scenes range        image scene range
       -seed value          seed a new sequence of  pseudo-random
       -set attribute value set an image attribute
       -size geometry       width and height of image
       -support  factor       resize  support: > 1.0 is blurry, <
     1.0 is sharp
       -transparent-color color
                            transparent color
       -treedepth value     color tree depth
       -verbose             print detailed information about  the
       -visual type         display image using this visual type
       -virtual-pixel method
                            virtual pixel access method
       -window  id            display image to background of this

     Image Operators:
       -colors value        preferred number  of  colors  in  the
       -crop  geometry        preferred  size and location of the
     cropped image
       -extract geometry    extract area from image
       -monochrome          transform image to black and white
       -repage geometry     size and location of an image  canvas
       -resample geometry   change the resolution of an image
       -resize geometry     resize the image
       -rotate degrees      apply Paeth rotation to the image
       -strip                strip image of all profiles and com-
       -trim                trim image edges

     Image Sequence Operators:
       -coalesce            merge a sequence of images
       -flatten             flatten a sequence of images

     Miscellaneous Options:
       -debug events        display copious debugging information

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       -help                print program options
       -log format          format of debugging information
       -list  type            print  a  list  of supported option
       -version             print version information

     In addition to those listed above,  you  can  specify  these
     standard  X resources as command line options:  -background,
     -bordercolor, -borderwidth, -font, -foreground,  -iconGeome-
     try, -iconic, -name, -mattecolor, -shared-memory, or -title.

     By default, the image format of `file' is determined by  its
     magic number.  To specify a particular image format, precede
     the filename with an image format name  and  a  colon  (i.e.
     ps:image)  or  specify the image type as the filename suffix
     (i.e.  Specify 'file' as '-' for  standard  input
     or output.

       1    press to map or unmap the Command widget

     See   attributes(5)   for   descriptions  of  the  following

     |Availability   | image/imagemagick |
     |Stability      | Volatile          |

     Copyright (C) 1999-2013 ImageMagick Studio  LLC.  Additional
     copyrights   and   licenses  apply  to  this  software,  see
     file:///usr/share/doc/ImageMagick-6.8.3/www/license.html  or

     This   software   was   built   from   source  available  at   The   original
     community  source  was  downloaded  from   http://image_mag-

     Further information about this software can be found on  the

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     open   source   community  website  at  http://www.imagemag-

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