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composite (1)


composite - overlaps one image over another.


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User Commands                                        composite(1)

     composite -  overlaps one image over another.

     composite  [  options  ...  ] change-file base-file [ mask-
          file ]

     The  composite  program  is  a  member of the ImageMagick(1)
     suite of tools.  Use it to overlap one image over another.

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

     Image Settings:
       -affine matrix       affine transform matrix
       -authenticate value  decrypt image with this password
       -blue-primary point  chromaticity blue primary point
       -channel type        apply option to select image channels
       -colorspace type     alternate image colorspace
       -comment string      annotate image with comment
       -compose operator    composite operator
       -compress type       type of pixel compression when  writ-
     ing the image
       -decipher filename   convert cipher pixels to plain pixels
       -define format:option
                            define  one  or  more  image   format
       -depth value         image depth
       -density  geometry     horizontal  and vertical density of
     the image
       -display server      get image or font from this X server
       -dispose method      layer disposal method
       -dither method       apply error diffusion to image
       -encipher filename   convert plain pixels to cipher pixels
       -encoding type       text encoding type
       -endian type         endianness (MSB or LSB) of the image
       -filter  type          use  this  filter  when resizing an
       -font name           render text with this font
       -format "string"     output formatted  image  characteris-
       -gravity type        which direction to gravitate towards
       -green-primary point chromaticity green primary point
       -interlace type      type of image interlacing scheme
       -interpolate method  pixel color interpolation method
       -label string        assign a label to an image
       -limit type value    pixel cache resource limit

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       -matte                store matte channel if the image has
       -monitor             monitor progress
       -page geometry       size and location of an image  canvas
       -pointsize value     font point size
       -quality value       JPEG/MIFF/PNG compression level
       -quiet               suppress all warning messages
       -red-primary point   chromaticity red primary point
       -regard-warnings     pay attention to warning messages
       -sampling-factor geometry
                            horizontal and vertical sampling fac-
       -scene value         image scene number
       -seed value          seed a new sequence of  pseudo-random
       -size geometry       width and height of image
       -support  factor       resize  support: > 1.0 is blurry, <
     1.0 is sharp
       -synchronize         synchronize image to storage device
       -taint               declare the image as modified
       -transparent-color color
                            transparent color
       -treedepth value     color tree depth
       -tile                repeat composite operation across and
     down image
       -units type          the units of image resolution
       -verbose              print detailed information about the
       -virtual-pixel method
                            virtual pixel access method
       -white-point point   chromaticity white point

     Image Operators:
       -blend geometry      blend images
       -colors value        preferred number  of  colors  in  the
       -displace  geometry   shift image pixels defined by a dis-
     placement map
       -dissolve value      dissolve the two images a given  per-
       -extract geometry    extract area from image
       -geometry geometry   location of the composite image
       -identify             identify the format and characteris-
     tics of the image
       -monochrome          transform image to black and white
       -negate              replace each pixel with  its  comple-
     mentary color
       -profile  filename     add ICM or IPTC information profile
     to image
       -quantize colorspace reduce colors in this colorspace
       -repage geometry     size and location of an image  canvas

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       -rotate degrees      apply Paeth rotation to the image
       -resize geometry     resize the image
       -sharpen geometry    sharpen the image
       -stegano offset      hide watermark within an image
       -stereo               combine two image to create a stereo
       -strip               strip image of all profiles and  com-
       -thumbnail geometry  create a thumbnail of the image
       -transform           affine transform image
       -type type           image type
       -unsharp geometry    sharpen the image
       -watermark  geometry  percent brightness and saturation of
     a watermark
       -write filename      write images to this file

     Miscellaneous Options:
       -debug events        display copious debugging information
       -help                print program options
       -log format          format of debugging information
       -list  type            print  a  list  of supported option
       -version             print version information

     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.

     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

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

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