compare - mathematically and visually annotate the difference between an image and its reconstruction.
compare input-file input-file [options] output-file
compare(1) General Commands Manual compare(1) NAME compare - mathematically and visually annotate the difference between an image and its reconstruction. SYNOPSIS compare input-file input-file [options] output-file OVERVIEW The compare program is a member of the ImageMagick(1) suite of tools. Use it to mathematically and visually annotate the difference between an image and its reconstruction. For more information about the compare command, point your browser to file:///usr/share/doc/ImageMagick-6/www/compare.html@EXTRA_DOC_DIR@ or http://imagemagick.org/script/compare.php. DESCRIPTION Image Settings: -alpha option on, activate, off, deactivate, set, opaque, copy transparent, extract, background, or shape -authenticate value decrypt image with this password -background color background color -channel type apply option to select image channels -colorspace type alternate image colorspace -compose operator set image composite operator -compress type type of pixel compression when writing the image -decipher filename convert cipher pixels to plain pixels -define format:option define one or more image format options -density geometry horizontal and vertical density of the image -depth value image depth -dissimilarity-threshold value maximum distortion for (sub)image match -encipher filename convert plain pixels to cipher pixels -extract geometry extract area from image -format "string" output formatted image characteristics -fuzz distance colors within this distance are considered equal -gravity type horizontal and vertical text placement -identify identify the format and characteristics of the image -interlace type type of image interlacing scheme -highlight-color color emphasize pixel differences with this color -limit type value pixel cache resource limit -lowlight-color color de-emphasize pixel differences with this color -mask filename associate a mask with the image -metric type measure differences between images with this metric -monitor monitor progress -passphrase filename get the passphrase from this file -profile filename add, delete, or apply an image profile -quality value JPEG/MIFF/PNG compression level -quiet suppress all warning messages -quantize colorspace reduce colors in this colorspace -regard-warnings pay attention to warning messages -repage geometry size and location of an image canvas -respect-parentheses settings remain in effect until parenthesis boundary -sampling-factor geometry horizontal and vertical sampling factor -seed value seed a new sequence of pseudo-random numbers -set attribute value set an image attribute -similarity-threshold value minimum distortion for (sub)image match -size geometry width and height of image -subimage-search search for subimage -synchronize synchronize image to storage device -taint declare the image as modified -transparent-color color transparent color -type type image type -verbose print detailed information about the image -virtual-pixel method virtual pixel access method Image Operators: -brightness-contrast geometry improve brightness / contrast of the image -distort method args distort images according to given method and args -level value adjust the level of image contrast -resize geometry resize the image -rotate degrees apply Paeth rotation to the image -separate separate an image channel into a grayscale image -trim trim image edges -write filename write images to this file Image Sequence Operators: -crop geometry cut out a rectangular region of the image Image Stack Operators: -delete indexes delete the image from the image sequence 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 arguments -version print version information By default, the image format of `file' is determined by its magic num- ber. 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. image.ps). Specify 'file' as '-' for standard input or output. Two images are considered similar if their difference according to the specified metric and fuzz value is 0, with the exception of the normal- ized cross correlation metric (NCC), where two images are considered similar when their normalized cross correlation is 1. The default met- ric is NCC. The compare program returns 2 on error, 0 if the images are similar, or a value between 0 and 1 if they are not similar. ATTRIBUTES See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes: +---------------+-------------------+ |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +---------------+-------------------+ |Availability | image/imagemagick | +---------------+-------------------+ |Stability | Volatile | +---------------+-------------------+ SEE ALSO ImageMagick(1) COPYRIGHT Copyright (C) 1999-2021 ImageMagick Studio LLC. Additional copyrights and licenses apply to this software, see file:///usr/share/doc/ImageMagick-6/www/license.html@EXTRA_DOC_DIR@ or http://imagemagick.org/script/license.php NOTES Source code for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source- code-downloads.html. This software was built from source available at https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland. The original community source was downloaded from https://www.imagemagick.org//down- load/releases/ImageMagick-6.9.12-23.tar.gz. Further information about this software can be found on the open source community website at https://www.imagemagick.org/. ImageMagick Date: 2009/01/10 01:00:00 compare(1)