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ImageMagick (1)

Name

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

Synopsis

convert input-file [options] output-file

Description

ImageMagick(1)              General Commands Manual             ImageMagick(1)



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

SYNOPSIS
       convert input-file [options] output-file

OVERVIEW
       Use ImageMagick(R) to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap  images.
       It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 200) includ-
       ing PNG, JPEG, GIF, HEIC, TIFF, DPX, EXR, WebP,  Postscript,  PDF,  and
       SVG.  Use  ImageMagick  to resize, flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear
       and transform  images,  adjust  image  colors,  apply  various  special
       effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and B\['e]zier curves.

       The  functionality  of  ImageMagick is typically utilized from the com-
       mand-line or you can use the features from  programs  written  in  your
       favorite  language. Choose from these interfaces: G2F (Ada), MagickCore
       (C), MagickWand (C), ChMagick (Ch), ImageMagickObject (COM+),  Magick++
       (C++),  JMagick (Java), JuliaIO (Julia), L-Magick (Lisp), Lua (LuaJIT),
       NMagick (Neko/haXe), Magick.NET (.NET), PascalMagick (Pascal), PerlMag-
       ick  (Perl),  MagickWand  for  PHP  (PHP),  IMagick (PHP), PythonMagick
       (Python), magick (R), RMagick (Ruby), or  TclMagick  (Tcl/TK).  With  a
       language  interface, use ImageMagick to modify or create images dynami-
       cally and automagically.

       ImageMagick utilizes multiple computational threads to increase perfor-
       mance and can read, process, or write mega-, giga-, or tera-pixel image
       sizes.

       ImageMagick is free software delivered as a ready-to-run binary distri-
       bution or as source code that you may use, copy, modify, and distribute
       in both open and proprietary applications. It is  distributed  under  a
       derived Apache 2.0 license.

       The  ImageMagick  development  process  ensures  a  stable API and ABI.
       Before each ImageMagick release, we perform  a  comprehensive  security
       assessment  that includes memory error, thread data race detection, and
       continuous fuzzing to help prevent security vulnerabilities.

       The current release is ImageMagick 6.9.10-11. It runs  on  Linux,  Win-
       dows, Mac Os X, iOS, Android OS, and others.

       The    authoritative    ImageMagick    version    6    web    site   is
       https://legacy.imagemagick.org. The authoritative source  code  reposi-
       tory  is  https://github.com/ImageMagick/ImageMagick6.  We  maintain  a
       source code mirror at https://gitlab.com/ImageMagick/ImageMagick6.

       The design of ImageMagick is an evolutionary process, with  the  design
       and  implementation  efforts  serving  to  influence  and guide further
       progress in the other. With ImageMagick version 7 we aim to improve the
       design based on lessons learned from the version 6 implementation.

       In the paragraphs below, find a short description for each command-line
       tool.Cl ick on the program name to get details on the program usage and
       a  list  of comman d-line options that alters how the program performs.
       If you are just getting acq uainted with ImageMagick, start at the  top
       of the list, the convert program, and
        work  your way down. 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

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

       identify

              describes  the  format  and characteristics of one or more image
              files.

       mogrify

              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.

       composite

              overlaps one image over another.

       montage

              create a composite image by combining several  separate  images.
              The  images  are tiled on the composite image optionally adorned
              with a border, frame, image name, and more.

       compare

              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 for-
              mats.  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 components.


       display

              displays an image or image sequence on any X server.

       animate

              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.

       conjure

              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-6/index.html@EXTRA_DOC_DIR@        or
       http://imagemagick.org/.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+-------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE   |
       +---------------+-------------------+
       |Availability   | image/imagemagick |
       +---------------+-------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile          |
       +---------------+-------------------+
SEE ALSO
       convert(1),   compare(1),   composite(1),   conjure(1),    identify(1),
       import(1), montage(1), display(1), animate(1), import(1), Magick++-con-
       fig(1), MagickCore-config(1), MagickWand-config(1)


COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 1999-2019 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
       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/ImageMagick-6.9.10-34.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            ImageMagick(1)