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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 distribution.

       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


       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


       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


       Chris Vanden Berghe.

                                           May 5, 2004                               METAPIXEL(1)