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NAME

       ascompose -  provides  access  to  libAfterImage  functionality,  using scripts written in
       custom XML dialect libAfterImage/ascompose

NAMEascompose

       is a tool to compose image(s) and display/save it based on supplied XML input file.

SYNOPSIS

       ascompose -f file|-s string [-o  file]  [-t  type]  [-V]  ascompose  -i  include_file  [-i
       more_include_file ... ]
                    -f  file|-s  string  [-o file] [-t type] [-V] ascompose -f file|-s string [-o
       file]  [-t  type]  [-V]  [-n]  ascompose  -f  file|-s  string  [-o  file]  [-t  type   [-c
       compression_level]]
                    [-V] [-r] ascompose [-h] ascompose [-v]

DESCRIPTION

       ascompose  reads supplied XML data, and manipulates image accordingly.  It could transform
       images from files of  any  supported  file  format,  draw  gradients,  render  antialiased
       texturized  text,  perform  superimposition of arbitrary number of images, and save images
       into files of any of supported output file formats.

       At any point, the result of  any  operation  could  be  assigned  a  name,  and  later  on
       referenced under this name.

       At  any  point during the script processing, result of any operation could be saved into a
       file of any supported file types.

       Internal image format is 32bit ARGB with 8bit per channel.

       Last image referenced, will be displayed in X window, unless -n option is specified. If -r
       option  is  specified,  then  this  image  will  be displayed in root window of X display,
       effectively setting a background for a desktop. If -o option is specified, this image will
       also be saved into the file or requested type.

       ascompose can be compiled to not reference X Window System, thus allowing it to be used on
       web servers and any other place. It does not even require X libraries in that case.

       Supported file types for input are : XPM   - via internal code, or libXpm  library.   JPEG
       -  via  libJpeg  library.  PNG   - via libPNG library.  XCF   - via internal code. For now
       XCF support is not complete as it
               does not merge layers.  PPM/PNM - via internal code.  BMP, ICO, CUR - via internal
       code.  GIF   - via libungif library.  TIFF  - via libtiff library (including alpha channel
       support).  see libAfterImage/ASImageFileTypes for more.

       Supported file types for output : XPM   - via internal code, or libXpm library.   JPEG   -
       via  libJpeg library.  PNG   - via libPNG library.  GIF   - via libungif library.  TIFF  -
       via libtiff library (including alpha channel support).

OPTIONS

          -h --help          display help and exit.
          -f --file file     an XML file to use as input.
          -s --string string an XML string to use as input.
          -n --no-display    don't display the last referenced image.
          -r --root-window   draw last referenced image image on root window.
          -o --output file   output last referenced image in to a file.
                             You should use -t to specify what file type to
                             use. Filenames are meaningless when it comes to
                             determining what file type to use.
          -t --type type     type of file to output to.
          -c --compress level compression level.
          -v --version       display version and exit.
          -V --verbose       increase verbosity. To increase verbosity level
                             use several of these, like: ascompose -V -V -V.
          -D --debug         maximum verbosity - show everything and
                             debug messages.
          -i --include file  include file as input prior to processing main
                                file.

PORTABILITY

       ascompose could be used both with and without X window system. It has been tested on  most
       UNIX  flavors  on  both  32 and 64 bit architecture.  It has also been tested under CYGWIN
       environment on Windows 95/NT/2000

USES

       libAfterImage            all    the    image    manipulation    routines.     libAfterBase
       Optionally. Misc data handling such as hash
                             tables and console io. Must be used when compiled
                             without  X  Window support.  libJPEG               JPEG image format
       support.  libPNG                PNG image format support.  libungif              GIF image
       format support.  libTIFF               TIFF image format support.

AUTHOR

       Ethan  Fisher           <allanon  at crystaltokyo dot com> Sasha Vasko           <sasha at
       aftercode dot net> Eric Kowalski         <eric at beancrock dot net>
       libAfterImage/ascompose/sample

EXAMPLE

       Here is the default script that gets executed by ascompose, if no parameters are given :

SOURCE

           #if 1 static char* default_doc_str = "\ <composite op=hue>\
             <composite op=add>\
               <scale width=512 height=proportional>\
                   <img id=rose src=rose512.jpg/></scale>\
               <tile width=512 height=384><img src=back.xpm/></tile>\
             </composite>\
             <tile  width=512  height=384><img   src=fore.xpm/></tile>\   </composite>\   <printf
           format=\"original  image  width=%d\n\" var=\"rose.width\"/>\ <printf format=\"original
           image height=%d\n\" var=\"rose.height\"/>\ <printf format=\ \"original image  size  in
           pixels=%d\n\" val=$rose.width*$rose.height/>"; #else static char* default_doc_str = "\
             <composite op=add>\
               <scale width=512 height=proportional>\
                   <img id=rose src=rose512.jpg/></scale>\
               <tile width=512 height=384><img src=back.xpm/></tile>\
             </composite>"; #endif