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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

       convert input-file [options] output-file

OVERVIEW

       ImageMagick(R), is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap
       images.  It  can read, convert and write images in a variety of formats
       (about 100) including GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PNG,  PDF,  PhotoCD,  TIFF,
       and  DPX.  Use  ImageMagick  to translate, flip, mirror, rotate, scale,
       shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various  special
       effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and B\['e]zier curves.

       ImageMagick  is  free  software  delivered  as  a  ready-to-run  binary
       distribution or as source code that you can freely use,  copy,  modify,
       and  distribute. Its license is compatible with the GPL. It runs on all
       major operating systems.

       The functionality of ImageMagick is typically utilized from the command
       line or you can use the features from programs written in your favorite
       programming language. Choose from  these  interfaces:  MagickCore  (C),
       MagickWand (C), ChMagick (Ch), Magick++ (C++), JMagick (Java), L-Magick
       (Lisp), PascalMagick (Pascal), PerlMagick (Perl),  MagickWand  for  PHP
       (PHP),  PythonMagick  (Python),  RMagick (Ruby), or TclMagick (Tcl/TK).
       With a language interface, use ImageMagick to modify or  create  images
       automagically and dynamically.

       ImageMagick   includes   a   number   of   command-line  utilities  for
       manipulating images. Most of  you  are  probably  accustom  to  editing
       images  one  at  a time with a graphical user interface (GUI) with such
       programs as gimp or Photoshop. However, a GUI is not always convenient.
       Suppose  you  want to process an image dynamically from a web script or
       you want to apply the same  operations  to  many  images  or  repeat  a
       specific  operation  at different times to the same or different image.
       For these  types  of  operations,  the  command-line  image  processing
       utility is appropriate.

       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
              formats.  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//index.html                        or
       http://www.imagemagick.org/.

SEE ALSO

       convert(1),    identify(1),   composite(1),   montage(1),   compare(1),
       display(1), animate(1), import(1), conjure(1), quantize(5), miff(4)

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 1999-2011 ImageMagick Studio LLC.  Additional  copyrights
       and       licenses      apply      to      this      software,      see
       file:///usr/share/doc/imagemagick//www/license.html                  or
       http://www.imagemagick.org/script/license.php