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       ImageMagick  -  is a free software suite for the creation, modification
       and display of bitmap images.  convert input-file [options] output-file

       ImageMagickTM,  version	6.2.0,	is  a free software suite for the cre
       ation, modification and display of bitmap images. It can read,  convert
       and  write images in a large variety of formats. Images can be cropped,
       colors can be changed, various effects can be applied,  images  can  be
       rotated	and  combined,	and text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bzier
       curves can be added to images and stretched and rotated.

       ImageMagick is free software: it is delivered with full source code and
       can  be	freely	used, copied, modified and distributed. Its license is
       compatible with the GPL. It runs on all major operating systems.

       Most of the functionality of ImageMagick can be used interactively from
       the  command line; more often, however, the features are used from pro
       grams written in the programming languages Perl, C, C++,  Python,  PHP,
       Ruby,  Tcl/Tk  or  Java,  for  which  ready-made ImageMagick interfaces
       (PerlMagick,  Magick++,	PythonMagick,  MagickWand  for	PHP,  RMagick,
       TclMagick, and JMagick) are available. This makes it possible to modify
       or create images automatically and dynamically.

       ImageMagick supports many image formats (over 90 major formats) includ
       ing popular formats like TIFF, JPEG, PNG, PDF, PhotoCD, and GIF.

       ImageMagick  includes a number of command-line utilities for manipulat
       ing 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.Click  on the program name to get details on the program usage and
       a list of command-line options that alters how the program performs. If
       you  are  just getting acquianted with ImageMagick, start at the top of
       the list, the convert program, and work your way dowm. Also be sure  to
       peruse  Anthony	Thyssens tutorial on how to use ImageMagick utilities
       to convert, compose, or edit images from the command-line.


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


	      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.


	      overlaps one image over another.


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


	      mathematically  and  visually annotate the difference between an
	      image and its reconstruction..


	      displays an image or image sequence on any X server.


	      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.


	      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

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

       Copyright (C) 1999-2005 ImageMagick Studio LLC.	Additional  copyrights
       and   licenses	apply	to  this  software,  see  http://www.imagemag

ImageMagick		   Date: 2005/03/01 01:00:00		ImageMagick(1)

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