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ImageMagick(1)		    General Commands Manual		ImageMagick(1)

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

       magick [options|input-file]...  output-file  magick-script  script-file

       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 ef-
       fects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bezier curves.

       The functionality of ImageMagick	is typically utilized  from  the  com-
       mand-line.   It	can also be accessed from programs written in your fa-
       vorite language using the corresponding interface: G2F  (Ada),  Magick-
       Core (C), MagickWand (C), ChMagick (Ch),	ImageMagickObject (COM+), Mag-
       ick++ (C++), JMagick (Java), JuliaIO (Julia), L-Magick (Lisp), Lua (Lu-
       aJIT),  NMagick	(Neko/haXe), Magick.NET	(.NET),	PascalMagick (Pascal),
       PerlMagick (Perl), MagickWand for PHP (PHP), IMagick (PHP),  PythonMag-
       ick (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.  It can read, process, or	write mega-, giga-, or tera-pixel  im-
       age 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  distrib-
       ute  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.  Be-
       fore  each ImageMagick release, we perform a comprehensive security as-
       sessment	that includes memory error, thread data	 race  detection,  and
       continuous fuzzing to help prevent security vulnerabilities.

       The current release is ImageMagick 7.0.8-11. It runs on Linux, Windows,
       Mac Os X, iOS, Android OS, and others.  We  continue  to	 maintain  the
       legacy  release	of  ImageMagick,  version  6, at https://legacy.image-

       The authoritative ImageMagick web site is  The
       authoritative source code repository is
       We maintain a source code mirror	at

       ImageMagick is a	suite of command-line utilities	for  manipulating  im-
       ages.  You may have edited images at one	time or	another	using programs
       such as GIMP or Photoshop,  which  expose  their	 functionality	mainly
       through	a  graphical user interface. However, a	GUI program is not al-
       ways the	right tool. Suppose you	want to	process	an  image  dynamically
       from a web script, or you want to apply the same	operations to many im-
       ages, or	repeat a specific operation at different times to the same  or
       different  image. For these types of operations,	a command-line utility
       is more suitable.

       The remaining of	this manpage is	a list of the  available  command-line
       utilities and their short descriptions.	For further documentation con-
       serning a particular command and	its options, consult the corresponding
       manpage.	 If  you are just getting aquainted with ImageMagick, start at
       the top of that list, the magick(1) program, and	work  your  way	 down.
       Also,  make  sure to check out Anthony Thyssen's	tutorial on how	to use
       ImageMagick utilities to	convert, compose, or edit images from the com-

       magick Read images into memory, perform operations on those images, and
	      write them out to	either the same	or some	other image file  for-
	      mat.  The	"-script" option can be	used to	switch from processing
	      command line options, to reading options from a  file  or	 pipe-

	      This  command  is	 similar  to  magick(1)	 but  with  an implied
	      "-script"	option.	 It is useful in special "#!/usr/bin/env  mag-
	      ick-script" scripts that search for the magick-script(1) command
	      anywhere along the users PATH, rather than in a hardcorded  com-
	      mand location.

	      Available	for Backward compatiblity with ImageMagick's version 6
	      convert(1).  Essentially,	it is just an alias to	a  restrictive
	      form of the magick(1) command, which should be used instead.

	      Resize  an  image, blur, crop, despeckle,	dither,	draw on, flip,
	      join, re-sample, and much	 more.	This  command  overwrites  the
	      original	image  file,  whereas convert(1) writes	to a different
	      image file.

	      Describe the format and characteristics of  one  or  more	 image

	      Overlap one image	over another.

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

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

       stream 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(1) desirable when working with large images,
	      or when you require raw pixel components.

	      Display an image or image	sequence on any	X server.

	      Animate an image sequence	on any X server.

       import Save any visible window on any X server and output it as an  im-
	      age file.	You can	capture	a single window, the entire screen, or
	      any rectangular portion of the it.

	      Interpret	and execute scripts written in	the  Magick  Scripting
	      Language (MSL).

       For  more  information  about  the  ImageMagick,	 point your browser to
       file:///usr/local/share/doc/ImageMagick-7/index.html or	https://image-

       convert(1),  compare(1),	 composite(1),	conjure(1),  identify(1),  im-
       port(1),	 magick(1),  magick-script(1),	montage(1),  display(1),  ani-
       mate(1),	 import(1),  Magick++-config(1), MagickCore-config(1), Magick-

       Copyright (C) 1999-2021 ImageMagick Studio LLC.	Additional  copyrights
       and    licenses	 apply	 to   this   software,	 see   file:///usr/lo-
       cal/share/doc/ImageMagick-7/www/license.html	or	https://image-

ImageMagick			  2020-04-25			ImageMagick(1)


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