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import(1)		    General Commands Manual		     import(1)

NAME
       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.

SYNOPSIS
       import [options]	input-file

OVERVIEW
       The  import  program  is	a member of the	ImageMagick(1) suite of	tools.
       Use it to capture some or all of	an X server screen and save the	 image
       to a file.

       For  more  information  about the import	command, point your browser to
       file:///usr/local/share/doc/ImageMagick-6.6.1/www/import.html	    or
       http://www.imagemagick.org/script/import.php.

DESCRIPTION
       Image Settings:
	 -adjoin	      join images into a single	multi-image file
	 -border	      include window border in the output image
	 -channel type	      apply option to select image channels
	 -colorspace type     alternate	image colorspace
	 -comment string      annotate image with comment
	 -compress type	      type of pixel compression	when writing the image
	 -define format:option
			      define one or more image format options
	 -density geometry    horizontal and vertical density of the image
	 -depth	value	      image depth
	 -descend	      obtain image by descending window	hierarchy
	 -display server      X	server to contact
	 -dispose method      layer disposal method
	 -dither method	      apply error diffusion to image
	 -delay	value	      display the next image after pausing
	 -encipher filename   convert plain pixels to cipher pixels
	 -endian type	      endianness (MSB or LSB) of the image
	 -encoding type	      text encoding type
	 -format "string"     output formatted image characteristics
	 -frame		      include window manager frame
	 -gravity direction   which direction to gravitate towards
	 -identify	       identify	 the format and	characteristics	of the
       image
	 -interlace type      None, Line, Plane, or Partition
	 -interpolate method  pixel color interpolation	method
	 -label	string	      assign a label to	an image
	 -limit	type value    Area, Disk, Map, or Memory resource limit
	 -monitor	      monitor progress
	 -page geometry	      size and location	of an image canvas
	 -pause	value	      seconds delay between snapshots
	 -pointsize value     font point size
	 -quality value	      JPEG/MIFF/PNG compression	level
	 -quiet		      suppress all warning messages
	 -regard-warnings     pay attention to warning messages
	 -sampling-factor geometry
			      horizontal and vertical sampling factor
	 -scene	value	      image scene number
	 -screen	      select image from	root window
	 -seed value	      seed a new sequence of pseudo-random numbers
	 -set property value  set an image property
	 -silent	      operate silently,	i.e. don't ring	any bells
	 -snaps	value	      number of	screen snapshots
	 -support factor      resize support: >	1.0 is blurry, < 1.0 is	sharp
	 -transparent-color color
			      transparent color
	 -treedepth value     color tree depth
	 -verbose	      print detailed information about the image
	 -virtual-pixel	method
			      Constant,	Edge, Mirror, or Tile
	 -window id	      select window with this id or name

       Image Operators:
	 -annotate geometry text
			      annotate the image with text
	 -colors value	      preferred	number of colors in the	image
	 -crop geometry	      preferred	size and location of the cropped image
	 -geometry geometry   preferred	size or	location of the	image
	 -help		      print program options
	 -monochrome	      transform	image to black and white
	 -negate	      replace each pixel with its complementary	color
	 -repage geometry     size and location	of an image canvas
	 -quantize colorspace reduce colors in this colorspace
	 -resize geometry     resize the image
	 -rotate degrees      apply Paeth rotation to the image
	 -strip		      strip image of all profiles and comments
	 -thumbnail geometry  create a thumbnail of the	image
	 -transparent color   make this	color transparent within the image
	 -trim		      trim image edges
	 -type type	      image type

       Miscellaneous Options:
	 -debug	events	      display copious debugging	information
	 -help		      print program options
	 -log format	      format of	debugging information
	 -list type	      print a list of supported	option arguments
	 -version	      print version information

       By default, 'file' is written in	the MIFF image format.	To  specify  a
       particular image	format,	precede	the filename with an image format name
       and a colon (i.e. ps:image) or specify the image	type as	 the  filename
       suffix  (i.e.  image.ps).   Specify 'file' as '-' for standard input or
       output.

SEE ALSO
       ImageMagick(1)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 1999-2010 ImageMagick Studio LLC.	Additional  copyrights
       and	 licenses      apply	  to	  this	    software,	   see
       file:///usr/local/share/doc/ImageMagick-6.6.1/www/license.html	    or
       http://www.imagemagick.org/script/license.php

ImageMagick		   Date: 2009/01/10 01:00:00		     import(1)

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