version 3.7, is a package for display and interactive
manipulation of images for the X Window System. It is written in C and
interfaces to the X library, and therefore does not require any
proprietary toolkit in order to compile. Although the software is copyrighted,
it is available for free and can be redistributed without fee.
The ImageMagick image display tool first determines the hardware
capabilities of your workstation. If the number of unique colors in an
image is less than or equal to the number the workstation can support, the
image is displayed in an X window. Otherwise, the number of colors in the
image is first reduced to match the color resolution of the workstation
before it is displayed.
In addition to the image display program, ImageMagick also has
command line programs that perform these functions:
ImageMagick supports many of the more popular image
formats including JPEG, PNG, TIFF,
Photo CD, etc.
Describe the format and characteristics of an image
Convert an image from one format to another
Transform an image or sequence of images
Read an image from an X server and output it as an image file
Animate a sequence of images
Combine one or more images to create new images
Create a composite image by combining several separate images
Segment an image based on the color histogram
Retrieve, list, or print files from a remote network site
is known to compile and run on virtually any Unix system and
Linux. It also runs under
README for compiling instructions.
ImageMagick is continually being enhanced. Check this section
periodically to see what enhancements have been added. See
Changelog for past enhancements and bug fixes.
All LZW compression has been removed because it is subject to
licensing and is not freely distributable. See
Frequently Asked Questions for details.
animate now lighten or darken an image of known gamma to
match the gamma of the display.
ImageMagick no longer requires X server fonts to annotate an image.
ImageMagick can now write a HTML document. An imagemap is generated for
any Visual Image Directory image.
Use \n to produce multi-line labels within
Other Information Sources
Frequently Asked Questions
Magick Image File Format
ImageMagick's color reduction algorithm
The Imaging Machine
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