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Image display and manipulation program

ImageMagick displays and manipulates images under the X Window System. Currently, ImageMacgick can:

  • Convert an image from one format to another (e.g. TIFF to JPEG)
  • Resize, rotate, sharpen, color reduce, or add special effects to an image
  • Create a montage of image thumbnails
  • Create a transparent image suitable for use on the Web
  • Turn a group of images into a GIF animation sequence
  • Create a composite image by combining several separate images
  • Draw shapes or text on an image
  • Decorate an image with a border or frame
  • Describe the format and characteristics of an image

ImageMagick is known to compile and run on virtually any Unix system and GNU/Linux. Application programming interfaces (APIs) are provided to support the C, C++, and Perl languages.



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Janet Casey

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25 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

John Cristy Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisitelcms
Weak prerequisitejpeg
Weak prerequisiteHTML2ps
Source requirementlibmagick4
Weak prerequisitejbig
Weak prerequisitesane
Weak prerequisiteWML
Weak prerequisitebzlib
Weak prerequisitelibpng (v. 1.0 or later)
Weak prerequisitempeg
Weak prerequisitetiff
Weak prerequisiteXML
Required to usedpsclient
Weak prerequisitewget
Weak prerequisitezlib
Weak prerequisiteFreeType
Required to usefreetype2
Weak prerequisitePostScript
Weak prerequisiteHDF
Weak prerequisiteTransFig


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