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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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Software prerequisites

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

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 February 2017.


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