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ImageMagick version 3.8.2, 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

The official ImageMagick WWW page is

ImageMagick is available via ftp as

A VMS version is available as

     Display is a machine architecture independent image and
     display program.  It can display an image on any
     workstation display running an X server.  Display can read
     and write many of the more popular image formats (e.g.
     JPEG, TIFF, PNM, Photo CD, etc.).  You can perform these
     functions on the image:

         o load an image from a file
         o display the next image
         o display the former image
         o display a sequence of images as a slide show
         o write the image to a file
         o print the image to a Postscript printer
         o delete the image file
         o create a Visual Image Directory
         o select the image to display by its thumbnail rather than name
         o undo last image transformation
         o copy a region of the image
         o paste a region to the image
         o restore the image to its original size
         o refresh the image
         o half the image size
         o double the image size
         o resize the image
         o crop the image
         o cut the image
         o flop image in the horizontal direction
         o flip image in the vertical direction
         o rotate the image 90 degrees clockwise
         o rotate the image 90 degrees counter-clockwise
         o rotate the image
         o shear the image
         o trim the image edges
         o invert the colors of the image
         o vary the color brightness
         o vary the color saturation
         o vary the image hue
         o gamma correct the image
         o sharpen the image contrast
         o dull the image contrast
         o perform histogram equalization on the image
         o perform histogram normalization on the image
         o negate the image colors
         o convert the image to grayscale
         o set the maximum number of unique colors in the image
         o reduce the speckles within an image
         o eliminate peak noise from an image
         o detect edges within the image
         o emboss an image
         o oil paint an image
         o segment the image by color
         o annotate the image with text
         o draw on the image
         o edit an image pixel color
         o edit the image matte information
         o composite an image with another
         o add a border to the image
         o add an image comment
         o apply image processing techniques to a region of interest
         o display information about the image
         o display information about this program
         o display image to background of a window
         o set user preferences
         o discard all images and exit program
         o change the level of magnification
         o display images specified by a World Wide Web (WWW)
           uniform resource locator (URL)

     Import reads an image from 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.  You can use display (see
     display(1)) utility for redisplay, printing, editing,
     formatting, archiving, image processing, etc.  of the
     captured image.

     The target window can be specified by id, name, or may be
     selected by clicking the mouse in the desired window.  If
     you press a button and then drag, a rectangle will form
     which expands and contracts as the mouse moves.  To save
     the portion of the screen defined by the rectangle, just
     release the button.  The keyboard bell is rung once at the
     beginning of the screen capture and twice when it

     Animate displays a sequence of images on any workstation
     display running an X server.  Animate first determines the
     hardware capabilities of the 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.

     This means that a continuous-tone 24 bits/pixel image can
     display on a 8 bit pseudo-color device or monochrome
     device.  In most instances the reduced color image closely
     resembles the original.  Alternatively, a monochrome or
     pseudo-color image sequence can display on a
     continuous-tone 24 bits/pixels device.

     Montage creates a composite image by combining several
     separate images.  The images are tiled on the composite
     image with the name of the image optionally appearing just
     below the individual tile.

     Convert converts an input file using one image format to an
     output file with a differing image format. By default, the
     image format is determined by it's magic number. 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.
     Specify file as - for standard input or output.  If file
     has the extension .Z, the file is decoded with uncompress.

     Mogrify transforms an image or a sequence of images.  These
     transforms include image scaling, image rotation, color
     reduction, and others.  The transmogrified image overwrites
     the original image.

     describes the format and characteristics of one or more
     image files.  It will also report if an image is incomplete
     or corrupt.  The information displayed includes the scene
     number, the file name, the width and height of the image,
     whether the image is colormapped or not, the number of
     colors in the image, the number of bytes in the image, the
     format of the image (JPEG, PNM, etc.), and finally the
     number of seconds it took to read and process the image.

     Combine combines images to create new images.

xtp  Xtp is a utility for retrieving, listing, or printing
     files from a remote network site, or sending files to a
     remote network site.  Xtp performs most of the same
     functions as the ftp program, but does not require any
     interactive commands.  You simply specify the file transfer
     task on the command line and xtp performs the task

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Copyright 1996 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and
its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee,
provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in
supporting documentation, and that the name of E. I. du Pont de Nemours
and Company not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to
distribution of the software without specific, written prior
permission.  E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company makes no
representations about the suitability of this software for any
purpose.  It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company disclaims all warranties with
regard to this software, including all implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness, in no event shall E. I. du Pont de Nemours
and Company be liable for any special, indirect or consequential
damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or
profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortuous
action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of
this software.
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