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Linux.com: CLI for Noobies: import, display, mogrify

Feb 24, 2004, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"You might think that working on the command line means you are sentenced to a desktop without graphics or digital images. But that's wrong thinking. You may also be surprised to learn that some popular GUI applications for image processing can also be used from the CLI. Today we'll take a look at three tools for capturing, displaying, and massaging images from the CLI. They are all (import, display, and mogrify) part of ImageMagick.

"Why would you want to do image work from the CLI? That's a good question. I've got a good answer. Speed and ease. Let's do a quick comparison. I love the GIMP, make no mistake about it. One of the things I've used it to do over the years is screen captures. The GIMP makes it pretty easy to capture a window or the full screen..."

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