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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
Requires ImageMagick to be installed.
This command was stolen from @climagic on Twitter.
Probably a duplicate of command below, but this command uses slightly higher quality.
- Backup data before reszie as it over write original
-To preserve aspect ratio remove !
Create transparent image to use as icon, watermark for other images, etc.
Compose 2 images (foreground.jpg with background.jpg) into 1 (image.jpg), the numeric parameters stablish the size of the foreground.jpg image (96x96) and the position x,y (+250+70) relative to the background.jpg image.
Images can be any format, jpg, png, bmp, etc...
convert -crop 51x34 +repage http://www.google.com/images/flags/sprite_flag-50.png flag.png
Deletes unneeded files after every step and allows to use a color other than yellow at the last position.
Yes, You could do it in the GIMP or even use Inkscape, but the command line is so much easier.
This is a new version of a previous command fixing some things complained about.
use imagemagik convert
Removes all png files whose geometry is not 280x190 pixels
If you skip this part:
you'll get a very lo-res image.
like 7300, but doesn't clutter your working directory with old qr.*.png files. This will get the QR barcode, and send it right into ImageMagick's 'display' tool. Usage is the same as 7300; just call this function followed by the URL:
Given some images (jpg or other supported formats) in input, you obtain a single PDF file with an image for every page.
In general, this is actually not better than the "scrot -d4" command I'm listing it as an alternative to, so please don't vote it down for that. I'm adding this command because xwd (X window dumper) comes with X11, so it is already installed on your machine, whereas scrot probably is not. I've found xwd handy on boxen that I don't want to (or am not allowed to) install packages on.
NOTE: The dd junk for renaming the file is completely optional. I just did that for fun and because it's interesting that xwd embeds the window title in its metadata. I probably should have just parsed the output from file(1) instead of cutting it out with dd(1), but this was more fun and less error prone.
NOTE2: Many programs don't know what to do with an xwd format image file. You can convert it to something normal using NetPBM's xwdtopnm(1) or ImageMagick's convert(1). For example, this would work: "xwd | convert fd:0 foo.jpg". Of course, if you have ImageMagick already installed, you'd probably use import(1) instead of xwd.
NOTE3: Xwd files can be viewed using the X Window UnDumper: "xwud <foo.xwd". ImageMagick and The GIMP can also read .xwd files. Strangely, eog(1) cannot.
NOTE4: The sleep is not strictly necessary, I put it in there so that one has time to raise the window above any others before clicking on it.