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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.
Yes, You could do it in the GIMP or even use Inkscape to auto-align the clones, but the command line is so much easier.
NOTE: The +clone and -clone options are just to shorten the command line instead of typing the same filename eight times. It might also speed up the montage by only processing the image once, but I'm not sure. "+clone" duplicates the previous image, the following two "-clone"s duplicate the first two and then the first four images.
NOTE2: The -frame option is just so that I have some lines to cut along.
BUG: I haven't bothered to calculate the exact geometry (width and height) of each image since that was not critical for the visa photos I need. If it matters for you, it should be easy enough to set using the -geometry flag near the end of the command. For example, if you have your DPI set to 600, you could use "-geometry 800x1200!" to make each subimage 1⅓ x 2 inches. You may want to use ImageMagick's "-density 600" option to put a flag in the JPEG file cuing the printer that it is a 600 DPI image.
BUG2: ImageMagick does not autorotate images based on the EXIF information. Since the portrait photo was taken with the camera sideways, I made the JPEG rotate using jhead like so: jhead -autorot 2007-08-25-3685.jpg
Resizes all images in the curent directory to x resolution.
It is better than `mogrify -resize *.jpg` because of independence from extension of image (e.g. .jpg and .JPG) (:
OK, not the most useful but a good way to impress friends. Requires the "display" command from ImageMagick.
Please take notice that if you are going to use an JPG file for shadow effect,
let change -background none to -background white!
Because -background none make a transparent effect while JPG doesn't support transparent! And when viewing, you will get a bacl box!
So we will use an white background under! We can use other color as well!
rotate: the rotate angle
width, $height: width and height to scale to
birghtness: change brighness
Requires ImageMagick. Takes a screenshot 5 seconds after it's run and saves it as desktop_screenshot.jpg Particularly handy when made into a menu option or button.
Create a favicon suitable for use on your web site. Note: ppmtowinicon is part of libpbm, not ImageMagick.
Use ImageMagick to create a "black and white" copy of an image.
Add calendar to desktop wallpaper , mess with the coordinates to place where you like
The linux package imagmagick is required for this command
Requires: imagemagick and graphviz
On Debian systems, displays a graph of package dependencies. Works also with other image formats, like svg :
apt-cache dotty bash | dot -T svg | display
This command requires the imagemagick libraries and will resize all files with the .jpg extension to a width of 1024 pixels and will keep the same proportions as the original image.