import-im6 Man page

import General Commands Manual import

NAME

import – saves 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.

SYNOPSIS

import [options] output-file

OVERVIEW
The import program is a member of the ImageMagick(1) suite of tools.
Use it to capture some or all of an X server screen and save the image
to a file.

For more information about the import command, point your browser to
file:///usr/share/doc/ImageMagick-6/www/import.html or
http://www.imagemagick.org/script/import.php.

DESCRIPTION

Image Settings:
-adjoin join images into a single multi-image file
-border include window border in the output image
-channel type apply option to select image channels
-colorspace type alternate image colorspace
-comment string annotate image with comment
-compress type type of pixel compression when writing the image
-define format:option
define one or more image format options
-density geometry horizontal and vertical density of the image
-depth value image depth
-descend obtain image by descending window hierarchy
-display server X server to contact
-dispose method layer disposal method
-dither method apply error diffusion to image
-delay value display the next image after pausing
-encipher filename convert plain pixels to cipher pixels
-endian type endianness (MSB or LSB) of the image
-encoding type text encoding type
-filter type use this filter when resizing an image
-format “string” output formatted image characteristics
-frame include window manager frame
-gravity direction which direction to gravitate towards
-identify identify the format and characteristics of the
image
-interlace type None, Line, Plane, or Partition
-interpolate method pixel color interpolation method
-label string assign a label to an image
-limit type value Area, Disk, Map, or Memory resource limit
-monitor monitor progress
-page geometry size and location of an image canvas
-pause seconds seconds delay between snapshots
-pointsize value font point size
-quality value JPEG/MIFF/PNG compression level
-quiet suppress all warning messages
-regard-warnings pay attention to warning messages
-respect-parentheses settings remain in effect until parenthesis
boundary
-sampling-factor geometry
horizontal and vertical sampling factor
-scene value image scene number
-screen select image from root window
-seed value seed a new sequence of pseudo-random numbers
-set property value set an image property
-silent operate silently, i.e. don’t ring any bells
-snaps value number of screen snapshots
-support factor resize support: > 1.0 is blurry, < 1.0 is sharp -synchronize synchronize image to storage device -taint declare the image as modified -transparent-color color transparent color -treedepth value color tree depth -verbose print detailed information about the image -virtual-pixel method Constant, Edge, Mirror, or Tile -window id select window with this id or name Image Operators: -annotate geometry text annotate the image with text -colors value preferred number of colors in the image -crop geometry preferred size and location of the cropped image -geometry geometry preferred size or location of the image -help print program options -monochrome transform image to black and white -negate replace each pixel with its complementary color -repage geometry size and location of an image canvas -quantize colorspace reduce colors in this colorspace -resize geometry resize the image -rotate degrees apply Paeth rotation to the image -strip strip image of all profiles and comments -thumbnail geometry create a thumbnail of the image -transparent color make this color transparent within the image -trim trim image edges -type type image type Miscellaneous Options: -debug events display copious debugging information -help print program options -log format format of debugging information -list type print a list of supported option arguments -version print version information By default, 'file' is written in the MIFF image format. 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. image.ps). Specify 'file' as '-' for standard input or output.

SEE ALSO

ImageMagick(1)

COPRYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 1999-2014 ImageMagick Studio LLC. Additional copyrights
and licenses apply to this software, see
file:///usr/share/doc/ImageMagick-6/www/license.html or
http://www.imagemagick.org/script/license.php

ImageMagick Date: 2009/01/10 01:00:00 import