animate - animates an image or image sequence on any X server.



animate − animates an image or image sequence on any X server.


magick animate [options] input-file


The animate program is a member of the ImageMagick(1) suite of tools. Use it to animate an image or image sequence on any X server.

For more information about the animate command, point your browser to file:///usr/share/doc/ImageMagick-7/www/animate.html or


Image Settings:
−alpha option on, activate, off, deactivate, set, opaque, copy
transparent, extract, background, or shape
−authenticate value decrypt image with this password
−backdrop display image centered on a backdrop
−colormap type Shared or Private
−colorspace type alternate image colorspace
−decipher filename convert cipher pixels to plain pixels
−define format:option
define one or more image format options
−delay centiseconds display the next image after pausing
−density geometry horizontal and vertical density of the image
−depth value image depth
−display server display image to this X server
−dispose method layer disposal method
−dither method apply error diffusion to image
−filter type use this filter when resizing an image
−format "string" output formatted image characteristics
−gamma value level of gamma correction
−geometry geometry preferred size and location of the Image window
−gravity type horizontal and vertical backdrop placement
−identify identify the format and characteristics of the image
−immutable displayed image cannot be modified
−interlace type type of image interlacing scheme
−interpolate method pixel color interpolation method
−limit type value pixel cache resource limit
−loop iterations loop images then exit
−matte store matte channel if the image has one
−map type display image using this Standard Colormap
−monitor monitor progress
−pause seconds to pause before reanimating
−page geometry size and location of an image canvas (setting)
−quantize colorspace reduce colors in this colorspace
−quiet suppress all warning messages
−regard-warnings pay attention to warning messages
−remote command execute a command in an remote display process
−repage geometry size and location of an image canvas (operator)
−respect-parentheses settings remain in effect until parenthesis boundary
−sampling-factor geometry
horizontal and vertical sampling factor
−scenes range image scene range
−seed value seed a new sequence of pseudo-random numbers
−set attribute value set an image attribute
−size geometry width and height of image
−support factor resize support: > 1.0 is blurry, < 1.0 is sharp
−transparent-color color
transparent color
−treedepth value color tree depth
−verbose print detailed information about the image
−visual type display image using this visual type
−virtual-pixel method
virtual pixel access method
−window id display image to background of this window

Image Operators:
−channel mask set the image channel mask
−colors value preferred number of colors in the image
−crop geometry preferred size and location of the cropped image
−extent geometry set the image size
−extract geometry extract area from image
−monochrome transform image to black and white
−resample geometry change the resolution of an image
−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
−trim trim image edges

Image Sequence Operators:
−coalesce merge a sequence of images
−flatten flatten a sequence of images

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

In addition to those listed above, you can specify these standard X resources as command line options: −background, −bordercolor, −borderwidth, −font, −foreground, −iconGeometry, −iconic, −name, −mattecolor, −shared-memory, or −title.

By default, the image format of ‘file’ is determined by its 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.

1 press to map or unmap the Command widget




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