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import(1)                                                            import(1)



NAME
       import - saves any visible window on an X server and outputs it as an image file. You can capture a single win-
       dow, 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/ImageMag-
       ick-6.7.9/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
         -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 value         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
         -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)


COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 1999-2012 ImageMagick Studio LLC. Additional copyrights and licenses apply to this software,  see
       file:///usr/share/doc/ImageMagick-6.7.9/www/license.html or http://www.imagemagick.org/script/license.php



ImageMagick                Date: 2009/01/10 01:00:00                 import(1)