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montage − create a composite image by combining several separate images. The images are tiled on the composite image optionally adorned with a border, frame, image name, and more.


montage input-file[s] [options] output-file


The montage program is a member of the ImageMagick(1) suite of tools. Use it to create a composite image by combining several separate images. The images are tiled on the composite image optionally adorned with a border, frame, image name, and more.

For more information about the montage command, point your browser to file:///usr/share/doc/ImageMagick-6/www/montage.html or


Image Settings:
−adjoin join images into a single multi-image file
−affine matrix affine transform matrix
−alpha option on, activate, off, deactivate, set, opaque, copy  
transparent, extract, background, or shape
−authenticate value decrypt image with this password
−blue-primary point chromaticity blue primary point
−bordercolor color border color
−caption string assign a caption to an image
−channel type apply option to select image channels
−colors value preferred number of colors in the image
−colorspace type alternate image colorsapce
−comment string annotate image with comment
−compose operator composite operator
−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
−display server query font from this X server
−dispose method layer disposal method
−dither method apply error diffusion to image
−draw string annotate the image with a graphic primitive
−encoding type text encoding type
−endian type endianness (MSB or LSB) of the image
−extract geometry extract area from image
−fill color color to use when filling a graphic primitive
−filter type use this filter when resizing an image
−font name render text with this font
−format "string" output formatted image characteristics
−gamma value level of gamma correction
−geometry geometry preferred tile and border sizes
−gravity direction which direction to gravitate towards
−green-primary point chromaticity green primary point
−identify identify the format and characteristics of the image
−interlace type type of image interlacing scheme
−interpolate method pixel color interpolation method
−kerning value set the space between two letters
−label string assign a label to an image
−limit type value pixel cache resource limit
−matte store matte channel if the image has one
−mattecolor color frame color
−mode type framing style
−monitor monitor progress
−origin geometry image origin
−page geometry size and location of an image canvas (setting)
−pointsize value font point size
−profile filename add, delete, or apply an image profile
−quality value JPEG/MIFF/PNG compression level
−quantize colorspace reduce colors in this colorspace
−quiet suppress all warning messages
−red-primary point chromaticity red primary point
−regard-warnings pay attention to warning messages
−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
−shadow add a shadow beneath a tile to simulate depth
−size geometry width and height of image
−stroke color color to use when stroking a graphic primitive
−support factor resize support: > 1.0 is blurry, < 1.0 is sharp
−synchronize synchronize image to storage device
−taint declare the image as modified
−texture filename name of texture to tile onto the image background
−thumbnail geometry create a thumbnail of the image
−tile geometry number of tiles per row and column
−title string decorate the montage image with a title
−transparent-color color
transparent color
−treedepth value color tree depth
−trim trim image edges
−units type the units of image resolution
−verbose print detailed information about the image
−virtual-pixel method
virtual pixel access method
−white-point point chromaticity white point

Image Operators:
−adaptive-sharpen geometry
adaptively sharpen pixels; increase effect near edges
−annotate geometry text
annotate the image with text
−auto-orient automagically orient image
−blur geometry reduce image noise and reduce detail levels
−border geometry surround image with a border of color
−crop geometry preferred size and location of the cropped image
−extent geometry set the image size
−flatten flatten a sequence of images
−flip flip image in the vertical direction
−flop flop image in the horizontal direction
−frame geometry surround image with an ornamental border
−monochrome transform image to black and white
−polaroid angle simulate a Polaroid picture
−repage geometry size and location of an image canvas (operator)
−resize geometry resize the image
−rotate degrees apply Paeth rotation to the image
−strip strip image of all profiles and comments
−transform affine transform image
−transpose flip image vertically and rotate 90 degrees
−transparent color make this color transparent within the image
−type type image type
−unsharp geometry sharpen the image

Image Sequence Operators:
−coalesce merge a sequence of images
−composite composite image

Image Stack Operators:
−clone indexes clone an image
−delete indexes delete the image from the image sequence
−duplicate count,indexes
duplicate an image one or more times
−insert index insert last image into the image sequence
−reverse reverse image sequence
−swap indexes swap two images in the image sequence

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, −mattecolor, 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.




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