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


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/packages/ImageMagick/www/animate.html or


Image Settings: -authenticate value decrypt image with this password -backdrop display image centered on a backdrop -channel type apply option to select image channels -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 value 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 -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 -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: -colors value preferred number of colors in the image -crop geometry preferred size and location of the cropped image -extract geometry extract area from image -monochrome transform image to black and white -repage geometry size and location of an image canvas (operator) -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 -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.

Buttons: 1 press to map or unmap the Command widget




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