ImageMagick Tricks: Web Image Effects from the Command Line and PHP

ImageMagick Tricks: Web Image Effects from the Command Line and PHP

By: Sohail Salehi (author)Paperback

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Sohail Salehi is an experienced computer graphics artist, working with 2D, 3D, and video graphics. The book shows his techniques in action. This is no laborious walk through of ImageMagick, with one dull example after another. The chapters consist of workshops, each one applying a set of ImageMagick commands to produce surprising and exciting results. As you read the book, you will learn the features of ImageMagick as well as getting lots of inspiration and ideas for how you can use it in your own projects. You'll be amazed by the creative results you can achieve using code.

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About Author

Sohail Salehi was born in Mashad, Iran in March 17, 1975. He graduated in Software Engineering from Mashad University in 2000. In recent years, Sohail has contributed to over 20 books, mainly in programming and computer graphics. He has written frequent articles for "0 & 1 Magazine"; an IT magazine from Ferdowsi University. You can find a complete list of his works at http://www.sohail2d.com. In the past he has worked as a Chairman in the IT department of various universities including Mashad, Ferdowsi, and the Industrial Management University. Currently he is working on the IT training standards for the Iranian "Work and Science Organisation" 2005-2006 period.

Contents

Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Installation and Configuration Chapter 3: Convert and Mogrify Chapter 4: Composite and Montage Chapter 5: Identify, Display, and Import Chapter 6: Animation Chapter 7: Conjure Chapter 8: Practical Web Projects Chapter 9: An E-Card Application Chapter 10: Exciting E-Card Designs Appendix A: Install New Fonts In ImageMagick Appendix B: Compression In ImageMagick Index * Preface Up * Chapter 1: Introduction o ImageMagick Features * ImageMagick s Core Utilities o Display o Convert o Import o Animate o Composite o Montage o Mogrify o Conjure o Identify * Interfaces o ImageMagick and X11 standard * Summary Up * Chapter 2: Installation and Configuration o Where to get ImageMagick o What are the Installation Requirements? o Installation + Binary Installers + Source files * How to Install ImageMagick from Binaries o How to Install from UNIX-like Binary Releases + How to Verify the Program Installation o How to Install from a Windows Binary Release * How to Install ImageMagick from Source o Installing from a UNIX-like Source + What are Makefiles? + How to Use GNU Configure for Creating Makefiles + Configure Command in Action + How to Use the Make Command for LINUX + How to Build ImageMagick for the VMS Platform + How to Build ImageMagick for the Macintosh Platform + How to Build ImageMagick for the Windows Platform o How to Handle Bugs and Errors + Dealing with Configuration Failures * Summary Up * Chapter 3: Convert and Mogrify o Convert Syntax and Options o How to Draw Basic Shapes with Convert + Workshop I: Creating a Simple Logo o Painting Methods + Workshop II: Color Filling with draw o Deformations + Workshop III: Image Distortion o Basic Transformations + How to Rotate Drawings in ImageMagick + Workshop IV: Rotating Text + How to Resize Drawings in ImageMagick + How to Crop Images Using ImageMagick + The shave Option + Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns in Images + Skewing Images + Workshop V: The Flag o Artistic Options + Workshop VI: Applying Various Filters on an Image o Mogrify Syntax and Options + Workshop VII: The Card o Summary Up * Chapter 4: Composite and Montage o Composite o Composite Syntax and Options + What is the Mask? + Workshop I: Colorful Logo + Composite Parameters + Workshop II: 3D Button + Workshop III: Fresh Candy o Montage + Montage Syntax and Options + Workshop IV: The Montage Descriptive Options + Workshop V: The Montage Adornment Options + Workshop VI: The Montage Arrangement Options + Workshop VII: Creating an Indexed Image Web Page o Summary Up * Chapter 5: Identify, Display, and Import o Identify + Identify Syntax and Options + How to Extract Information from an Image + How to get Brief Information from Images + How to get Detailed Information from Images + How to get Customized Information from Images + How to Get Information about ImageMagick o Display + Display Syntax and Options + Workshop I: Looking at Some Display Examples o Import + Import Syntax and Options + Workshop II: Looking at Some Import Examples o Summary Up * Chapter 6: Animation o Animate Syntax and Options o How to Display an Animation o How to Create an Animation + Workshop I: Simple Type Effect + Workshop II: Animated Logo + Workshop III: Animated Artistic Effects o How to make Complex Animations + How to Split an Animation into Frames + Workshop IV: Multi-Animation Files o Summary Up * Chapter 7: Conjure o Conjure Syntax and Options o What are the Valid Key-Value Pairs for MSL files? + Workshop I: Using Multiple MSL Files in One Conjure Call o Compare + How to Compare Two Images o Summary Up * Chapter 8: Practical Web Projects o How to call ImageMagick Command-line Utilities within PHP code o How to Save the Result of an Online Image Processing Task o How to Start Sessions for our Visitors o Building a Confirmation-Code Box o Online Image Water Marking o Summary Up * Chapter 9: An E-Card Application o Wizard Step 1: How to Receive Images + How to Receive Images from URLs + How to Upload Images o Wizard Step 2: How to Write Text on Input Images + How to Show Image, Image Size, and the Required Fields for Writing Text o Wizard Step 3: Final Image o Summary Up * Chapter 10: Exciting E-Card Designs o E-card A: Simple Letters o E-card B: Write on Curved Surfaces o E-card C: Carving Technique o How to Make Input Text more Flexible o Creating a Parameterized Book Cover Generator Page o Summary Up * Appendix A: Install New Fonts In ImageMagick o Why Don't Some Fonts Work Correctly? o How to Identify the Current Installed Fonts o Where to Find Fonts and Other Free Resources + Free Fonts + Free Photos + Free Animations * How to Define New Fonts for ImageMagick Up * Appendix B: Compression In ImageMagick o Compression versus Quality o ImageMagick Options for Compression o Lossy versus Lossless Compression Algorithms o ImageMagick compress and quality Options Up * Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/06/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781904811862
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781904811862
  • weight: 407
  • ISBN10: 1904811868

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