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CLI for Noobies: A Primer on the Linux Command Line by Joe Barr

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Chapter 44. Import, Display, Mogrify

You might think that working on the command line means you are sentenced to a desktop without graphics or digital images. But that’s wrong thinking. You may also be surprised to learn that some popular GUI applications for image processing can also be used from the CLI.

Let’s take a look at three popular tools for capturing, displaying, and massaging images at the CLI. They are all (import, display, and mogrify) part of ImageMagick, which is a complete suite of tools for working with images at the CLI.

Why Bother with Import and Display?

Why would you want to do image work from the CLI? That’s a good question. I’ve got a good answer. Speed and ease. Let’s do a quick comparison. I love the GIMP, make no mistake ...

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