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What is the fastest way to view images from the terminal?

The terminal is very fast and convenient way to quickly access directories and files (faster than find and click on the directory). One thing that it cannot show in text-mode is "pictures". What ...
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How to Extract Album Cover Image from MP3 file?

I have a bunch of MP3 files that have their album art included within the file itself. I am now looking for a way to extract them to store them separably, at best from command line. Is there a way to ...
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Copy image from command-line to clipboard

Is there a way in a bash to copy a picture to the clipboard? For example if there is a picture mypic.png I want to have a command like clipcopy mypic.png such that I can go for example to inkscape ...
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Command line convert webp to jpg?

I'm using ubuntu 12.04. I've installed libwebp2 & libwebp-dev So far, no example found on the net of converting webp to jpg. Some webp files can easily converted by using imagemagick with ...
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Sort images by aspect ratio

I am trying to select a few art images to fit some new frames. I would like to be able to sort these images by proximity to a particular aspect ratio and then view them in decreasing order of ...
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How to generate a lot of (blank) images files?

For a test, I need to quickly create 1700 jpg-images (even blank) in a defined size 1000x706. I wonder if we could do this with a shell script or a program (like ImageMagick). I wish they called ...
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Change file created date from JPEG EXIF metadata

When uploading to an ftp site, the original file create date seems to be lost, and I get the upload date instead. However, the Exif data in the file is correct. Is there a tool to batch change the ...
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Options to show images when on the console

When I am on the console (the tty, the virtual terminal, which you reach with Ctrl+Alt+F1-6, not a terminal emulator), what options do I have to view images, tiff, whatever that's not text?
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shell command to get pixel size of an image

Is there a shell command that returns the pixel size of an image? I'm trying to produce an animated gif starting from different gifs with different sizes using convert (e.g. convert -delay 50 1.gif ...
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Copy image from clipboard to file

Is it possible to take an image from the clipboard and output it to a file (using X)? I can do this with text easily: $ xclip -selection c -o > file.text But when I try the above with an image ...
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How do you binarize a colored image?

My friend has an colored image with Chinese handwriting (basically by taking photo of or scanning what he wrote on a piece of white paper), and he would like me to convert it into a black and white ...
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How to store an image file in bash variable?

After I use the following command, pngString="$(cat example.png)" echo -n "$pngString" > tmp.png I can't open the tmp.png as a PNG file. Maybe some information is lost when I use $pngString ...
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How to extract files from uImage?

Buildroot is generating Images for an embedded device where they should run on. This is working very well. In those Images the rootfs is included. Due to some research I'd like to look into that ...
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Open source duplicate image finder for Linux?

Is there a free and open source duplicate image finder for Linux based systems? Finding exact duplicates (based on content, not file name) is sufficient for me, but the ability to find similar images ...
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Searching for a command line tagging tool for mp3 and ogg that supports pictures

I am searching a command-line tagging tool that supports ogg- and mp3-tagging and allows to add a picture to the tags. Currently I use lltag but that does not support pictures. dagger is the tool I ...
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How to batch convert bitmaps to SVGs?

I have many gray scale bitmaps that I need to convert to a vector format, such as SVG. I have been using Inkscape, which gives nice results, but this takes about 10-15 minutes to open, convert, and ...
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Combine multiple PDF files into one (arranged in a matrix)

Having a set of PDF files, lets say: in-01.pdf, in-02.pdf, in-03.pdf, ... I would like to combine all of them into a single one, forming an M x N matrix. The command montage allows for doing so (M ...
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Are there any comic book authoring programs?

Is there any software designed to assist with creating comic books? The basic features needed are pre-drawn frames around the panels and the ability to easily drag and drop characters into the scene, ...
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renaming images to include creation date in name

When I look at the properties of an image, I can see the date the photo was taken in "Date Taken". When I edit the images (proprietary program) this data gets lost. How can I rename the image files ...
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Can I see images and watch movies inside the terminal emulator

Can I see images and watch movies inside the terminal emulator? In case of virtual console I can do it via framebuffer, but what about terminal emulators?
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How to draw a single pixel in a terminal?

Until now I used characters to draw images, shapes etc in a terminal. Is it possible to draw a single pixel? Let's say: foo 1 1 red This will draw a red pixel at the coordinate (1, 1). Is there ...
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Irfanview alternative

I'm looking for some very simple image viewer with the following functionality: fast start next/previous navigation (in directory) full-screen mode reasonable format support keyboard controllable ...
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ImageMagick (or other) for UTF-8 text to image

I'm trying to create many single-character images using convert. The purpose is to provide a plastics specialist with images to print onto keyboard keycaps. The ImageMagick documentation suggests ...
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Find images by size: find / file / awk

I've been trying to find png image files a certain height (over 500px). I know that file will return image dimensions. Example: $ file TestImg1a.png TestImg1a.png: PNG image data, 764 x 200, ...
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Sync Palm Centro pictures on Linux

I have a Palm Centro, and I'd like to copy the pictures to my computer. However, I'm using Ubuntu, and I don't want to switch to Windows or use Palm's horrible sync application (through Wine.) Is ...
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How to preview image in tmux in iTerm2

iTerm2 is able to display images within the terminal. I'm using the imgcat script and it works fine, but when I'm inside of tmux it does nothing. Is there a way to be able to preview images inline in ...
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How to rescale several images to same size

I have several image files in a directory. These images are similar size and have same background color. How can I make all images same size by adding background like this attached image?
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Image viewer with auto-reload on file change?

Are there any image viewers which will auto reload the view when the image file is written to? I normally use debian variations of linux however appreciate all answers related to any "Unix & ...
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displaying page 2 etc of multipage tiff

I have a multi-page TIFF file produced from scanning. When I open the file (Image Viewer), Next goes to the Next image file in the folder not the next image in the file. Is there a hidden option to ...
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Console ScreenSaver without X11

I'm trying to setup a very slimmed down console only Debian system to act as a simple slideshow photo display. I know that it is possible to show graphics (I guess using the framebuffer) in the ...
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Ways to convert and combine image files into a pdf file?

I have about 190 image files (png and jpg) in a directory. For more information, each image has 2500 x 3072 pixels, and about 500KB. I use the command convert from ImageMagik to convert and combine ...
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Converting and rescaling a lot of png images to jpeg

I have a lot of .png images in a folder. Is there a command (or software) that can convert all them to .jpg and (simultaneously) rescale the created .jpg files to 25% of their original size?
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How to split an image vertically using the comand line?

So, say I have a large 800x5000 image, how would I split that into 5 separate images with dimensions 800x1000 using the command line?
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easy-to-use image-editing FLOSS

I'm looking for recommendations for something easy to use that will allow me to edit my images. I fiddled with Inkspace and GIMP and found them not so intuitive (I don't want to have to read a manual ...
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How do I find all square images in a directory

The images are stored in JPEG and PNG files. I want to get a list of those of them that are square.
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How to get JPEG thumbnails quickly

My camera is very basic (understatement), but it does have one notable feature: its thumbnail mode is impressively fast; it loads a screenful of 9 thumbnails in less than a quarter of a second. Now, ...
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Program for taking snap-shots of movie?

Are there any programs that would let me specify parts of a video-file (avi, mpeg, mp4, ...) and take "snap-shots" every so-and-so second/minute, and store it as a series of image-files (eg. jpeg)? ...
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Programatically determine “uniformity” of image

I'm attempting to write a script which thumbnails our many thousands of assets. The assets use Flash for the most part, and I'm capturing them via chromium-browser on the command line. I pretty much ...
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Resize a very tiny xcf image without blurring or dithering it

I have some drawings I made with an Intuos tablet. All of these drawings are 25x35 or so. The color of each pixel was very carefully selected. They're kind of like 'miniatures.' I need to resize ...
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How to visualize directory tree structures?

I know I can use tree to show the nested content of a directory. Alas, its output is hardly beautiful as I want to include it in a documentation. So eye-candy is a requirement. So I was wondering if ...
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IANA image format string from binary stream

How can I get the official IANA Image Media Type (if any) of a binary stream? I'd like to avoid trusting to file extensions and vague guesses when handling images. Preferably some command using common ...
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Setting image for i3-lock: “Could not load image x: out of memory”

I use this command for locking screen: i3lock -i /home/freyja/pics/owl.jpg The screen is locked, but there is no picture (only white background). When called from console the command says: Could ...
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Convert all non-JPG images to JPGs

What command can I use to convert all images in a folder which are not JPGs (PNG and BMP primarily) to JPG? I'd also like the conversion quality to be 100%. And I'd like the converted images to ...
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Imagemagick: set IPTC parameters in jpeg image

With the Imagemagick command $ identify -verbose image.jpg so many properties of the image are shown. For example, in the output I can find Profiles: Profile-8bim: 1058 bytes Profile-iptc: 1017 ...
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How can I extract images from a pdf file? [duplicate]

I have a pdf file that consists of an image per page. Are there any command line programs that can extract these images?
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How can I preview the GRUB2 boot screen?

I've been reading a tutorial that shows how to set the background image that will be displayed behind the GRUB2 boot options menu. However, I am concerned that the text might not be visible against ...
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PNG viewer that can display text chunks metadata

Is there a PNG viewer that can display text chunk metadata? Ideally, I'd like a way to view arbitrary chunks.
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Capturing Screenshot of terminal application via shell script?

Problem Run iftop for 5 seconds, capture the screenshot and save it to a file. iftop is a beautiful program for visualizing network traffic, but it doesn't have a batch mode where I can run it for ...
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How to change the backgrounds in isolinux

I've been messing with this problem for a while now, and it seems like there isn't much documentation, or people who have asked about this before. I've been trying to change the back640x480.jpg, ...
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Delete duplicate images. Need Software for computing average color of an image

I want to delete duplicates in a massive bunch of images. Well as I have dups of the same picture in a different resolution I will make the deletion myself. BUT I want to do this in linear time. So I ...