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import(1)			     General Commands Manual				import(1)

NAME
       import - capture some or all of an X server screen and save the image to a file.

SYNOPSIS
       import [ options ... ] file

DESCRIPTION
       Import  reads  an  image from any visible window on an X server and outputs it as an image
       file. You can capture a single window, the entire screen, or any  rectangular  portion  of
       the  screen.   Use  display for redisplay, printing, editing, formatting, archiving, image
       processing, etc. of the captured image.

       The target window can be specified by id, name, or may be selected by clicking  the  mouse
       in  the	desired  window. If you press a button and then drag, a rectangle will form which
       expands and contracts as the mouse moves. To save the portion of the screen defined by the
       rectangle, just release the button. The keyboard bell is rung once at the beginning of the
       screen capture and twice when it completes.

EXAMPLES
       To select an X window or an area of the screen with the mouse and  save	it  in	the  MIFF
       image format to a file entitled window.miff, use:

	   import window.miff

       To  select an X window or an area of the screen with the mouse and save it in the Encapsu-
       lated Postscript format to include in another document, use:

	   import figure.eps

       To capture the entire X server screen  in  the  JPEG  image  format  in	a  file  entitled
       root.jpeg, without using the mouse, use:

	   import -window root root.jpeg

       To  capture  the  512x256 area at the upper right corner of the X server screen in the PNG
       image format in a well-compressed file entitled corner.png, without using the mouse,  use:

	   import -window root -crop 512x256-0+0 -quality 90
		  corner.png

OPTIONS
       Options are processed in command line order. Any option you specify on  the  command  line
       remains	in  effect  until  it is explicitly changed by specifying the option again with a
       different effect.

       Import options can appear on the command line or in  your  X  resources	file.  See  X(1).
       Options on the command line supersede values specified in your X resources file.

       For a more detailed description of each option, see ImageMagick(1).

       -bordercolor <color>
	      the border color

       -cache <threshold>
	      megabytes of memory available to the pixel cache

       -colors <value>
	      preferred number of colors in the image

       -colorspace <value>
	      the type of colorspace

       -comment <string>
	      annotate an image with a comment

       -crop <width>x<height>{+-}<x>{+-}<y>{%}
	      preferred size and location of the cropped image

       -debug enable debug printout

       -delay <1/100ths of a second>
	      display the next image after pausing

       -density <width>x<height>
	      vertical and horizontal resolution in pixels of the image

       -depth <value>
	      depth of the image

       -descend
	      obtain image by descending window hierarchy

       -display <host:display[.screen]>
	      specifies the X server to contact

       -dispose <method>
	      GIF disposal method

       -dither
	      apply Floyd/Steinberg error diffusion to the image

       -encoding <type>
	      specify the font encoding

       -endian <type>
	      specify endianness (MSB or LSB) of output image

       -frame include the X window frame in the imported image

       -geometry <width>x<height>{+-}<x>{+-}<y>{%}{@} {!}{<}{>}
	      preferred size and location of the Image window.

       -help  print usage instructions

       -interlace <type>
	      the type of interlacing scheme

       -label <name>
	      assign a label to an image

       -monochrome
	      transform the image to black and white

       -negate
	      replace every pixel with its complementary color

       -page <width>x<height>{+-}<x>{+-}<y>{%}{!}{<}{>}
	      size and location of an image canvas

       -pause <seconds>
	      pause between snapshots [import]

       -ping  efficiently determine image characteristics

       -pointsize <value>
	      pointsize of the Postscript, OPTION1, or TrueType font

       -quality <value>
	      JPEG/MIFF/PNG compression level

       -resize <width>x<height>{%}{@}{!}{<}{>}
	      resize an image

       -rotate <degrees>{<}{>}
	      apply Paeth image rotation to the image

       -sampling_factor <horizontal_factor>x<vertical_factor>
	      sampling factors used by JPEG or MPEG-2 encoder and YUV decoder/encoder.

       -scene <value>
	      set scene number

       -screen
	      specify the screen to capture

       -silent
	      operate silently

       -snaps <value>
	      number of screen snapshots

       -transparent <color>
	      make this color transparent within the image

       -trim  trim an image

       -verbose
	      print detailed information about the image

	      For a more detailed description of each option, see ImageMagick(1).

ENVIRONMENT
       DISPLAY

SEE ALSO
       animate(1),  display(1),  composite(1),	conjure(1),  convert(1), identify(1), mogrify(1),
       montage(1), ImageMagick(1)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002 ImageMagick Studio

       Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this soft-
       ware  and  associated  documentation files ("ImageMagick"), to deal in ImageMagick without
       restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
       distribute,  sublicense,  and/or sell copies of ImageMagick, and to permit persons to whom
       the ImageMagick is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

       The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all  copies  or
       substantial portions of ImageMagick.

       The  software  is  provided  "as  is",  without	warranty of any kind, express or implied,
       including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for  a  particular
       purpose	and noninfringement.In no event shall ImageMagick Studio be liable for any claim,
       damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or  otherwise,  arising
       from,  out  of or in connection with ImageMagick or the use or other dealings in ImageMag-
       ick.

       Except as contained in this notice, the name of the ImageMagick Studio LLC  shall  not  be
       used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other dealings in ImageMagick
       without prior written authorization from the ImageMagick Studio.

AUTHORS
	John Cristy, ImageMagick Studio LLC,
       Glenn Randers-Pehrson, ImageMagick Studio LLC.

ImageMagick			    Date: 2002/02/15 01:00:00				import(1)


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