Debian Imaging Project
Summary
Image script
Command line image processing in Debian

Debian contains a lot of tools to process images as batches using the command line. Here you can have an overview.

Description

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If you discover a project which looks like a good candidate for Debian Imaging to you, or if you have prepared an unofficial Debian package, please do not hesitate to send a description of that project to the Debian Imaging mailing list

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Debian Imaging Image script packages

Official Debian packages with high relevance

aaphoto
Auto Adjust Photo, automatic color correction of photos
Maintainer: Denis Briand
Versions of package aaphoto
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bookworm0.45-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
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bullseye0.45-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
Debtags of package aaphoto:
interfacecommandline
roleprogram
useediting
works-withimage
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License: DFSG free

Auto Adjust Photo is a tiny command-line image manipulation tool for automatic color correction of photos. It tries to make the picture look better. The program does this by analyzing the input image and then sets the most optimal contrast, gamma, color balance and saturation for it.

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imagemagick
image manipulation programs -- binaries
Versions of package imagemagick
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jessie-security6.8.9.9-5+deb8u19amd64,armel,armhf,i386
stretch6.9.7.4+dfsg-11+deb9u8amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
stretch-security6.9.7.4+dfsg-11+deb9u13i386
stretch-security6.9.7.4+dfsg-11+deb9u14amd64,arm64,armel,armhf
buster6.9.10.23+dfsg-2.1+deb10u1amd64,arm64,armhf,i386
buster-security6.9.10.23+dfsg-2.1+deb10u7amd64,arm64,armhf,i386
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bookworm6.9.11.60+dfsg-1.6amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
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trixie6.9.12.98+dfsg1-5.2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,ppc64el,s390x
upstream6.9.13.10
Debtags of package imagemagick:
interfacecommandline, x11
roleprogram
scopeutility
uitoolkitxlib
useconverting, editing, viewing
works-withimage, image:raster
works-with-formatgif, jpg, pdf, png, postscript, svg, tiff
x11application
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License: DFSG free
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ImageMagick is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a variety of formats (over 100) including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PhotoCD, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF. Use ImageMagick to translate, flip, mirror, rotate, scale, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves. All manipulations can be achieved through shell commands as well as through an X11 graphical interface (display).

This package include links to channel depth specific binaries and manual pages.

This is a dummy package. You can safely purge or remove it.

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8:6.9.10.23+dfsg-2.1https://screenshots.debian.net/shrine/screenshot/17102/simage/large-7accb1f69a04ce81ca66eea624943e3c.png
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6.5.7-8-2009-11-17Q16https://screenshots.debian.net/shrine/screenshot/2633/simage/large-9c16b5e0d53f47e267e7e90a61e89a13.png
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imaptool
tool for creating client-side image maps
Maintainer: Colin Watson
Versions of package imaptool
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jessie0.9-14amd64,armel,armhf,i386
stretch0.9-17amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
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A simple (yet useful and free) tool for creating client-side image maps, supporting GIF and JPEG images.

libfreehep-graphicsio-java
FreeHEP GraphicsIO Base Library
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The Vector Graphics package of the FreeHEP Java Library enables any Java program to export to a variety of vector graphics formats as well as bitmap image formats. Among the vector formats are Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), Portable Document Format (PDF), Enhanced Meta Format (EMF), Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), and Flash (SWF), while the image formats include GIF, PNG, JPG and PPM.

This package contains the FreeHEP GraphicsIO Base Library.

pngquant
PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image optimising utility
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pngquant is a command-line conversion utility to quantize and dither truecolor PNG images, especially those with a full alpha channel, down to 8-bit (or smaller) RGBA-palette PNGs. Such images are usually two to four times smaller than the full 32-bit versions, and partial transparency is preserved quite nicely. This makes pngquant especially useful both for Web sites and for PlayStation 2 development, where one of the texture formats is RGBA-palette-based (though not PNG-compressed). This is the same technique used for many of the images on the Miscellaneous Transparent PNGs page (http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/pngs-img.html), and the results are often indistinguishable from the original, truecolor PNG images.

Optimizers (like pngcrush and optipng) optimize the compression, usually losslessly, while pngquant quantizes colors down to 256 (or fewer) distinct RGBA combinations, which is lossy.

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transfig
??? missing short description for package transfig :-(
Maintainer: Roland Rosenfeld
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The package is enhanced by the following packages: fig2ps
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Official Debian packages with lower relevance

graphicsmagick
collection of image processing tools
Versions of package graphicsmagick
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jessie1.3.20-3+deb8u2amd64,armel,armhf,i386
jessie-security1.3.20-3+deb8u11amd64,armel,armhf,i386
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bookworm1.4+really1.3.40-4amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
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GraphicsMagick provides a set of command-line applications to manipulate image files. It is a fork of the ImageMagick project and therefore offers a similar set of features, but puts a larger emphasis on stability.

The tools support a large variety of image formats from the widely used jpeg, tiff, bmp or xpm to special-purpose formats such as fits or image formats found on some photo CDs. They can convert between formats, concatenate several images into one, annotate and distort them, create thumbnails or manipulate the colormap. While all features are available from the command-line, the package also includes an image viewer that allows interactive manipulation.

Note that unlike ImageMagick, the GraphicsMagick tools are accessed through a single executable called 'gm'. Therefore, GraphicsMagick and ImageMagick can be used in parallel. Install package graphicsmagick-imagemagick-compat to obtain a set of several executables that is compatible to ImageMagick's interface.

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No known packages available but some record of interest (WNPP bug)

python-mahotas - wnpp
Efficient Image Processing Library for Python
License: GPL
Debian package not available

It includes algorithms implemented in C++ for speed while operating in numpy arrays.

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