Library Technology - Reviews, Tips, Giveaways, Freeware

Library Technology – Reviews, Tips, Giveaways, Freeware

ImageMagick – Alternatives to RIOT for Mac

Posted In Graphic - By Techtiplib on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 With No Comments »

This article I introduce you an alternative software to Riot (is one of my favorite image optimizer tool, but it only supports for Windows).

 ImageMagick is a freeware that allows you to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. ImageMagick can read, convert and write images in a variety of formats such as: GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PNG, PDF, PhotoCD, TIFF… (about 100).

ImageMagick is delivered as a ready-to-run binary distribution or as source code that you may use, copy, modify, and distribute in both open and proprietary applications.

Features of ImageMagick:

  • Format conversion – convert an image from one format to another 
  • Transform – resize, rotate, crop, flip or trim an image
  • Transparency – render portions of an image invisible
  • Draw – add shapes or text to an image
  • Decorate -add a border or frame to an image
  • Special effects -blur, sharpen, threshold, or tint an image
  • Animation -create a GIF animation sequence from a group of images
  • Text & comments – insert descriptive or artistic text in an image
  • Image identification – describe the format and attributes of an image
  • Composite: overlap one image over another
  • Montage – juxtapose image thumbnails on an image canvas
  • Generalized pixel distortion – correct for, or induce image distortions including perspective
  • Morphology of shapes – extract features, describe shapes, and recognize patterns in images
  • Delineate image features – Canny edge detection, mean-shift, Hough lines
  • Motion picture support – read and write the common image formats used in digital film work
  • Image calculator – apply a mathematical expression to an image or image channels

This tool can run on Linux, Windows, Mac Os X, iOS, Android OS, and others.

ImageMagick , RIOT for Mac

Download ImageMagick free here 

About - Hey, this blog belongs to me! I am the founder of TechTipLib and managing editor right now. And I love to hear what do you think about this article, leave comment below! Thank you so much...