Fred's ImageMagick Scripts


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Displays and optionally save an animation of the input images.

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last modified: April 25, 2015

USAGE: pseudocolor [-d delay] [ -r resize] [-f] [-l] infile1 infile2 ...
USAGE: pseudocolor [-h or -help]

-d ... delay ...... time delay between frames (ms); delay >= 0; default=50
-r ... resize ..... image resize percentage; resize > 0;
................... default=100 (unchanged)
-l ................ disables the labeling of the images
-f ................ saves the animation to file animation.gif

PURPOSE: To display and optionally save an animation of the input images.

DESCRIPTION: FLICKER automatically displays an animation of the supplied input images and optionally saves the animation to a file. At least two images must be supplied. The main purpose of the script is to make a visual comparison of two (or more) images by rapidly alternating the display of each.


-d delay ... DELAY is the time delay in msec between frames in the animation. Values are integers greater than or equal to zero. The default=50. Note that the animation will be created to loop forever.

-r resize ... RESIZE allows the animation to made larger or smaller than the input image size. The values are integers greater than 0 representing the resize percentage. The default=100 which leaves the animation the same size as the input image.

-l ... Disables the labeling of the images.

-f ... Specifies that the animation is to be saved to a file called animation.gif

CAVEAT: No guarantee that this script will work on all platforms, nor that trapping of inconsistent parameters is complete and foolproof. Use At Your Own Risk.

This script is a modification of Anthony Thyssen's original version flicker_cmp


Two Image Sharpening Comparison Animation With Labels

Original Image

Sharpened Image

Arguments: -f

Two Image Sharpening Comparison Animation Without Labels

Original Image

Sharpened Image

Arguments: -f -l

Two Image Sharpening Comparison Animation At 200% Resize

Original Image

Sharpened Image

Arguments: -f -r 200

Two Image Pseudocolor Comparison Animation With Labels

Grayscale Image

Pseudocolored Image

Arguments: -f

What the script does is as follows:

  • Optionally labels and resizes each input
  • Adds each input as a frame of an animation
  • Optionally saves the animation to an output file
  • Displays the animation using -animate

This is equivalent to the following IM commands when the images
are saved at 100%:

  • For the first frame:
    convert $label image-1 -resize 100% miff:- |\
    montage - -geometry +0+0 -tile 1x1 $tmp0
  • For each successive frame:
    convert $label image-N -resize 100% miff:- |\
    montage - -geometry +0+0 -tile 1x1 miff:- |\
    convert -delay 50 $tmp0 -page +0+0 - -page +0+0 $tmp0
  • convert $tmp0 -loop 0 animation.gif
  • animate $tmp0