Fred's ImageMagick Scripts


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Applies a LucisArt-like effect to an image.

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last modified: April 25, 2015

USAGE: lucisarteffect [-g gain] [-s saturation] infile outfile
USAGE: lucisarteffect [-h or -help]

-g ... gain ......... effect gain; float>=0; default=0.3
-s ... saturation ... saturation of cartoon; integer>=0; default=60

PURPOSE: To apply a LucisArt-like effect to an image.

DESCRIPTION: LUCISARTEFFECT applies a LucisArt-like effect to an image..


-g gain ... gain of the effect. Values are floats>=0. The default=0.3.

-s saturation ... SATURATION for the effect. Values are integer>=0. The default=60.


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.


Example - Variation Of Parameters

Original Image


-g 0.3 -s 60


-g 1 -s 60


-g 1 -s 100

What the script does is as follows:

  • read the input image to tempary mpc format
  • clone the image and apply a DoG filter
  • screen composite the DoG and original images
  • clone the original image again, totally desaturate it,
    and apply 6 pixel blur to grayscale
  • overlay composite the blurred and desaturated image
    with the previous composite
  • apply unsharpening with the mixing factor as gain
  • write the result as output

This is equivalent to the following IM commands

  • convert -quiet -regard-warnings "$infile" +repage "$tmpA1"
  • convert $tmpA1 \
    \( -clone 0 -define convolve:scale=1 -morphology Convolve DoG:0,0,2 \) \
    -compose screen -composite \
    \( -clone 0 -modulate 100,0,100 -negate $blurring \) \
    -compose overlay -composite \
    -unsharp 0x9+${gain}+0 \
    -define modulate:colorspace=HCL -modulate 100,$saturation,100 \