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Applies radial or circular striations to image.

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last modified: April 25, 2015

USAGE: striations [-r radius ] [-c center] infile outfile
USAGE: striations [-h or -help]

-t .... type ............. type of striations; choices are radial (or r)
.......................... or circular (c); default=radial
-r .... radius ........... radius from center point where striations begin;
.......................... integer>=0; default is half the minimum image dimension
-c .... center ........... center point for striation effect; center=cx,cy;
.......................... integer>=0; default is center of image
-k .... column ........... column to use for circular striations; integers;
.......................... 0<=column<width

PURPOSE: To apply radial or circular striations to image.

DESCRIPTION: STRIATIONS applies radial striations to image starting at a user specified center point and radius.


-t type ... TYPE of striations. Choices are radial (or r) or circular (or c). The default is radial.

-r radius ... RADIUS is the radial distance from the center point at which the striations begin. Values are integers>=0. The default is half the minimum dimension of the image.

-c center ... CENTER=cx,cy are the comma separated coordinates in the image from where the radial striations eminate. Values are integers>=0. The default is the center of the image.

-k column ... COLUMN of the polar image to use for generating the circular striations. Values are integers, such that 0<=column<width of the image. The default=0.

NOTE: Requires IM 6.4.2-8 or higher due to the use of -distort polar/depolar.

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.


NOTE: The radial formula has been corrected. But I have not modified the examples. So the radius of the effect may be slightly different if one repeats the examples.

Radial Striations


-t r -r 50

-t r -r 100

-t r -r 150

-t r -r 200

Circular Striations


-t c -r 50

-t c -r 100

-t c -r 100 -k 130

-t r -r 150

What the script does is as follows:

  • Converts image to polar coordinates
  • Crops the height as determined by the radius
  • Repeats the last cropped row to fill the height back to original size
  • Converts back to rectangular coordinates

This is equivalent to the following IM commands

  • ww=`convert $infile -format "%[fx:w]" info:`
  • hh=`convert $infile -format "%[fx:h]" info:`
  • rad1=`convert $infile -format "%[fx:floor(2*$rad*h/sqrt(w*w+h*h))]" info:`
  • hmr=`convert xc: -format "%[fx:max(1,$hh-$rad1)]" info:`
  • convert $infile -distort depolar -1,0,$cx,$cy $infile
  • convert $tmpA1[${ww}x${rad1}+0+0] \
    \( $tmpA1[${ww}x1+0+${rad1}] -scale ${ww}x${hmr}! \) \
    -append -crop ${ww}x${hh}+0+0 +repage \
    -distort polar -1,0,$cx,$cy $outfile