Fred's ImageMagick Scripts


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Splits an image, reflects each side and appends them to form horizontally symmetric images.

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last modified: December 15, 2018

USAGE: reflect [-c centercolumn] infile
USAGE: reflect [-h or -help]

-c ... centercolumn ... center column (x coordinate) of input image about
....................... which to reflect horizontally; integer>=0; default
....................... is the image horizontal center

PURPOSE: To split an image, reflect each side and append them to form horizontally symmetric images.

DESCRIPTION: REFLECT splits an image into two parts at the center column. Each side is reflected and append to form left and right symmetric images and also a blended image. The 3 output files will be named from the input image as inname_left.suffix, inname_right.suffix and inname_blend.suffix


-c centercolumn ... CENTERCOLUMN is the center column (x coordinate) of the input image about which to reflect horizontally. Values are 0<=interger<=imagewidth. The default is the image horizontal center.

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 1

Original Image
(source image)

-c 148

Example 2

Original Image
(source image)

-c 143

Example 3

Original Image
(source image)

-c 122

Example 4

Original Image
(source image)

-c 145

What the script does is as follows:

  • Splits the image horizontally into two parts
  • Horizontally reflects (mirrors) the left half and appends the two parts and outputs the left image
  • Horizontally reflects (mirrors) the right half and appends the two parts and outputs the right image
  • Blends the left and right images and outputs the blended result

This is equivalent to the following IM commands

  • ww=`convert -ping $tmpA1 -format "%w" info:`
  • hh=`convert -ping $tmpA1 -format "%h" info:`
  • wr=$((ww-ccol))
  • if [ $ccol -le $wr ]; then
  • convert -respect-parenthesis $tmpA1 +repage \
    \( -clone 0 -crop ${ccol}x+0+0 +repage \( +clone -flop -gravity east -chop 1x0 \) \
    +append +write "${outname}_left.$suffix" \) \
    \( -clone 0 -crop ${wr}x+${ccol}+0 +repage \( +clone -flop -gravity west -chop 1x0 \) \
    -reverse +append +write "${outname}_right.$suffix" \) \
    -delete 0 -gravity center -crop ${wd}x+0+0 +repage \
    -define compose:args=50,50 -compose blend -composite \