When reading your image, the format is determined implicitedly typically by the first few bytes of the file. However in some cases, the format cannot be determined. This is true for raw image formats such as RGB, GRAY, or CMYK. Typically you will only need to specify an explicit image format for raw images. Otherwise, do not explicitly choose the image format and it will be determined automagically for you.

These formats behave uniquely

  gradient
  plasma
  xc

in that the filename is a color or color range. For example, if you select the plasma format, you might define the filename as

  blue-yellow

Or suppose you want a red canvas that is 512 pixels in width and 480 pixels in height. Set Filename to red, Size to 512x480, and Format to xc.

For the pattern format, choose from these patterns (set the filename to one of these names):

  bricks
  checkerboard
  circles
  crosshatch30
  crosshatch45
  crosshatch
  fishscales
  gray0
  gray100
  gray10
  gray15
  gray20
  gray25
  gray30
  gray35
  gray40
  gray45
  gray50
  gray55
  gray5
  gray60
  gray65
  gray70
  gray75
  gray80
  gray85
  gray90
  gray95
  hexagons
  horizontal
  horizontalsaw
  hs_bdiagonal
  hs_cross
  hs_diagcross
  hs_fdiagonal
  hs_horizontal
  hs_vertical
  left30
  left45
  leftshingle
  octagons
  right30
  right45
  rightshingle
  smallfishscales
  verticalbricks
  verticalleftshingle
  vertical
  verticalrightshingle
  verticalsaw

Two additional formats include a granite texture and the netscape color cube:

  granite
  netscape

You might want to convert your image to a differing image format. Just select the appropriate format from the scroll list on the Output tool page and press output. For a complete list of image formats supported by ImaegMagick Studio see this page.


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