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Art and Tech Social: Command-line image manipulation with ImageMagick

07/03/2017 @ 18:00 - 20:30 GMT

Join us for local food and drinks from Southside and get hands-on making with a bunch of like-minded folks interested in art and tech. This new monthly event aims to inspire emerging creatives and offer peer-to-peer tech support in a friendly, collaborative environment. Each workshop is different, featuring a different guest speaker and activities.

7th March 2017 – ‘Command-line image manipulation with ImageMagick’ (previously named ‘The Language of Programming’) led by Antonio Roberts (@hellocatfood)

ImageMagick is a suite of command-line utilities for manipulating images. Most of its capabilities can be found in programs with a graphical user interface (GUI) such as GIMP or Photoshop. ImageMagick differs in its ability to use algorithms and programming to quickly batch process a number of images, add effects, convert between common and uncommon file formats, apply filters, generative special effects, and more!

In this workshop Antonio Roberts will introduce you to the using the terminal to perform tasks usually carried out by GUI programs. By the end participants will have learnt:

how to install ImageMagick
How to convert between file formats
How to view advanced metadata
How to apply a variety of effects to images
How to optimize files for print and internet
How to create animated gifs with only a few keystrokes

Participants should bring:

A Mac or Linux computer. For those without one please contact louise@bom.org.uk . If participants are willing to do so please install ImageMagick prior to the start of the workshop: https://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php#macosx


Birmingham Open Media
1 Dudley Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4EG United Kingdom