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       identify file [ file ... ]


       Identify  describes  the format and characteristics of one
       or more image files. It will also report if  an  image  is
       incomplete or corrupt.  The information displayed includes
       the scene number, the file name, the width and  height  of
       the  image,  whether  the image is colormapped or not, the
       number of colors in the image, the number of bytes in  the
       image,  the  format  of  the  image (JPEG, PNM, etc.), and
       finally the number of seconds it took to read and  process
       the image. An example line output from identify follows:

           images/aquarium.miff 640x480 PseudoClass 256c
                  308135b MIFF 1s

       If -verbose is set, expect additional output including any
       image comment:

           Image: images/aquarium.miff
           class: PseudoClass
           colors: 256
           signature: eb5dca81dd93ae7e6ffae99a527eb5dca8...
           matte: False
           geometry: 640x480
              depth: 8
           bytes: 308135
           format: MIFF
           Imported from MTV raster image: aquarium.mtv

       For some formats, additional  format-specific  information
       about  the  file  will  be  written if the -debug coder or
       -debug all option is used.


       Options are processed in command line  order.  Any  option
       you  specify on the command line remains in effect for the
       set of images immediately following, until the set is ter­
       minated by the appearance of any option or -noop.

       For  a  more  detailed  description  of  each  option, see

       -authenticate <string>
              decrypt image with this password

       -cache <threshold>
              extract an area from the image while decoding

       -format <string>
              output formatted image characteristics

       -help  print usage instructions

       -interlace <type>
              the type of interlacing scheme

       -limit <type> <value>
              Disk, File, Map, or Memory resource limit

       -list <type>
              the type of list

       -log <string>

       -ping  efficiently determine image characteristics

       -sampling-factor <horizontal_factor>x<vertical_factor>
              sampling factors used by JPEG or MPEG-2 encoder and
              YUV decoder/encoder.

       -size <width>x<height>{+offset}
              width and height of the image

              print detailed information about the image

              print ImageMagick version string

              For a more detailed description of each option, see


       display(1),  animate(1),  montage(1),  mogrify(1),    con­
       vert(1), ImageMagick(1), composite(1)


       Copyright (C) 2003 ImageMagick Studio

       Permission  is hereby granted, free of charge, to any per­
       son obtaining a copy of this software and associated docu­
       mentation  files  ("ImageMagick"),  to deal in ImageMagick
       without  restriction,  including  without  limitation  the
       rights  to  use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute,
       sublicense, and/or sell copies of ImageMagick, and to per­
       mit persons to whom the ImageMagick is furnished to do so,

       Except  as  contained  in  this  notice,  the  name of the
       ImageMagick Studio LLC shall not be used in advertising or
       otherwise  to  promote  the sale, use or other dealings in
       ImageMagick without prior written authorization  from  the
       ImageMagick Studio.


       John Cristy, ImageMagick Studio LLC,
       Glenn Randers-Pehrson, ImageMagick Studio LLC.

ImageMagick         Date: 2003/01/01 01:00:00         identify(1)
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