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How to create a simple text image with Imagemagick

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http://www.linuxandlife.com – Imagemagick is a very cool graphic tool. In today's article, I will show you a trick with Imagemagick to create a simple text image with some cool effects. The command you will use is "convert". For example, to create a "Linux and Life" banner like what Im using for the site, the command you can use is: convert -size 560x85 xc:transparent -font Palatino-Bold -pointsize 72 -fill black -draw "text 20,55 'Linux and Life'" linuxandlife.png And you will get the image below: In this command: -size 560x85 : the size (width x height) of the image -xc:transparent : xc means X window color, u (Distributions)