On 02/14/2018 04:13 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
Serendipity *RULES* <grin>
Just before reading your post and after following an unreproducible web
of references and links I had found <http://www.graphicsmagick.org/>. I
found hints that what I wanted was possible - but how was unclear.
"montage -geometry <size> <file1> <file2> ...<filen> <output>" resembled
what I'd seen. I then used "montage" as a search term at
<https://manpages.debian.org/>. That delivered
which described what I wanted.
There are strong hints that its output will be a "miff" format file.
It's not yet clear if that can be converted to a "png" format file.
If that can not be done, it will not be usable on a MATE panel.
HOWEVER I've found references on <http://wiki.tcl.tk/> that I can
achieve a suitable substitute.
" How the program decides how to arrange the pictures " is not terribly
important as long as it is repeatable.
I doubt authors were thinking of my constraints.
*HOWEVER*, if it works I'm happy.
I'm off to discover just what a "miff" formatted image might be.
As Richard says, it's okay to under use a tool. There's tons of
capability in bash that I don't use, but that doesn't stop me from using
it on a daily basis.
montage is part of ImageMagick. What I think you want is montage
Scroll down near the bottom of the page to find concatenation mode
I believe montage (and ImageMagick in general) will look at the filename
extension of the output file to determine the output file type.
Something like this is probably what you want:
montage icon1.png icon2.png -mode Concatenate -tile x1 output.png
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