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The result of `man sips` on macOS.
sips(1) General Commands Manual sips(1)
NAME
sips – scriptable image processing system.
SYNOPSIS
sips [image-functions] imagefile ...
sips [profile-functions] profile ...
DESCRIPTION
This tool is used to query or modify raster image files and ColorSync ICC
profiles. Its functionality can also be used through the "Image Events"
AppleScript suite. It also supports executing JavaScript to either
modify or generate images.
FUNCTIONS
Profile query functions:
-g key
--getProperty key
Output the property value for key to stdout.
-X tag tagFile
--extractTag tag tagFile
Write a profile tag element to tagFile.
--verify
Verify any profile problems and log output to stdout.
-1
--oneLine
Output for each file on a single line with tab delimiter
Image query functions:
-g key
--getProperty key
Output the property value for key to stdout.
-x profile
--extractProfile profile
Get the embedded profile from image and write it to profile.
-1
--oneLine
Output for each file on a single line with tab delimiter
Profile modification functions:
-s key value
--setProperty key value
Set a property value for key to value.
-d key
--deleteProperty key
Remove a property value for key.
--deleteTag tag
Remove the tag element from a profile.
--copyTag srcTag dstTag
Copy the srcTag element of a profile to dstTag.
--loadTag tag tagFile
Set the tag element of a profile to the contents of tagFile.
--repair
Repair any profile problems and log output to stdout.
-o file-or-directory
--out file-or-directory
Image modification functions:
-s key value
--setProperty key value
Set a property value for key to value.
-d key
--deleteProperty key
Remove a property value for key.
-e profile
--embedProfile profile
Embed profile in image.
-E profile
--embedProfileIfNone profile
Embed profile in image only if image doen't have a profile.
-m profile
--matchTo profile
Color match image to profile.
-M profile intent
--matchToWithIntent profile intent
Color match image to profile with rendering intent perceptual |
relative | saturation | absolute.
--deleteColorManagementProperties
Delete color management properties in TIFF, PNG, and EXIF
dictionaries.
-r degreesCW
--rotate degreesCW
-f horizontal|vertical
--flip horizontal|vertical
-c pixelsH pixelsW
--cropToHeightWidth pixelsH pixelsW
Crop image to fit specified size.
--cropOffset offsetY offsetH
Crop offset from top left corner.
-p pixelsH pixelsW
--padToHeightWidth pixelsH pixelsW
Pad image with pixels to fit specified size.
--padColor hexcolor
Use this color when padding. White=FFFFFF, Red=FF0000,
Default=Black=000000
-z pixelsH pixelsW
--resampleHeightWidth pixelsH pixelsW
Resample image at specified size. Image apsect ratio may be
altered.
--resampleWidth pixelsW
Resample image to specified width.
--resampleHeight pixelsH
Resample image to specified height.
-Z pixelsWH
--resampleHeightWidthMax pixelsWH
Resample image so height and width aren't greater than specified
size.
-i
--addIcon
Add a Finder icon to image file.
--optimizeColorForSharing
Optimize color for sharing.
-o file-or-directory
--out file-or-directory
-j file
--js file
Execute JavaScript file
Other functions:
--debug
Enable debugging output
-h
--help
Show help
-H
--helpProperties
Show help for properties
--man
Generate man pages
-v
--version
Show the version
--formats
Show the read/write formats
JavaScript
HTML Canvas objects can be created and used to create a 2D drawing
context. The commands for drawing into the context are well documented
elsewhere. This section will describe the sips global object and other
interesting classes.
Global variable (sips) properties
images
Valid images passed as arguments converted into an array of Image
objects
arguments
Arguments passed into the program as an array of strings
size Recommended size for output. Setting the crop or resample flags
will set this value.
longestEdge
If specified, the value of the -Z/--resampleHeightWidthMax option.
[default: 0]
outputPath
Output directory [default: current directory]
Image Object
name Name of image
size Size of image (pixels)
properties
Image properties
getProperty(name)
Return the image property for name, if any.
sizeToFitLongestEdge(length)
Return the size that will contain the image with the longest edge
set to length. Maintains aspect ratio.
Output Object
new Output(context, name[, type])
Output the context to disk with name and optional type (extension
or UTI).
addToQueue()
Adds the output to the queue to be written to disk.
Functions
print(str)
Output to standard output. Equivalent to console.log(str).
OPTIONS
The commands --getProperty, --setProperty, and --deleteProperty can use
one of the following keys as a parameter.
Special property keys:
all binary data
allxml binary data
Image property keys:
dpiHeight float
dpiWidth float
pixelHeight integer (read-only)
pixelWidth integer (read-only)
typeIdentifier string (read-only)
format string jpeg | tiff | png | gif | jp2 | pict | bmp | qtif
| psd | sgi | tga
formatOptions string default | [low|normal|high|best|<percent>] |
[lzw|packbits]
space string (read-only)
samplesPerPixel integer (read-only)
bitsPerSample integer (read-only)
creation string (read-only)
make string
model string
software string (read-only)
description string
copyright string
artist string
profile binary data
hasAlpha boolean (read-only)
Profile property keys:
description utf8 string
size integer (read-only)
cmm string
version string
class string (read-only)
space string (read-only)
pcs string (read-only)
creation string
platform string
quality string normal | draft | best
deviceManufacturer string
deviceModel integer
deviceAttributes0 integer
deviceAttributes1 integer
renderingIntent string perceptual | relative | saturation | absolute
creator string
copyright string
md5 string (read-only)
Darwin 7/10/05 Darwin
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