ImageMagick Image Structure

The Image structure represents an ImageMagick image. It is initially allocated by AllocateImage() and deallocated by DestroyImage(). The functions ReadImage(), ReadImages(), BlobToImage() and CreateImage() return a new image. Use CloneImage() to copy an image.

The members of the Image structure are shown in the following table:
Image Structure Members
Member Type Description
background_color ColorPacket Image background color
blur double Blur factor to apply to the image when zooming. Default is 1.0 (no blur).
border_color ColorPacket Image border color
chromaticity ChromaticityInfo Red, green, blue, and white-point chromaticity values.
class ClassType Image storage class. If DirectClass then the image packets contain valid RGB or CMYK colors. If PseudoClass then the image has a colormap referenced by pixel's index member. For C++ this member is known as "c_class"
coalesce_frames unsigned int Not used for anything.
color_profile ProfileInfo ICC color profile. Specifications are available from the International Color Consortium for the format of ICC color profiles.
colormap ColorPacket * PseudoColor palette array.
colors unsigned int The desired number of colors. Used by QuantizeImage().
colorspace ColorspaceType Image pixel interpretation.If the colorspace is RGB the pixels are red, green, blue. If matte is true, then red, green, blue, and index. If it is CMYK, the pixels are cyan, yellow, magenta, black. Otherwise the colorspace is ignored.
columns unsigned int Image width
comments char * Image comments
compression CompressionType Image compresion type. The default is the compression type of the specified image file.
delay unsigned int Time in 1/100ths of a second (0 to 65535) which must expire before displaying the next image in an animated sequence. This option is useful for regulating the animation of a sequence of GIF images within Netscape.
depth unsigned int Image depth (8 or 16). QuantumLeap must be defined before a depth of 16 is valid.
directory char * Tile names from within an image montage. Only valid after calling MontageImages() or reading a MIFF file which contains a directory.
dispose unsigned int GIF disposal method. This option is used to control how successive frames are rendered (how the preceding frame is disposed of) when creating a GIF animation.
file FILE * Stdio stream to read image from or write image to. If set, ImageMagick will read from or write to the stream rather than opening a file. Used by ReadImage() and WriteImage(). The stream is closed when the operation completes.
filename char[MaxTextExtent] Image file name to read or write.
filesize long int Number of bytes of the encoded file.
filter FilterType Filter to use when resizing image. The reduction filter employed has a sigificant effect on the time required to resize an image and the resulting quality. The default filter is Lanczos which has been shown to produce high quality results when reducing most images.
fuzz int Colors within this distance are considered equal. A number of algorithms search for a target color. By default the color must be exact. Use this option to match colors that are close to the target color in RGB space.
gamma double Gamma level of the image. The same color image displayed on two different workstations may look different due to differences in the display monitor. Use gamma correction to adjust for this color difference.
geometry char * Preferred size of the image when encoding.
interlace InterlaceType The type of interlacing scheme (default NoInterlace). This option is used to specify the type of interlacing scheme for raw image formats such as RGB or YUV. NoInterlace means do not interlace, LineInterlace uses scanline interlacing, and PlaneInterlace uses plane interlacing. PartitionInterlace is like PlaneInterlace except the different planes are saved to individual files (e.g. image.R, image.G, and image.B). Use LineInterlace or PlaneInterlace to create an interlaced GIF or progressive JPEG image.
iptc_profile ProfileInfo IPTC profile. Specifications are available from the International Press Telecommunications Council for IPTC profiles.
iterations unsigned int Number of iterations to loop an animation (e.g. Netscape loop extension) for.
label char * Image label
list struct _Image * Undo image list (used only by 'display')
magick char[MaxTextExtent] Image encoding format (e.g. "GIF").
magick_columns unsigned int Base image width (before transformations)
magick_filename char[MaxTextExtent] Base image filename (before transformations)
magick_rows unsigned int Base image height (before transformations)
magick_time long int Time (as reported by POSIX time()) that image was allocated by AllocateImage(). Used by DescribeImage() to display the time spent reading the image.
matte unsigned int If non-zero, then the index member of pixels represents the alpha channel.
matte_color ColorPacket Image matte (transparent) color
mean_error_per_pixel unsigned int The mean error per pixel computed when an image is color reduced. This parameter is only valid if verbose is set to true and the image has just been quantized.
montage char * Tile size and offset within an image montage. Only valid for montage images.
next struct _Image * Next image frame in sequence
normalized_maximum_error double The normalized max error per pixel computed when an image is color reduced. This parameter is only valid if verbose is set to true and the image has just been quantized.
normalized_mean_error double The normalized mean error per pixel computed when an image is color reduced. This parameter is only valid if verbose is set to true and the image has just been quantized.
offset int Number of initial bytes to skip over when reading raw image.
orphan unsigned int When set, CloneImage() clones only the current frame, creating an "orphan" frame.
packet_size unsigned int The number of bytes in each pixel packet.
packets unsigned long The number of runlength-encoded packets in the image.
page char * Equivalent size of Postscript page.
pipe int Set to True if image is read/written from/to a POSIX pipe. To read from (or write to) an open pipe, set this member to True, set the file member to a stdio stream representing the pipe (obtained from popen()), and invoke ReadImage()/WriteImage(). The pipe is automatically closed via pclose() when the operation completes.
pixels RunlengthPacket * Image pixels
previous struct _Image * Previous image frame in sequence.
rendering_intent RenderingIntent The type of rendering intent.
restart_animation_here int Scene number to re-start animation at.
rows unsigned int Image height
scene unsigned int Image frame scene number.
signature char * Image MD5 signature. Valid after SignatureImage() has been called.
tainted int Set to  non-zero (True) if the image pixels have been modified.
tile_info RectangleInfo Describes a tile within an image.  For example, if your images is 640x480 you may only want 320x256 with an offset of +128+64. It is used for raw formats such as RGB and CMYK as well as for TIFF.
total_colors unsigned long The number of colors in the image after QuantizeImage(), or QuantizeImages() if the verbose flag was set before the call. Calculated by GetNumberColors().
units ResolutionType Units of image resolution
x_resolution double Horizontal resolution of the image
y_resolution double Vertical resolution of the image