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VIPS is an image processing system designed with efficiency in mind. It is good with large images (images larger than the amount of RAM in your machine), and for working with colour. It can perform many image manipulation tasks much faster than other packages such as ImageMagick and the GIMP and includes some special features such as creating single "mosaic" images from multiple parts.
VIPS consists of two main components: an image processing library with some command-line tools and a spreadsheet-like graphical user interface. This package supplies the graphical interface.
With nip2, rather than directly editing images, you build relationships between objects in a spreadsheet-like fashion. When you make a change somewhere, nip2 recalculates the objects affected by that change. Since it is demand-driven this update is very fast, even for very, very large images. nip2 is very good at creating pipelines of image manipulation operations. It is not very good for image editing tasks like touching up photographs. For that, a tool like the GIMP should be used instead.
nip2 ==== nip2 is a user interface for the VIPS image processing library. http://www.vips.ecs.soton.ac.uk Getting nip2 from SVN ===================== svn co https://vips.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/vips/nip2 Building nip2 from source ========================= If you downloaded from SVN you need: $ ./bootstrap.sh Then the usual: $ ./configure ... $ make then finally: $ sudo make i more»
When nip2 is started, help does not work unless a Firefox browser window is already open. If you already have a Firefox browser window open, help will display in that window. If you use a different browser, you may customize this in your nip2 preferences under the "Help browser" category in the preferences dialog selectable from the Edit menu. There is an examples directory in /usr/share/doc/n more»
NIP2(1) NIP2(1) NAME nip2 - image processing with the VIPS library SYNOPSIS nip2 [filename1 ...] nip2 -s filename [arg1 ...] nip2 -e expression [arg1 ...] DESCRIPTION nip2 (for New Image Processing) is a tool for manipulating images using the VIPS image processing library. There are thr more»
nip2 (7.20.7-2+b1) testing; urgency=low * Binary-only non-maintainer upload for sparc; no source more»
started 7.20.7, 2/12/09 - relax the checks on colour accuracy a little in test_colour.ws - 7.16 ws l more»
- test Joe's layout thing, compare to the thing we do in study2 to make the diagnostic image - im more»
Authors of nip2 John Cupitt Joe Padfield Hans Breuer Rich Lott Leo Davidson Plus helpful com more»
nip THANKS file nip is a rewrite of ip, so see the THANKS file for that package. We've had very h more»