Use the montage program to create a composite image by combining several separate images. The images are tiled on the composite image optionally adorned with a border, frame, image name, and more. See Command Line Processing for advice on how to structure your montage command or see below for example usages of the command.

Example Usage

We list a few examples of the montage command here to illustrate its usefulness and ease of use. To get started, lets montage two images into a single composite:

  montage -background #336699 -geometry +4+4 rose.jpg red-ball.png montage.jpg

rose red ball ==> montage

Ok, lets add some decorations:

  montage -label %f -frame 5 -background #336699 -geometry +4+4 rose.jpg red-ball.png frame.jpg

rose.jpg red ball ==> frame

You can find additional examples of using montage in Graphics from the Command Line. Further discussion is available in More Graphics from the Command Line and Examples of ImageMagick Usage.

Option Summary

The montage command recognizes these options. Click on an option to get more details about how that option works.

Option Description
-adjoin join images into a single multi-image file
-affine matrix affine transform matrix
-annotate geometry text annotate the image with text
-authenticate value decrypt image with this password
-blue-primary point chromaticity blue primary point
-blur geometry blur the image
-border geometry surround image with a border of color
-bordercolor color border color
-channel type apply option to select image channels
-clone index clone an image
-colors value preferred number of colors in the image
-colorspace type alternate image colorspace
-comment string annotate image with comment
-compose operator set image composite operator
-compress type image compression type
-crop geometry preferred size and location of the cropped image
-debug events display copious debugging information
-define format:option define one or more image format options
-density geometry horizontal and vertical density of the image
-depth value image depth
-display server get image or font from this X server
-dispose method GIF disposal method
-dither apply Floyd/Steinberg error diffusion to image
-draw string annotate the image with a graphic primitive
-endian type endianness (MSB or LSB) of the image
-extract geometry extract area from image
-fill color color to use when filling a graphic primitive
-filter type use this filter when resizing an image
-flip flip image in the vertical direction
-flop flop image in the horizontal direction
-font name render text with this font
-frame geometry surround image with an ornamental border
-gamma value level of gamma correction
-geometry geometry perferred size or location of the image
-gravity type horizontal and vertical text placement
-green-primary point chromaticity green primary point
-help print program options
-interlace type type of image interlacing scheme
-label name assign a label to an image
-limit type value pixel cache resource limit
-log format format of debugging information
-matte store matte channel if the image has one
-mattecolor color frame color
-mode type framing style
-monitor monitor progress
-monochrome transform image to black and white
-page geometry size and location of an image canvas (setting)
-pointsize value font point size
-profile filename add, delete, or apply an image profile
-quality value JPEG/MIFF/PNG compression level
-quiet suppress all error or warning messages
-red-primary point chromaticity red primary point
-repage geometry size and location of an image canvas
-resize geometry resize the image
-rotate degrees apply Paeth rotation to the image
-sampling-factor geometry horizontal and vertical sampling factor
-scenesrange image scene range
-shadow geometry simulate an image shadow
-size geometry width and height of image
-strip strip image of all profiles and comments
-stroke color graphic primitive stroke color
-support factor resize support: > 1.0 is blurry, < 1.0 is sharp
-texture filename name of texture to tile onto the image background
-tile filename tile image when filling a graphic primitive
-transform affine transform image
-transparent color make this color transparent within the image
-treedepth value color tree depth
-trim trim image edges
-type type image type
-verbose print detailed information about the image
-version print version information
-view FlashPix viewing transforms
-virtual-pixel method access method for pixels outside the boundaries of the image
-white-point point chromaticity white point
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