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NAME

     sips -- scriptable image processing system.


SYNOPSIS

     sips [image-query-functions] imagefile ...
     sips [profile-query-functions] profile ...
     sips [image-modification-functions] imagefile ...
          [--out result-file-or-dir]
     sips [profile-modification-functions] profile(s) ...
          [--out result-file-or-dir]


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.


FUNCTIONS

     Profile query functions:

     -g key
     --getProperty key
           Output the profile property value for key to stdout.

     -X key tagFile
     --extractTag tag tagFile
           Write a profile tag element to tagFile.

     -v
     --verify
           Verify any profile problems and log output to stdout.

     Image query functions:

     -g key
     --getProperty key
           Output the property value for key to stdout.

     -x key tagFile
     --extractProfile profile
           Get the embedded profile from an image and write it to profile.

     Profile modification functions:

     -s key value
     --setProperty key value
           Set a profile property value for key to value.

     -d key
     --deleteProperty key
           Remove a profile 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.

     Image modification functions:

   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
   formatOptions       string default | [low|normal|high|best|<percent>] |
                       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 | satuation | absolute
   creator             string
   copyright           string
   md5                 string (read-only)

Darwin                          April 29, 2005                          Darwin

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