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Questions tagged [sips]

Sips - Scriptable Image Processing System - is a command line interface to Apple's Core Image framework.

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Command line to create a PDF document from a batch of images [duplicate]

How to create a PDF document from a batch of images ? === Belowis what I tried before posting this question: The ImageMagick way, but the PDF document generated is too big: convert *.ppm book.pdf ...
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Can I use SIPS to reduce the size of PNG files by reducing the number of palette colors?

I need to shrink PNG files like the ones generated as the default macOS screenshot. SIPS was my first stop since it's faster than any other solution but I haven't quite been able to find the right ...
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Trying to pass images to shell command using automator

I am creating this service for Finder that will receive image files and pass to a shell command. The idea is this: I select image files on finder. I right click and choose the service I am creating ...
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Use sips to pad just the top of an image

I'm trying to add padding to the top of an image using the command line. I've found the sips command and I've tried sips --padToHeightWidth 1300 1920 image.png on an image which is 1920 x 1080. ...
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SIPS: Only Resize if Image is 315x300?

I'm currently using sips --resampleHeightWidth 250 300 "S1" to resize new images in a folder but I think that it might be resizing images that were already resized.. Is there anyway to know this for ...
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Batch-processing Image Files in a Folder using a folder action with Automator

I'm trying to resize new image files in a folder using a folder action so the files that were already resized to 300x250 don't get resized again. The thing is I'm having issues getting the resizing ...
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Sips not working with pict, qtif and sgi files

The terminal command sips -s format pict /path/to/image.ext --out /path/to/output.pic ouputs Error: Unsupported output format com.apple.pict even though if you do man sips and go down to format, there ...
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Why setting image as its own icon with sips result a blurred icon? Are there any alternatives?

I've successfully changed icons using the procedure described in an another question: Changing or setting a file or folder icon programmatically. Either my sips (or Finder) got broken afterwards or I ...