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Is there a command that can read image attributes , I only need it's height / width.

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do you want metadata extraction – Ringtail Apr 9 '12 at 4:29

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you could try file or more advanced command identify from ImageMagic packet.

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Good one , I never thought file can extract those info as well – warl0ck Apr 9 '12 at 4:30
@warl0ck I'd still use identify though, as it's much easier to get the data you want. read -r width height < <(identify -format "%w %h" "$imagefile") – geirha Apr 10 '12 at 6:41

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