hsetroot(1) yet another wallpaper application


hsetroot [ command1 [ args... ] ] [ command2 [ args... ] ]


hsetroot is a tool which allows you to compose wallpapers ("root pixmaps") for X. It has a lot of options like rendering gradients, solids, images but it also allows you to perform manipulations on those things, or chain them together.



-add <color>
Add color to range using distance 1
-addd <color> <distance>
Add color to range using custom distance
-gradient <angle>
Render gradient using specified angle
Clear the color range


-solid <color>
Render a solid using the specified color

Image files:

-center <image>
Render an image centered on screen
-cover <image>
Render an image centered on screen scaled so that all of screen is covered.
-tile <image>
Render an image tiled
-full <image>
Render an image maximum aspect
-extend <image>
Render an image maximum aspect, and copy 1px border taken from the image over the remaining area so that no black borders are shown.
-fill <image>
Render an image strechted


-tint <color>
Tint the current image
-blur <radius>
Blur the current image
-sharpen <radius>
Sharpen the current image
-contrast <amount>
Adjust contrast of current image
-brightness <amount>
Adjust brightness of current image
-gamma <amount>
Adjust gamma level of current image
Flip the current image vertically
Flip the current image horizontally
Flip the current image diagonally


-alpha <amount>
Adjust alpha level for colors and images
-write <filename>
Write current image to file


Hyriand <[email protected]