Imagemagick on OS X and tinting an image

To get Imagemagick running on OS X (if you don’t have Brew installed, go here first):

brew install imagemagick

You’ll then have the utility installed with alias ‘convert’ …

To tint an image with a specific HEX color this works:

convert input.jpg -colorspace gray -fill '#EB1423' -tint 100 tinted.jpg

This one is what I prefer instead:

convert input.jpg \( -clone 0 -fill '#EB1423' -colorize 80% \) -compose multiply -composite tinted.jpg

And for posterity’s sake, my favorite utility macros are here. They use OS X’s Automator.

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