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I need a terminal compatible program for blurring images ( simple , gaussian type blur will do , zoom and others won't) , that is faster than imagemagick .

I'm currently using imagemagick for providing blurred background lockscreen , but it produces 1-2 secs delay on my machine. Is there any other alternative which could reduce time?

Update : I take current screen's ( all programs open /desktop anything ) screenshot with 'scrot' and then apply imagemagick's convert as :

convert /tmp/screenshot.png -blur 0x5 /tmp/screenshotblur.png

and then apply that as lockscreen using i3lock. Its pretty popular method , except the time taken by imagemagick is slow. 1-3 secs

  • what do you mean that it provides lockscreen ? – Darek Feb 8 '15 at 11:18
  • @Dārayavahuštdi ,blurred background for my lockscreen :) – Abhinav Gauniyal Feb 8 '15 at 11:20
  • @AbhinavGauniyal What is "lockscreen"? Could you add two examples (before and after blur)? – Angelo Fuchs Feb 9 '15 at 8:54
  • @AngeloFuchs see updated question :) – Abhinav Gauniyal Feb 9 '15 at 9:11

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