I am trying to make an eBook cover via ImageMagick, to be incorporated in a larger project after it works.
I want to get to geometry and gravity later, but at present I have two relevant images:
A 1000x1600 JPEG background, which I lightened via GIMP enough so that it has no black or near-black pixels, and
An 800x70 PNG author name with a single piece of text saved as black text against a transparent background.
(At present the 800x70 image is generated by Pango, and there may strictly be more options than compositing images; I expect it is possible to create a title and author name via Pango and circumvent image compositing. However, I would like to know that in addition to, and not instead of, a basic invocation for image compositing that would place a PNG with alpha over a JPEG, and be able to control its position with
I am trying to go off of ImageMagick's layering examples, and have tried a few variations of the following:
convert -size 1000x1600 -geometry +0+0 \ -composite background.jpg -gravity center -geometry +0+0 \ -composite author.png -gravity center -geometry +0+0 \ result.jpg
What I get from this is an 800x70 solid black image, which I would expect to be what you get when taking transparency from a PNG like the author name to make a JPEG.
What should I be doing to (for now at least) get to the point where I have a 1000x1600 result image equal to the background with the author name placed on it in some intelligible place?