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How to automatically generate a thumbnail with play icon overlay from a movie still.

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Overlaying Images with ImageMagick

I used the ever useful ImageMagick for the overlay. Generating the thumbnail at the same time is left as an exercise for the reader.

Source Image

Any image type supported by your installation of ImageMagick:

Cable Turtle


A transparent PNG, which will look a mess in IE6:

Play icon overlay

ImageMagick Command

convert input.jpg overlay.png -gravity center -composite -format jpg -quality 90 output.jpg


Play icon overlay output

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