Home opinion-and-analysis Apexing the Linux learning curve Easy image resizing and rotating in Ubuntu

Author's Opinion

The views in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of iTWire.

Have your say and comment below.

Easy, quick and simple image resizing and rotating is important to many people. When using Windows, you're able to download and install the Image Resizer "PowerToy". You can then manipulate images directly from Windows Explorer. But how do you do the same task in Ubuntu?

The answer is actually remarkably simple and is almost the same as the Windows solution. Nautilus-image-converter gives you pretty much the same functionality as the Windows Image Resizer PowerToy.

To download and install, go to use System, Administration, Synaptic Package Manager. Type in your password when prompted. Click on Seach and type in nautilus-image-converter. Once it has been found, right click on it and select "Mark for Installation". Click Apply and wait for the download and installation. The file is only 279kB, so it won't take long.

Once the installation is completed, using the Nautilus File Manager, you'll be able to right click on an image, select "Resize image..." or "Rotate image..."  and do various thing to it. The most obvious being to resize or rotate images!

File Browser



























You can resize using a drop-down of various pre-definined sizes (which are: 96x96, 128x128, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, or 1280x960). Alternatively, you can scale the image using a percentage or you can set a custom size.

You can also elect to leave the original image in place and create a second image which gets named .resized at the end of the filename.
Resize Images













You can even highlight multiple images and do all of them at the same time.

The Rotate dialog box is pretty easy to use too. You can set a predefined angle or set your own angle. The options for file saving are the same as above.

Rotate Images












I am an amateur photographer. But the only post-processing that I do of images is using this extension. It allows me to easily change images for upload to web galleries or send via email. I hope that someone else finds this extension useful and one less reason to be using Windows!

WEBINAR 26/27th May

Thinking of deploying Business Intelligence (BI)? So are your competitors.

And the most important, fundamental, tool for delivering your BI information to your users? Dashboards.

THIS IS ONE NOT TO MISS SO REGISTER NOW

DON'T MISS OUT - REGISTER NOW!

FREE WHITEPAPER - RISKS OF MOVING DATABASES TO VMWARE

VMware changed the rules about the server resources required to keep a database responding

It's now more difficult for DBAs to see interaction between the database and server resources

This whitepaper highlights the key differences between performance management between physical and virtual servers, and maps out the five most common trouble spots when moving production databases to VMware

1. Innacurate metrics
2. Dynamic resource allocation
3. No control over Host Resources
4. Limited DBA visibility
5. Mutual ignorance

Don't move your database to VMware before learning about these potential risks, download this FREE Whitepaper now!

DOWNLOAD!

Connect

 

 

 

 

Join the iTWire Community and be part of the latest news, invites to exclusive events, whitepapers and educational materials and oppertunities.
Why do I want to receive this daily update?
  • The latest features from iTWire
  • Free whitepaper downloads
  • Industry opportunities