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Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Web Developer. PHP Addict. Wordpress Hacker. FOSS Enthusiast. (Micro)Blogger. Photo Hobbyist. Cricket Fanatic. Husband. Dad.

It came as quite a surprise when I figured out that Nautilus, the file manager for the GNOME desktop actually had an extension to resize/rotate photos. I don’t do much post editing after taking photos. If any editing is required, I would normally edit it using an image editor depending on the requirement. But in most cases it doesn’t require me to resize the photos since I upload the originals to my Flickr gallery. But I wanted to upload some photos I took today to Facebook. I didn’t want to upload the originals since it had a higher resolution and the file sizes were bigger. I wanted to resize all the photos in a batch. I had a PHP script that uses GD library for this particular task which I wrote long time back. I have also used Image Magick which works like magic for operations like this. My task was simple and all it required was to resize all the photos in one go and the Nautilus Image Converter just did that with ease.

Installation is quite simple in Ubuntu 9.10

sudo apt-get install nautilus-image-converter

This will install the Image Converter extension to the Nautilus file manager. You will need restart GNOME in order for the changes to apply. If you are using a different distro, I’m sure you will be able to do a Google Search to find out how to install it.

After the installation its all a matter of browsing the folder where you have the photos through Nautilus.

  • Select the photo(s) you want to resize.
  • Right-click on the photos you selected. You will see the options to “Resize Images” and “Rotate Images”.
  • Upon clicking them you will get options on how you would want to perform the operations.

Its one of those coolest apps I came across which does the simple things in a simple way. Love it..!!!

Nautilus Image Converter

Posted on 17th April 2010 23:35:08