cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Fast Image Resizer (alternative) for Linux

Community Veteran
Posts: 17,478
Thanks: 1,479
Fixes: 17
Registered: 06-11-2007

Fast Image Resizer (alternative) for Linux

Hi guys!....
have been struggling to find a suitable replacement for my beloved Fast Image Resizer prog that runs in Windows, but cannot get to run on my Mint 9 setup.... been doing a huge amount of googling, and just found this....
http://toki-woki.net/p/Shrink-O-Matic/

. which runs on "Adobe AIR" and needs that installed first, then self installs the program..... works straight away.... no messing with .sh files in Documents....
set the size required, then just drag and drop . or browse your pic folders, and then double click the file.... it is done in a few seconds, ..... before you even think ... now where has it gone....
you will find it in the same folder (or specify a destinations) and it will be renamed .... so for example..... my car 001.jpg becomes my car 001 w600 h800.jpg  (or whatever size you specifiy)and you will find in the same folder as the original...
Works On MAC and Windows too !....!...!.
.
7 REPLIES
VileReynard
Seasoned Pro
Posts: 10,827
Thanks: 250
Fixes: 10
Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: Fast Image Resizer (alternative) for Linux

Don't forget to read the EULA!
How secure is AIR?

Ben_Brown
Grafter
Posts: 2,839
Registered: 13-06-2007

Re: Fast Image Resizer (alternative) for Linux

Sounds like you need ImageMagick.
e.g. to resize all .jpg in your current folder to 800x600 you'd do something like:

for i in *.jpg; do n="${i%%.jpg} w800 h600.jpg"; convert "$i" -resize 800x600 "$n"; done

And no dodgy EULA to sign Smiley
VileReynard
Seasoned Pro
Posts: 10,827
Thanks: 250
Fixes: 10
Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: Fast Image Resizer (alternative) for Linux

I tried that on a dozen photos - took about 2 seconds - and it preserves the originals.  Cheesy

Community Veteran
Posts: 17,478
Thanks: 1,479
Fixes: 17
Registered: 06-11-2007

Re: Fast Image Resizer (alternative) for Linux

I only want to drag and drop, one or two pics at a time.... not bulk re-size... so it is fine with what I want to do...
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,850
Registered: 11-08-2007

Re: Fast Image Resizer (alternative) for Linux

i use kde and install kim from the repo.  this allows me to right click on an image in my file manager and perform a number of actions on it, including resize.
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,773
Thanks: 257
Fixes: 20
Registered: 16-02-2009

Re: Fast Image Resizer (alternative) for Linux

I personally won't install Adobe Air. Acrobat is bad enough with all the security holes in it and the SIZE of it, I usually use evince, but it has issues with some pfs's so have acrobat installed as a backup.
Shutter did you ever try that one I gave you the link for in the other thread, it would seem to do everything you wanted, (c) insertion & resizing all in one operation.
Community Veteran
Posts: 17,478
Thanks: 1,479
Fixes: 17
Registered: 06-11-2007

Re: Fast Image Resizer (alternative) for Linux

Well, I have it installed..... so I will let you know if I get any problems with "all the holes in it "....
Yes, I tried it, but wasn`t happy with it... ... !... ( Thanks for the help to all) Wink