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Old 03-16-2015, 10:26 AM   #1
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Looking for Microsoft Office Picture Manager IMAGE COMPRESS alternative in linux?

Looking for a a tool/method that can perform the image compression similar to feature provided by Microsoft Office Picture Manager.
example snapshot =>https://waterharvest.files.wordpress.../savinpic5.jpg

Please suggest.
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You can use convert and specify a new size and quality on the command line, eg:
convert -resize 600x -quality 70 in.jpg out.jpg
It's part of the ImageMagick toolset.

If you don't want a command line tool, then pretty much any GUI image manipulation program (eg: GIMP) can reduce the quality/size of an image.

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Thanks for your kind reply....Your command line solution works very well..
For GUI...I have tried GIMP but it is quite complex for new user...I am looking for simple GUI solution
I am more interested in 2 things
1)What will be the compressed size (prior to executing compress command)?
2)How the compressed file will look.?

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I use Gwenview.
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I have set up a couple of custom actions in Thunar (my file manager) to reduce files.

Thunar has an option "Edit -> custom actions" to add options to the context menu.

You can then define commands to be run on selected files / folders etc...

mogrify -resize 1000x1000 %f
would take the selected file and reduce it to 1000px. %f stands for the selected file, but multiselections etc. are also possible with other place holders. You can even call scripts and hand the files over as arguments to them. You get the picture I guess.

And there is also an option to make Thunar understand that you only need this option for image files.

I have added several options such as percentage sizes, absolute sizes 1000 and 2000 px edge length etc... I find that a lot more convenient than having to open a gui tool everytime I want to email a picture.

Other filebrowser also support custom actions, but you'd have to research how the configuration works...


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