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Old 03-22-2010, 07:22 PM   #16
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nobody mentioned the gimp? if memory serve me GIMP can do that
Old 03-24-2010, 05:52 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by GrapefruiTgirl View Post
Ahh, no voodoo involved, and honestly, this really isn't very high-tech, but I'm happy that it works for you.
I'll be off scouring for information on more ImageMagick-based scripts, I suppose.

Where to learn this stuff? Just practice and fiddle around. I enjoy scripting -- and lots of other folks do too (though you will also have lots of people tell you to not bother, and to learn another language, depending on what exactly you're trying to do), and there are definitely others around here who are far more advanced scripters than I am. Basically, when you want or need something done, and you don't know C or python or Perl or <blah> or <whatever> other language, and you're determined to do it with a shell script, then just try and try again. I never set out on a mission to "learn scripting inside and out" -- so I don't know the half of it -- but I know how to do what I've needed to learn how to do.

Eventually you end up knowing lots of neat little things, by playing around..
And here I thought I had learned a hell of a lot already. <platitudes posing as pithy prose... purged >
Old 03-24-2010, 06:49 PM   #18
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There are some ready-made image resizing apps out there:
BIRT (Batch Image Resizing Thingie)
Both are FOSS and available in some distros from the repos.
I have also used a thing called iZoom, but it stopped working for some reason.

Thanks to GrapefruiTgirl for showing me the nerd's way of doing it!
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