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What's the simplest and quickest way to display the dimensions of a folder containing images? There doesn't appear to be an option to do this in Nautilus. There's only so many right-click file > Properties > Image operations I can perform, before losing the will to live.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Use a script! For things not in Nautilus by default you can add scripts yourself.

More information on ubuntuforums. The topic starts out adding music information but from reply #32 it also involves images. Scripts (use at own risk) and instructions in the link.

Look at the screenshot for how this will look (it's for an older Ubuntu but this still works):

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I should have said in my original post that I also tried installing nautilus-columns package: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install nautilus-columns I then added all image-related columns to Nautilus' view and restarted Nautilus. Date, EXIF Dateshot, EXIF Image Size, EXIF Software, EXIF Flash columns are all blank. The only column that displays info is Image Size, which displays the dimensions of each image. Any idea how to resolve this before looking into custom scripts? Do I need to install another package(s)? Thanks – unpossible May 24 '11 at 5:56
Update: I installed the script on Ubuntu 10.10 PC at work, as per instructions on ubuntuforums thread, which works. Whilst installing Ubuntu 11.04 at home, I selected option to encrypt my home directory. I suspect this may be the cause of this issue, as I had a similar issue with Apache trying to serve files and folders in my home directory. – unpossible May 26 '11 at 11:46
Update: I removed encryption from my home folder on 11.04, but the EXIF data is still blank. Has anyone managed to get this working on Natty? If so, how? – unpossible Jun 2 '11 at 17:18

There is a package called nautilus-columns. I currently find it only in a PPA which is documented here. With this little script its easy to add columns for various meta data for PDF, images, sound files etc. To sum all things up:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-columns
nautilus -q

Finally go to edit > preferences > "List Columns" and enable all you need. Please note, its only working for the List-View.

This has been tested with Ubuntu 12.04 only. So I cannot guarantee it is working for 12.10 too.


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Thanks a lot. works fine on 12.10 also. – pylover May 18 '13 at 19:20
Works in 13.04 too – Neutralizer Oct 26 '13 at 17:41

This isn't currently possible; there are two ideas you might want to vote up on Ubuntu Brainstorm:

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Thanks. I've upvoted both of these suggestions. – unpossible May 23 '11 at 8:33

Run in terminal (works for PNG and GIF images): for f in *{png,gif} ; do file $f; done

For other image types see this reply:

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Won't work with images that has spaces in their name. – Braiam Aug 4 '13 at 5:31

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