Questions about opening / editing / saving images using image-editing applications.

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How to convert PDF to Image?

I have requirement of converting PDF pages to images. There is a background image with some text written, so when I save this as image only background image got saved. Is there any software available ...
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How can I find duplicate photos?

What can I use to find duplicate photos, including photos that have been resized?
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Is there a lightweight tool to crop images quickly?

I need to crop images often - photos, printscreens, etc., and loading gimp for such a simple task takes way too long. Can you recommend a more robust alternative?
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How can I instruct Nautilus to pre-generate thumbnails?

I have a large library of PDF documents (papers, lectures, handouts) that I want to be able to quickly navigate through. For that I need thumbnails. At the same time however, I see that the ...
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Mount single partition from image of entire disk (device)

I made an image of my entire disk with dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/external_media/sda.img Now the problem is I'd like to mount an ext4 filesystem that was on that disk but mount -t ext4 -o loop ...
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What fast image viewers are available for Ubuntu?

What is the fastest / most responsive image viewer? I'm looking for a program that is responsive and opens large .jpgs fast - progressively and/or by cleverly loading only parts it will render. A 6 ...
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Lightroom alternative?

What is the best alternative to Adobe Lightroom on Linux/Ubuntu?
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How do I crop from the default image viewer?

I recall an "Edit Image" button in 11.04 that would bring up a second window with a "Crop" button easily visible. But now, in 11.10, I see no such button. In fact, I can't find a way to crop at all ...
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How to resize an image through the terminal?

I have Ubuntu 10.04. I have converted image through terminal using the following command: convert myfigure.png myfigure.jpg. But I want to resize the height and width of the converted image. Is ...
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Low quality image rendering in gthumb/eog

I am having problems with image quality when reducing images or zooming out in certain applications. It looks almost as if the image is not being smoothed or anti-aliased. On the left is gthumb/eog ...
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How to merge images in a single PDF file

I have some images which I want to merge. The meaning of merge is that, if I have 5 images, I want to put hem near each other is this way: I want to do that command line. For example the command ...
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What software can be used to create a restorable drive image?

Not sure what Linux software I would use for this, basically just like Acronis True Image for Windows, but for Linux. The rule is that we are keeping Windows out of the equation, I want to be able to ...
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Create a single pdf from multiple text, images or pdf files

I have a bunch of text files, images and pdf files which I want to convert into a single pdf file. How do I do it?
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Which tool to crop a portion of the screen?

I can see how to use Gimp to crop part of an image in a image file, but I want to crop a portion of the screen. How do you do that?
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Batch Processing tif images? Converting .tif to .jpeg

I'm trying to mass convert a handful of .tif files. I found phatch could look like a good candidiate but I'm running Ubuntu 11.04. Looks like they don't have a .deb for my version. Anyone have any ...
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How to crop borders/white spaces from image? [duplicate]

I have a lot of images which have white borders around it. I would like to crop those borders in one batch, preferably from command line. I believe that it can be done with ImageMagick, but I couldn't ...
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How can I extract text from images?

How can I extract text from images? I am not talking about scanned files, but garden variety images, such as when you take a high-def picture of a blackboard at class, and it is nicely handwritten; ...
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Ubuntu replacement for IrfanView

On Windows I really liked IrfanView as a basic image editor/manager. Some of the main features I liked were great shortcut keys good batch conversion options ability to work with many image file ...
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Are there any easy to use image editing programs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Paint.NET alternative? I want to crop, maybie highlight some of the picture and be able to save in jpg. I want a program that is easy to use. I tried Gimp but ...
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Is there an alternative to Adobe Fireworks?

I often have to make designs for internet-use. I have had Fireworks for years and it suits my purpose. These are the details I like in it: Good tools for moderate image manipulation (cutting, ...
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How can I make an Ubuntu recovery image on external media?

I am about to expand my Ubuntu partition, so I think I should make a backup of current one in case something goes wrong. Is there some software to make a bootable USB and recovery image?
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Quickest method to display image dimensions for files in Nautilus in List View?

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 > ...
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Fast image cropping

I have scanned some family albums on my flatbed scanner. The scanner glass has room for three photos, so I ended up with nearly 500 JPEGs that needs to be cropped to three images each. GIMP seems to ...
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Software for making mosaic image from a collection of images

I have a collection of images and an image that I want to generate from that collection. What software is there available for Ubuntu for generating a mosaic image? How to do it?
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GNOME Image Viewer opens its window 2 pixels shorter and distorts the image by resampling

Since installing Ubuntu 14.04 (not sure if the problem was in older versions) I noticed that GNOME Image Viewer opens images in a window which is 2 pixels shorter than it needs to be to show the image ...
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How to show images in normal size by default with Image Viewer

By default when I open an image it fits to the window size (scale it down). I have to hit the button "Show the image at its normal size" every time when I go to the Next/Previous image or open a new ...
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Merging two pictures

Is there a tool in Ubuntu to automatically merge two images having a common strip? I need to scan a large image, which will not fit at once in the scanner. I was thinking about scanning it in two ...
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How do I print an image over multiple pages?

I have a very tall image (880x9445 pixels) which I would like to print (specifically, to PDF). But when I print the image it always comes out as one page; there does not seem to be any way to scale ...
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How to add columns displaying Audio and Photo (EXIF) metadata information into Nautilus list view

In Nautilus, I would like to add columns displaying metadatas contained in files. This is mostly useful with audio and pictures files: Audio : Artist, album, Track Title, Year ...(ID3 Tags) Photos ...
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How to find all images with a certain pixel size using commandline?

I am trying to find all JPG images within a folder with subfolders that have either width or hight below 300px. This way I want to detect old thumbnails and delete them. For sure I can find all ...
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How to get/edit EXIF meta-data of multiple images?

I ran into big problem yesterday night. I took out my old digital camera, and started using it without setting current date and time. All photos clicked now have date as Jan 01, 2009 I want to ...
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How do I create a restore disk?

I'm new to ubuntu and reinstalled 11.04 atleast 10 times already. Each time I reconfigure all my settings and end up breaking something. It is really annoying and would be much easier if I can save ...
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Is it possible to view WebP images in nautilus / photo program?

I've converted some images from jpeg to google's WebP image format, which reduces my images' size by about 90%! The big problem is that WebP images can only be viewed with a web browser, not with ...
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Can I get an image containing both Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server?

I am a professor teaching operating systems. The students find it convenient to use a GUI in Ubuntu. However, after installing Ubuntu Server, they have to install Ubuntu Desktop. This requires ...
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Alternative image viewers

I dont really like Eye of Gnome (EOG). What other image viewers are available for Ubuntu? I am using gwenview but it takes a long time to load.
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Is there a CLI webcam image grabber that works with a video4linux2 device?

I've tried everything in apt-cache search webcam |sort -u and everything has some problem. Correcting any syntax mistakes, showing how to use a "GUI only" from the CLI or a good ...
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What is the best picture compression tool?

Is there a tool which can achieve good picture compression without loosing the image quality, which can produce optimal images for websites and can compress images in batches?
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Batch-mode image effects

I've created a small time-lapse animation film using gphoto2 and ffmpeg. The film would look way better if I could run a GIMP effect on all images - say, the cubism effect. Is there a convenient way ...
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Gimp: Export every layer as a separate PNG image

I have come to a situation where I have an image in Gimp with multiple layers. Now, I want to export every single layer as an individual image (PNG format preferably) automatically to a folder ...
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How can I determine the size of an image from the command line?

I have an image called ZEAKR.jpg. How can I know its size and format from the command line?
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How to save screenshots as JPG automatically?

I want to make all screenshots I take jpeg automtically -- not png. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Thanks a lot.
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Resize large images with mogrify (ImageMagick) but leave small images unaffected

Images can be resized using mogrify from the ImageMagick suite: `mogrify -resize 256x256 *.jpg` But this will resize images so that the largest dimension is 256px, including images that are smaller ...
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What is the best way to convert or copy an VM image into an lvm?

I have a couple of VMs running on images instead of lvms. I am not concerned about downtime but just about convenience of the process.
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Gnome Terminal Column/Row Width?

I wish to have an image in my terminal background but I am unsure how big the image needs to be. The terminal is sized at 80x24 which means 80 columns wide and 24 rows high, however I am unable to ...
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Opening images sorted by modification date/size/type/etc

Suppose I have a folder with pictures in them. If I sort them by name once I open one with Image Viewer and navigate to the others the order is respected. But if I sort my files by modification date, ...
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Any way to automatically compress a .gif file?

I have a 2.0 mb gif I want to make smaller, preferably by dropping some frames. Is there a command line utility or a program that will do it for me automatically? Thanks.
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Image slideshow application?

I want to show my images, is there any good application for image slideshow that has many transition effects?
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How do I change or delete the album cover image shown in rhythmbox?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed, and I have some wrong covers associated with albums. I've already disabled the cover plug-in, but the wrong covers that were downloaded are still being shown when I ...
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Why aren't old linux-images removed when installing new kernel updates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove/hide old kernel versions? On my laptop I have limited space but install all new updates, including kernel updates. However, Ubuntu doesn't seem ...
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Why does Shotwell have the X & Y positions inverted when using crop

When i try to crop an image with shotwell and select custom Crop the X and Y are inverted. I think it should be like this: the first number is how long the image is (X) and the second how high it is ...