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

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Is there a Paint.NET alternative?

Does anyone know of a simple Image Editor, with functionality comparable to Paint.NET, for Ubuntu? I've always found GIMP to be overkill and too complicated for what I want to do.
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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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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 scale all images in a folder to the same width?

I want to scale all images in a given folder to the same width (but different appropriately scaled heights). How can I do this using a GUI-based or command-line tool? For bonus points, is it ...
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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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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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Lightroom alternative?

What is the best alternative to Adobe Lightroom on Linux/Ubuntu?
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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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Does “diff” exist for images?

You can compare two text files very easy with diff and even better with meld: If you use diff for images, you get an example like this: $ diff zivi-besch.tif zivildienst.tif Binary files ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Alternative image viewer

I dont really like EOG. What other image viewers are available for Ubuntu 13.04 ? I am using gwenview but it takes lot of 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Which is the best PDF metadata viewer for Ubuntu?

There are a lot of questions and answers regarding the best PDF viewer available with Ubuntu. But I want to parse the PDF file and know details of PDF, such as images, fonts and links that are ...
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How to bulk rename files after modification date?

I've got some photos with quite random names, but the dates (not exif, but when they were last edited) are correct. I'd like to rename them in that order, preferably so that the first photo is named ...
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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 put 4 images on a A4 image via the console

I am working on a Photo-booth installation, and i want to take 4 photos (this i have figured out), and then combine them so they are on a a4 paper sheet ready to be printed. I need to do this through ...
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PhotoShop alternative for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Alternative to Photoshop or Paint.NET Hello. I am working in Ubuntu. I want to do some editing and drawing. On Windows I was using Adobe PhotoShop like software. Now I ...
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Intelectual Property of files uploaded to Ubuntu One

Ubuntu, I am an artist thinking about using ubuntu one to back up my art / photos / other work. I have a very important question about the files and photos that I upload to Ubuntu one: Do I lose ...
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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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Why does Ubuntu CD contain a “pics” folder with Debian-related images?

There is a "pics" folder on the Ubuntu CD, containing some PNG files, which are apparently a part of an offline HTML document about Debian. Just curious, is there any use of them somewhere in the live ...
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JPEG files default to “bless” (Hex Editor), not to “eog” (Image Viewer)

I opened a JPEG file once with the HEX editor bless. Now Nautilus and GNOME in general have associated all JPEG files with bless. How do I get it to go back to eog (Image Viewer)? I've tried enabling ...
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Read a multipage tiff?

I'm trying to sort out how to open a multi-page tiff. The sender swears it has more than one page, but in the default viewer I'm only able to see the first page. How do I view all pages?
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How can I automate creation of videos from an image and an audio track?

There are many videos on sites such as Youtube that simply contain album art and an audio track. This is easy to do with tools such as openshot or pitivi but it is time consuming. Is there a script or ...
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copy, rename & repeat

I wish to copy an image (grey.png) and rename it as multiple different images, I have a list of the names (pastebin) is there any way?(running 13.10)