Using ubuntu 10.10. I want to resize images keeping the same pixel ratio. Currently i have images with 300*300 .Now i want to crop the images but want that the ratio 300*300 be maintained. Which tool/pluginsoftware can i use for ubuntu.


This can be done from terminal. How to Quickly Resize, Convert & Modify Images from the Linux Terminal:

ImageMagick will try to preserve the aspect ratio if you use this command. It will alter the image to fit within a 200×100 area, but the image may not be exactly 200×100. If you want to force the image to become a specific size – even if it messes up the aspect ratio – add an exclamation point to the dimensions:

convert example.png -resize 200×100! example.png

You can also use GIMP.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

Source: http://docs.gimp.org/en/introduction.html

Now, to install Gimp, you can:


Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lucid-bleed/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp
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  • convert: invalid argument for option `-resize': 200×200! @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/2343. I got this error while running the above command. Any idea – Bijendra Jun 11 '12 at 9:12
  • Did you replace the example.png with the name of you image in both locations? :) – Mitch Jun 11 '12 at 11:18
  • yes i did it.. convert product_1_green_1.png -resize 490×490! product_1_green_1.png – Bijendra Jun 11 '12 at 16:05
  • So it did work? – Mitch Jun 11 '12 at 16:12
  • nop.. sorry for the confusion.. It did't worked, what i meant to say was i changed the image file names. – Bijendra Jun 12 '12 at 4:51

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