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My screen capture program saves .bmp images, which are not usable in Google Docs, which will accept .jpg

Is there a clever way to create a set of .jpg from the .bmp files via the command line? Bonus for use of a command that is native to Ubuntu install. If not, please communicate line of reasoning for selecting software. Thank you

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First install imagemagick:

sudo apt-get install imagemagick

Than use imagemagick's tool mogrify:

mogrify -format jpg /path/to/your/bmps/*.bmp

Why? 'cause it works.

  • @muru Thanks for the amplifying edit, Muru. But I must insist on the right word. "Imagemicks" is a plural noun referring to Irish photographers. It's not PC. ;-) – Lew Rockwell Fan May 16 '17 at 2:39

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