View Full Version : [all variants] Simple batch image processing app?

August 31st, 2008, 12:31 PM
Hi, I'm looking for an application similar to Irfanview under windows, i.e. a simple application allowing doing operations like resizing and rotating of images in a batch form (but with gui). Would anyone care to recommend something?

August 31st, 2008, 01:43 PM
ImageMagick (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ImageMagick)
As far as I know it's mainly commandline based, but you won't find any better.

Probably The Gimp (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TheGIMP) offers batch features also, not sure if you need to make use of an add-in for this.

August 31st, 2008, 08:59 PM
There is an application called "Phatch Photo Batch Processor" in the repositories, so you can easily install it. It is very powerful and has a GUI.

I didn't tested the quality of the output or format compatibility, but I do recommend this software due to easy of use, flexibility, output options and ability to save rules.

I'm a professional photographer and I can spot a clever application when I see one. This is IMO, the best batch image processor for Ubuntu I have seen so far.

It has a different approach to the conversion sequence compared to Windows applications, but you can check the tutorials at http://photobatch.wikidot.com/getting-started

The most noticeable difference is the way you perform the conversions. With most Windows applications you select the images you want to convert, then you configure the output rules, then you convert them. With "Phatch" you first create the output rules, then you drag&drop the files you want to convert to the "Phatch" application window or open them like you usually do with any program.

This application has the advantage that you can save the output rules, so you can reuse them as you wish.

September 1st, 2008, 03:36 PM
Thanx for the suggestions!