How to Install EasyImageSizer in Ubuntu?

EasyImageSizer is a simple yet an advanced Image resizer written in Qt toolkit which lets you easily convert images from one formats to others formats, mass renaming, resize, etc with ease. Although it's written in Qt, yet it integrated quite nicely in the Gnome classic desktop while I was playing with it ;-).

You can both lower or make the images look bigger (increase) by changing the resolution. Although EasyImageSizer comes with predefined presets but you can manually override the settings as well.

They recently released a new version 3.0.2 but it's not available for Ubuntu at the time I was using it... but other than few stability enhancements, etc the 2.1.5 version is pretty close the version 3x nonetheless.

Main features...

*. Add individual images or directories.

*. Convert/save images into .bmp, .jpg, .png or .tiff formats.

Enabling the "plugins" is pretty easy as you can see...

*. Resize with manual quality settings.

*. Add overlay images or texts.

*. Change aspect ratio and resolution settings manually or choose predefined settings.

*. Rotate.

*. Rename images or Exifdata (advanced "tags" which hold information such as the camera which took the pic, shutter speed, etc).

Although almost all these features are disabled by default (resizing, rotating, etc) thus you have to enable them by enabling the plugins since these features are implemented as plug-ins. It's pretty easy, all you gotta do is, from its menu go to: "Edit" -"Plugins"   and choose the ones that you need.

You can install EasyImagesizer in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal by first downloading the .deb file from this page. Although I'm not entirely sure but I think it should work in Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04 version as well + that downloading page holds prebuilt packages for other GNU/Linux distributions such as Fedora, Gentoo, etc too.

In Ubuntu after the downloading completes, just double click on the file and follow the instructions on the Ubuntu Software Center.

Note: even after the installation went pretty well yet I couldn't run the application. When I click on the EasyImageSizer, well, nothing happened :/. So I went for the ultimate trick ;-)... I put the command in the Terminal window which gave me the below error.

gayan@gayan-PC-LL700ED:~$ sh /usr/bin/
: not foundsr/lib/easyimagesizer/easyimagesizer
Well then I went to that directory in bold letters and doubleclick on the "easyimagesizer" and guess what?, it worked!. The app launched without any issues.

So as you can see, if you want to launch it then evertime you have to go to that folder and double click on that specific executable file or you can just create a shortcut on you desktop OR if you use Gnome classic desktop,

1. Just right click on the main desktop menu and choose "Edit Menu". Then navigate to :"Applications" -> "Graphics" -"EasyImageSizer".

Now double click on the icon which should bring you its properties window as below. Just replace the text for "Command" box with the below text.

Replace the highlighted text with the below one...

And click on the close button. Now everything should be working without any issues. In unity desktop... you can just replace the "command" in the app-launcher any other launcher with the above one.

One thing though... for some reason, I can't save the plugin data. For instance, if I had enabled all the plugins the last time, then whenever I launch the app, the plugins are automatically disabled. So you'll have to re-enable them every time you launch the app. Anyone knows how to fix it?

Yep that should do it. Enjoy!.

No comments:

Post a Comment