I have several hundred holiday photos that I want to scale to a specific size and jpeg quality. Is there a way to get the Gimp to do it? I've looked on their web-site and in the docs but haven't found anything that will help.
This sounds like a job for ImageMagik, ~if~ I understand what you want to do.
Say you have all these pictures in one directory on your computer. Now you wish to make them all one size, say 100x300
for i in *.jpg; do
convert -size 100x300 $[i}; done
Something like that.
I'm not sure how to do the quality. (Nor am I sure that gimp can't do this, I just know that ImageMagick is good for command line work with images.)
For a quick ImageMagick tutorial
Hope this helps.
http://archlinux.org/packages.php?id=5418 - I've never used it though.
I am a gated community.
Actually ImageMagick is the best choice & it's quite fast. I use it all the time to resize scanned docs at work via cron.
Check also the mogrify tool (included in ImageMagick), which does the editing and overwrites the original files.
I used the Gimp dbp extension and it worked great. Thanks for all the replies. It's a really seamless extension that's very well integrated with Gimp.