Simple application to print part of an image - suggestions?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Wed Mar 4 01:36:10 UTC 2009

Robert Parker wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 1:53 AM, Chris G <cl at> wrote:
>> A couple of times recently I have wanted to print just part of an
>> image (.jpg) and, as far as I can see, none of the applications I seem
>> to have installed on my xubuntu lets me do this.
>> I just want to view the image, select a bit of it with a marquee and
>> then print.  I guess the Gimp will do it but it's a bit OTT just for
>> printing something.
> sudo apt-get install imagemagick
> It's a suite of image processing programs. To select part of an image
> you probably want convert so 'man convert'

Yes, in particular look at the -crop option.  Also, you can have convert
output to postscript and pipe directly to a2ps or lpr for the actual
print.  Just don't use good paper while you're testing. :)

Matt Flaschen

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