extra options on right click

Spyros Tsiolis stsiol at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Jan 31 17:14:07 UTC 2016




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On Sun, 31/1/16, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com> wrote:

 Subject: Re: extra options on right click
 To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
 Date: Sunday, 31 January, 2016, 14:25
 
 Hi,
 
 as Johnny already pointed out use imagemagick.
 Install
 http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/imagemagick
 , by running
 
   sudo
 apt-get update && sudo apt-get install
 imagemagick
 
 
 
 With an editor write and save
 this as file /usr/local/bin/convert2icon:
 
   #!/bin/dash
   exec convert "$1" -resize 48x48
 "$1"$(printf "%.8b" $(mcookie)).png
 
 Feel free to use replace
 "48x48" by another value [1].
 
 Then run:
 
 
 sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/convert2icon
 
 
 
 For the file manager SpaceFM you could include
 it as tool, like this
 
  
 Tools > right click > New > Command
 
   Type: Command
   Name: convert to icon
   Key
 : Ctrl+2
   Icon: edit-cut
   [x]   Command Line
         convert2icon %f
 
 
 
 After
 selecting a picture and pushing the shortcut Ctrl+2 it will
 be
 resized, without changing the aspect
 ratio [1] and then it will be saved
 as PNG,
 even if the original is a JPG.
 
 
 To make it available by right
 click menu for SpaceFM add it like this:
 
   Right click on a JPG file > Open >
 Choose... >
   Command:
 /usr/local/bin/convert2icon
 
 Do the same for PNG. Once it was chosen,
 it's provided by the list of
 applications of the right click menu.
 
 Use the Ubuntu help pages how
 to do something similar for other
 file
 managers.
 
 
 
 From command line the syntax
 is:
 
   convert2icon
 /path/file_name
 
 For
 example:
 
 $ ls -Ggh
 Desktop/
 total 184K
 -rw-r--r-- 1 180K Jan 31 12:57 example pic with
 spaces in file name.jpg
 
 $
 convert2icon Desktop/example\ pic\ with\ spaces\ in\ file\
 name.jpg 
 
 $ ls -Ggh
 Desktop/
 total 196K
 -rw-r--r-- 1 180K Jan 31 12:57 example pic with
 spaces in file name.jpg
 -rw-r--r-- 1 9.6K
 Jan 31 13:00 example pic with spaces in file
 name.jpg1c63ee23.png
 
 Regards,
 Ralf
 
 [1]
 http://www.howtogeek.com/109369/how-to-quickly-resize-convert-modify-images-from-the-linux-terminal/
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Ralph / John,

Thank you very much for your help.
I do remember stumbling upon such a solution some time ago.
I never bothered to go down that path though. Didn't need it at the time.

Ralph thank you so much for your detailed guide. Will try it.
I also did some digging and found that "nautilus-image-manipulator" 
and "nautilus-iamge-converter" also do the trick.

I tried it on a VM with 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 and it doesn't work.
Tried it on my trusty ubuntu 32-bit 12.04 server and it worked.
I will try it tomorrow on-site on the thin-client and see if it works.

Thank you all again for your time,

regards,

spyros



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