How to Manipulate Image Files using Nautilus Context Menu

December 2, 2013 — Leave a comment

nautilus image tool

 

The developer of Touchpad indicator recently announced a new tool: Nautilus-Image-Tools. It’s an Nautilus extension allows to quickly manipulate your pictures through context menu.

The extension currently includes following functions:

  • black and white
  • blur
  • border, add white border
  • contour
  • convert to other file format,
  • enhance
  • flip
  • greyscale
  • negative
  • resize
  • rotate
  • shadow
  • vintage
  • watermark

Here are some screenshots:

nautilus image tool blur

nautilus image tool blur

nautilus image tool  with white border

nautilus image tool with white border

nautilus image tool  negative

nautilus image tool negative

nautilus image tool with shadow (png)

nautilus image tool with shadow (png)

Install Nautilus Image tool extension:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below to install it from developer’s ppa. Supports Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/nautilus-extensions

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nautilus-image-tools

nautilus -q

NOTE that this extension is still in development stage. It sometimes freeze your browser and you need to restart it to fix the problem.

Once installed, right-click on an image file and see:

nautilus image tool context menu

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