Opensource.com’s Scott Nesbitt compiled a list of graphics tools for Linux that operate via the command-line; for any type of batch processing or automated work these tools can rival if not excel beyond their GUI-based counterparts (I’m looking – heck we’re all looking – at you, GIMP!).
Images and the command line. They seem an unlikely pair, don’t they? There are people who’ll tell you that the only way you can manipulate and view graphics is with GUI applications like GIMP.
For the most part, they’re wrong. Command-line image tools do much of what their GUI counterparts can, and they can do it just as well. Sometimes, especially when dealing with multiple image files or working on an older computer, command-line tools can do a better job.
Let’s take a look at four command-line tools that can ably handle many of your basic (and not-so-basic) image manipulation tasks.
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