Resizing and rotating images in Ubuntu 18

How to resize and rotate images in Ubuntu 18

Ubuntu has some quick and convenient tools for resizing and rotating images without needing to open image editing software. This article describes how to resize and rotate images in Ubuntu 18 using a Nautilus extension called nautilus-image-converter.

Install Nautilus extension

  1. Open a terminal and enter the below command:

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nautilus-image-converter
    
  2. When the install is finished, close the terminal window.

Resizing Images

  1. Open Files using the favourite on the Dock

    Ubuntu Files favourite

    Note: If you already had the Files application open, you will need to close it and re-open after installing the Nautilus extension.

  2. Navigate to the location where your images are stored.

    I have some stock photos stored in home/Downloads/ that I downloaded from https://unsplash.com/

  3. Right-click the image and there are now 2 new menu options available:

    • Resize Images…
    • Rotate Images…

    Resize Image Menu

  4. Select Resize Images…

  5. The Resize Image prompt will appear with some quick options that allow you to:

    • Select a size
    • Set the scale
    • Input a custom size

    Resize Image Prompt

    Select the preferred option and click Resize.

The resized image will be saved as a new file with .resized appended to the file name, however you have the option to change this setting in the prompt.

Rotating Images

Rotating Images is just as easy.

  1. Right-click the image and select Rotate Images…

  2. The Rotate Image prompt will appear with a couple of options:

    • Select an angle (e.g. 90 degrees clockwise)
    • Input a custom angle

    Rotate Image Prompt

    Select the preferred option and click Rotate.

The rotated image will be saved as a new file with .rotated appended to the file name, however you have the option to change this setting in the prompt.