I have repetitive actions I need to perform on images that are all consistent. For example I have 100 images with size 100 X 100

What I need to do on each one:
1. scale to 75 x 75
2. export as png ( with the same name )
3. close the original without saving

thanks !

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Gimp doesn't have actions on its own, but there are two very popular plugins or scripts you can use:

Resizing using Bimp (Batch Image Manipulation Plugin)

Source: http://www.alessandrofrancesconi.it/projects/bimp/


  • Open BIMP from the File menu
  • Add all the image files that you want to manipulate
  • Choose Resize from the list of available effects and tools
  • Apply

Resizing using DBP

Source: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~hodsond/dbp.html


  • From the Filters menu in the main Gimp window (or Xtns in earlier versions), select Batch Process... to bring up the DBP window.
  • In the Input page, Add your files and click Open
  • In Processing, select Resize
  • Choose PNG as Output

This question in Superuser has some other options as well.

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    Upvoted for citing my BIMP project ;) Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 13:41
  • When you have created such awesome plugin, get used to becoming famous :-) Commented Aug 15, 2019 at 23:26

There is a fast way to accomplish your goal without creating your own script:

  1. File>Open the first image
  2. File>Open as layers the other images (this is one single action, since the file selector allows the selection of multiple images)
  3. Image>Scale image to 75x75 to scale all layers together
  4. Export all layers to individual files (some scripts available for this, for instance ofn-export-layers)

To program repetitive tasks in GIMP, the official way is to use Script-Fu (https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-concepts-script-fu.html) or Python-Fu (https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-filters-python-fu.html)

In version 2.10, these can be found in the Filters menu.

  • While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. - From Review Commented Jul 31, 2018 at 19:40
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    @Ovaryraptor: While this answer could certainly be improved by adding more detail, it is not a link-only answer: If you remove the link, it is still an answer.
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    Commented Jul 31, 2018 at 20:10

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