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I need to batch process 100's of images in one go, these are largely product photographs for my e-commerce store & the task are repetitive such as white background , image resizing,and compressing .

Currently , I use:

  • GIMP - White Background ( Couldn't batch Process for white background)
  • Faststone - for Batch Resizing

I find this laborious & time consuming ? Is there a better way ..Do recommend

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ImageMagick can do batch image operations.

It's a command line program, so most of the work will be in reading the manual and searching to find the right command to do what you need.

ImageMagick is actually a suite of a few different programs. The one for performing bulk operations on many files is mogrify.

The example below removes transparency (resulting in a white background) and resizes all .jpg files in the current location to 300 × 300 pixels.

mogrify -flatten -resize 300x300 *.jpg

You will need to read the mogrify documentation to come up with the exact options you need to use for what you are trying to do.

Edit: Since you mentioned using GIMP, I also wanted to point out that GIMP has a batch processing mode. I've personally never used this feature, but it may be useful if you have original files stored as .xcf files.

  • +1 for mentioning mogrify - the mere existence of this ImageMagick command is denied by almost everyone else :) – Michael Schumacher Oct 26 '16 at 11:56
  • @MichaelSchumacher I vaguely remember a scenario a few years ago where I needed to do something that was supported by convert but not mogrify, so I ended up writing a bash script to do it instead. But you're right; mogrify isn't mentioned enough. – Scribblemacher Oct 26 '16 at 12:21
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Yo there!, I have used one plugin David's Batch Processor GIMP plugin its easy to use and stable, at least it can do the resizing part.

Other option is BIMP. Batch Image Manipulation Plugin, it seems it manage a bit more options. But I haven tried yet.

But in the other hand, IMHO, as cited by Scribblemacher, the imagemagick way is better

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If you are using photoshop you may want to look into image proccessor within the script dropdown. Or better yet search Image Processor Pro (free photoshop script) and it will prove much more option and control.

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