I encountered a common problem when preparing images for the web (e.g. this blog), from screenshots or from renders. These are usually available as .tiff or .pnm formats or have been processed with GIMP resulting in .xcf file. Converting these to .pngs or jpegs with GIMP or some viewer software makes it a click intensive task. There are a plenty of applications with GUIs for this task. These are however bloated with functions one normally does not need. There is a faster way to do this with a simple batch script. Continue reading Batch convert Images on Windows and Linux
Compressing files and folders on linux is not always an easy task. This is mainly due to the lack and impracticability of compressing GUI tools under linux.
Basicly the most easy way is to use gnuzip (gz) in conjuncion with tar. This can be done either in 2 steps (first create a tar container and then gzip this container) or directly using the corresponding switches from tar
tar -zcvf /path_to_file/filename.tar.gz /path/to/folder
Another option would be Continue reading Compression Basics under Linux