Newbie: run Gimp from command line

Newbie: run Gimp from command line

Post by Felix von Zad » Tue, 23 Apr 2002 00:13:19


I'm a newbie to Linux and Gimp.

I have a bunch of images that have to be rotated by 90, 180 or 270 degrees.

So I would like to run Gimp from the command line without a gui to make the
rotation without having to do all the mouse-work. Is there any way to do

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Newbie: run Gimp from command line

Post by Michael Schumache » Tue, 23 Apr 2002 02:17:14

Am 2002-04-21 schrieb Felix von Zadow:


Quote:> I have a bunch of images that have to be rotated by 90, 180 or 270 degrees.

The ImageMagick collection provides better tools for this. It is
available from, most certainly included in
your linux distibution and maybe already installed:

just try

mogrify -rotate 90 <your image>



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