Tools: Caja Image Resize Utility

I love add-on utilities that make a Linux program work even better for me. Today’s add-on is a called the Caja Image Converter

Caja, is the default file browser for Linux Mint. It’s basically a renamed version of the Nautilus file browser that is part of Ubuntu Linux.

Package Manager showing the Caja-Image-Converter

Package Manager showing the Caja-Image-Converter

What this package does is add a context menu to your Caja software, so that when you right click on an image file, you can elect to resize it. I use it a lot when I want to batch resize a bunch of images before I upload them to one of my web pages.

New Context Menu

New Context Menu

 

After you select  Resize Images…  you will then be presented with a menu to select the size you wish to make your image(s). You can select a pre-set size, or select your own.

Caja Image Converter size selection

Caja Image Converter size selection

Further, you can append the image name, or you can resize in place, over-writing the original.

And while you are poking around the Package Manager, you might also be interested in the Caja Sendto, that will let you quickly email or send via Pidgin, any desired file.

Caja Share will allow you to quickly share a folder or file.