I may eventually get water. Spring Point Light in South Portland is one of my old standbys. Last Saturday, I drove out there again, to see what I could capture at sunset. Someday I may get an image that I like; in the meantime, I’ll just keep posting what I’ve got.
I present, for your viewing enjoyment, the Horribly Clichéd Shot of the Gaff-Rigged Cutter Through the Gun Port at Fort Preble:
A while back, I wrote a tutorial on batch resizing of digital images with Irfanview. It was a thing of beauty: very long, with screencaps and everything. Luckily, the medium prevented me from drawing circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one. To my surprise, it has become my most popular post by an extremely large margin.
I’ve cursed the lack of a program like Irfanview for Linux; I’ve been doing resizes of individual images only, using either the GIMP or GThumb. I must be slower than most. The other day I went back to Imagemagick and actually read some of the documentation. Some of you know from a previous post that Imagemagick is a command-line only tool. That means no fancy GUI, no mouse, no point-n-click. Just text commands.
One thing about the Irfanview tutorial that gave me pause was that it was a pretty complicated procedure, with many opportunities for the unwary to make mistakes. Here’s how I resize multiple images simultaneously with Imagemagick:
mogrify -path 1024×0768 -resize 1024×0768 *.jpg