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`Image Tools` is a handy extension for Nautilus or Nemo created by Lorenzo @ atareao.es, that lets you manipulate images from the Nautilus or Nemo context menu.

The extension lets you perform the following actions:
  • resize, rotate or flip images;
  • convert images from/to bmp, gif, jpg, png and more;
  • enhance images: change the brightness, color, contrast and sharpness;
  • apply effects such as: black and white, blur, border, contour, greyscale, negative, shadow, vintage or watermark.

While I for one don't need the effects available with this extension (there's GIMP for that or, if you only want predefined effects, there's XnRetro), I find the convert / resize features very useful, especially for Nemo since there's no other extension like Image Tools for it. But I'm sure some of you will find the effects / image enhancement features included with this extension useful.

To use the extension, all you have to do is select an image or multiple images in Nautilus / Nemo, right click and from the Image tools submenu select the desired action:

Nautilus Image Tools
Nemo Image Tools

Here are screenshots with the options available for some of the image manipulation features included in this Nemo / Nautilus extension:

Enhance, vintage and watermark come with a dialog that lets you adjust various settings and there's also a preview which shows the original image and the image after applying the selected effect. However, the preview only works for one image so if you want to apply an effect to multiple images, you'll have to do it without a preview. The other effects available with this extension don't have previews, at least in the current version.

Install Nautilus / Nemo Image Tools in Ubuntu or Linux Mint

To install Nautilus Image Tools in Ubuntu or Linux Mint, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/nautilus-extensions
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-image-tools
Then, restart Nautilus:
nautilus -q

If you use Nemo, install Nemo Image Tools in Ubuntu or Linux Mint using the following commands (this should work with Nemo from Linux Mint 16 only and with Nemo for Ubuntu from our PPA for all supported Ubuntu versions):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/nemo-extensions
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nemo-image-tools
And restart Nemo:
nemo -q

via atareao.es: nautilus | nemo