Batch Watermark Images in Linux

August 16, 2009 by · 16 Comments
Filed under: bash, HowTo, linux, web development 

I previously wrote up a post showing how to watermark images in Linux with ImageMagick. Without too much work you can write a script to do batch processing of your images. This way you can watermark a whole directory of images at once. Read more

How To Watermark Images With ImageMagick in Linux

August 14, 2009 by · 10 Comments
Filed under: command line, HowTo, linux, web development 

I recently discovered that one of my most popular posts had been poached by another blog with out providing credit - images and all. I decided that it would be best to watermark my images to make it more difficult to rip off my content.

This procedure could also be done easily in GIMP, but it takes time to open up each image and then import or create the watermark text. Instead I created my desired watermark text in GIMP and saved it as a separate file called Watermark.png. This file has a transparent background, so only the text will show up when it's overlaid on another image. Read more

Nautilus Script to Launch a Terminal

August 12, 2009 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: bash, gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I often find myself browsing my filesystem with Nautilus (the GNOME file manager) and wanting a terminal window to manipulate files in the current directory.  I decided to take a shot at writing my own Nautilus script to solve the problem. So here's my first Nautilus script. Save it in $HOME/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts. I named it terminal-here on my system. Read more

SUSE Studio Screenshot Tour

August 8, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Distro Review, linux 

I got my invitation email to use SUSE Studio recently. I'm working on a review of the whole service. In the meantime, here's a screenshot tour. Read more

Edit Your GNOME Configuration

August 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

There are hundreds of settings you can configure in the GNOME Desktop Environment. For example, Nautilus is the default file manager in GNOME. Beside it's obvious use as a file manager, Nautilus also controls user interaction with desktop icons. Many of Nautilus' settings can be controlled through the Preferences menu. You can access this by opening a file manager and selecting Edit→Preferences. Read more

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