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Converting Image File Formats with the Command Line & sips

Jan 11, 2013 - 16 Comments
Convert image files from the command line

Converting images to new file formats is very easy thanks to a variety of tools built directly into OS X (and most Linux distributions). Though the easiest method uses Preview for converting images, there’s a command line option that uses the same sips tool we’ve discussed before to perform batch resizing from the command line. … Read More

Batch Resize a Group of Pictures from the Command Line with sips

Nov 25, 2012 - 7 Comments
Batch resize group of pictures with sips

Though most Mac users will likely prefer to use Preview to batch resize images because of the ease of use, advanced users often like to go with the command line for repetitive tasks. We’ve discussed sips before as a way to resize, rotate, and flip images, but if sips is combined with wildcards it can … Read More

Immediately Resize, Rotate, and Flip Images via Command Line with sips

Jul 13, 2010 - 12 Comments
sips command line image modification tool

You can resize, rotate, or flip any image file via the Mac’s Terminal using the powerful command line sips tool. Manipulating images with sips is practically instantaneous, and if you need to quickly resize, rotate, or flip an image file and want to stay within the command line, it can definitely beat firing up a … Read More

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