2009-08-11

resizing images for lazy people

One of my friends spent *five hours* yesterday resizing many pictures to 1280x1024. I told him to spend five *seconds* next time, running this script:

for i in *.JPG
do
convert -resize 1280x1024 $i 1280_$i
done

Five hours ? In five hours, anyone can learn to write little scripts.

Computers exist to automate things. Computers should do the repetitive work, not humans. Lazy humans take the time to learn how stuff works, so they can have fun while the computer does the work for them. I am a lazy human!

2 comments:

Philip Paeps said...

But scripts aren't userfriendly!!!!!111one

bvlg said...

Another possibility is the batch converter in Irfanview, no programming required ...