Monthly Archive for July, 2009

Coppermine 1.5.1 alpha released for testers

After months (I must say years) of hard work and adding numerous new features Coppermine Dev Team is pleased to announce the release of an alpha version of our next major series 1.5.x. The alpha release is only meant for testers. This release is in no way meant for production use and should only be used on your testbeds.

If you want to help us by testing cpg 1.5.1 then please read our forum thread, cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester, to figure out if you can apply for tester group membership.

There is absolutely no support for cpg1.5.x at this stage and no support requests will be entertained in the forums. However testers are encouraged to report bugs in the forums (1.5.x bugs board is restricted to testers and developers only).

Non-testers i.e. normal users of coppermine – stay tuned and look forward for a wonderful package coming up in the next few months.

Batch resize using ImageMagick

One of the most common task I perform before uploading photos in my coppermine gallery is resizing all pictures to a more internet friendly size.

Over the period of time I have found ImageMagick to be very useful when it comes to manipulating images. Below are the commands commonly used for resizing images.

To resize all images in current directory to 800 width (Height will be reduced proportionately) :

mogrify -resize 800 *.jpg

Resize all images to a maximum dimension of 800×800. This means that max of width and height will be considered while resizing :

mogrify -resize 800×800 *.jpg

Reduce the size of images to the percent of original :

mogrify -resize 75% *.jpg