And if you really only want to use Gimp, then look at dbp (Dave's
batch processing) or BIMP.

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 4:46 PM, Partha Bagchi <> wrote:
> If the shape can be defined apriori then you can achieve the oval
> shape during the convert process.
> On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 4:31 PM, Steve Kinney <> wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> On 09/28/2014 02:47 PM, Partha Bagchi wrote:
>>> Your distribution probably has imagemagick. Use imagemagick to
>>> batch convert and watermark.
>>> Take a look at this:
>> Yes to that:  imagemagick is the right tool for resizing lots of
>> images at once and/or adding watermarks to them.  Still, if you
>> are going to edit each image individually in the GIMP to get that
>> oval, it might be just as convenient to make the watermark on an
>> otherwise transparent layer, save that as a file of its own, and
>> drag+drop to add it to each image before saving.
>> In re cropping, I think what you probably want to do is make your
>> oval selection, and do Image > Crop To Selection.  That gives you
>> the rectangle.  Then do Select > Invert followed by Edit > Delete
>> to delete everything in the rectangle except your oval.
>> (The usual keyboard shortcut for invert selection is control+i,
>> for delete is control+x.)
>> You can choose the color of the "deleted" area by setting it as
>> the background color in your color selector tool, if the image /
>> layer  you are working on does not have an alpha channel. The
>> alpha channel in a layer or image enables transparency; with no
>> alpha channel, anything you delete will turn into the background
>> color.
>> If the image / layer you are working on has an alpha channel, you
>> will get a transparent background instead.  This is a frequently
>> used option for non-rectangular image content that will be
>> displayed on websites.
>> To add or remove the alpha channel from your image or layer, right
>> click on the thumbnail in the Layers dialog and select "Add alpha
>> channel" or "Remove alpha channel".  To preserve a transparent
>> background in your finished image, export the finished image in
>> PNG format.  Saving as JPG (for instance) will turn the
>> transparent areas into the background color that is set at the
>> time, as JPG does not support transparency.
>> :o)
>> Steve
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