How to Edit, Rotate, Convert and Resize Images from Dolphin
We have seen that transforming images and re-scaling them should not be a complicated process. These are basic functions that should not require more than a right-click. We cannot complain that Windows or any other operating system does not provide built-in functionality. After all, how many people are actually interested in converting or reducing images? But we can tell you what you’ll probably do during your stay. Today we will see how to convert and resize Dolphin images with the right mouse button. Dolphin, for those who don’t know, is the default file manager on the KDE plasma desktop, pre-installed in Kubuntu.
In the past we have seen how you can reduce images with the right mouse button in Windows and even convert and reduce them in Ubuntu in the same way. In Ubuntu, as in many other Linux distributions and desktop environments, Nautilus is used as the default file manager. However, the plasma desk does not seem very user-friendly for Nautilus. So the Nautilus doesn’t go well with it. Plus, you don’t need the Nautilus if you already have the Dolphin. Dolphin is a much more functional file browser than the Nautilus, and we’ve already talked about it. If you want to know more about the Dolphin, you can visit this link –
How to install and use the Dolfinarium file manager under Ubuntu.
Dolphin is much more customizable than other file browsers, not just Nautilus. It also allows you to add or remove functions. The right-click context menu options are listed in Dolphin services and you can easily add them. KDE’s image menu is one of these services and is usually called Kim for short. Thanks to the integrated Dolphin Service Downloader, you can easily download and install a range of image tools that also work with a right-click of the mouse. They can only convert png to jpg or vice versa and are not as useful as Kim. With Kim you can not only resize images, but also compress them without resizing them. It not only transforms the images, but it also rotates them, transforms them into shades of grey or sepia. You can create gifts, retouch photos, create a Flash or HTML gallery and much more. Yes, right click and a few more clicks depending on the task.
How do you set up the KDEphoto menu?
Kim is unfortunately a bit outdated, and you can’t install it by simply pressing the Install button on the Dolphin service installer. Installing Kim is not so complicated if you can copy and paste text into the terminal from here. Before you can do this, you need to download the Kim archive package via the link below.
Right-click on the downloaded package and select Extract > Extract Archive. Next you have a file called kim4. Open this folder, in Dolphin of course, and press F4. If you press the F4 key, the terminal opens directly in Dolphin in the folder you are in. Do you see that? Delphin is a drug addict. You can also open a separate terminal window if you wish, but be sure to navigate to the kim4 folder on the terminal. Now copy and paste each of the following commands into the terminal one after the other and keep pressing the Enter key.
sudo cp src/kim_*.desktop /usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/
sudo cp src/bin/kim_* /usr/bin/bin/
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/bin/kim_*
sudo chmod a+r /usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/kim_*.desktop
sudo mkdir /usr/share/kim
sudo cp COPYING /usr/share/kim_kim_about.txt
sudo mkdir /usr/share/kim/slideshow/
sudo cp src/slideshow/* /usr/share/kim/slideshow/
sudo mkdir /usr/share/kim/gallery
sudo cp src/gallery/* /usr/share/kim/kim_kim_about.
Editing, rotating, transforming and resizing images by right-clicking the mouse using Kim in Dolphin
As soon as you execute the commands, restart the Dolphin. Go to the image in Dolphin, right click on it and move the mouse pointer over the actions. Here you must have three Kim entries – compression and resizing, conversion and rotation, manipulation and publication. If you don’t see Kim in the Actions section, log out of the current session and then log back in, or only restart the computer once. I recommend a full restart if nothing else works.
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