‘Converter‘ acts as a GUI frontend for the ImageMagick command line image manipulation tool for those people who are not comfortable typing commands every time they have to modify something in their image. It makes the whole process a lot easier and faster.
In this tutorial, we will discuss the installation, features, and usage of this application on all the major Linux distributions.
Features of Converter
You can perform the following functions using this application:
- You can convert images from one format to another such as WebP, GIF, PNG, JPEG, and even PDF.
- You can also crop and resize the images if you want to do that.
- You can select the compression quality of your output images in the Menu.
- Keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl+O are available so that you can work in a fast manner using your keyboard.
Installing Converter on Linux
This application is available only as a flatpak on the Flathub store, so if you have Flatpak enabled on your system, then you can install it directly by typing the following command:
flatpak install flathub io.gitlab.adhami3310.Converter
Once installed, you can launch the application from your Application Grid/Menu.
Converter is not available in the official repositories of every Linux distribution, which is a bummer because it is a really easy to use and beginner-friendly front-end to ImageMagick CLI tool. Flatpaks are a nice workaround for small developers who do not have the resources or time to maintain their application for every Linux distribution. Still, you can give it a try if you are looking for a GUI image converter.