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resizR ------ resizR is a daemon written in python, which monitors the directory $HOME/resizR and automatically resizes all images copied into that directory to a configured, arbitrary list of sizes. It is based on pyinotify  and PIL . By default resizR creates a directory called "resizR" in your $HOME directory. This is configurable in the config file, which will be explained later. The first time you start it (resizR), it will create a directory structure like this: $ tree resizR/ $HOME/resizR/ |-- 1024x768 |-- 1280x1024 |-- 1600x1200 `-- 800x600 As soon as you copy a new image into the resizR directory it will create a resized image for all listed formats. $ cp foo.png ~/resizR $ tree resizR/ resizR/ |-- 1024x768 | `-- foo.png |-- 1280x1024 | `-- foo.png |-- 1600x1200 | `-- foo.png |-- 800x600 | `-- foo.png `-- foo.png Next to the absolute sizes, resizR also supports relative sizes in percentage. In order to use that, adapt the config, with the sizes you like. resizR will also create a directory in your $HOME called .resizR with a file called resizRconfig.py in it. In that file you can adjust the directory and the sizes that it will use. By default only absolute sizes are listed, but relative sizes are also supported. Next to that you can also enable automatic cleaning of the resizR directory on startup. This setting is disabled by default. Please note that the config file is python code itself and resizR will execute anything in the global namespace of the config file on startup, so be sure what you are doing, if you change the file beyond the settings that are provided by default. To prevent your resizR directory from cluttering up, you can force resizR to clean it up while running, by sending SIGUSR1 to the python process. This will delete the entire resizR directory and recreate the directories for the different sizes. The easiest way to do this, is some good old shell tools: $ kill -10 $(pdiof resizR) You can run resizR from the checked out git repo or you can run the setup.py program to install it locally into /usr/bin + its modules in the site-packages directory of your python installation. The easiest way to use resizR is to put it in the autostart facilities of your desktop environment or windowmanager, upon every login is ready to resize any file for you. I hope you find it useful to some extend and if you change it, please send me patches! Author: André Kelpe <efeshundertelf at googlemail dot com> License: MIT (see COPYING.txt) --  http://trac.dbzteam.org/pyinotify  http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/