Gips is a Mac app and finder extension that handles basic image processing such as resizing.
Open sourcing Gips
Gips is a gui wrapper around sips (scriptable image processing system) – a command line tool on OS X that allows you to resize photos. I built Gips because:
- As I helped migrate some long time Windows folks over to OS X, some of them photographers, I realized that they were missing the ImageMagick image resampling app that was commonly available on Windows, so Gips was intended to provide some of the same functionality
- I wanted to learn native OSX development in Objective-C and thought this would be a fun project to go around tinkering with native development.
I had originally planned on releasing Gips on the app store at a small price point, however, at some point, I stopped active development on this project, still using what I had built on a fairly regular basis.
I've decided to open source in the hopes that people looking for a similar tool have access to it, and potentially see if other folks want to build on top of and improve this project.
Over the next couple of weeks, time permitting, I want to look into the following:
- Publishing a build for the app via Github, for people to use directly
- Better documenting the existing codebase, dev workflow