Open source batch image converter, ‘Converseen‘, has been updated to the 0.5 version. The 0.5 update isn’t there yet for Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distributions as of writing this post, but it’s available for the MS Windows users.
When comparing with the 0.4.9 version, 0.5 brings a significant amount of changes according to the release page.
For instance, the toolbar that used to be on the right bottom is now located below the top menu (just like a traditional toolbar), improved thumbnail generation, supports opening both ‘tif’ &’ tiff’ formats, lets you change the transparent background with a color of your own (only if the source file supports it), there’s also an option to open the ‘destination’ when the conversion is done, few bug fixes as usual etc.
If you use Ubuntu, then you can install ‘Converseen’ in 12.04 Precise Pangolin, 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by using its PPA. For that, open your Terminal and enter the below commands.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:faster3ck/converseen
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install converseen
As mentioned in the beginning, the update isn’t there yet (which is why I’m using a Windows 7 based screenshot :D), but once you install it using this PPA, you should be notified of the update automatically when they release it.
For downloading packages for other OS platforms and for getting a full list of the changes, please visit this ‘Converseen’ home page.