Install ‘Converseen’ (image converter & resizer) 0.6 on Ubuntu 13.04

‘Converseen’ is a free batch image converter & a resizer. It runs on GNU/Linux, MS Windows, Mac OS X, supports a huge number of image formats (more than 100!) & lets you adjust few settings (resizing, quality settings) as well.

It was recently updated to 0.6, and that has brought few improvements, such as: an improved image thumbnail generation process, newly added 16 image interpolation filters for resizing!, ability to add a progressive number while renaming, added support for rotation & flipping, and some bug fixes.

Installing it on Ubuntu is pretty easy thanks to its PPA. However, I ran into an issue while trying to do so on Ubuntu 13.04, as ‘apt-get update’ gave me an error saying the package index of ‘raring’ is missing.

I was however, able to install it on Ubuntu 13.04 without issues, by manually downloading the pre-built ‘deb’ package, nevertheless.



So if you use Ubuntu 13.04, then first download the 64-bit package from here or the 32-bit package from here. Once the download completes, double click on it & ‘Ubuntu Software Center’ will do the rest for you.

If you use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 11.10, 11.04 & 10.04 LTS, then you can install ‘Converseen’ 0.6 using its PPA. For that, please use the below commands.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:faster3ck/converseen

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install converseen

It crashed once while I was using it, other than that, given the new features & the improvements, users should benefit by upgrading to the 0.6 version.

For instructions on how to install it on other OS platforms, please visit this page. Good luck.

An RHCE, 'Linux' user with 14+ years of experience. Extreme lover of Linux and FOSS. He is passionate to test every Linux distribution & compare with the previous release to write in-depth articles to help the FOSS community.

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