Kim (Kde Image Menu)
Graphics Software
Description:

* FEATURES:
This is an image Kde servicemenu which allows to:
- compress images,
- resize images,
- convert images,
- rotate images,
- rename images,
- resize and send by mail images,
- and more other actions !
This servicemenu use ImageMagick and Mpegtools.
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* PUBLICATIONS:
- Linux magzines published in its issue of May 2005 an article devoted to Kde Image Menu (Kim) ! (See www.linux-magazine.com)
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* NEWS:
- Kim is now available for KDE 4.x!
Last changelog:

8 years ago

Release Kim4-0.9.5 (for kde >= 4.x):
- first available version for KDE 4.x!
Release kim-0.9.5 (for kde >= 3.3):
- auto-rotate images from EXIF informations.
Release kim-0.9.4 (for kde >= 3.3):
- create a html gallery works correctly (with portrait or landscape images).
- send by mail works correctly now!
Release kim-0.9.2 (for kde >= 3.3):
- create a "pí¨le-mí¨le" with your pictures (see http://bouveyron.free.fr/kim/images/pele-mele.jpg for a demo),
- some bugs fixed ...
Release kim-0.9.1 (for kde >= 3.3):
- sort images by date (rename the images using EXIF informations),
- some bugs fixed ...
Release kim-0.9.0 (for kde >= 3.3):
- export in a gif animation,
- export in a flash slideshow for all image format now !(demo: http://bouveyron.free.fr/kim/slideshow),
- export in a html galery(demo: http://bouveyron.free.fr/kim/galery),
- and some improvements ...
Release kim-0.8.4 (for kde >= 3.3):
- Fix some bugs ...
Release kim-0.8.3 (for kde >= 3.3):
- Fix security issues by using temporary files,
- Fix UTF-8 encoding issues in desktop files,
- Fix copyrights and other licensing stuff.

jayenell

9 years ago

'Send by mail' does not work at all. The kmail icon is flashing for 1 sec. and nothing happens.

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CaCO3

9 years ago

I had to replace every $HOST to $HOSTNAME

after that, I can make a photo montage, but only in my console with the command
./kim_pelemele image1.jpg image2.jpg

Why doesnt it work by contexmenu?

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Spinnaker

9 years ago

Désolé pour le français...
Je viens de passer sous Mandriva 2008 powerpack ( en reformattant /)et j'ai oublié de sauvegarder ce fameux fichier kim_resizeandsend qui m'a donné tant de mal l'an dernier avec Mandriva 2007 alors qu'il marchait très bien sous la 2006; grâce à ce post, j'ai pu le reconstituer. Il serait temps que Mandriva l'intègre dans ses distributions futures. C'est un outil indispensable.
Pour gagner du temps, voici une version qui marche ( Trois modifications : un / enlevé devant tmp à la deuxième ligne; un HOSTNAME à la place d'un HOST et un sleep 60 rajouté en bas). Peut-être qu'un connaisseur pourrait nous expliquer le pourquoi du comment!
test -n "$KDEHOME" || KDEHOME="`kde-config --localprefix`"; export KDEHOME
TMPDIR=`mktemp -d "$KDEHOME"tmp-"$HOSTNAME"/kim.XXXXXXXX` || exit 1

ATTACHMENTS="";

choice=`kdialog --radiolist "Kim - Send by mail:" 1 "Full size" off 2 "800x600 px" on 3 "600x450 px" off 4 "300x225 px" off`;

let "nbfiles = $#"
dcopRef=`kdialog --progressbar "Kim - Initialising ..." $nbfiles`
dcop $dcopRef showCancelButton true

compteur=0

for i in "$@";do
if [ -f "$i" ];then
#test if cancel button has been pushed
if test "true" = `dcop $dcopRef wasCancelled`;then
dcop "$dcopRef" close
exit 1
fi
ATTACHMENTS="$i"
let "compteur +=1"
dcop "$dcopRef" setLabel "Kim - Resizing and compressing file: `basename "$ATTACHMENTS"`"
dcop "$dcopRef" setProgress $compteur
case "$choice" in
1) cp $i $TMPDIR;;
2) convert -resize 800x800 "$ATTACHMENTS" "$TMPDIR"/`basename "$ATTACHMENTS"`;;
3) convert -resize 600x600 "$ATTACHMENTS" "$TMPDIR"/`basename "$ATTACHMENTS"`;;
4) convert -resize 300x300 "$ATTACHMENTS" "$TMPDIR"/`basename "$ATTACHMENTS"`;;
*)exit 1;;
esac
fi;
done
sleep 60
kmail --attach "$TMPDIR"/*;
dcop "$dcopRef" close;
kdialog --msgbox "Kim - Send by mail: you can write your message!"
rm -rf "$TMPDIR"

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gollum

9 years ago

Hy

Nice utility.
I am using it to do conversion to svg.
I go this way :
Place the files I want to convert in a directory
select all
rightclick and use KIM to convert to pgm
then, in a konsole, i tape :
potrace -s *.pgm

May be nice to have this all done in a onshot only :)

Thanks for kim, looking forward to having potrace integration in it ( well, if you don't wand to depend on it, just use a popup saying that potrace needs to be instaled, and perhaps that it works only whith black and white )

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alexnihilo

10 years ago

this prog. is really indispensable, it should be automatically include in KDE !

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studioz

10 years ago

How about include this menu in the pack? http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=51247

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anderslund

10 years ago

the script to create a photo montage has #!/bin/sh in the shebang line, but it's a tsch script.

That is probably a bad expectation! most users likely have bash as the default shell.

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anderslund

10 years ago

or, at least it does not work with bash.

After correcting $HOST to $HOSTNAME, i now get an error from montage about '--' not being a valid geometry.

It comes from "-$OVER-$OVER", and i have no idea why $OVER is wrong.

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sunman

10 years ago

This is one of the most useful service menus I've ever put on my system. In fact, having recently upgraded to slack 11 I went to grab the latest version and couldn't find it. I was horrified that something so nifty had seemingly disappeared...until I realized I was looking in the wrong section (service menus instead of graphic tools). Thanks for the great work :)

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dovidhalevi

10 years ago

I have installed past versions successfully.

This one never gets to the dialog. It is apparently looking for some stuff at root location rather than on $KDEDIR ??

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cbouveyron

10 years ago

Yes, the installation script has changed! Now, you have to type ./install.sh as root!

Regards,

Charles

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dovidhalevi

10 years ago

This is what I did. Tried it sudo and tried it from a su login.

Here is the su results:
kim# ./install.sh
mkdir: cannot create directory `/opt/kde3.5/share/apps/kim': File exists
mkdir: cannot create directory `/opt/kde3.5/share/apps/kim/slideshow/': File exists
mkdir: cannot create directory `/opt/kde3.5/share/apps/kim/galery': File exists
mv: cannot stat `imageconverter.desktop': No such file or directory
mv: cannot stat `jpegorient.desktop':
No such file or directory
Installation completed. Good bye.

(This should say installation NOT completed, uninstall first.)

Taking a hint from this, I did ./uninstall.sh first.

Then repeated ./install.sh. Did not get the error lines but did not get a dialog box either.

Since the KIM items do work, I assume the dialog is no longer available and each option has its own shell. OK.

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redfish

10 years ago

Same messages for me:
kim # ./install.sh
mv: cannot stat `imageconverter.desktop': No such file or directory
mv: cannot stat `jpegorient.desktop': No such file or directory
Installation completed. Good bye.

Works fine but it's a bit irritating though ;)
Maybe a test if the files exist befor the 2 mv's would be nice.

Definitely a very nice collection!

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masonmouse

10 years ago

I had the same problem. The script relies on an executable called kde-config which doesn't appear to be on my system so I just edited that line in install.sh to manually set the path and it worked fine then.

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Spinnaker

10 years ago

I have the same problem; all the options of kim are good except " send by mail" who never open "kdialog" windows.
I am on Mandriva powerpack 2007 and before, on Mandriva 2006 i had no problem.
Please HELP.....

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BorgQueen

10 years ago

As always.
Thanks.

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alexnihilo

10 years ago

Really usefull, indeed it should be included in KDE (as soon as its little bugs are solved...) ;)

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linux3114a

10 years ago

I create a slideshow with mixed landscape and portrait images. each portrait image is treated as landscape during the run.( deformed )

When I check the size of portrait pictures in the image subdirectory are correct.( not deformed ).

I don't understand Why ?

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linux3114a

10 years ago

The problem persits with the version 0.9.3 ?????

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cbouveyron

10 years ago

Hello,

The problem is related to the fact that your pictures are in a directory which the name contains a space. I will try to fix this.

Charles

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linux3114a

10 years ago

My directory and my files names are not space in it.
dir : auvergne2006-bis
file : s5000070.jpg.jpg


?????

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BorgQueen

10 years ago

Just installed the latest version KIM and played around with it. Just fantastic.

Keep up the good work!

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linux3114a

10 years ago

With 56 picture , I don't receive the option for slideshow creation under Action. It seems have a limit of pictures to create a slideshow .
Can you help me.

With 10 pictures I receive this option
! ! ! ! !!

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BorgQueen

10 years ago

Are they mixed format image?
Try it with just one type of image. The creat flash slideshow (if that's the one you are talking about) works here with 75 jpgs.

Good Luck.

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linux3114a

10 years ago

Sorry ,
The problem is coming from two image/sound file included in my subdirectory.

WORK FINE NOW

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8 years ago

Release Kim4-0.9.5 (for kde >= 4.x):
- first available version for KDE 4.x!
Release kim-0.9.5 (for kde >= 3.3):
- auto-rotate images from EXIF informations.
Release kim-0.9.4 (for kde >= 3.3):
- create a html gallery works correctly (with portrait or landscape images).
- send by mail works correctly now!
Release kim-0.9.2 (for kde >= 3.3):
- create a "pí¨le-mí¨le" with your pictures (see http://bouveyron.free.fr/kim/images/pele-mele.jpg for a demo),
- some bugs fixed ...
Release kim-0.9.1 (for kde >= 3.3):
- sort images by date (rename the images using EXIF informations),
- some bugs fixed ...
Release kim-0.9.0 (for kde >= 3.3):
- export in a gif animation,
- export in a flash slideshow for all image format now !(demo: http://bouveyron.free.fr/kim/slideshow),
- export in a html galery(demo: http://bouveyron.free.fr/kim/galery),
- and some improvements ...
Release kim-0.8.4 (for kde >= 3.3):
- Fix some bugs ...
Release kim-0.8.3 (for kde >= 3.3):
- Fix security issues by using temporary files,
- Fix UTF-8 encoding issues in desktop files,
- Fix copyrights and other licensing stuff.

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