7 Tasks You Shouldn’t Use a GUI For

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Sometimes the GUI is just too slow. Learn how to resize images, add drop shadows, splice mp3s, clone hard drives and more with the command line. Here are a few tasks that you might want to consider using the command line for.

1. Resizing images

Unless you are doing some sort of cropping there is no reason to load up Photoshop or the Gimp. A simple command will usually suffice for almost all your image resizing needs.

convert -resize 300 image.jpg image-small.jpg

If you finding yourself doing lots of image resizing during the day, this command could potentially save you a LOT of time. You can even do mass image resizing.

2. Adding a Drop Shadow to an Image

I found myself spending a ton of time adding drop shadows to images. Using a simple command I was able to create drop shadows in seconds.

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