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Monday, August 29, 2005

Useful contextual menus for images

There's a boat-load of technologies in OS X that I rarely ever touch beyond the basics and contextual menus are one of those (services would be another; I think that I've never used the Services... menu). However in the past couple of weeks I've found two contextual menus that I really like, both of which operate on images.
The Dimensionizer
The Dimensionizer is a contextual menu plugin for Mac OS X that allows you to discover the dimensions (height and width) of virtually any image with a single click.

Icon2Image is a contextual menu plug-in that you use to convert file, folder and disk icons into images. Any image format supported by your installed version of Quicktime is available for conversion. Standard formats include include JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PICT etc.
Maybe I'll even get me one of those fancy two-button mice if this contextual menu thing takes off.


  • Wow! Two tools I never knew existed, but have always wanted. Great post. Thanks!

    By Jon, at 12:39 PM  

  • As for The Dimensionizer , check out Chris Pederick's WebDeveloper extension (v0.9.3) for Firefox. This toolbar gives web developers a great set of tools: Image dimensions, image file sizes, etc. and that's for images only. CSS, Forms, Images, Info, View Source, etc.. Indispensible!

    By Anonymous, at 6:13 PM  

  • You're aware that you can use the "Show Item Info" checkbox in Finder's "View Options" panel to get the dimensions of some image types displayed, right? I haven't confirmed whether it works for all image types, but it definitely works for the common web image formats.

    By Uli Kusterer, at 5:13 AM  

  • For dimensions of images, you could also just turn on "Show info" in the Finder settings (cmd-J).
    I use a CMM called QuickImage for fast image-stuff, but if you are into serious geekness, you must have Abracode.coms OnMyCommand:

    By Kim Gammelgård, at 2:03 PM  

  • OnMyCommand looks great! Thanks!

    By pbx, at 6:02 AM  

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