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UPDATE: Sorry, screencast URL is fixed now. I’ve been stockpiling ideas of the gems I’d still like to show you in Quicksilver, and among them is the Image Manipulation plugin. However, a quick search shows that I [sort of] covered it about a year ago. I […]

UPDATE: Sorry, screencast URL is fixed now.

I’ve been stockpiling ideas of the gems I’d still like to show you in Quicksilver, and among them is the Image Manipulation plugin. However, a quick search shows that I [sort of] covered it about a year ago. I say sort of, because it was just the dawn of this Quicksilver screencast idea and it was poorly executed at best. So today I’ll actually show you the finer points of this useful plugin.

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Quicksilver You Manipulative Little
5mins/19mb

As a quick reference, I’m providing the Image Manipulation info examples (which are shown in the screencast) here, for quick copy/paste if you so choose to use it that way for learning purposes. Enjoy.

“fit 640×480 as jpg high progressive” – creates an image that will fit within a 640×480 rectangle
“50% as interlaced png” – creates a png with dimensions half of the original”
“x72 as gif” – makes a gif 72 pixels tall, with width to maintain the proportions

Oh, and something I failed to demonstrate in the screencast, is that you can load several images into Quicksilver at once and it will scale all of them with one command. This can be a HUGE time saver!

If you’re wondering about the CMD ESC Trigger for loading selected items into Quicksilver, check out the quick screencast setup demo here.

  1. Error 404 – Not Found

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  2. Yes, I also received the 404 error, I am interested to see this in action though.

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  3. sorry guys – I screwed up the name of the file I uploaded. it’s working now.

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  4. Yes, it’s working and as always, very nice to see this ability of Quicksilver detailed! Thanks. Now can you walk me through setting up that handy trigger? How do I set up a trigger to have currently selected item opened in quicksilver?

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  5. Never mind….found it on your In-n-Out Lesson! Thanks again.

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  6. ok, well to stem the further questions, I just did a REALLY QUICK screencast of the trigger setup. There’s no audio because I’m at work, but it should convey the necessary steps.

    I’ll post it in a few minutes.

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  7. Awesome, thanks!!

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  8. [...] Quicksilver Screencast: Image Manipulation wow. this is a must watch thing. (tags: quicksilver howto macintosh) [...]

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  9. I’d like to know how do you configure your Quicksilver “bezel” to appear like a square, ’cause I didn’t find that option in my QS preferences. By the way, keep doing these screencasts, they’re awsome.

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  10. I knew about the image manipulation actions (saw your older screencast) but never tried them. I’ve just tried them & realised this is something I would use often & will be really quick & handy for me, thanks :)

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