Converting images with Kim
With a Konqueror-integrated service menu called Kim, you can modify and manipulate image files through a handy context menu.
Whereas Windows has let applications
add functions to the
Explorer file manager for some
time, KDE version 3.2 was the first version
of KDE to give users this ability.
KDE 3.3 included a version of Konqueror
with a separate context menu for image
files. Thanks to this menu, users can
right click to view, rotate, and scale
images directly from within Konqueror.
The KDE Image Menu ( Kim) by
Charles Bouveyron  takes this feature
a step farther. Kim gives you far more
options than a Windows user can
expect. The context menu allows users
to convert, compress, rotate, crop, and
mail images in various formats via Konqueror.
The program can even create an
MPEG clip from an image directory. Kim
draws on the functionality of the
ImageMagick  image manipulation
program and Mpegtools . Kim also
integrates Kalbum , a KDE program
designed for creating Web galleries and
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open-source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.
Ultra-sophisticated attack tool might have originated from a state-sponsored intelligence service.
New alternative for init comes with a small footprint and minimal configuration.
X marks the target for the next-generation windowing system.
Super-clone CentOS Linux gets beamed up to the mother ship.
HTML technology will enable new video editing and playback options.
New Linux distro is optimzed for gaming.