I have a set of images, all of which have quite different resolutions from each other. I want to first crop them in the ratio 2:1 and then resize them to 1000x500 so that the image is not stretched or distorted in any way. I used different image resizer programs to do it but I am able to process only a few images at a time whose lengths are approximately equal. I want a software or a piece of PHP or Java code to process all of the images at once and crop them all in the ratio 2:1 in the center. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I need this often.

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    Just to confirm: if you had a 4000x4000 image, you would want to first crop it to 4000x2000 (how do you choose where to crop - centre of the image?) and then resize that to 1000x500?
    – Philip Kendall
    Nov 22, 2021 at 17:26
  • GraphicConverter can do all that.
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 22, 2021 at 18:17
  • @PhilipKendall, Yes, you got it right. I mean exactly that.
    – Asmat Ali
    Nov 22, 2021 at 18:38
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    This is a nice little programming project. Since you mention PHP and Java, why don't you just write your own piece of software?
    – osullic
    Nov 22, 2021 at 22:40
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    The canonical answer to this is to use ImageMagick in a shell script (IM also has PHP and Java bindings, if necessary).
    – xenoid
    Nov 23, 2021 at 9:40

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PHP has the imagecrop and imagescale functions, so it should be trivial to cobble together a loop to process a batch of files.


Have you ever looked into Photomechanic?

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