Quick OS X Tip: Convert Images via Terminal

January 10th, 2006 | by dan |

This was on MacOSXHints.com a few days back, but it’s handy enough to repeat: Convert image file types via Terminal using sips. To convert a .tiff to a .jpeg:

sips --setProperty format jpeg --setProperty formatOptions normal 
bluetooth_broke.tiff --out bluetooth_broke.jpg

There’s a line break in there just so that it displays correctly here… You can convert a dozen different filetypes, play with it for a while to figure it all out.

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