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ImageMagick isn't exactly the most intuative set of programs, is it?
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I can see they're powerful, but...

If I ask for an image to be resized, I'd expect the default to be to do it, not 'only do it if it won't make the image smaller'. That's what I'd have as the option needing an extra argument.

Especially if one resize option is specifically named to show its primary use is to make the output smaller.

I'd also choose the argument characters such that they weren't special characters in *ix shells / DOS / Windows command line and thus need to be 'escaped' every time.

In the end, I managed to do the batch resize, but only by copying someone else's recipe - by myself, using the basic documentation, I could do one, eventually, but not all of them at once.

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Hm, resizing images is pretty much the only thing I do with ImageMagick. I do e.g. mogrify -resize 800x600 * and it just works.

(An aside: sometimes I need to rotate images by just one or two degrees, and ImageMagick sucks at that, at least with JPEGs; it introduces all kinds of artefacts. Imager is much better for that job.)

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