Save for the web in gimp
Even this package still work with Ubuntu Intrepid, I suggest you to install the "gim-plugin-registry" package at the Ubuntu official repository which includes this plugin and much more.
If you are like me, who migrated from Photoshop to gimp, you may miss the "save for the web" option that Photoshop has.
There is a plugin for gimp that will do almost exactly the same task. However, it seems that has not been distribuited for earlier versions. I couldn't find any installable package for Ubuntu earlier than version 5.0.
According to some post in a fourum: "There's currently a "save for web" option in GIMP 2.3.15 unstable release that works quite nicely.". However, I have gimp 2.4.5-1 and there is not such option available.
Affortunately, there is still available the code at the "Gimp Plugin Registry":
if doesn't work, you can download it from my server:
In order to successfully compile that plugin, you need pkg-config, libgimp-2.0-dev, and its dependences (which are many dev libraries). In total you require to download, and install 38MB.
The compilation was smooth and without any errors.
To facilitate their installation, I prepared the .deb packages for Ubuntu Hardy, both versions, x86 and amd64-bit versions. You can download them here:
In order to install the one for your Ubuntu version, just download it and run:
$ sudo dpkg -i name_of_file.deb
Here are some of the screenshots of the "save for the web" plugin in my linux gimp: