What is SeBIE?

The problem: Got a huge amount of scanned pictures (from your digital camera, or as Picture-CD from your favorite lab)? Want to rotate some of them to the right orientation? Select a good detail? Scale to a given output format? Want to do this with as less as possible mouseclicks?

The solution: SeBIE - the Semi-Batched-Image-Editor.

  • Input filename selection via regular expressions.
  • Create output filename via regular expression and substitution.
  • Select image details with a given proportion.
  • Scale to a given output format when saving.
  • Apply some color correction (at the moment only gamma curve correction is possible).

Why Semi-Batched? Because SeBIE is not fully batch processing. A rest of user interaction is still needed (and wanted).

SeBIE is written in C using the gdk/gtk (glib-2.0.7/gtk+-2.0.9) toolkit (

SeBIE is distributed under the GPL license.

What does SeBIE look like?


Or take a look at a full size screenshot (1209x813 pixel) here jpg 131 Kb, gif 347 Kb.

How to compile and run?

Get the source distribution from the download page and unpack:

tar -xvzf sebie-0.9.tar.gz

Change to the sebie source directory:

cd sebie-0.9

Run the configure script:


Build the executable:

make all

And install it as 'root:

make install

Start the application using the command 'sebie'....

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Last modified: 13-Aug-2010