What is SIET?
SIET stands for Simple Image Editing Tool, it is a simple-to-use, handy and free application for such tasks as resizing, cropping and watermarking. Batch processing is also provided. In its present state its still beta, but with it you can add your watermark in a very easy way. SIET can run on any platform that has a Java 1.6 or better. Therefore an OS/2 or eComStation machine with Open JDK is not a problem.

The features are an easy to use interface, batch image processing, preview for all images with supported formats BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG and WBMP. Resize can be done with the option to force the exactly specified size (probably loosing some margins) or to keep the original ratio and fit inside the specified rectangle. You can add a watermark and it is easy to change the font, size, style and color of the text of the watermark including optional anti-aliasing. You can change the opacity level (transparency) and adjust the watermark position.

SIET on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installing SIET
Download siet-0.1.0-linux.zip. Create a directory "SIET". Open with a filemanager the zip file and after that open the directory siet-0.1.0. Copy its contents to your new directory "SIET". Delete the files "SIET.sh" and "Icon.png", we can't use them. Create a new program object. Enter at Path and filename: "[drive: SIET]\SIET\SIET.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "Siet".

The used cmd file
Siet works well with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS, but be aware that with large pictures it can be slow. I have created an SIET.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
set path=[drive: java]\JAVA\JAVA160\bin
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA\JAVA160\bin
[drive: SIET]
cd [drive: SIET]\SIET
java -Xmx400m -Duser.home=[drive: SIET]\SIET -jar lib/siet-launcher.jar
I use 2 separate partitions, one for Java and one for SIET with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = station with Java
  • [drive: SIET] = station with SIET

should be replaced with real drive letters. Save the file and rename it to SIET.cmd. This file is copied to the SIET directory. Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs. The statement "-Duser.home=[drive:SIET]\SIET" will ensure that SIET will save all necessary files in own directory instead of saving them in the home directory.

In the file the discussed cmd file (all drive letters are set to C :) and OS/2 SIET icons: SIET-eCS.zip.

revision July 7, 2012