sips - batch-resize images in the OSX terminal

Some goodies you find out after years ... and you had them on your system all the time. I found this by accident here on Lifehacker


One of these goodies is "sips" for me - a utility that can change the size of images via commandline for OSX. 

sips -Z 640 *.png
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Thats all you need :) fast and easy.. 

Attention: this tool alters the files you throw at it - and there is no UNDO. 


sips can do more - make sure, you consulted --help. Qualitywise I find the resized images a bit blurry compared to when i use my normal Lightroom export dialog for this.