Step 1: Gather Images
The problem, as you can see below, is that the images need to be rotated and touched up a bit. There are many ways to do this including Gimp and ImageMagick, but for me a Python script was the easiest and quickest. Python is available at http://www.python.org/getit/. I am also using the Python Image LIbrary (PIL), available at http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/.
Step 2: Batch Processing
The script can be run from the command line with the desired options.
In this example, the script is located in:
And the images in:
The command to rotate and brighten images in the folder is:
python ./imageBatch.py -d commute -r 90 -b 1.5
Or, if you would rather, open, modify it, and run it from Python's own command line tool, Idle.
Just a side note, I had to add python to my path to get the command line option to work in windows.
Here are the command line options if you enter "imageBatch.py -h":
-h --help : displays this help message
-d --directory : directory, relative to this file, where the photos are located (omit if in same directory)
-e --equalize : equalize image contrast
-r --rotation : degrees to rotate (+ = ccw, - = cw)
-c --contrast : contrast factor (1.0 = unchanged)
-b --brightness : brightness factor (1.0 = unchanged)
-s --sharpness : sharpness factor (1.0 = unchanged)
-t --timestamp : add file created time to images
You are not stuck with just these options. Visit http://www.pythonware.com/library/pil/handbook/ to learn what is available in the library and modify the script to do what you want. I've merely given you a frame work to put options in to.
Step 3: Make the Movie
That is it. Good luck.