Batch resizing of photos

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rbarry
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Is it possible to batch resize multiple images in paint shop pro or photoshop ?
With the advent of digital still photography, this must be a facility the nle user must need, converting downloaded still images to an acceptable and properly proportioned size for import into a non linear editing program. (specifically premiere)
Many thanks,
Rick

harlequin
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http://www.imagespro.com/programs/1965/ 2003-05-23 2,194 K
may do what you want

Gary MacKenzie

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John Farrar
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You should be able to setup the Action function in Photoshop to do what you want.

I believe Irfanview could also do what you want but I do know it can change e.g .tif files to .jpg in a batch.
HTH
John

rbarry
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Gary, many thanks for the instant reply ! No sooner had I posted when you replied back. The software would install on my pc, but would not run; missing/unable to locate a dll. Thanks all the same, do you use this software for this purpose?

John, Having seen Irfanview recommended on this forum a few weeks ago (probably by you), I had forgotten to try looking at this prog prior to posting this topic. Having just spent the last ten minutes trying out Irfanview, it does exactly what I want, with good compression and quality. Then I came back onto the cv forum and lo and behold you had already posted your reply. I will try photoshop later as per your advice, but for ease of use, Irfanview will take some beating.

Many thanks to both John and gary for your prompt and helpful advice.
Rick

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quote:Originally posted by rbarry:
Gary, many thanks for the instant reply ! No sooner had I posted when you replied back. The software would install on my pc, but would not run; missing/unable to locate a dll. Thanks all the same, do you use this software for this purpose?

no.
i never batch resize.
i never batch convert.
got caught out badly with some pro pictures which barfed if done using batch command , but worked fine if individually loaded and then saved back out in new format.
seems batch conversion didn't like cmyk .tif to .jpg for web graphics.

Gary MacKenzie

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gordo
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Photoshop 7 will do this. I basically read through the online help and found it.

What you need to do is create a custom action and then you use the Automate option from the file menu.

I have been lucky and have not had the issues that sepulcre has, so have no issues recommending the use of photoshop. As always though, make sure you have a backup before you start.

Gordo

rbarry
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Many thanks to all. I've been playing around with Irfanview tonight with great success. Batch processing is a doddle (changing file names, resizing files or changing file type) and seems to have no ill affects. It allows the files to be replaced or create new files, leaving the originals intact, and it's so simple to use.