Automatically resize all images

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Greg Lansing, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. Greg Lansing

    Greg Lansing Guest

    Is there a way to take a group of images and set all of their width
    dimensions to say 400? When I pull digital images from a camera they come in
    at 1600 width, if there was a way to select them all and shrink them all at
    the same time to a width of 400 for example that would save me a lot of
    time. Let me know if there is a way to do this in Photoshop or some other

    Greg Lansing, Jul 19, 2003
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    Craig Flory Guest

    Hi Greg; You need to write an action for that & then run File > Automate >
    Batch using that action. If you never wrote an action before, first set up a
    set of Greg's Actions ...or whatever you want to call it. Then write the
    action after making sure your set is active. Once you click to start the
    action, click image > size , and change the size on the one dimension to
    what you would like. Then click the square at the bottom of the actions
    palette to stop recording your action. Now try it on another image to see
    that it works. If it works ok , then try using it in batch on all the images
    in a folder or on your flash card . Good luck;
    Craig Flory
    Craig Flory, Jul 19, 2003
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    XO News Guest

    If you have PS7 (don't know if the same is in Ps6) take a look at
    File>Automate>Web Photo Gallery. It is very extensive and includes the
    ability to select Input and Output directories and you can "Resize" all
    images with this process. Plus, you'll have them ready to Post so we can
    enjoy them also. :)
    XO News, Jul 19, 2003
  4. Like most things in computing there are several ways one can achieve the same results. I
    have chosen to look into Photoshop Scripting.

    I have written a script to resize images but you need Photoshop 7.0 and you need to
    download a free update from the Adobe web site. I have also written a VB program that in
    turn writes a JavaScript to resize images to your chosen size, Pixels or CM's. You just
    set the size of the longest side and the other side is calculated. You can mix landscape
    and portrait images in the same folder. The resized images are save in a sub folder and
    renamed *******_small.jpg

    I am now working on a VB program which interacts directly with Photoshop 7.0 (+ the update
    as above). This doesn't need a script.

    If you have a look at the web site of our camera club you can download either the script
    or the VB Program. (It is an EXE but it has been tested with up to date Norton AV)

    If you connect to > Digital Section > Photoshop Tutorials >
    Item 19 Scripting in Photoshop 7.0

    You will see the links to the Adobe web site for the download, one for PC the other for
    the Mac. Then there is the link to the JavaScript "MyScript" with instructions of how to
    install it. I don't know if the script will work on a Mac.

    Near the bottom of the page you will see the link which says "Photoshop Scriptwriter".
    This is my VB program called "Photoshop Script" which will write a JavaScript with
    settings you choose.

    In the development stage is the VB program which works without writing a script but still
    uses Photoshop 7.0 + the update. The VB programs wont work on a Mac, at least I don't
    think they will but I haven't got a Mac so I cant test them.

    If you use any of the above all I ask is that you send me an email telling me if it met
    your requirements and perhaps suggest any improvements and programs to do other things,
    perhaps change multiple JPG's to TIF's.

    If your interested in the second VB program send me your email address and I will notify
    you when its uploaded.

    Please remove NOSPAM to reply by email.

    Lawrence Elliott (Laurie)
    South Wales UK

    Lawrence Elliott, Jul 20, 2003
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    Toby OCM Guest

    A breathless hush fell as Greg Lansing said:
    Having done this recently, I recommend using an action as per Craig's
    post - took me a couple of minutes, and I'd never created an action
    before. One thing you might want to bear in mind (cos I didn't): you may
    well not want the portrait and landscape-oriented pix to be reduced to
    the same width (e.g. if you've taken them straight out of the camera, the
    action that reduces the width of the landscape to 400 pixels would reduce
    the portrait shots to a *height* of 400 pixels). So you may need to
    create two actions, one for landscape and one for portrait (for neatness
    and convenience, the latter could also include a 90 degree rotate, so
    that the modified pics save the right way up).
    Toby OCM, Jul 25, 2003
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