Batching converting tiffs to SMALL jpgs

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Brandons of mass destruction, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. I'm running Photoshop 7 and regularly need to convert print quality tifs
    to images for the website. I've made a photoshop action which converts
    the tiffs to rgb, then scales (all the images have to be 200px in width)
    and then saves them as a jpg.

    However, I've discovered someting by accident: when i create a jpg using
    the export to web feature... a *much* smaller jpg is created and hey
    that's the name of the game, right? The difference can be staggering.
    90kbytes vs 10kbytes. Is there anyone to automate (batch convert) and
    still get those small jpgs?
     
    Brandons of mass destruction, Oct 30, 2003
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    Tomas Holm Guest

    Yep, use the same batch procedure but make a macro to do the export.

    I've added a close window feature too so you can batch a folder and not end
    up with a screen full of windows.

    /Tomas
    --To contact me please mail to tomas dot holm at rodem dot se.--
     
    Tomas Holm, Oct 30, 2003
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    Eric Gill Guest

    File>Automate>Web Gallery
     
    Eric Gill, Oct 30, 2003
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    Tacit Guest

    However, I've discovered someting by accident: when i create a jpg using
    The effects of the settings in the Save As dialog (and the Saving Files
    Preferences option) will have a big effect on file size.

    By default, Photoshop's Save As command will include a thumbnail and an icon in
    the file; it can also include such things as color profiles as well. This can
    add anywhere from 5K to 40K to the size of an image.

    You can use the Preferences command to turn off inclusion of thumbnails,
    profiles, and other metadata. This will bring images saved with Save As in line
    with images saved using Save for Web, assuming your compression settings are
    the same--Save for Web does not include image metadata.
     
    Tacit, Oct 30, 2003
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  5. you know i had tried that before and it didn't really work. It would
    convert the pix, but kept asking me if I wanted to flatten the
    adjustment layers and where I wanted to save it.

    I tried it again just now and managed to get it working. the key seemed
    to be to create the action on an file that used Adjustment layers and
    create a default save folder. From there i could move the pix where I
    needed them. Thanks for the help.
     
    Brandons of mass destruction, Oct 30, 2003
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  6. The effects of the settings in the Save As dialog (and the Saving Files
    Preferences option) will have a big effect on file size.

    By default, Photoshop's Save As command will include a thumbnail and an icon
    in
    the file; it can also include such things as color profiles as well. This can
    add anywhere from 5K to 40K to the size of an image.

    You can use the Preferences command to turn off inclusion of thumbnails,
    profiles, and other metadata. This will bring images saved with Save As in
    line
    with images saved using Save for Web, assuming your compression settings are
    the same--Save for Web does not include image metadata.[/QUOTE]


    thanks for the info.
     
    Brandons of mass destruction, Oct 30, 2003
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    Warren Sarle Guest

    Not quite. Save As still includes XMP metadata consisting of many strings
    of blanks.
     
    Warren Sarle, Oct 30, 2003
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