Resizing Photos

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  1. NoisyCricket

    NoisyCricket Active Member

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    Argh.

    Newbie frustrations.

    How do I resize a 2048x1536 photo to 800x600 using iPhoto? (or is the answer "You can't" :mad:
     
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    From what I see in iPhoto.. you'd have to export it to resize it
     
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    click the export button (in iphoto) & then it will ask you what size you want it to be exported, then just take your pick(size) then where to put the exported file.

    AS
     
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    Correct me at any point, pls.

    When I export these images, I assume that iPhoto will make another copy of them? It's even weirder because say i have a folder on my desktop called "Photos". Say there are 10 of them.

    If I import them into iPhoto, I think another set of these 10 copies is copied into iPhoto (so I now I have 20 photos - 10 on my "Photos" desktop and 10 in my iPhoto library).

    Are you saying that if I export them from the iPhoto library somewhere, that I will now have 3 sets of photos? Sigh..

    On the PC, I use ACDSEE. I have 10 photos. I just look for them, and double click.

    1. They automatically open in ACDSee.
    2. I click ctrl-A to select all
    3. I click ctrl-R to resize, and specify 800x600.
    4. they all become 800x600.

    Simple... no extra copies, no exporting, just what I want to happen.

    How is the most efficient way to do this on a Mac?

    Right now I'm using Adobe Photoshop and resizing them one by one. Sigh..
     
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    Hope this isn't too late...

    Download Graphic Converter. Get it here.

    See "Convert and Modify" under File Menu. Locate image folder and select photos.
    Click "Edit Batches" (to set image dimensions), choose "scale", then convert.

    What I like about this software is the automation process, i.e. file sizes, file type, file naming convention etc.

    :2cents:

    [Edited on 3-5-2005 by super_ed]
     
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    or you could use EasyBatchPhoto or Easycrop from yellowmug

    http://www.yellowmug.com/
     
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    penmanila The Pinoy Penman
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    and there's freephotoconverter (look for it on versiontracker), a drag-and-drop utility that can automatically resize photos based on your needs. (and as the name suggests, it's free--been using it for a couple of years now.)
     
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    thanks for the info

     
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    thanks for all your inputs, guys. The learning curve just got an upward spike. Thanks again.

    How about for renaming photos by batch?

    On Acdsee, its select all, then F2. Specify the name and everything gets renamed.

    Mac equivalent? :D
     
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    you can do batch resizes on photoshop cs. in fact, that's what it's (photoshop) doing right now while i'm typing this. :D first, you have to record all your "movements" in an action file with a sample image. after recording, it's just a matter of selecting the images you want to resize and implementing the action file you just made.

    right now, my PSCS is placing a white border and resizing to 5R around 600 images. would be a pain to do everything manually. :D


    oh! btw, you can also do batch renames on PSCS. just open file browser, and under automate you will see batch rename. just follow the instructions. :beer:

    [Edited on 3-5-2005 by acaspillera]
     
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    Dude!! Maraming salamat. Kiss nga kita :lol:
     
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    i have photos already in my powerpoint presentation. some of it are too big and need resizing, that's why it takes some time before it goes to the next slide. I tried to open it in keynote but same thing happens. i find it slow. how do i resize pictures already in my pp project?
     
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    Thanks, man. This helps too. Sigh. Have to unlearn some habits.. and they're dying hard.. especially since I still work on PC's half the time.

    They're all fighting for supremacy hehehe
     
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    Hey there. I believe that when PowerPoint accesses your images, even though it may be able to resize it ONSCREEN, it still encodes the entire high-resolution image into your powerpt -- even if the high-res version is 1MB. That could be what's slowing down your presentation.

    In order to speed up the image loading time, you have to go straight to the source file, and reduce THAT one in size, in quality.. say reduce it from 1MB to 100k.. that should be fine.

    Be sure to reload the new 100k version into where the old 1MB image used to be. :D
     
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    Oooh. This is the easiest way to do it by far. Thanks, penmanila.

    My ranking:

    1. Freephotoconverter - incredibly fast and easy :D
    2. Adobe PS CS - handy
    3. GraphicConverter - too many steps!
     
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    As far as renaming is concerned, Graphic Converter can do that too: command-a (to select all of course) , then command-E :)

    With regards to ease of use, I think you should first decide what is the most common thing you do with your photos? some people like a viewer for simply viewing, some want it for batch processing, some for sorting. And different apps address those. As far as workflow, meron people who like ViewIt, some like iPhoto, it really depends.

    But since you come from ACDSee, pareho tayo... and for me, GC is closest to ACDsee as far as "overall feel" is concerned... bonus is that it has tons of features like ACDSEE, which "may take more steps" as you've said, but the question is "how often do I think i'll use those extras?" Baka naman negligible yung extra steps since I just use something like "batch rename" very rarely.

    Actually, when it comes to the most important features of ACDSee - halos meron katapat yung GC (ACDSee is still better though). Though feature I miss from ACDSee is option to do a recursive display of files/folders under a parent. (other viewer apps can do recursive like ViewIt, etc)

    [Edited on 3-6-2005 by nargalzius]

    [Edited on 3-6-2005 by nargalzius]
     
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    iResize and other cool stuff can befound here:

    http://www.daniele.ch/downloads.html

    Regarding renaming, I think there are some Applescripts that will do exactly that. Check your applescripts folder.
     
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    downloaded graphic converter but to no avail. The pics i have in my powerpoint presentation came from my pc, i wasn't able to transfer the source though. Is there a way i can still manipulate my pics from my powerpoint like resizing and adjusting. (i was desperately trying to drag it out of the slide). Apology for this type of problem, i just got my mac last week and still trying to get the hang of it.
     
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    assuming they're embedded in your powerpoint and you don't have the original source files, try clicking them in PPT, then select "Copy".

    Try pasting them into Adobe Photoshop as new images.

    Resize them, and save at quality setting 6 (out of 10), when it asks you "Save As" from the File Menu.

    Take this new, resized image and plug it into your PPT again.

    See if that helps :D
     
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    Re: Resizing Photos: new site> RSIZR

    Heads up, a new nifty, fast, no-brainer free online image resizer that can crop/flip/stretch, etc. as well: RSIZR
    [​IMG]

    I've tried it and the site loads fast, image uploads are fast (so far; its a new site) and the functions are pretty easy. There's no how-to when you get to the site, but there's a feedback forum/blog and an about page available.
     

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