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Old 05-07-06, 09:45 PM
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Help batch resizing images

I noticed that my wife has been take UHQ pictures and storing them on the computer which wouldn't bother me, but now they are taking up more than 50GBs of space I would like to use for other things.

I found a few programs online for batch resizing but when I was testing it out (didn't want to ruin her photos), the resizing often made the filesizes grow! I don't know how this can happen, but I'm thinking there has to be a way to shrink and image and the filesize at the same time, since I can't see how it is possible that shrinking the image size would make the picture more detailed. Help, please.

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I usually use Irfan Viewer.

http://www.irfanview.com/
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Originally Posted by Alvis
I usually use Irfan Viewer.

http://www.irfanview.com/
I use irfan for my standard viewer, but how do you use it for this?
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Under "File" menu there's the "Batch Conversion/rename" option. Then in the new window that opens up, just highlight the files you want resized in the right hand box, and add them to the left hand box. Then make sure you set the Output directory to what you want, and then in the right hand corner, select "Batch conversion" and Output format = JPG, and Option (set the quality as a percent from 0 to 100, the higher the quality, the larger the file size for a given resolution), and for "Set advance options" pick the size you want for all the photo files, I check the boxes for "preserve aspect ratio" and "use resample function (better quality)". Click "ok" to close up that box. Once the settings are set up, then click on the "start" button in the top left side, and the program will resize the files and put them resized files in the specified output directory.
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Muchas Gracias Alvis y Patman. Son muy provechosos!
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I thought I had a decent computer but this is really draining on the system. Guess I'll do the actual runs while I am away from the computer. Thanks again for informing me about irfan's batching.The save original date/time thing is a very nice touch.
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You could also try MS' image resize powertoy:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

(link is on the right)
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I use freeware called Easy Thumbnails.

http://www.fookes.com/ezthumbs/
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There was a program that I used called Resize-o-matic or something like that. It worked great.
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave
I use freeware called Easy Thumbnails.

http://www.fookes.com/ezthumbs/
While I use IrfanView on a daily basis for picture viewing and simple resizing, I love Easy Thumbnails for batch thumbnails. I like its resize/resample settings better as well as the rename settings.

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