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Photoshop Batch Resize

I have 14,000 images to resize. When I use the Photoshop CS5 batch image processor, it saves an average 29KB jpg file as a 108KB file no matter what quality level I set it to. I went as low as 2.

Anyone use it? I need it to stay the same or smaller in file size. Unfortunately, I discovered this after hours of processing.

Any other utilities that people recommend to do this? Mac platform.
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Re: Photoshop Batch Resize

Depends on what you're trying to do. If you want to make the image width and height smaller, but keep the exact same file size click off resample image. If you want everything the same width or height, i'd create an "action" to do that size and then use that action for your "batch."
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Re: Photoshop Batch Resize

All 14000 photos are the exact same size. I want to merely resize them. Re-sample is not an option in the Image Processor.

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Re: Photoshop Batch Resize

not sure if irfanview has a mac installer.....but i've used that for large amounts of photos before in windows. in linux i've used the nautilus image resizer to batch resize....but that wasn't as many photos.
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Re: Photoshop Batch Resize

What size are your original photos? Are they smaller than your final size so they are getting larger in the process? Can you use the "batch" command under "automate" instead? I would create an action for the desired size.

I'd probably try to make it in smaller batches.
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Re: Photoshop Batch Resize

Originals are 320x400 I think and I'm making them smaller 174 x218. So you'd think the filesize would dramatically go up like it does.
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Re: Photoshop Batch Resize

Originally Posted by Pizza View Post
Can you use the "batch" command under "automate" instead? I would create an action for the desired size.
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I would create an Action and then Batch process them.

Here's a tutorial:

<iframe title="YouTube video player" class="youtube-player" type="text/html" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ttoEQJ4SqCk" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen></iframe>

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Re: Photoshop Batch Resize

Used EasyBatchPhoto. What a difference. Filesize is 16Kb and it processed all 14000 images in less than 6 minutes as compared to Photoshop CS5 which took nearly two hours. (On a quad core Xeon MacPro)

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