How to perform Bulk (Batch) resize operation on digital camera pics

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dmegyesi
Jul 6, 2004
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Greetings,

I just bought a new digital camera and used it on my wonderful trip to NYC. I bought a Sony Memory Gate stick and took close to 200 pictures at 5.1 mega pixels in size. The pictures look great. HOWEVER, when I downloaded them to my computer and pull them up in PhotoShop 7.0 they ARE FIGGIN MASSIVE. Although I can manually resize them all to 4×6 size, it is going to take me a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong friggin time to do this for 200+ pictures.

Since all the pictures are exactly the same size, there has to be a way to resize all the pictures at once to the 4×6 size. My question is, how do I do a bulk (or batch) resize operation on ALL the pictures in my ImageTransfer folder (the folder the pictures get downloaded to)? The ‘Help’ guide speaks of a ‘File – Automate – Batch’ tool. I looked at it, but it looks too confusing. Is there an EASY way to do this? I assume there must be because this is a common problem more and more frequent with today’s HUGE memory stick sizes.

Help.
Derek

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Jul 6, 2004
On 6 Jul 2004 10:00:06 -0700, (MegaC) wrote:

Greetings,

I just bought a new digital camera and used it on my wonderful trip to NYC. I bought a Sony Memory Gate stick and took close to 200 pictures at 5.1 mega pixels in size. The pictures look great. HOWEVER, when I downloaded them to my computer and pull them up in PhotoShop 7.0 they ARE FIGGIN MASSIVE. Although I can manually resize them all to 4×6 size, it is going to take me a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong friggin time to do this for 200+ pictures.

Since all the pictures are exactly the same size, there has to be a way to resize all the pictures at once to the 4×6 size. My question is, how do I do a bulk (or batch) resize operation on ALL the pictures in my ImageTransfer folder (the folder the pictures get downloaded to)? The ‘Help’ guide speaks of a ‘File – Automate – Batch’ tool. I looked at it, but it looks too confusing. Is there an EASY way to do this? I assume there must be because this is a common problem more and more frequent with today’s HUGE memory stick sizes.

Help.
Derek

Gosh! You can’t find anything about batches in either the manual OR the help file?
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Tom Thomas
Jul 6, 2004
(MegaC) wrote:

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The pictures look great. HOWEVER, when I
downloaded them to my computer and pull them up in PhotoShop 7.0 they ARE FIGGIN MASSIVE. Although I can manually resize them all to 4×6 size, it is going to take me a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong friggin time to do this for 200+ pictures.

Recording this simple action is SO FIGGIN EASY and running it in batch mode is FIGGIN CHILD’S PLAY. Check out "Actions" and "File/Automate" in your User Guide. It’s about 10 minutes worth of reading. ——————————-
Tom

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Joe
Jul 7, 2004
ALso-
Are you sure you want to resize – You will lose all the great resolution of your camera – I think all you really want to do is increase the dpi of your image, which in effect will make it appear smaller, but will still print in the highest quality.
"Tom Thomas" wrote in message
(MegaC) wrote:

— snip —

The pictures look great. HOWEVER, when I
downloaded them to my computer and pull them up in PhotoShop 7.0 they ARE FIGGIN MASSIVE. Although I can manually resize them all to 4×6 size, it is going to take me a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong friggin time to do this for 200+ pictures.

Recording this simple action is SO FIGGIN EASY and running it in batch mode is FIGGIN CHILD’S PLAY. Check out "Actions" and "File/Automate" in your User Guide. It’s about 10 minutes worth of reading. ——————————-
Tom

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