Resizing Images

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  1. LouTheDesigner

    LouTheDesigner New Member

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    Hello,

    I am currently designing a website for a client that contains lots of images (around 150). I find myself constantly resizing them (for thumbnails, screen real estate, etc.). Anyway, I use photoshop to do this, but is there any other program that can do this easily as well? My client would like to manage this site by herself afterward, and she doesn't own any version of Adobe CS.

    Louis
     
  2. adamblan

    adamblan New Member

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    GIMP :D
    <3 Open Source
     
  3. LouTheDesigner

    LouTheDesigner New Member

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    you are 2 for 2 with great responses my friend.
     
  4. flakeparadigm

    flakeparadigm New Member

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    This is definitely the best choice for a free image editor that I have found. And of course, being that it is Open Source makes it even better. :)
     
  5. adamblan

    adamblan New Member

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    I do what I can :p
     
  6. horrorshow75

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  7. PixelPusher

    PixelPusher Super Moderator Staff Member

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    One thing to keep in mind is Adobe PS has an Actions panel that allows you to automate tasks. I bring this up because you said you were resizing 150+ images. Doing that process one at a time could take quite a while. By using the Actions panel in PS you can record the steps you take when resizing your first image and then for the other 149 or so just run the saved action.

    Plus, if you have all your images stored in one common location, PS will even open them, perfrom the resize, save them, and close the file. You can get the whole process finished in about 5-10 mins. Gotta love Actions. I am not sure in GIMP has those abilities? Just a thought if your client wants to edit the images after you. There are always free trials available from Adobe, but you are limited to 30 days.
     
  8. horrorshow75

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    Agreed. I looked around on GIMP's site and didn't see anything that said it could batch jobs or not.

    That's why I posted teh thumbnail generators since PS isn't free.

    But yeah no doubt that PS's batch automation feature is great.
     
  9. wizzpig666

    wizzpig666 New Member

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    Multiple Image Resizer (free download) has worked great for me doing batch resizing.
     
  10. asifinfomist

    asifinfomist New Member

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    Hi,

    You can also do it easily in Mozilla Fireworks.
     
  11. rankb

    rankb New Member

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    or you can use acdsee (it has batch resize, rotate..)
     
  12. netstudio

    netstudio New Member

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    +1 for GIMP; also, VSO Image Resizer (plugs into Vista) has been pretty good....
     
  13. designsatlanta

    designsatlanta Banned

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    You have chosen the good method for resizing the photos and it is the best way.
    Go Ahead......
     
  14. designsatlanta

    designsatlanta Banned

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    You can do that even by using software's. I specially use Gadwin systems software for this purpose.
     
  15. bluefirefox007

    bluefirefox007 New Member

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    Yes. Actually I have use GIMP before. And its a good tool :D
     
  16. munkyeetr

    munkyeetr New Member

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    The best I've found is phatch, which is a python based open source photo batch processor. There is a Windows version according to their website, but I haven't tried it - Go Go Linux! - and you'd need to satisfy a few dependencies (python, wxpython, and pil)

    But it is the cat's meow, IMHO.

    Thanks,
    Munky
     
  17. LavaEagle

    LavaEagle New Member

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    ACDSee
    Batch File Resizer
    Batch File Renamer
    Batch File Converter
    and it's got a nice browser built in ;)

    Believe me i was in the same spot this saved my butt.
     
  18. munkyeetr

    munkyeetr New Member

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    I was a big fan of ACDSee...around version 4! Then I found it started becoming bloated (as with most software these days :mad:) as they were trying to make it do too much.

    Sorry, not trying to discount it as an option, but I hadn't heard the name "ACDSee" in years and felt a little nostalgic (for version 4).
     
  19. constanthosting

    constanthosting New Member

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    I use this gallery script to show images of my kids to relatives, and other such things, It will automatically resize images and create thumbnails for you

    http://69.73.162.192/galleryscript/gallery.phps

    Here is an example of it in action, http://69.73.162.192/images/

    You don't have to specifically use it for the gallery part. I've used it a lot of times to resize and create thumbnails for a lot of images.
     
  20. fox

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