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Mike Owen

Reducing the size of a batch of image files

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I want to save smaller copies of a large batch of jpg files and want a script which will run an application that can do this.

Any suggestions welcome.

Mike Owen

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There is a built-in app in later versions of OS X. I believe it's in Jaguar. If it is, then this AppleScript applet will work. It has the 2 folder names hard-coded, so I'll include them also. But you can change the names fairly easily. The script can scale either to a size, or to a factor (.5, etc.). Right now it's set up to create a 128 thumbnail. It's fairly simple to change.

ScaleImages.zip

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You can also do this with Filemaker and PHP and shell scripts. To start you need the free shell plugin from Abstrakt: http://www.abstrakt.com/shell.html

There are a zilliion PHP graphic manipulation examples out there.

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Thanks for this, but I'm afraid my grasp of Applescript is limited. Can you talk me through how to set the script to work on all items dropped in the "ImagesToProcess" folder. They are all 4 digits eg '1234.jpg'.

Thanks

Mike

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