So I've got a chick that does alot of image resizing as part of her role, and is struggling with resizing tools.
What is the current best tool for automating this sort of thing?
I'll bet she could resize my tool
Photoshop. File -> Scripts -> Image Processor
Nah not photoshop dawg
Thinking under $1k
I mentioned photoshop so as to avoid installing additional software, since everyone already has photoshop.
But there are a thousand tools like this, just go to a download site like tucows or whatever and do a search. I doubt there is a 'current best tool', they are very simple programs.
Assuming it's basic image resizing, Irfanview is free and extremely customisable when it comes to that. If it's for professional photos/images of abnormally higher bit-depth, etc (that normal software doesn't support) .. then you're better off with Photoshop style programs.
Just make sure you have "Resample" enabled, otherwise it'll do nearest-neighbour interpolation.
one of the first tools i install on any windows install is the image resizer. (not sure why its not a default windows tool)
select however many images, right click, resize. it does standard sizing, but can also do custom.
simple, fast, easy.
i hate tards that post 3meg or bigger images in emails and on forums
pix resizer, and it free and awesome been using it for years.
doesn't CS4 (i know, no photoshop, but still) have the droplets you can make (basiclly simple work flows, drop a whole folder on the droplett, and it does the same commands to all the files, and spits them to a set folder, bam!)
MS Office picture manager ftw
I use VSO Image Resizer at home and it works well and is easy to use. Easy enough that I was even able to teach my mum how to use it.
They use a program called Fotosizer at work that even work chumps have figured out how to use, so It's pretty simple too.
The same thing for photoshop exists in GNU image manipulator program (GIMP).
Quick google would have been better than this thread IMO.
If you aren't just going from 1 absolute size to another absolute size then things get tricky though.
Edit: What do you mean by 'struggling' as in 'isn't competent' or more that the tool she uses isn't very good, and if so in what way? What does 'best' mean?
now that I'm on my PC, I'll add more to "mogrify"
you could set it up on a timer so all she has to do is drop a bunch of files in a directory at night, in the morning they'd be resized and she can just move them to wherever, or just make some sort of batch file & drop a directory onto it or what I did, add a menu entry to the right click menu for folders
tucows is still a thing?
Powertools, image re-sizer?
Powertools, image re-sizer?
yer, thats what i used to use, doesnt exist for windows 7 though. shame, it should have been made a default windows tool.
^^ you're a default windows tool
Yup there defs is a win 7 compatible version. I have it on my work PC