Over the many years I’ve processed photos, I’ve tried and tested many Batch Image Resizing techniques.
First, I painstakingly resized each individual photo in Photoshop. After doing hundreds of these tedious resizings, you can imagine how tiresome one can become. Later, I learned of the Image Resizing tool for Windows XP. I used this tool for quite some time, but wanted something even simpler, yet more powerful.
It wasn’t until I found the Image Processor in Photoshop CS3 that I finally fell in love.
If you have a folder of images you’d like resized for any reason use the following method. Using Photoshop CS3′s built in Image Processor, you have the ability on hand to resize hundreds and thousands of photos.
- Open Photoshop CS3
- Travel to FILE –> SCRIPTS –> IMAGE PROCESSOR. (screenshot thumbnail posted below)
- The IMAGE PROCESSOR dialog box will appear. (screenshot thumbnail posted below)
- Select the folder containing the images you’d like processed, and a location folder for the finished images. You can choose the same folder for both options.
- Select your processor properties. Here you can choose to process the image as a JPEG, PSD, or even a TIFF file. In most cases, I use the JPEG option.
- Once your file type is selected, choose your Quality and Resizing options. If you’re using JPEG, your Quality may range from 0 to 12. In the Resizing area choose your maximum pixels for height and width.
- Once all options have been selected – click Run. Photoshop CS3 will get to work like a little busy bee. Shooting out new, resized images every few seconds.
Although simple, this powerful application in Photoshop CS3 makes for an excellent batch resizing companion.
Whether you’re resizing images for Flickr, emails, or other site uploads – remember to use Photoshop’s batch image resizing capabilities. You’ll be saved from a world of hurt.
Share your methods for batch image resizing!