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Photoshop? Batch Processing. Help?


Lucian 4 561
13 Jun 2012 11:56AM
I have a job this weekend and i have to supply around 300 photos on a disc saved at a size of 800 pixels on the long end at 72dpi.

I was unsure how to do this so i downloaded a few shots on to my computer to do a test batch process and the problem i have is that the portrait format photos have been cropped in to a landscape composition so are no good but the landscape ones are ok.

Is there anyway i can do this properly in 1 batch process or will i need to batch process the portrait photos seperate from the landscape ones.

Any help would be great.

Thanks

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cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
13 Jun 2012 12:06PM
Try looking at Irfanview - I think that gives you the option to set the length of the longest size rather than specifying landscape or portrait. It's been a while since I used it though......
cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
13 Jun 2012 12:17PM
Easy Thumbnails by Fookes is another option (it will do larger pics than thumbnails)
Dave_Canon 8 940 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 12:27PM
The facility to do this in Photoshop is Image Processor which can be found File>Scripts>Image Processor. However, it is usually more convenient to select the images in the Bridge and choose Tools>Photoshop>Image Processor from the Bridge menu. If you use Lightroom then Lightroom's Export function provides a similar process.

Dave
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
13 Jun 2012 12:30PM

Quote:The facility to do this in Photoshop is Image Processor which can be found File>Scripts>Image Processor.

As far as I know you can't select the long edge to be 800px in Photoshop which is what Julian wants to do. Lightroom does, as you say, have the necessary feature.
sut68 11 2.0k 76 England
13 Jun 2012 12:59PM

Quote:Is there anyway i can do this properly in 1 batch process or will i need to batch process the portrait photos seperate from the landscape ones.

Batch process them separately!!! One for Landscape and one for Portrait ... use either for squared up shots.

Could've done them all by now Grin
GlennH 9 1.9k 1 France
13 Jun 2012 1:33PM

Quote:As far as I know you can't select the long edge to be 800px in Photoshop which is what Julian wants to do. Lightroom does, as you say, have the necessary feature.


You can do it in Photoshop: just fill in 800px in both width and height boxes under 'resize to fit' (image processor).
AlanPerkins 9 484 England
13 Jun 2012 1:40PM

Quote:The facility to do this in Photoshop is Image Processor which can be found File>Scripts>Image Processor.
As far as I know you can't select the long edge to be 800px in Photoshop which is what Julian wants to do. Lightroom does, as you say, have the necessary feature.



I hate to disagree with such an august personage as the mighy Pete Smile, but it can be done in Photoshop CS4 & CS5
If you set both the height and width to 800px, It will constrain the longest side to 800px, and resize the other in proportion.

As Dave says, it's easier to do from Bridge.
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
13 Jun 2012 1:48PM

Quote:I hate to disagree with such an august personage as the mighy Pete. If you set both the height and width to 800px, It will constrain the longest side to 800px, and resize the other in proportion.

Lol whoops I missed that fact...thanks - I stand corrected. Grin
Lucian 4 561
13 Jun 2012 1:53PM
It is photoshop elements i have. I could just batch process the landscape and portrait photos seperatly but the problem is that the files would be in a mixed up order so when the client uploads them to their website they will be in the wrong order.
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
13 Jun 2012 1:58PM
Have you tried setting 800px in height and width as suggested?
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 2:07PM
In Lightroom you can rename files by adding a sequence number before or after the existing filename which means you could resort the photos afterwards. I don't think you can do this in PSE.
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
13 Jun 2012 2:12PM
FastStone.

Do the lot in one go. You can tell it to resize based upon the length of one side only regardless of its configuration and they'll remain in the same order as before you started and retain their existing flenames.

It's surprising that sometimes a free editor can do something so simply yet Photoshop has to turn it into a huge task.
cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
13 Jun 2012 2:24PM

Quote:It's surprising that sometimes a free editor can do something so simply yet Photoshop has to turn it into a huge task.


I'm with you on that Smile
Ewanneil 4 1.1k 2 Scotland
13 Jun 2012 7:03PM

Quote:It's surprising that sometimes a free editor can do something so simply yet Photoshop has to turn it into a huge task.

I'm with you on that Smile



+1 from me too. Grin

Although I use LR4 and PSE9 for most things I am constantly amazed at how useful FastStone is for batch functions such as re-sizing, re-naming and watermarking.

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