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    Damn JPEG's....how small to make them...

    I am considering reducing ALL JPG's stored on the network to a max. dimension of 1024.

    discuss.



    (this after finding a folder of out of focus and crap photos in the DT area - went from 699Mb to 26Mb when I reduced them to 1024 size - think of the file savings if I do this on all the other millions of photos!)

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    Gah, don't talk to me about images!!!! Noticed a load of HDD space had gone awol on one of the shares so had a shufty. Hmmmm, it was all the school reports in Word format. Shouldn't be a problem. No, wait, they've only gone and stuffed a massive bitmap of the school logo and other logos on every single one!!! Turning a 19kb Word file into a 2.4MB one........!!! For every single kid in the school. Gah.................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennysarmy View Post
    I am considering reducing ALL JPG's stored on the network to a max. dimension of 1024.

    discuss.
    Seems like a great idea to me - I know there are tonnes of massive photos on our networks, both on shared drives and in people's home directories. It's definitely something I'd be interested in - particularly at one school where HDD space on the server is starting to reach its limits.

    Is there a way to automate this then? I wouldn't want to just disallow images over 1024 px wide completely as this'd just cause problems -there's no way a lot of staff would know know how to resize images taken straight from a camera for instance. However, if you knew of some process that automatically resized images as they were put on the network, that'd be fantastic, although I don't see how that could be done.

    The only thing I can think of right now is a copy of GIMP with David's Batch Processor to batch resize files, but that would obviously still take a fair amount of human work what with hunting down all the files...

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    Theres a windows photo resizer powertoy..but is xp only

    codeplex have a clone for vista/7 Image Resizer Powertoy Clone for Windows

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    Not ALL photos, but in general I agree. "Snaps" from school trips don't need to be anything more than 1024, but the Art and Biology teachers would probably skin me if I did it to some of their images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Theres a windows photo resizer powertoy..but is xp only
    Why did I not know about this...?

    Thanks for this - I'm going to check it out and see what it's like. This could save me those couple of minutes it takes for GIMP to load when all I want to do is scale an image!

    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Not ALL photos, but in general I agree. "Snaps" from school trips don't need to be anything more than 1024, but the Art and Biology teachers would probably skin me if I did it to some of their images.
    In my experience, most of the images on our networks are just these type of 'snaps'. Maybe that's a difference between Primary and Secondary networks though...

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    What about the bulk resizing of images in a single folder? Any personal preferences as to which program is quick and easy to use?

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    I have used the clone for W7, works fine. I have it set to batch resize all pictures on every share

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    What about the bulk resizing of images?
    As I said, you can use GIMP and David's Batch Processor (both free downloads), but if this powertool Image Resizer does it with a right-click, surely you can select-all, right click and image resize?

    Haven't tried it yet, but that's what I'd assume...

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    The MS tool does bulk. Also, PhotoShop can do bulk changes too.

    Prish Image Resizer if you want something from Vista or Win7.

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    We do it with Irfanview. Set to 1024 long side. Unless it is obvious for a large print but they are very rare cases as even the art students print out on A4. Frees up so much room. A bigger problem is from the teacher who told kids to paste pics into a word document to bring them in! WHY!!!! The file sizes are HUGE

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    If someone has a picture that is in a shared area inserted into a piece of work. How will the piece of work react the next time someone opens it after the image been resized?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    A bigger problem is from the teacher who told kids to paste pics into a word document to bring them in! WHY!!!! The file sizes are HUGE
    We show them how to compress images in Word, PPT and so on (they often forget though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by triggmiester View Post
    If someone has a picture that is in a shared area inserted into a piece of work. How will the piece of work react the next time someone opens it after the image been resized?
    Don't see it would mind so long as the filename is the same (some resizing apps append _medium or whatever to the name)

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