How do you do....it? Thread, Damn JPEG's....how small to make them... in Technical; I am considering reducing ALL JPG's stored on the network to a max. dimension of 1024.
(this after finding ...
12th March 2010, 12:10 PM #1
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.
(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!)
12th March 2010, 12:16 PM #2
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.................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12th March 2010, 12:27 PM #3
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.
Originally Posted by kennysarmy
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...
12th March 2010, 12:30 PM #4
Theres a windows photo resizer powertoy..but is xp only
codeplex have a clone for vista/7 Image Resizer Powertoy Clone for Windows
12th March 2010, 12:31 PM #5
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.
12th March 2010, 12:34 PM #6
Why did I not know about this...?
Originally Posted by Domino
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!
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...
Originally Posted by enjay
12th March 2010, 12:36 PM #7
What about the bulk resizing of images in a single folder? Any personal preferences as to which program is quick and easy to use?
12th March 2010, 12:36 PM #8
I have used the clone for W7, works fine. I have it set to batch resize all pictures on every share
12th March 2010, 12:37 PM #9
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?
Originally Posted by tech_guy
Haven't tried it yet, but that's what I'd assume...
12th March 2010, 12:37 PM #10
The MS tool does bulk. Also, PhotoShop can do bulk changes too.
Prish Image Resizer if you want something from Vista or Win7.
12th March 2010, 12:38 PM #11
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
12th March 2010, 12:38 PM #12
12th March 2010, 12:39 PM #13
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?
12th March 2010, 12:39 PM #14
We show them how to compress images in Word, PPT and so on (they often forget though).
Originally Posted by TechMonkey
12th March 2010, 12:40 PM #15
Don't see it would mind so long as the filename is the same (some resizing apps append _medium or whatever to the name)
Originally Posted by triggmiester
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