Batch Image Processing
Posted on 2001-06-09
I have a large number of hi resolution bitmaps which need processing. Each image is 24 bit and 1000 x 1000 pixels or higher with the size and relative dimensions of the images varying)
Each of the images need to be converted to a fixed size jpg (eg 300 x 400 pixels)
Each image needs to be centrally cropped to the correct relative dimensions (eg 3:4), and then saved as a jpeg with the correct size in pixels (eg 300 x 400).
I have some sets of photos with just 20 pictures, but at other times I have 300 or more which need converting.
If I could specify a source directory, a saved task and an output directory then that would be ideal.
Someone told me that photoshop could probably do this. Can it cope with this type of task?
Would I be right in saying that the LE version of photoshop cannot do batch processing?
Is there another package which is not as complex (perhaps a utility which can be purchased) which would still do the job.
It doesn't matter if it takes a long time because quality is more important than speed. They're product promo photos so quality is important. LPF processing is required like MS photodraw (v2) not sub sampling like MS photo editor (v3.01) which results in visible aliasing effects.
The less clicking that a user has to do then the better. It would be ideal if the computer can get on with the job unattended.
The computer to do this can have win98, winme or win2k.