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Hi,
I have a digital camera and when I download the pictures they are set for a resolution at 230 dpi even though I have the setting set to the lowest resolution for e-mail.

I open them all at once in Photoshop Elements and one at a time I resize them and also cut down the resolution to 72 dpi so I can send them through the e-mail.

I was wondering if there was some way after having imported them in Adobe if I can select them all and change the resolution to a lower one and also change the height and width.

Now I have to open each individual picture and do the same resize features over and over again.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Jean
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Hi Jeanne,

If you want to change these parameters to the same size and resolution for all your images, you can record an Action in Photoshop (an Action is a Macro) and then use the Automate (File>Automate) feature to run the Action in the contents of an entire folder.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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Thank you for the help.  I use Adobe Photoshop Elements.  Will I be able to try to record an action there or do I have to be using the Adobe Photoshop Program?  Also I have never done such a thing before so I will have to figure out how to do it.  Thanks for your help again.

jean
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Hi Jeanne,

I don't use Elements but I'm doing some research and don't see that it supports Actions; that's a bummer. However, if you have a high speed connection you can download the Photoshop CS tryout from:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=39&platform=Windows

It's a 151Mb file so it's gotta be done with DSL or Cable. After it's installed it gives you 30 days to play with it.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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by:Jeanne061397
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Thanks again for your help.  I don't want to have just a 30 day trial because I will  want to do this with pictures forever.  I do have Photoshop 5 so I will try to figure out how to "Record an Action".  I have never done this before so I'm not sure if I can figure it out.  I'll let you know.

Jeanne
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Hi Jeanna,

It's easy. Open a test image to record the Action with.
Make sure the Actions palette is on.
Hit the arrow on the right side to open the Actions menu.
Hit New Action and give it a name.
When you hit OK the Action starts recording. You'll see a depressed red circle at the bottom of the Actions palette indication it is recording.
You can now go to Image>Image Size and do the changes you need to the image size and resolution.
When you're done editing your image you hit the black square icon next to the red circle to stop the recording session. Now you're ready to run your Action.

You run your Action by hitting File>Automate>Batch. You choose your Action from the drop down manu, then you choose the Source folder where the originals are and the Destination folder where the processed images will be saved. Under File Name you should leave the default options unchanged (Document Name + Extension) so that the names won't be different from the original files. When you're ready you hit the OK button and go for lunch; Photoshop will process all the images in the Source folder and save the results in the Destination folder.

Easy, huh?

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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by:Jeanne061397
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Lobo,

Thanks so much.  It was very easy.  I managed to resize them all at one time.  I guess I will have to go back to using Adobe Photoshop and not Photoshop Elements.

Wish all my questions were this easy to fix.

Jean

Again, thanks for being so helpful.
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by:Lobo042399
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Hi Jeanna,

I'm glad I could be of help. I would not drop Elements, though. Keep it for photo albums, slide shows and the like; and keep Photoshop for serious image manipulation.

Thanks for the points and the kind words. Good Vibes!

Lobo
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