Batch edit to photos (simple)

I have a bunch of pictures to upload to my store. I have to change the aspect ratio on all of them to square. Size and everything else stays the same.

Any idea of how to do this quickly? There are over 400 to do.
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
Are you on a mac or pc.  On a mac, the automator is a great tool.
Joseph DalyCommented:
Irfanview is free and has a very good resize/resample batch option. I use it all the time for exactly what your talking about doing.

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David BruggeCommented:
Are these images all the same size, or different sizes?
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
I have to change the aspect ratio on all of them to square. Size and everything else stays the same
Obviously, size and 'everything' WILL change!

Please be aware that if you change the aspect ratio of a rectangular image to square, it will become distorted:Original (4 * 4.85)Squared (4.85 * 4.85)
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
But if this IS what you want to do, Irfanview Batch utility will work just fine - use the 'Use advanced options (for bulk resize)' and click the Advanced button.

It is always a good idea to work on a copy of your images, just in case!
greghollAuthor Commented:
Regarding your questions:
padas: I'm on a MAC. I don't have experience with automator. Where do I start?
D_Brugges: They are various sizes
Paulsuave: I am not going to "stretch" the picture, but I need to add white space to make the picture square.
xxdcmast: I checked out Irfanview, but it seems it's only available on a PC.
greghollAuthor Commented:
I loaded this program with my VMWare Virtual PC and it worked like a charm!!
For posterity, go to "file, batch conversion", advanced.
Click "canvas size" settings, and change canvas to "white" and width 1000 and height 1000 (method 2)

Thanks again, xxdcmast
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