Compress all pictures on drive
Posted on 2013-11-18
One of our network drives is filling up rather quickly with large size photo files.
I would like to be able to compress all image files on the drive at the same time similar to how Microsoft office picture manager can compress a 1mb jpg (2832 x 2128 pixels) to 258kb (documents - 1024 x 768).
The files are located throughout the directory tree so I cannot use picture manager (as far as I can tell) to run on subfolders.
Is there a program available that can do this or better yet does someone have a script that can perform this function?
Also, would there be an issue running the compress multiple times on the same file. I.e. If I run a tool to compress all picture files on a drive every 6 months will ones that are compressed multiple times lose quality or do these programs understand that it is already the correct size?