When sharing photos, especially via e-mail, the large resolution images that most cameras take today make for extremely large file sizes. The time required to upload these files to forums, send in e-mails, post to blogs or even placing them on a web server via ftp, can take FOREVER!
If you are lucky (like me), you have a large monitor and a fast Internet connection, so the wait is only a few seconds when uploading or viewing large images. But what about the monitor size and more importantly the internet connection speed of your customers, clients, friends and family? If they do not share a similar set up, which they probably do not, then they are left waiting minutes to view each picture.
But you say, “Resizing all 150 photos from our family trip will take forever”. Ah, but this is where Photoshop can help, by allowing you to resize multiple images at once and do so very easily!
What is Required
For this tutorial, I am using Photoshop CS5 Extended; however I have tested this back to Photoshop CS3 successfully and it may work on other versions as well. If you do not have Adobe Photoshop, you can download a free trial here:
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And of course, you will need a few images that you wish to resize.
Open Photoshop and select File -> Scripts -> Image Processor
If you have images already opened in Photoshop, then the option “Use Open Images” will be available next to [b][i]Step #1[/b][/i]