7 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2007 3:49 PM by Newsgroup_User

    generating thumbs

    Level 7
      (FW8's help is not very helpful: searching for "resize" or "modify" doesn't get
      you anywhere...) Anyway, I want to have FW8 make some thumbs for me, from
      different images sizes, and both in landscape and in portait format. Can this
      be done in a simple batch process or do I first have to select the different
      formats manually? Can I do them all at the same time using a percentage
      scaling?
      That would be okay, although I'd prefer to have all landscape and all portrait
      thumbs have the same size. Help is welcome.

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        • 1. Re: generating thumbs
          Level 7
          You can do your first one manually, then save the steps as a custom command.

          Free tutorials on Batch processing:
          http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=D428B
          http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=D4179
          http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=5F655

          HTH!


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          A.Translator wrote:
          > (FW8's help is not very helpful: searching for "resize" or "modify"
          > doesn't get you anywhere...) Anyway, I want to have FW8 make some thumbs
          > for me, from different images sizes, and both in landscape and in
          > portait format. Can this be done in a simple batch process or do I first
          > have to select the different formats manually? Can I do them all at the
          > same time using a percentage scaling?
          > That would be okay, although I'd prefer to have all landscape and all
          > portrait thumbs have the same size. Help is welcome.
          >
          • 2. Re: generating thumbs
            Level 7
            > Free tutorials on Batch processing:

            Thanks, Jim, I'look into that tomorrow, when I am awake.

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            Adriana.
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            • 3. Re: generating thumbs
              Level 7
              A.Translator wrote:
              >> Free tutorials on Batch processing:
              >
              > Thanks, Jim, I'look into that tomorrow, when I am awake.
              >
              LOL have fun.

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              • 4. Re: generating thumbs
                Level 7
                On 04 May 2007 in macromedia.fireworks, A.Translator wrote:

                > (FW8's help is not very helpful: searching for "resize" or "modify"
                > doesn't get you anywhere...) Anyway, I want to have FW8 make some
                > thumbs for me, from different images sizes, and both in landscape
                > and in portait format. Can this be done in a simple batch process or
                > do I first have to select the different formats manually? Can I do
                > them all at the same time using a percentage scaling?
                > That would be okay, although I'd prefer to have all landscape and
                > all portrait thumbs have the same size. Help is welcome.

                It depends. In the batch dialog:
                - If you want all the images to have one fixed dimension (either height
                or width), enter that dimension, and blank the other.
                - I hadn't noticed this option before, but one of the choices (FW MX; I
                assume it survived into later versions) is 'Scale to fit area'.

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                • 5. Re: generating thumbs
                  Level 7
                  > It depends. In the batch dialog:
                  > - If you want all the images to have one fixed dimension (either height
                  > or width), enter that dimension, and blank the other.

                  That seems like a good option.

                  Thanks, Joe!

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                  Adriana.
                  [ put out the rubbish if you need to reach me by e-mail ]
                  www.spinsister.nl


                  • 6. Re: generating thumbs
                    Level 7
                    >>> Free tutorials on Batch processing:
                    >>
                    >> Thanks, Jim, I'look into that tomorrow, when I am awake.
                    >>
                    > have fun.

                    Thanks, Jim. I learnt a lot from yhour very clear and practical tutorial.

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                    Adriana.
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                    www.spinsister.nl


                    • 7. Re: generating thumbs
                      Level 7
                      A.Translator wrote:
                      >>>> Free tutorials on Batch processing:
                      >>>
                      >>> Thanks, Jim, I'look into that tomorrow, when I am awake.
                      >>>
                      >> have fun.
                      >
                      > Thanks, Jim. I learnt a lot from yhour very clear and practical tutorial.
                      >
                      Glad they were helpful! :-)

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