The thing is the image need to have a 5:7 aspect ratio to fit an area 500px by 700px. An image can have a width and height any number of pixel. All from a camera will have a width and height greater the 700px. So your above script would create a bunch very distorted narrow portraits
Download my crafting action package it has some script I wrote to be used within actions that make it very easy to do what you want.
Scripts can be used in actions and actions can be used in scripts. Photoshop scripts can also be programmed as a Photoshop Plug-in. When a plug-in is recorded into an action the plug-in records the setting you used in its dialog into the action step. When the Action is played. The plug-in does not display its dialog instead it will use the recorded setting in the action step. No user interaction is required the action can be batched.
Most Photoshop users can not write scripts but the have no problem using scripts that other write. Like Adobe Photomerge, Image Processor, Fit image etc...
I wrote a Plug-in script using Adobe's Fit Image design that will make aspect ratio selection while preserving the document orientation. So if you have a 4:3 camera and a collection of images from it you will have 4:3 Landscape and 3:4 Portraits. If you use my aspectratioselection plug-in script in a action and set a 3:2 aspect ration centered followed by a image crop and batched that action on your images you would wind up with 3:2 landscapes and 2:3 Portraits. A three step action is all you need record.
step 1 menu File>Automate>AspectRatioSelection... In its dialog set 5 7 center rectangle replace selection 0 feather
step 2 menu Image>Crop
step 3 menu File>Automate>Fit Image... in its dialog set width and height to 700 px
You will wind up with 700x500px Landscapes and 500x700px portraits.
I have created at least six of the lately. I use for making slide shows for my various devices. I put the images I want to use in a source image folder on my desktop and play an action the creates the six slide shows is a slide in a slideshows folder on my desktop. In six sub folders. The Action is all of two steps. The first step runs a script that clears out the Slideshows folder. The second step is an Image Processor Pro Plug-in step. That process the source image folder into the Slideshows folder saving six sets of jpeg images is six sub folders. Galaxy tab display 16:10 sideshow 2560x1600 and also as a 3:2 slide show 2400x1600. Surface Pro 3 sideshow 3:2 2160x1440, iPo4 4 Slide show 3:2 960x640, HDTV 1920x1080 and 4kTV 3840x2160. I take a coffee break... while the action runs.
Crafting Actions Package UPDATED Aug 10, 2014 Added Conditional Action steps to Action Palette Tips.
- Action Actions Palette Tips.txt
- Action Creation Guidelines.txt
- Action Dealing with Image Size.txt
- Action Enhanced via Scripted Photoshop Functions.txt
- CraftedActions.atn Sample Action set includes an example Watermarking action
- Sample Actions.txt Photoshop CraftedActions set saved as a text file.
- More then a dozen Scripts for use in actions
Moving to Photoshop Scripting forum.
Although, I have made an action workaraound with Fit Image, but your solution is an efficient way to get the result. Thank you
And thank you for the additional information!