5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 13, 2017 9:57 AM by PoulT

    Batch resize ... how to

    PoulT Level 1

      I have several hundred images to resize. Some arein landscape format others are in portrait.

       

      Earlier, in older versions, I was able to resize to a max width and max height and just keep the aspect ratio. Not so anymore???

       

      I have tried the Batch function - but it does not have any resize function, only things like vignette, frame, reflection, sepia etc.

       

      I also looked into the Fit Image function, but then I need all images open, which is not possible with 500 20MP images.

       

      I have read all the posts I could find on this, but none seems to fit, because the just suggest using the resize function from the drop down in Batch, which is not in my program (CC).

       

      How do I do it

        • 1. Re: Batch resize ... how to
          Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

          Are you using File > Scripts > Image Processor ?

          Otherwise irfanview does the job.

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          • 2. Re: Batch resize ... how to
            PoulT Level 1

            Thanks Trevor, I already tried that - and of course it works.... except in my case.

             

            I don't see why I need to set both width and height.

            As I wrote I have both portrait and landscape images, and I don't want them to have the same width. Using such a setting will either stretch or compress half the images.

            To use it I would have to separate the two formats before resizing - and that's crazy as I have more than 1000 images.

             

            I want to set a max width and a max heigth,

            n that way I can resize landscape images to width=1000 and portrait images to height=1000 without affecting the aspect ratio.

             

            I guess that Irfanview can do it, but it seems ridiculous to have to install it, when I have a professional image editing program, that should be able to do it easily (and as said, in an earlier version it WAS possible).

            • 3. Re: Batch resize ... how to
              Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

              The Batch function requires you to create your own action to perform using the batch task.

               

              The Fit Image command is intended to be recorded into an action for use with the Batch command, it provides the same/similar options as found in Image Processor or Image Processor Pro.

               

              As for Image Processor or Image Processor Pro… Have your tried entering the same value into both width and height? Works for me (maintaining aspect ratio).

               

              Otherwise, Adobe Bridge has a filter option for orientation which will isolate portrait or landscape images, allowing you to then process the selected images using Batch, Image Processor or Image Processor Pro (however I don’t believe that you really need to do this).

              • 4. Re: Batch resize ... how to
                John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                PoulT  wrote

                 

                I don't see why I need to set both width and height.

                As I wrote I have both portrait and landscape images, and I don't want them to have the same width. Using such a setting will either stretch or compress half the images.

                To use it I would have to separate the two formats before resizing - and that's crazy as I have more than 1000 images.

                 

                I want to set a max width and a max heigth,

                n that way I can resize landscape images to width=1000 and portrait images to height=1000 without affecting the aspect ratio.

                That's what setting the height and width parameters in the Image Processor > Resize to fit does. It's a maximum setting, not an absolute.

                 

                Height and width set the dimension of the longest edge (max width and max height). You need to set both so the script knows what to do in both portrait and landscape scenarios. It uses one or the other dimension, whichever comes first, depending on portrait or landscape, never both. Aspect ratio is preserved.

                • 5. Re: Batch resize ... how to
                  PoulT Level 1

                  haha - you're right.

                  I find the explanation so misleading that I concluded that it would stretch or squeesze the image and force it to fit in a 1000px square.

                  But it does just as I want it to.

                   

                  Thanks