when you use this method the proportions are blocked, this means that ... if you specify 500 x 500 px all panorama images will be reduced to 500 px for the longest side and the automatic height in proportion.
Likewise, all portrait images will be reduced to 500 px in height and width in automatic and proportional.
if it turned a 1920 x 1080 image into 500 x 500 px the image would be completely distorted and deformed.
Bonjourno Giordano, thanks for jumping in!
You're absolutely correct that there is distortion when altering the aspect ratio. The 500 x 500 was an extreme and only for testing. I am forced to accept a more modest amount of distortion for this project going from 800 x 1070 to 1334 x 1970; I have no choice.
I have successfully converted hundreds of these images to these sizes successfully. For some reason this particular mini-project won't convert without forcing the same aspect ratio. I feel like there's a setting that I have set incorrectly and I'm probably staring right at it and not seeing it. Do you by any chance know what it is?
AFAIK IPP uses the equivalent of the “fit image” command, so it is not a bug and by design that the aspect ratio is maintained and that the resulting image is not distorted/stretched.
I hear you, Stephen, and thanks for jumping in, but I've already done this to hundreds of images. There is no logical reason it's not working now except I'm doing something different, such as a setting or something. It's been awhile since I used IPP. Can the IPP 'Fit Image' command be disabled? There must be solution since I've done it so much successfully.
If you want your images distorted you can do the using an action in your Image Processor pro run. Each output files set Image processors pro save can include an action of your to add you custom process and in the action you can use Image Size without constraint to distort you images. The Image Process Pro script is designed not to distort image on you its resize is constrained. If you want your image distorted you must do that. If you do not want you images distorted you could crop your images to a 1:1 aspect ratio in you Action. Image Processor Pro would than save the 1:1 images the size you have set it its resize option if width and height are set the same.
I use IPP to create slide shows for my various display devices ten different sets of image files are created when IPP runs all saves image do not have the same aspect ratio. I crop the image sets in the action I have recorded. These actions use a Plug-in Script I wrote that can make selections and path that have the aspect ratio recorded in the actions plug-in step AspectRatioSelection. When you record the action step the plug-in displays it dialog and records the setting you use into the action step. When the Action is used no dialog is displayed the recorder settings are used so the action can be batched. After the selection is set the action simply does an Image Crop.
JJ, this looks great, thanks... Digesting....
The plug-in is included in my crafting actions package.
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