I'm about to put my fist through PS What I did do was process them via ACR and saved them to a directory. Then opened PS, file, scripts, image processor and used that to convert to 640x480 jpegs into a new directory. However, the jpg's weren't near as sharp so I have to figure out why.
Reason for doing this is to send photos to family via email
Will definitely try your plan tomorrow. TIA
However, the jpg's weren't near as sharp so I have to figure out why.
There is a quality setting in Image Processor, but other than that, Image Processor generally does a great job.
If you are resizing, remember that it all happens inside Photoshop, so it will use whatever settings you have in place. The default Image Interpolation is Automatic, which means it will use Bicubic Sharper to downsize. I personally find this way too harsh leading to nasty sharpening artefacts. If you have decent lenses and take sharp pictures, my advice would be to avoid Automatic. I personally tend to use Bilinear.
I have just noticed that I have my Image Processor set to run an Action, so please ignore that.
I think adobe is fubar any more. I tried the above without resizing and w/wo your bilinear and they come out nowhere near the quality as they went in. In fact the actually look out of focus after. for what it's worth I shoot in raw.