Hi thanks for the reply.
I attached 2 image samples and an example of the output result I want. Basically this is afolder with a lot of movie title DVD covers etc. They all vary a bit in height and width. I want to basically resize the image to fit on a canvas that is 400 pixels wide x 400 pixels high. The output examples in the attachment should give you an idea of what I am tryign to achieve. Doing this in bacth would be so helpful because right now we have to manually do it.
I apologize for sending a zip. I know many of you graphics guru's are on an Apple computer. I'm on a windows computer here at work.
samplefiles.zip 1.3 MB
I appreciate your reply in the Adobe boards. I did respond in the thread and uploaded an attachment so you and other can see what I am trying to do.
Its probably best to respond in the boards since I’m at work and outside email can get blocked by our spam filter.
Thanks again for your help.
My FW is giving me grief and batches are solid color. Sotry this:
Make a command
1. draw an object that is 260px wide
2. add a stroke (white, 72 pixels, basic-hard)
3. save as a command
1. add images
3. Scale - add
4. Fit to size (width only of 260) and delete the height
5. Add your command
6. finish batch
If images are different heights you won't get exactly 400px high. Let me know if this works for you. I'll also try next on my PC
In your samples the images themselves was 260px wide. To simuate
that they are centered on a background I added the border. I ledt the height blank so the image
will be contrained and not distorted. If this is being added
to a white background then perhaps add a shadow to the command before saving. OR if you want a small border around the white you can add a glow (Shadow and glow>Glow set to width and color you want, softness to o and opacity to 100%) this will result in a line
Still testing it :-) If the fit to area doesn't work then use "Fit to Size"
Also when making the command it needs a Photoshop stroke since it's being applied to an image. But when I do it's not square corners (not that good with the PS filters) maybe someone can help in this area. Meanwhile I'll keep at it.
Better command solution:
Use a sample image 260X339 (about)
Aftter image is ready clear the History
1. select image
2. Modify>Canvas 400x400
3. open align panel and center horizontally and vertically (bottom right)
Make a command
This works great as far as getting the canvas size set. But the centering on 1 sample didn't center vertically :-(
PS in the batch you do need to use "Fit to Size"
I'm starting to feel like I'm talking to myself LO
I made a second command
object any size
In the align panel select "Position (it'll be darker gray) then align horizontal center and vertical center (top row center icons)
Add images to batch
Scale to size 260 width height blank
Commands add both (modify canvas and align)
Wow that works pretty well. Thank you very much.
I was on the same track. I would create a can was 400 x 400 then resize proportional 250 pixels. save as command. it worked but wouldnt compensate for the varying height and width of the different images.
Again thank you so much for the help. Fireworks is pretty powerful and you are awesome.
Great! I like problem solving:-) Fireworks is pretty powerful. When I first started using FW I wanted it to work like PS, then it changed to "why doesn't PS work like FW?". For web work of course. I used to take PS tuts and try to figure out how to do with FW, but I've been so busy with web design (not so much writing) that I don't often take the time to "play".