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How to convert 12,000 images to thumbnails
Do you know of any programs that could help convert 12,000 pictures (mostly .jpg with some gif) to thumbnails?
If it matters, the client is on Windows and the server OS hosting is RedHat Linux.
Two ways really.
1) On your windows machine install photoshop and run a batch process which resizes all the pictures to your desired dimensions. This method I have used myself in the past as it's pretty quick and you can just leave your PC to it.
2) Write a Perl / PHP script on the server to use either GD or Imagemagik to resize all of the originals.
Do you have any instructions (or a web page et all) that shows how to run the batch process with Photoshop?
Can't IrfanView do that too?
I have purchased this a while back when I was building TGP galleries for the adult industry.
I havent had any glitches with it when doing 500 at a time.
Hope that helps.
I use a free PHP based gallery software on my FreeBSD server. I actually used it on a Linux based server previously as well. It creates the pages and thumbnails on the fly and even has a pretty slick remote for connecting to the gallery. You can check it out at gallery.menalto.com if you are interested.
our design guys use easy graphic converter (it's free)
http://www.etrusoft.com/graphic-converter/ it can change gif to jpg and vice versa and set the size, it works on a windows pc
I run large adult image galleries - for offline I use smarter animals thumbnailer. If online I use imagemagick mogrify.
Use google for more info
you can run a batch process on Macromedia Fireworks. that's what i did once to make a bunch of thumbnails for pictures. it was quick and easy.
i guess it would help if you let us know which graphics program(s) you were using. doing a search on google would definitely help, though.
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There's shareware out there that will read a whole directory and convert all images to thumbnails exactly how you need them by pixel size, resolution, etc.
I have one i've been using for about 2 years, but the name escapes me. If you're interested, let me know and I'll reply back when I can get to that pc.
There ya go...that's the one I use too (couldn't think of it from work)
photoshop... you can do a macro... then do a input directory and output directory.... done
I use imagemagick and either create them on the fly or write a php script to do directories at a time.
interesting, only one mention of irfanview... i use this.