Bulk Sizing Images In Photoshop CS2
Although our sites come equipped with a database that allows bulk uploading, as well as automated image optimization and sizing, it is always a good idea to get your file sizes down as low as possible so they upload quickly and efficiently to your database. There is a maximum size upload allowance of 2 MB, however, at that size it will take a substantial amount of time for the images to be resized and optimized. Your images will also be substantially larger than that when they are downloaded form your digital camera. Photoshop CS2 has a new feature which allows you to resize your images quickly and easily with a few clicks of your mouse so that the upload process is optimally efficient.
Step 1: Create a new folder on your desktop that will be easy to find later - name it web ready images
Step 2: Open up PhotoShop CS2;
- click on the file menu
- go down the menu and select scripts
- from there, in the sub menu select the image processor button
Step 3: A window will pop up that looks like the one in the image below:
select your folder of images by clicking on the Select Folder button and specifying which images you want to re- size
select the folder that you created on your desktop named web ready images as your destination folder - this is where your re-sized images will be saved
specify the file type to the following criteria:
- select save as JPEG
- Set the quality to between 10 and 12 - the higher this number the
larger the file size will be
- set the width to 1200 px and the height to 600 px
In the Preferences heading near the bottom of the window all that needs to be checked is Include ICC Profile
Step 4: Click on the Run button of your screen and watch Photoshop automatically resize your images at lightning speed. You are now ready to upload images to your database. The images will be quickly processed with the best possible results through the database optimizer.
Note: Remember that you may find that an image or two comes up with a warning next to it stating that the image is too large and may be slow loading. Although this is not too big of a concern if you are catering to the broadband user it may be a good idea to resize the image to the specifications listed in your database and optimize it by hand. Your hand optimized file should be no larger than 70 KB.