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MattyMac
Jun 5, 2006, 10:10 PM
What is the quickest way to decrease the size of a photo from say 2mb to less than 600 kb. I have been using graphic converter, but there has to be a better and faster way. Can it be done with preview or something?



mad jew
Jun 5, 2006, 10:13 PM
Preview can do it by selecting Save As from the File menu. Some of the file formats that you can save it as, have sliders for the quality of the output and therefore the size of the image. Similarly, iPhoto can do this through the Export function. :)

MattyMac
Jun 5, 2006, 10:20 PM
Ill look into these things!

Heb1228
Jun 5, 2006, 10:24 PM
Theres a little free app called ToyViewer (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/4580) that I use for a lot of simple things like resizing.

MattyMac
Jun 5, 2006, 10:41 PM
Theres a little free app called ToyViewer (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/4580) that I use for a lot of simple things like resizing.
thanks

slooksterPSV
Jun 5, 2006, 10:55 PM
You could create an Automator task. See screenshot:

Heb1228
Jun 5, 2006, 10:58 PM
You could create an Automator task. See screenshot:
I like that... ::goes to play with Automator::

slooksterPSV
Jun 5, 2006, 11:05 PM
I like that... ::goes to play with Automator::
The power Automator is unlimited because you can link it up with AppleScripts I think, which AppleScripts you can link up with programs. I have 4 Finder Plug-ins (remember you can save them as Plug-ins). And I use them relatively a lot.

Heb1228
Jun 5, 2006, 11:12 PM
I have 4 Finder Plug-ins (remember you can save them as Plug-ins). And I use them relatively a lot.
I agree. I figured it out and added it to my list of 6 commonly used Automator plugins. :D

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f199/Heb1228/Picture1.png

reh
Jun 6, 2006, 12:05 AM
I've found Automator's image resizing ability to be rather poor. It produces files far larger than Photoshop Elements "save for web" function. I think Automator must default to maximum jpeg quality or something. I've been using an app called SmallImage (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/25816) and it does a pretty nice job.

Heb1228
Jun 6, 2006, 12:13 AM
I've found Automator's image resizing ability to be rather poor. It produces files far larger than Photoshop Elements "save for web" function. I think Automator must default to maximum jpeg quality or something.
Thats a definite possibility. I'm usually not worried about file size, but if I do need more control over that, I'd take it to Photoshop.