easy-to-use bulk picture-resize app?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Vinnie_vw, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. Vinnie_vw macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2005
    the Netherlands

    My friend just sent me this really small freeware app, called resizen, for windows that allows me to resize all the pictures I select in a folder to the resolution I want.

    I was wondering if something similar exists on the Mac? Unless there's no other option, I'm not looking for graphic-intensive apps. I have iPhoto, didn't see any relevant setting there, except perhaps "constrain" under edit but that doesn't list any resolutions? I also have the Canon Image Browser, which doesn't seem to have what I need either. Is there any freeware or cheapware app out there that does the job well? Thanks!

  2. motti macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2004
    Folder actions?

    Have you tried automator (if you're running Tiger) oder intelligent folder actions? Or do you need something else?
  3. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    You can use iPhoto to export a bunch of photos to a given size. Is that what you want to do? I have an older version of iPhoto, but it's the file -- export command. Then you specify the size, and you're all set. The only annoying thing is that it doesn't allow you to specify the dimensions of vertical and horizontal photos independently.
  4. belight macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2004
    Image Tricks

    Try Image Tricks, it uses Tiger Core Image filters to edit images, so you can experiment any way you like;-). It's free:

  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia

    I think newer versions allow this. :cool:
  6. Vinnie_vw thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2005
    the Netherlands
    Thanks for the quick responses, I was already responding to motti, when I got all these good suggestions. :) In short, iPhoto export works perfectly, exactly what I wanted.

    I checked out Automator, for the 1st time, it seemed quite complicated but logical. Selecting the Preview-app gives me the option to 'scale images', which seems the right function. But whatever happens thereafter is not so straightforward and requires some further understanding. E.g. how to set it to 800x600 or how to enable this for a specific folder. The only folder I seem to be able to configure is the target-folder.

    Finally, Imagscripts is a very interesting app, I like all the effects I can apply to a picture. Yet I didn't see the batch-resize option which I was looking for. Perhaps I missed it. Thanks anyway, as I'll be playing with this app for a while. :)
  7. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Have a hunt round some old Automator threads - there's one where I know I spelled out how to do this there and make it less scary.

    You can create an Automator plugin for Finder which means that you can select those image files anywhere in Finder, right click for your Automator action and then tell it what resolution you want and it will go off and do it for you. It's useful when you don't want to have to put the pictures into iPhoto although I find it doesn't reduce the file size as well as something like Photoshop will.
  8. Vinnie_vw thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2005
    the Netherlands
  9. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    There's always ImageMagick, for the cross platform unix/Terminal way to do things... Available for Mac in the binary releases section...


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