Resize Images

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  1. SoLibertyDies macrumors regular

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    Hey, this may be a stupid question but is there a way to resize images in Preview? I have photoshop but it'd be a lot easier to be able to do it quick-like.

    Thanks.
     
  2. dr_fate macrumors member

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    I don't think so, but then again I'm new to Mac. There's a really nifty, free image manip app called Toy Viewer that I use for little things like that. Maybe you could download that?
     
  3. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i too have a question when i want pictures to post as my wallpaper, i have a trouble resizing them and they always come out looking stretched and not nice.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You can scale photos down in iPhoto, if that's what you're after. :)
     
  5. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    Can you post how in iPhoto...I was trying to do this as well. Thanks.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Sure. Select the image, click on the File menu and select Export (it's in the Share menu in earlier versions of iPhoto), click on Scale Images No Larger Than and enter your pixels. Save the image somewhere, and you're done. :)
     
  7. SoLibertyDies thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    No worries mate. Is that the sort of thing you were after? :)
     
  9. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Create an Automator script, I can upload the one I made, I right click on the image and choose resize and it resizes it based on percentage or longest side length (in pixels) let me know if you'd like it. Or the actions on how to do it.
     
  10. SoLibertyDies thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'd love that. I've yet to try automator out. I'd love to get to know it by setting this up.
     
  11. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Here's what you do:
    1 - You get the selected finder items, meaning you have to right click on at least one.
    2 - You need to copy the image to a temporary folder (create one) so that you don't modify the original image.
    3 - Rename that item and put something after it, on mine I did the date
    4 - Move the items we just renamed to the desktop to help the user find it (or you can make a folder and put them in there)
    5 - Finally scale the image.
    Voila, now just to File->Save As Plug-in... for Finder.
     

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  12. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Although it may not be what you're looking for in this specific instance, you can always check out this site as well. :cool:
     
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