What's the fastest way to resize pictures?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by NewSc2, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

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    In Windows, I'd open up Paint and reduce the image by 33%, 50%, 66%, etc., then Ctrl-S and exit.

    What about for OSX? I have a bunch of images off of my digital camera that I don't need to be 3MP. 800x600 should be good enough.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Preview can handle this task. It's found in your Applications folder. If you have a whole bunch of pictures all in one folder, you could even write an Automator action that automates this task for you.
     
  3. NewSc2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Um, I can open them up with Preview, but I want to save them as smaller files for e-mail and uploading.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Yes, use Preview's Save As feature and play around with the parameters. Alternatively, if that doesn't meet your needs, I'm almost positive that GraphicConverter will.
     
  5. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    For e-mails the Mail.app will resize pictures for you.

    Simply 'attach' your pictures and select the size you want from the options in the drop-down menu at the bottom of the window.
     

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  7. mokeyjoe macrumors member

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    Quicksilver!

    Make sure you've got the image manipulation plugin. Eg downsizing to 800x600:

    Invoke QS
    Select picture, TAB
    Type 'scale', TAB, and type '800'

    Takes about 2 seconds.

    Or if you you scale pictures a lot then set up a trigger. I put a hot corner on my girlfriend's account so she can just drag pictures to the corner and it resizes them. Or you could do a hot key.
     
  8. clevin macrumors G3

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    upload ur photo to imageshack, choose "resize" function provided, and then download re-sized photo.
     

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