Automator Action to Scale JPEG with Quality

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by arn, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    Hey guys

    I am in desperate need for an automator action that allows me to scale an image with quality settings. in JPEG.

    Preview's Scale result in a pretty large file.

    I previously used Imagine Photo's action "Scale To", but it seems broken on the latest version of Mac OS X / Intel Macs.

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  2. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    I hate to say it but.... If you want quality results you're going to have to shell out some cash.
    Graphics Converter (about $30 US) is perfect for this. Using the included automator actions I made a workflow that scales images by by 50%, saves them as jpgs at a desired quality level, and strip them of their resource forks.
    Unlike preview the files get much smaller when you convert them.

    Is this for WWDC?
     

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  3. arn thread starter macrumors god

    arn

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    Yep... it is for WWDC.

    I just tried it, and strangely my file wasn't that much smaller.

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  4. arn thread starter macrumors god

    arn

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    Ok... just did it again. And it works! You just saved WWDC. ;)

    I had downloaded GC earlier figuring it had to do this, but I didn't see the automator actions for some reason.

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  5. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    I used a 150KB image as my test subject; depending on the quality slider is would become anywhere from 20KB - 50KB when done. I thought that was pretty good. But results will vary I'm sure.

    Edit:

    Yay! :)
     

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