Batch auto-reduce size of photos in iPhoto? Applescript maybe?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by superleccy, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. superleccy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 31, 2004
    That there big London

    My Dad has an Intel iMac Core Duo (1.83GHz, 512Mb) , and I am his tech support. Although due to living so far away, I only see him (and his Mac) about 3 times a year.

    He's got a new scanner and he's scanned about 3000 photos in to iPhoto 6.0.5. However, because he's not really got the hang of concepts like DPI, resolution and MB, many of the scans are approaching 10,000 x 7,000 pixels and 10 - 50Mb in size. As a result, iPhoto is running like a 1 legged dog.

    What I'd like to do is create some sort of job that can run overnight that will seek out all the photos over a certain size and reduce them. Is there a 3rd party utility that will do this, or possibly an applescript?

    Thanks in advance

    PS: Have just realised that he's "only" got 512Mb. Would he notice a substantial difference if I convinced him to pay for an upgrade?
  2. abrooks macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2004
    London, UK
    Would be the best option for now, 1.5GB to 2GB should do the job nicely.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Definitely get more RAM. Intel machines need 1GB or more to run efficiently. As for the batch resizing, have you looked into Automator and the Scale Images process? :)

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