'Internet sizing' JPG easily

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by akm3, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    Hey! Is there anyway to easily 'downrez' photos (jpgs) from iPhoto to make them smaller? Most of my pictures are 900k, and when I copy them from iPhoto to post online or whatever, I would like to reduce their size (preferably on a slider that lets me preview the quality reduction/file size to make the appropriate trade-offs)

    What is the right way?
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    do you have leopard? you can open the photos in preview and go to Tools -> Adjust size... and you can adjust the size of the photo by resolution, size, or percentage which will make the photo dimensions smaller and the photo file size smaller too.

    if you have photoshop you can re-save the file as a jpeg and then adjust the quality slider to make the photo file size smaller without resizing the photo.

    if photoshop isnt your fancy you could try Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 which is a bit cheaper. i think it will scale down photo quality.
  3. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    I'm stuck in Tiger right now. No Photoshop but I am planning to buy Elements 6.0 when it releases.

    Ideally I'd be able to size a whole directory at once.

    I know if you drag a picture to the Mail icon, you can automatically resize, so I was hoping that functionality existed elsewhere without having to mail pictures to myself to resize them.
  4. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    One simple way is to email them to yourself. iPhoto asks what size you want to send, and you can choose around 300k size. Kind of odd way, but it works.

    To resize a whole directory, you can create an Automator workflow. It's surprisingly easy.
  5. GT41 macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    From way back in the day I've used PhotoConverter 2. Its a free download from somewhere and it lets you chose by size, quality or percentage as well. As far as I know it works on everything from 10.2-10.5. Not quite inline with what others are suggesting but its a super small program that does the job great for me.

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