Making the move to Mac

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Sonoran, May 10, 2007.

  1. Sonoran macrumors member

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    I hope to pick up my new Mac Pro today & I am very excited. I will eventually migrate my CS3 products (DW, FW, PS & Acrobat) to the Mac once I get comfortable with the interface.

    I do have a question about one other piece of software that I use heavily. I use ACDSee 9 for batch renaming & resizing, etc. In particular I like the Windows Explorer tree on the left because my client images are in individual folders & I can quickly move from one folder to another.

    Will iPhoto allow me to do these tasks? If not is there third party software available that has the same functionality as ACDSee?

    I am not interested in most of the 'creative' stuff iPhoto can do like calendar, book, slideshow features, etc.
     
  2. sepu macrumors regular

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    yeah definitely you can use iPhoto for those kind of stuffs .....
    enjoy your new mac !
     
  3. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    iPhoto? Batch renaming and resizing? Haha.. No.

    I usually just use automator generated applications. I keep them in the finder toolbar, select the files I want to affect, click the icon, and it just does them. I am not sure of any other solutions, however I have not looked thoroughly. Tell me if anything else pops up!
     
  4. jng macrumors 65816

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    Totally Random, but Virus, your avatar scares me a bit LOL. Long story, but it involves a psychotic former history teacher and yellow smileys.

    How do you want to batch rename? What naming convention?
    Unfotunatley iPhoto doesn't allow for that. Does anyone know if Aperture does? I used to use photoshop's automated web photo gallery to do batch resizing. But I can't remember if it did renaming too. But it won't help you anyway, I guess until you get cs3.

    Batch resizing you can definitely do in iPhoto. Just export originals in different sizes.
     
  5. beg_ne macrumors 6502

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  6. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    Fantastic. Im gonna check it out. What else can bridge do?

    Sorry I scare you jng. I made a ton of these smileys, so I might just change my whole theme. It is getting a bit old anyhow.
     
  7. tomoisyourgod macrumors regular

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    Fireworks is the best for batch processing, renaming, format, resizing, quality etc...
     
  8. jng macrumors 65816

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    You don't scare me! It's the smiley. This teacher was psychotic and he had a million yellow smileys hanging in his classroom. He was also a mean guy, but he always smiled.

    I did not know Fireworks did batch renaming hmm... I never used it to be honest. I tried it once long ago to get something into Flash, but I thought it was weak compared to Photoshop/Imageready.

    But now I don't have Fireworks anymore. Oh bah.
     
  9. tomoisyourgod macrumors regular

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    Fireworks is a good app - I use it all the time for web templates/images
     

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