Resizing many pictures at once?

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  1. Morod
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    Can this be done?
    I have a lot of pictures in iPhoto 08 that I want to reduce in size to 800x600 to fit on a SD card. I can resize them one at a time, but does anyone know of a way to resize many pictures at once? It would sure be a timesaver for me.
    Thanks for any help!
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    Use the Automator application. Should be in your Applications folder.
     
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    Open them all in Preview, select them all, then resize and save changes. Simple!
     
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    Thanks!

    Wow, two great answers in two minutes. MR is a fantastic place! As I've never used Automator and am somewhat daunted by it, I will use GGJ's advice.
    Thanks again! :)
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    Okay, I am even less savvy than I thought. I have opened them in Preview, but how do I select them all?
    Once I select one of them, the other is deselected. Holding Shift or Command while clicking with the mouse doesn't seem to help.
    Any ideas?
     
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    Click View > Sidebar
    Click in the Sidebar
    Command+A to select all
     
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    Thank you again!

    It works great. I should've asked a long time ago. :)
     
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    Noone realized yet that this can be done directly in iPhoto?

    Select many images, export, change size to export with.
     
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    Some of us prefer not to use iPhoto. In addition, Preview lets you adjust the size of the existing files, rather than having to export a new copy.
     
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    Not if you've unchecked "Copy to iPhoto" box in preferences :p
     
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    Thanks for that info! I had to look. Thankfully my box for that is checked!
     

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