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Improved Method to Batch Resize Images in Adobe Photoshop CS4

I recently wrote an article on how to batch resize images in Adobe Photoshop CS4. If you have been reading any of my recent articles on the site you will know by know that I had a laptop hard drive crash and I lost some settings. One of the settings was the Photoshop Action I had created to batch resize images. Anyhow while configuring the Action I decided to play around more with Photoshop to see if there was another way to resize images and sure enough I found a better way if you don’t mind saving the images as JPEG’s instead of GIF’s.

The first article is located here and described how to create a Photoshop CS4 Action that will resize images to 640 pixels wide or high and then save the images as GIF’s in a specified directory. Well there is another Photoshop item called the Image Processor that makes resizing images even easier. The only thing it won’t do by default (technically you could create a Action to do so at the end of the image processing) is save the images as GIF’s. Follow the steps below to batch resize a set of images with a specified height and width.

  1. Open Adobe Photoshop CS4:First launch the Photoshop application.
  2. Image Processor: Now launch the image processor by clicking on File, selecting Scripts from the drop down, and then clicking on Image Processor which is shown in the below image.

    Adobe Photoshop CS4: Image Processor

  3. Configure Settings:Now configure the settings for the Image Processor. The settings you will need to configure include the folder with the images you want to resize, the destination folder for the images, the format of the images (jpg, psd, or tiff), and the size constraints of the image.
  4. Run Image Processor: Now click the Run button to start the Image Processor. Once complete the images will be located in the destination folder you chose in step three.
  5. Verify Images: Now go to the destination folder and verify that the images are as expected.

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