assistance with batch process please

Elaine_CanadaJuly 10, 2005

My brother was here and I downloaded 152 pictures from his camera card to my computer. He wants me to resize about 50 and send them to him via e-mail.

I've never done this before, but wondered if it was possible to do through "batch processing" - which took me to scripts.....again I've never done this. I wanted to resize them to a maximum 500 pixel width and dread doing this one by one.

I read the instructions for the script - tried to resize just two at a time. Ran the script and it resized one and then said it was in a restricted section. I found the trusted and restricted scripts listed and it is not listed in that spot. Tried to do it again and it doesn't show anywhere. I'm lost here.

Help would be appreciated or I have a long, long job ahead.

Elaine

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jillzey

Elaine, if your script contained a Save I think it will need to be in the Trusted scripts folder.

Did you save the script giving it a name and browsing to the folder to save in or did you use the Save to Quickscript? Quickscript is more temporary, for a script you can reuse whenever you want be sure to go thru the File menu and record the script and save the recording with a name in a script folder.

I'm not real swift on scripts but it is do-able. Actually I tried it on some of my scans and it would have worked perfectly if my photos had all been the same size.

If yours are all the same size to begin with...

1. Open one of the images.

2. File / Script / Start Recording

3. Image / Resize... In Pixel Dimensions area set Units to Pixels and width to 500, Click OK.

4. File / Script / Save Recording and name it and save it in restricted scripts.

5. File / Batch / Process... Browse to select the files you want (try a test run with 4 or 5, just to make sure it works), Check the Use Script box and pick your script from the list. Set the save mode for a Copy (so you don't mess up the originals, just in case). Put in your Save options. (I like the New file name: custom text with a sequece number.) Then go back up to the Start button and click it.

6. Let me know if it worked!

You can undo the change to the photo used to create the script and run it with the rest so you still have the original.

Now, if your photos are all different sizes you need someone smarter with scripts than I am. Try the
corel.PaintShopPro_Scripting news group (Corel site, Home > Community > Newsgroups). I'm sure they could help you out.

HTH,
Jill

    Bookmark   July 11, 2005 at 12:11AM
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Elaine_Canada

Thanks Jill - to begin with, someone wrote and told me that with XP - all you have to do is right click on the pictures and choose "resize picture" and it works for e-mail. So that's what I did and I was happy that it worked.

Now....... this is the first time I tried to do a script - I did what your directions say, exactly - except I'm not sure when I got to #5. It seems to have been saved, but not in trusted... Of course at that point - I was getting error messages and gave up. I'll have to go back and see if I can get it to work.

Thanks for the instructions - I'll follow the #'s 1 - 5 and I will let you know if it works.

Elaine

    Bookmark   July 11, 2005 at 4:33PM
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jillzey

Amazing what one can find out there. I believe this is exactly what you are looking for...

ResizeToLimit at http://pixelnook.home.comcast.net/

Found it in answer to a question posted back in May on corel.PaintShopPro_Scripting news group.

This one allows for variable sizes, limiting one dimension.

Jill

Here is a link that might be useful: Pixelnook site

    Bookmark   July 11, 2005 at 4:40PM
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