Tired of the tedious and time-consuming task of resizing and bordering each image individually in Photoshop before uploading?
You can make this task much faster and more efficient by using Photoshop’s “Image Processor” feature.
(Note: This tutorial is written specifically for Photoshop CS5, certain information may have changed from earlier versions.)
RESIZING IMAGES WITH IMAGE PROCESSOR
01. Go to File > Scripts > Image Processor.
02. Choose the images you want resized.
You can select either already opened files or an entire folder’s contents.
03. Choose a destination folder for the saved images.
If you put a check in “Save in Same Location”, the resized pictures will be added to a sub-folder within the source folder, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally overwriting your originals.
04. Choose your desired file type and image quality.
05. Put a check in ‘Resize to fit’ so you can change the image(s) dimensions.
If you’re unsure of how to convert from inches to pixels, here’s a link to a handy little conversion tool: http://auctionrepair.com/pixels.html
(Alternatively, you could just remember that 100 pixels = 1.33 inches, and do the conversion on your own.)
It also might be handy to have the conversions for the photo size you’re looking to make beforehand.
06. Click ‘Run’ and let Photoshop do the rest of the work for you.
For more information on other options available with the Image Processor tool, check out this link from Adobe’s website.
– W. Sisson