So you have many pictures that you would like to compress and/or change their dimensions and would like to use Photoshop 10 to do this task automatically for you?
- Create a folder on your desktop that contains all of the images that you would like to compress
- Open Photoshop
- Go to File > Scripts > Image Processor… (Note: “The Image Processor converts and processes multiple files. Unlike the Batch command, the Image Processor lets you process files without first creating an action. “)
- Choose the folder that contains the images that you would like to compress and/or resize
- Choose a different folder that you would like to save the edited images into
- If you would like to shrink the weight of the image, select the “Save as JPEG” option, then specify a “Quality” value. Valid values range from 0-12. A value of 10 will compress the images by about 50% and a value of 5 will compress the images at around 80%. For example: Let’s say that your original image was 100KB and you choose a Quality of 10. The new compressed image will be around 50KB. If you chose a Quality value of 5, the new compressed image will be around 20KB.
- If you would like to specify a width and height that the image must fit inside of, select the “Resize to fit” option, then specify the Width and Height that you would like the image to fit inside of. By the way, this is a great way to create thumbnails for your images.