Thumbnail Generating Program

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I guess this goes here. I really didn't know where else to put it...

Does anyone know of a program that automatically generates thumbnails from JPG files? I mean a program like one that sits in the hard drive, an executable.

If anyone knows, thanks...
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Hrmm, I think my brother wrote a batch file or something that did that. I'll ask him when he gets home. :D
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I'll have to imitate my little bro b_heyer on this one:

Google: generate thumbnails Results: 59,100
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In photoshop, create an action (it's like recording a macro in Word) that resizes and saves an image and execute it in batch (file - batch processing)
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Yeah, or you can get ImageMagick n' run a batch file like Geekette's bro did. :)

ImageMagick rules, and is available for both Linux & Win (I believe GIMP will work command line too for functions like this).
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conorific wrote:
I guess this goes here. I really didn't know where else to put it...

Does anyone know of a program that automatically generates thumbnails from JPG files? I mean a program like one that sits in the hard drive, an executable.

If anyone knows, thanks...




http://www.webpicturecreator.com/ might be what your looking for, you drop the images in from a file and then it can do a number of things with them, creating thumbnails is one of them.

If you have Adobe Photoshop you can easily create thumbnails by using the Actions & the Batch feature.

Open Photoshop
Go to the actions menu and make a new action
Name the action "Thumbnail"
Click the record button on the action menu
Open one image you want to thumbnail
Resize it to whatever size you want all your thumbnails to be
Save the thumbnail as you normally would in a specific folder (using Save for Web option is better)
Click close on the image
Press the stop button on the actions menu

You have now created your own action which will stay in your action folder unless you reinstall, now all you need to do is go to:

File > Automate > Batch

Select the name of the action you want (in this case "Thumbnail")
Choose the folder where the orginal images are stored (source folder)
Choose the folder you want the thumbnails to go in (destination folder)
Select how you would like the files to be named
Then press OK

It will go straight to the source folder and perform the actions as recorded then will save them into the destination folder.


Sounds difficult but once you get the hang of it it is very easy, this method can be used for lots of other things in Photoshop (applying the same filter to images, resizing etc)
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Musik -- did I tell you that you were beautiful today? If not, I'm telling you now. That PS action script on thumbnails is a wonderful thing. I never knew that prior to now. Thanks! xoxo
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:oops: ty
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I always said rose was smarter than me. :)

thank you for that info rose hun:)

>> goes to try it :P :D
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that is really good, and it certainly saves a lot of time. thx musik :D

if photoshop isn't an option for you, a program called
ThumbsPlus is EXCELLENT. It will even create the html for you
to make an entire gallery if you want. (I know adobe can do
this as well, but ThumbsPlus is far more affordable solution.)
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As an aside, this probably should get moved to the Drawing, Digital Art and Photography board.
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I have a php script but that probably wont help. Are you sure that PSP doesn't have a "batch" or "automate" option anywhere? I really don't remember, been so long since I've used PSP, but there also might be something similar to the "action" macro ability in PS.
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Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8 incorporates the features of Image Robot (which I use on a very regular basis since I don't yet own PSP8).

As far as Image Robot goes, two thumbs up! You can create all types of batch mode image editing: from thumbnails to filters! I typically use it to input 100s of images, resize to 120 width by variable height, and overlay another image that places a copyright notice in the bottom right.
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I'm really poor, so I have ver 7 of PSP. But my boy gave me a copy of PS so I'm using that. But thanks!
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There are few stand-alone applications for rendering thumbnail galleries. They support creating index page, photo comments and read EXIF information from jpeg file. I can recommend you Mosaic Creator as good mosaic tool.

http://www.aolej.com/mosaic/

and sample thumb gallery

http://www.aolej.com/mosaic/thumb2/1/index.html :)
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Irfanview, an excellent program, has great batch capabilities. It's a perfect tool for creating thumbnails or whatever type of conversions you need to perform.
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if you click on Image Manager in cpanel, then you can make thumbnails that way, just by choosing a directory with the images in

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