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Author Topic: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts  (Read 3303 times)

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Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« on: December 13, 2013, 05:29:17 PM »
I'm looking for a photo resizer that follows shortcuts:
ideally one that will follow multiple shortcuts - also supporting drag and drop.

I have a folder with lots of shortcuts to images in various locations (this may have been a bad idea, but I dont want to have to do it again!).
I'd like to be able to drag/drop these shortcuts onto a software that'll resize the images.

I've only tried a couple:
  • Vlastimil's Picture Resizer (dc link) - I get an error with shortcuts
  • Resize ('Created by Peter Bone') - site no longer online, I've used it for years, it's a great portable app - but it cant handle drap n drop nor shortcuts.
  • Ren's Photo Resizer (dc link again - only supports individual files)

thought I'd ask for advice at this stage,
TIA!
Tom

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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 05:43:01 PM »
Never encountered a situation like that with shortcuts but worth a try may be? ImBatch

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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 06:27:30 PM »
Never encountered a situation like that with shortcuts but worth a try may be? ImBatch

Thanks for the suggestion, but no joy there either. I suspect it's problematic in general...
I mean, I may have to just copy the images instead of creating shortcuts.
Tom

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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 11:31:38 PM »
If you're open to the idea, I could easily write you a proxy script that would accept your shortcuts, extract the path to the actual image file, and then pass that path to an existing resizing app.  How does that sound?

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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2013, 12:57:11 AM »
If you're open to the idea, I could easily write you a proxy script that would accept your shortcuts, extract the path to the actual image file, and then pass that path to an existing resizing app.  How does that sound?

sounds very good to me skwire :)
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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2013, 01:40:12 AM »
sounds as if our member vlastimill's batch picture resizer should do the job: http://www.rw-design...r.com/picture-resize ?


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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2013, 01:45:56 AM »
sounds as if our member vlastimill's batch picture resizer should do the job: http://www.rw-design...r.com/picture-resize ?

Nope, maybe I should ask him about it though

I've only tried a couple:
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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2013, 06:26:24 AM »
Obviously I sometimes read without reading. Sorry, tomos!

A few years back we briefly talked about a program that among other features could offer to perform a number of processes automatically - like resizing any picture arriving a certain folder. I think that particular feature only included a (one) folder - and you need more folders - but hey, time has passed, and maybe it has been further developed - or of course not developed at all, I don't know, because I don't recall what program it was - but I think it had to do with photo editing.

But of course it would be better to have a tiny, targeted application from skwire, than a fat multithisandthatprogram for a single feature.


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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2013, 08:45:03 AM »
sounds very good to me skwire :)

Here you go.  I used vlastimil's PhotoResize for my tests.  However, you could use this script with almost any app that accepts a filepath on its command line simply by changing the path on the first line of the following:

Code: Autohotkey [Select]
  1. PathToApp := "C:\tmp\PhotoResize400\PhotoResize400.exe"
  2.  
  3. Gui, Margin, 3, 3
  4. Gui, Add, Text, w170 h100 0x1200 Center, Drop some shortcuts...
  5. Return
  6.  
  7. GuiDropFiles:
  8. {
  9.     myLinks := ""
  10.     Loop, Parse, A_GuiEvent, `n, `r
  11.     {
  12.         SplitPath, A_LoopField, , , OutExtension, ,
  13.        
  14.         If ( OutExtension = "lnk" )
  15.         {
  16.             FileGetShortcut, % A_LoopField, OutTarget
  17.             myLinks .= " " . OutTarget
  18.         }
  19.     }
  20.     If ( myLinks )
  21.     {
  22.         Run, % PathToApp . myLinks
  23.     }
  24. }
  25. Return
  26.  
  27. {
  28.     ExitApp
  29. }
  30. Return
« Last Edit: December 14, 2013, 10:03:36 AM by skwire »

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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2013, 08:07:16 AM »
Thanks very much skwire -
will only get to try it later today.


@Curt - I'm very good at reading like that myself ;)
Tom

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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2013, 11:12:54 AM »
Here you go.  I used vlastimil's PhotoResize for my tests.

Nice one  :Thmbsup:
 

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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2013, 01:20:02 PM »
Here you go.  I used vlastimil's PhotoResize for my tests.  However, you could use this script with almost any app that accepts a filepath on its command line simply by changing the path on the first line of the following:

Okay, this is interesting - it works - but there's a 'but' for me:
Photoresize says that the resized photos are created - but they go to the original folders - i.e. where the fotos actually are.
The problem is that the fotos are from all over, so this kind of defeats the purpose for me (I have to find the source folders in order to get the resized images).

Would it be possible to -   No, it's not possible for you to dictate where PhotoResizer saves it's output.
I'll try this with the Resize app I mentioned in OP (where I can dictate the output folder) and will let you know how I get on.
Will be later or tomorrow.
Tom

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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2013, 02:18:33 PM »
I'll try this with the Resize app I mentioned in OP (where I can dictate the output folder) and will let you know how I get on.
did a test run - worked a treat :Thmbsup:

Changed exe/path in the script - ran it
Dropped shortcuts on GUI
'Resize' opened with the correct filepaths showing
Settings are saved so new images output to specified folder

Many thanks skwire - I seem to be sorted :-*


For anyone interested in the 'Resize' app - the website in screenshot below no longer exists.
I just found this version from 2008 but I haven't tried it yet (about.com link) [seems to be same version as mine]
It's portable - version I have doesnt remember Jpg quality setting on restart but otherwise works well [Win7 x64]

Screenshot - 2013-12-15 , 21_02_07.pngLooking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts     Screenshot - 2013-12-15 , 21_03_25.pngLooking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
Tom
« Last Edit: December 15, 2013, 02:27:47 PM by tomos, Reason: [edits in square brackets] »

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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2013, 02:29:53 PM »
did a test run - worked a treat :Thmbsup:

Changed exe/path in the script - ran it
Dropped shortcuts on GUI
'Resize' opened with the correct filepaths showing
Settings are saved so new images output to specified folder

Many thanks skwire - I seem to be sorted :-*

Right on.  =]

For anyone interested in the 'Resize' app - the website in screenshot below no longer exists.
I just found this version from 2008 but I haven't tried it yet (about.com link) [seems to be same version as mine]

Would you mind computing the MD5 checksum for the Resize.exe you have just to make sure this hasn't been modified?  The one from the above download is: 01353FE34350AB6B7CBD503C7545AD54

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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2013, 02:57:48 PM »
Would you mind computing the MD5 checksum for the Resize.exe you have just to make sure this hasn't been modified?  The one from the above download is: 01353FE34350AB6B7CBD503C7545AD54

01353fe34350ab6b7cbd503c7545ad54 (mine)
01353FE34350AB6B7CBD503C7545AD54 (yours)

Looks good?
Can also upload, it's small
Tom

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Re: Looking for a Foto Resizer that follows (multiple) shortcuts
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2013, 03:16:08 PM »
Would you mind computing the MD5 checksum for the Resize.exe you have just to make sure this hasn't been modified?  The one from the above download is: 01353FE34350AB6B7CBD503C7545AD54
01353fe34350ab6b7cbd503c7545ad54 (mine)
01353FE34350AB6B7CBD503C7545AD54 (yours)
Looks good?
Can also upload, it's small

Yep, that was my intention.  I just wanted to make sure we had a known good file.  Thanks for testing.