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how can i use the automate function to convert a number of images from jpg to gif, and resize at 50% of the original? so that they are "web-friendly". thanks..mark....

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    how can i use the automate function to convert a number of images from jpg to gif, and resize at 50% of the original? so that they are "web-friendly".
    thanks..mark.
    zimmy6911 Guest

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    First you need to create an action in Photoshop that does what you need. Then run the automate command and reference that particular action.
    BLUDVLZ Guest

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    That might be a little tricky. To get decent results you might have to have user input to tweak the gif settings.
    Eric Purkalitis Guest

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    Actually, it's more simple than it seems, which is why BLUDVLZ post was so short.

    You simply create an action that does the following: Image|Resize:50%; File Save As. Then toggle the dialog for the Save As portion off, and run in batch.

    Peace,
    Tony
    YrbkMgr Guest

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    Hello
    I'm in the process of moving all my Freehand files from assorted cds and zip
    disks to an external hard drive. There are probably 2000 files or more, many of
    them in FH7, most in Fh8.
    I'm currently using FH10 (I just bought FH11 and will move to that soon). I'd
    like to convert all the older files to FH10 for the general purpose of having a
    better chance of accessing them 5 or 10 years from now when presumably FH18 or
    22 will be the standard.
    I've been manually opening the older files and converting them. Does anyone
    know of an available (and reliable) Apple script or shareware program that
    would automate this?
    Also, glancing around the forum, I've noticed some problems noted with
    conversions. In general, would it be better to stick with FH10 for opening the
    FH7 files? Might FH11 not handle that?
    Thanks for any advice,
    Jeff
    (Mac OS 10.2.4)

    Jeff50 Guest

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    FHMX v11.0 handles placed 1-bit (b/w) images differently. If there is
    white space bordering the image, the origin (lower left) used to be placed
    at the bottom-most and left-most black pixel. In FHMX, the origin starts
    at the lower-left-most pixel whether black or white, offsetting the image
    in legacy files. This is no longer an issue as of v11.1 (aka FHMXa).

    On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 19:54:39 +0000 (UTC), Jeff50
    <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote:
    > In general, would it be better to stick with FH10 for opening the
    > FH7 files? Might FH11 not handle that?



    --
    Bill
    FHMX/Win98/Athlon2100+/512M
    Bill Guest

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    I'm able to open FH5.5 files in FHMX 11.0.2.

    Ian Kelleigh provides an Applescript here:

    [url]http://www.freehandsource.com/_frames/_tips/_scripting/scripting_002.html[/url]

    Judy Arndt

    Jeff50 wrote:
    > I've been manually opening the older files and converting them. Does anyone
    > know of an available (and reliable) Apple script or shareware program that
    > would automate this?
    Judy Arndt Guest

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    A great time saver there. I'm not much of a coder but I was able to
    bumble my way into updating it for MX.

    Judy Arndt wrote:
    > I'm able to open FH5.5 files in FHMX 11.0.2.
    >
    > Ian Kelleigh provides an Applescript here:
    >
    > [url]http://www.freehandsource.com/_frames/_tips/_scripting/scripting_002.html[/url]
    >
    > Judy Arndt
    >
    > Jeff50 wrote:
    >
    >>I've been manually opening the older files and converting them. Does anyone
    >>know of an available (and reliable) Apple script or shareware program that
    >>would automate this?
    >
    >
    Wes Rand Guest

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    [q]Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
    I'm able to open FH5.5 files in FHMX 11.0.2.

    Ian Kelleigh provides an Applescript here:

    [url]http://www.freehandsource.com/_frames/_tips/_scripting/scripting_002.html[/url]

    Judy Arndt [/q]

    Thanks Judy, I'll give that script a try soon. And it's always good to hear
    the older files can be handled.
    Jeff



    Jeff50 Guest

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    [q]Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
    FHMX v11.0 handles placed 1-bit (b/w) images differently. If there is
    white space bordering the image, the origin (lower left) used to be placed
    at the bottom-most and left-most black pixel. In FHMX, the origin starts
    at the lower-left-most pixel whether black or white, offsetting the image
    in legacy files. This is no longer an issue as of v11.1 (aka FHMXa).
    --
    Bill
    FHMX/Win98/Athlon2100+/512M[/q]

    Thanks Bill, that's a problem that won't come up in too many of my older
    files, but it's always good to have the alert.
    Jeff



    Jeff50 Guest

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