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ynp

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« on: September 21, 2007, 01:42:36 PM »

We are preparing a 76 pages catalogue for printing. The printshop we use here in Moscow declined our 33 mpx. files (RGB, Sinar eMotion 75). They had no problem with our 22 mpx. files before. Now they claim that our files clog their  computers and insist that we should downsize  all our files to 300 dpi. 22 x 26 centimeters. I am sitting at my computer and doing this in Photoshop (10% a time). With the arrival of my eMotion 75 I spend more time downsizing my files . Is there a software to automate the downsizing and keep the quality?
Yevgeny
P.S. I hope this not off topic at the MF forum
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Jonathan Wienke

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007, 01:48:03 PM »

When downsizing, there is no advantage to downsizing in multiple steps, especially if doing so in 16-bit mode. Shrinking directly to the final output size in Photoshop using Bicubic Sharper method in 16-bit mode will be as good as or better than any other method.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 01:48:07 PM »

If you are using CS2 or CS3 and are downsizing, I do not see why you need to do it at 10% per time.  Just set the final size you need and it will do it in one go.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2007, 01:54:22 PM »

Thank you all for your prompt replies.
 Yevgeny
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2007, 02:10:20 PM »

You can also use Adobe Bridge. Select all the files you want to downsize, go to the Image processor and have them downsized to what you like in either Tiff, PSD or JPG. You can even run an action (or more) over the files.

Fastest in my opinion, I would love to hear a faster way (especially with simultaneously running actions). Hmmm.. maybe a droplet but that is not as flexible.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2007, 02:33:56 PM »

I know Genuine Fractals is really good at up-rezing files, but is there any advantage to use it to scale down?

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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2007, 02:42:29 PM »

Yevgeny,

You can scale your images when exporting right in Capture Shop 5.    In the export menu there is a choice called Scale and just input your dimensions and your DPI.  

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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2007, 03:04:13 PM »

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I know Genuine Fractals is really good at up-rezing files, but is there any advantage to use it to scale down?

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GF does not have a negative scale so you can't downsize using GF.
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2007, 03:10:46 PM »

Matt,
Thank you very much for your very useful tip.

I am learning Capture Shop and not very familiar with the software.  I am migrating from Capture Pro to Capture Shop for tethered shooting after upgrading to LV version. My main  workflow  is based on the  Brumbaer Tools.
Thanks again,
Yevgeny
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Yevgeny,

You can scale your images when exporting right in Capture Shop 5.    In the export menu there is a choice called Scale and just input your dimensions and your DPI.   

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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2007, 01:21:43 AM »

Yevgeny,

and I would lke to add to Mat's post: you can do this in batch process, by selecting all the files you wich to scale in the contact sheet and then exporting them.

Best regards,
Thierry

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You can scale your images when exporting right in Capture Shop 5.    In the export menu there is a choice called Scale and just input your dimensions and your DPI.   

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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2007, 02:14:22 PM »

PhotoZoom Pro with S-Spline - my favorite.  You can batch process files as well.
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2007, 07:09:23 PM »

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PhotoZoom Pro with S-Spline - my favorite.  You can batch process files as well.
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photozoom is very good for upsizing. for downsizing i dont like it, for its tendency to creats in this case stairsteps on diagonals. i prefer photoshops algorythm
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2007, 08:56:46 PM »

Rainer, you're right.  I figured it was just the preview in PhotoZoom that was showing stairstepping, until I processed it, and it was still there.  But yeah, upsizing is excellent.

So for downsizing, PhotoShop it is!
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