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Luzern
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Cutting down the size of them

No! This is not to do with politicians, or ,closer to home, forum members who don't agree with us.Grin

I have some photos of a holiday, of which for yonks Erin Dors, aka my beloved wife has asked for photos she can see. I tried one to do it in bulk, but all the EXIF data was lost and the file renamed completely. Fortunately I'd used copies for the exercise.

So it's back to the drawing board, but I need an application that will also keep the EXIF of at least date created and file name that relates easily to the original.

Help, anyone!?

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Re: Cutting down the size of them

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Re: Cutting down the size of them

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Irfanview is an excellent program which does batch processing. Have used it a lot over the years.

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Re: Cutting down the size of them

Have you tried BIMP for GIMP?
I'm pretty sure GIMP always preserves EXIF data.

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Re: Cutting down the size of them


@Mav wrote:

Irfanview is an excellent program which does batch processing. Have used it a lot over the years.


@Mav Thanks, I'd forgotten about that, Stupid me! I had a bit of problem working out what to do, but job achieved.

All files were reduced by same %age, but what always has confused me is how original files of similar size result in new ones of much different dimensions, too much to be accounted for by overheads'

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Re: Cutting down the size of them

@Luzern

 

For your next job..... try out now.... FastImageResizer.

 

https://download.cnet.com/Fast-Image-Resizer/3000-12511_4-10655681.html 

Once you have downloaded and installed it.... you have an Icon on the desktop. 

 

right click on the icon and "open"

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change your options   and set the resolution for the resized pics with the drop down menu

 

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click on "Options"   and set them as follows

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 Click OK

 

  all you need to do is locate the files  in a resized window, so you can drag and drop them onto the Resizer Icon...

 

within seconds, they will be resized ( according to your options )... and renamed.. (will be the same file name/number but with the size appended to the file name)  .. and put into a folder as a "sub folder" called "Resized" where the originals are located...  so you will have Two copies of everything. 

As you can see.... the Exif is retained by choice, or default ... ( can`t remember which ! ! ) ..

 

 

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Re: Cutting down the size of them

If you reduce the resolution of an image, you will have permanently thrown away the information in your pictures.

Why not archive the originals and just keep reduced inferior versions online?

I use digiKam to import/export/display and maintain a database of my photos - all original sizes, because disks and backups are cheap.

It only consumes around 15GB for 5,000 photos - which is pretty small.

It also displays EXIF data...

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Re: Cutting down the size of them

I do keep originals, always. There's so much space on modern hard drives. Thanks all.Smiley

I see Windows 10 has an app now. I'll bet ir wont have considered such minor things as data retention.

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Re: Cutting down the size of them

@VileReynard you obviously jumped in with both feet.... and did not read the following....

 

within seconds, they will be resized ( according to your options )..

. and renamed.. (will be the same file name/number but with the size appended to the file name) 

.. and put into a folder as a "sub folder" called "Resized" where the originals are located...

 

 

  so you will have Two copies of everything. 

 

Also this line at the end of my post..

 

As you can see.... the Exif is retained by choice, or default ... ( can`t remember which ! ! )

 

 

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Re: Cutting down the size of them

My favourite for batch resizing and general image manipulation https://www.xnview.com/en/ it keeps all exif info if required and copies the resized images to another directory if required it is freeware Linux and Windows

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Re: Cutting down the size of them

Why does their website say

© 2013-18 XnSoft

Surely you can't copyright a web site - only the individual images or substantial pieces of text?

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Re: Cutting down the size of them

I have tried FastImageResizer on Shutter's advice and it works fine.

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Re: Cutting down the size of them

Although the resized files' Exif was kept, when I sent uploaded a folder containing the files to Google Drive, it was lost on the sharing link I provided my wife. She was to view them with her IPad.

Are there any ideas about, how I can clear this further hurdle? Would sending the folder zipped to Google Drive, but then could she unzip the folder? Any other ways to get the photos with all data to her?

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Re: Cutting down the size of them

A lot of cloud photo services will resize images - which of course effectively destroys EXIF information.

How about using something like dropbox or https://mega.nz which just store data without trying to interpret what kind of file is being stored there.

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Re: Cutting down the size of them

@Luzern  Can you send them by email ?   I have just sent myself some resized pics, and when received. I saved them to desktop... opened with Irfanview... and then on the "image"  clicked "Information"... brings up a sub menu, at the bottom is Exif... click on that and all the exif is shown.

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