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    Is there a way in Windows Vista to select all of the photos in a folder and compress them all at once? I have been doing this one by one in Photoshop and it is a very slow process when I have many photos.

    If not, is there a way to compress photos one by one in Vista?

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    Photoshop should be able to acomplish this in batch.
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    If you don't have the need to customize the compression setting on each file, any of the free image viewer programs can easily take care of uniform compression/conversion, without overwritting the original, of thousands of photos at a time if need be. XnView, Faststone Image Viewer, Irfanview to name the frontrunners.

    There is a Powertoy for XP to resize images but I don't think there was ever a compression utility, except for a preset in Paint or something like that. In Windows Live Gallery it appears to also only offer batch resizing and not compression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Rossmere View Post
    Photoshop should be able to acomplish this in batch.
    I am trying to open these images in Photoshop, but they are coming out blank. In Window's Photo Gallery, they come out fine though. When I open them in Photoshop, I get a window asking me about the dimensions I want for the image, the mode (RGB, grey, etc.), and the background (white, background color, transparent), and though I have tried several combinations for each of these elements, the photo always comes out blank.

    I just tried to move the photo to a location one folder less removed (e.g., rather than A/B/C/photo.jpg, it is now in A/B/photo.jpg) and I don't get that window asking me about the dimensions, etc. and the picture opens up fine. Is the problem that the address for the location of the folder is too long?

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    You should be able to do it in batch mode with Irfanview.

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