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Posted on 2005.08.30 at 14:59
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So I'm an idiot.

You've read, perhaps, my commentary on Adobe Photoshop Elements. Well, I was quite frustated when I ran a recent batch process, and not only did my resize/convert job take seemingly forever to complete, it appeared to use nearly 100% of my CPU while it was doing so. This didn't happen last time. I let it run overnight, and much to my surprise, I quickly discovered what the problem was. The 2272x1704 JPEG images I was trying to resize to 1000x750 GIF's were set to inches, not pixels. Ergo, I was creating 300+MB GIF images with a resolution of 30,000 pixels!

This ain't your father's Photoshop.


drax0r at 2005-08-30 20:22 (UTC) (Link)

Might I suggest using Photoshop?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-09-01 03:53 (UTC) (Link)
How about the GIMP?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-09-01 03:54 (UTC) (Link)
Just think, you could be PIMPING with the GIMPing
ehowton at 2005-09-01 16:03 (UTC) (Link)
Have you ever even used the gimp? It's ass and so are you for suggesting it.
(Anonymous) at 2005-08-31 04:42 (UTC) (Link)
Current Mood: Ready to go HOME!

Where exactly is that, rockstar?
ehowton at 2005-08-31 15:28 (UTC) (Link)
At any given day of the week, 'home' is: Your house, David & Wendy's house, my folks' house, my cot in the DataCenter, or my mother-in-law's house in Wichita. I guess one could say, home is anywhere other than work.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-09-01 03:56 (UTC) (Link)
would that be inclusive or exclusive of the woman?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-08-31 19:48 (UTC) (Link)

So you're the guy?

You're the guy they trust millions and millions of dollars with, only to make a mistake like that? Tsk, tsk, sir.
missamy84 at 2005-09-01 01:05 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, NOW I understand the other comment about inches vs. pixels. (So it takes me forever to get around to reading things) Gosh, that makes me feel better about myself though. You get paid to not make mistakes like that. When I make little mistakes like that, no one but me knows it. :D I love my life.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-09-01 03:55 (UTC) (Link)
until you decide to tell us so that we may give you grief about it.
missamy84 at 2005-09-01 04:29 (UTC) (Link)
...which will never happen.
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ehowton at 2005-09-01 16:08 (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I'm a unix system administrator. We make miskates too. Just not often. And they're usually catastrophic. Like my buddy who remotely pilots an Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. When he makes a mistake the $30 Million plane crashes into the earth and explodes into mostly unrecoverable pieces. I do digital image manipulation for entertainment purposes only.
missamy84 at 2005-09-01 16:11 (UTC) (Link)
Gosh, that makes me feel better about my last mistake, which only cost a client $18,000. Pocket change compared to $30,000,000.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-09-01 04:12 (UTC) (Link)


Perhaps you were confused with the GUI. If you'd had CLI, then maybe, just maybe you wouldn't have made such a blunder
ehowton at 2005-09-01 16:26 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Perhaps...

That's actually quite astute of you. You're probably right and I wonder if the batch process has a CLI interface...

C:> psconvert -s c:\source_dir -d c:\destination_dir -r 1000x750 -m gif &
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