[thelist] automatic website thumbnail generation

dn at dittodesign.co.uk dn at dittodesign.co.uk
Thu Mar 7 06:18:01 CST 2002

Photoshop actions and batch process.

Presuming the thumbnails will all be the same
size. Create a new action in PS, record your
manual resize of one of the images and save for web
if thats the final destination. Stop recording. Go to
file >> automate >> batch.  Choose the action
just recorded, the source folder containing the
original full size images, and an ouput folder for
the thumbnails. Simple =8-)

As for the intial screen grab I'm afraid I don't know
of an easy way round that. You may just have to bite
the bullet and go grab each site in turn. Although if
the screen grab is the same apart from the different site,
that is you have your browser window fully open, showing
only the site on your monitor. Once grabbed you can go
through the same process as above. Set up an action to
cut the site out of each grab and save. The initial grabs
must be exactly the same apart from the site, to be able
to automate and get predictable results.


Darren Yates
dn at dittodesign.co.uk

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Phillips" <ben at inchima.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 11:51 AM
Subject: [thelist] automatic website thumbnail generation

> we have a list of websites (about 300) that all need thumbnails of the
> front page generating.
> of course, this could be done by hand - which would take a long time,
> but would get done eventually.
> however, it seems that this may have to be repeated quite a few times,
> and i wouldn't like to have to go through hundreds of websites, getting
> screenshots and reducing in size each time.
> does anybody know of any software that can do this for me? or any way i
> can script some software or anything - any way to make this job easier?
> i keep putting this job off because i really don't fancy it...
> thanks,
> benji
> inchima.com

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