I have always wondered how some bloggers, and more specifically, photographers seem to be able to resize so many pictures for the web without it taking FOREVER to do--which can make the blogging process, well, tedious and almost makes you want to not post pictures because the process can take too much time if you want to post several pictures.
In this tutorial, I'll map out the process on how to resize images for the web according to the dimensions I've pre-determined to fit into my frame I've created, you might want to specifically resize them for some other use.
Here it goes:
How To: Run a Batch Process in Fireworks 8 to resize a whole folder of images:
1. Go up to File, and select “Batch Process…”
2. Go to your folder location(s) of your images to select the images and then click “Add” to add them to your files to be changed. (You can select images from multiple folders, which I think is GREAT.)
Hint: I used shift+click to select all the files in one folder, or to pick a bulk of images in one folder.
3. Once you have added your files, click the “Next” button.
4. From this you can select multiple functions to run and you can even choose from all of your commands you have either created or that pre-exist in Fireworks, such as “Grey-Scale.” In this case we want to just scale the pictures down, so select “Scale” and then “Add” to include it in the batch.
6. When you are finished, click “Next.”
Your files will Batch and now you’re done! When it is finished batching, just click “OK”