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    Lets say I have 100 jpgs already resized to 4R printing size.

    However, I want to print each of them only in half the 4R size (ie two images in a single 4R sheet, since its cheaper than asking the shop to print 2R).

    Is there a quick way to resize the images and lay them one on top of the other vertically and then resave into a single 4R sized image?

    Ie. JPG 1 and JPG 2 resized to half size; put one on top of the other so that both fits into a single 4R size print. Repeat for JPG3 and 4, 5 and 6, and so on.

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Any Quick Way to do this?

    call the shop and ask if they'll do it for u?

    gd luck bro, sounds tough, can't think of any automating way from PS

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    Default Re: Any Quick Way to do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123
    Lets say I have 100 jpgs already resized to 4R printing size.

    However, I want to print each of them only in half the 4R size (ie two images in a single 4R sheet, since its cheaper than asking the shop to print 2R).

    Is there a quick way to resize the images and lay them one on top of the other vertically and then resave into a single 4R sized image?

    Ie. JPG 1 and JPG 2 resized to half size; put one on top of the other so that both fits into a single 4R size print. Repeat for JPG3 and 4, 5 and 6, and so on.
    The aspect ratio changes when combining two 4R prints, so you either have to crop or to add margins. Apart from that, montage (http://www.imagemagick.org/script/co...ls.php#montage) seems to be a close to perfect fit for your requirements. It is free.

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    Default Re: Any Quick Way to do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123
    Lets say I have 100 jpgs already resized to 4R printing size.

    However, I want to print each of them only in half the 4R size (ie two images in a single 4R sheet, since its cheaper than asking the shop to print 2R).

    Is there a quick way to resize the images and lay them one on top of the other vertically and then resave into a single 4R sized image?

    Ie. JPG 1 and JPG 2 resized to half size; put one on top of the other so that both fits into a single 4R size print. Repeat for JPG3 and 4, 5 and 6, and so on.

    Any ideas?
    Use canon easyprint, it will automate to have 1, 2, 4. 9, or thumbnail, border or borderless in 4R size.
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    Hmm is this freeware? Also, will it resave as new jpgs or can it only work as a send to print command. I need to have new jpgs as I'm sending to a shop to print.

    Quote Originally Posted by xl1
    Use canon easyprint, it will automate to have 1, 2, 4. 9, or thumbnail, border or borderless in 4R size.

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    it can be done in ps cs
    under batch menu
    something about generate contact sheet

    don't have ps cs with me now so can't guide you

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    Default Re: Any Quick Way to do this?

    Yes!
    Copy all the pictures into a word document page set up to 4R size.
    One pic per page in landscape mode.

    Then when you send to printer chose printer preference to portrait and 2 pages per piece of 4R.

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    Hmm I need the output to be in jpg cos I'm sending it for shop print.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zplus
    Yes!
    Copy all the pictures into a word document page set up to 4R size.
    One pic per page in landscape mode.

    Then when you send to printer chose printer preference to portrait and 2 pages per piece of 4R.

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    Well there's such Photoshop function called Action. The user of cuz has to pre-record every steps for the required foto-editing or resizing, etc. Just do a one-time editing and then all the user has to do is just click on the 'play' button and everything will be in automation. Give it a try!

    Anyway hope my suggestion helps. It's the best solution I can think of out of Adobe Photoshop. Cheers mate!

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    Default Re: Any Quick Way to do this?

    For using action, you need a few goes, if you use contact sheet II, to generate 2 thumbnails on a piece of 4R is possible, I have done with 4 thumbnails, 12 thumbnails, 20 thumbnails on a piece of 4R print before

    Hope this help

    Btw, you mention you are not pleased with the result of OYAMA laminating film, care to elaborate more?

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    I'm using PS 7.0 - will check to see if there's any contact list function.

    The reason why Actions won't work in my case is because what I thought is Actions work on every single file in a folder. What I need is for the action to take the first and second file, combine. take 3 and 4, combine. take 5 and 6, combine. Not aware that the actions can be used to select files in this manner.

    Unless of course, I keep dragging 2 files a time into a folder, run the action, then take the 2 out and put the next 2 in. When you have a few hundred, this gets tedious.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mezzotint
    Well there's such Photoshop function called Action. The user of cuz has to pre-record every steps for the required foto-editing or resizing, etc. Just do a one-time editing and then all the user has to do is just click on the 'play' button and everything will be in automation. Give it a try!

    Anyway hope my suggestion helps. It's the best solution I can think of out of Adobe Photoshop. Cheers mate!

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    Default Re: Any Quick Way to do this?

    Have a look at this -

    http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage/

    Not sure if it is what you want but it is a very flexible piece of software.

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