Need a stripper
February 23, 2006 11:25 AM Subscribe
Help me batch-strip resources from thousands of image files.
posted by squirrel to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm using a G5 running OSX 10.4.5 to do all sorts of graphic design and editing. I use GraphicConverter to do many tasks, including browsing large directories. I have finally figured out how to tweak the GC settings so as to browse directories without adding huge resources to every file. This is important for storage space because a 50k JPG becomes a 175k JPG if you add a resource fork. Think 1000+ photos in a few dozen directories, and you can see how this adds to storage bloat big time.
So, I've figured out how to stop GraphicConverter from adding the new resource... how do I go back and strip the resource off of all those bloated old files that have already been affected? I could save 75% of my image storage if I can figure out how to do this. How do I automate the task? I'll be keeping a copy of the originals, of course... but are there any other precautions I should consider?
I'll be checking back frequently, so feel free to ask specific questions.