Wondering if there's a Mac OS X program that I could drop an image file on and tell it "Make me a 'best quality' JPEG out of this that winds up being no more than 10 mb in size".
I have a couple of hundred scanned family photos that I want to put up on my Flickr account. Most of the scans are anywhere from 25 to 100mb TIFFs. Many of the photos I'm uploading are things like group photos from the '20s—where you can only just
make out a 10-year-old great-uncle in the back row—so I want to keep as much of the details as possible.
Up to now, I have been opening up each file separately in ImageReady 7.0, resizing it, and saving it as a "100%" quality JPG (my aim being to have the largest/highest-quality versions on Flickr, yet still be under Flickr's 10mb per image limit).
Unfortunately, this means a lot
of time wasted with hit-and-miss ImageReady resizing
(resize -> wait for resize -> click optimize -> wait for JPEG optimization = result usually being either too small (say, 7 megs, so not as large a photo as I could conceivably upload) or the file size still being over 10mb)
Right now, I find I am able to do only a few in an hours worth of time (fortunately I've had a boatload of podcasts to keep me company).
While Flickr's own FlickrUploadr has the option to shrink the image
size of oversized JPGs (down to widths of 2048—pretty much ensuring that the files will be way under 10mb), I don't see any third party uploaders that let you specify a target file
Any ideas? Is this something that could possibly be done using Automator