Those questions come quite often in the comments of my shares, “how can I resize all the images in that hentai manga”, or “the images are ridiculously huge, how do you recompress them?“.
Let’s adress that, I’m explaining how I do it
Important: I don’t only do it that way. Actual retouchings are ran with photoshop (here’s how), and I’ll use various settings when it yields better results; it’s all a matter of trying and learning. Still, that how-to should work “most of the time”.
And I’m certain better methods exist, okay, it’s not a contest
… At first, I had written a massive wall of text – yeah, that’s my habit.
In the end, even I, I couldn’t understand anymore that massive wall of text
So I decided to make better: let’s sum it up in 2 images.
In those 2 images, you’ll see my personal settings and every step I take, with occasional additional explanations. The rest is in your hands
– To recompress images, so that their size in kilobytes gets smaller, I use ACD See Classic. It’s like another windows Explorer (keep Shift pressed, right-click a folder or hit the List key, and the shell’s right-click contextual menu shows), except that it handles images. I love that prog. The later versions of ACD See disappointed me, the only downside of Classic is that it’ll randomly crash with animated gifs.
Here’s my ACD See Recompression Guide.
Important: don’t recompress your images too strongly or it will be an ugly, very ugly waste. I noticed that red surfaces are the first to show degradation from recompression: if you have huge red surfaces, look at them very carefully, they’ll show you if you have too strong recompression settings or not. Actually, since every pack of images may need stronger or weaker compression settings, red surfaces are a fairly useful indicator, huhu ^^
– To resize groups of images, I use Xnview. I’m not as much at ease with the keyboard shortcuts and the GUI, compared to ACD See, this isn’t as simple and it makes me wonder if I didn’t screw up somewhere when I use it for stuff I’m not used to. But the program is superior in all regards, still ^^
Here’s my Xnview Batch Resizing Guide.
Xnview can also process whole directory trees. You select a folder, control-U for batch process window, and tick the option to process its subfolders, and BOOM, even if there are 50 sub-sub-subfolders and 5000 images, the work is done.
And if I want to rename files?
– ACDSee, control-A, F2. “##” characters will be the incremental count, “*” means “the original filename”.
– Xnview, Control-A, F2. Note: Xnview has much more powerful renaming power, and it preserves file extensions while, sometimes, ACDSee does not.
While I’m at it, I’ll have to update this post with fresher information, but, hey, I once wrote a post about the best friends of the hentai fan…
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