Here's the situation: I am a photographer. I have photographed in all media and formats. I have supplied images for print and for websites, but I've never run into this challenge one before, at least not of this magnitude.
I will be photographing about 1,000 images for a website. The designer has laid out a lot of requirements, some of which I've never encountered before. The one that has me stumped is this one: the designer specifies that the image must be photographed at 10-15 megapixels. No problem there. The other specification is that each image must be cropped to a specific dimension. Each file must then be drastically resized to 800pixels x some other figure, then converted from .jpeg to a .tif.
I can do all that no sweat, but one-thousand images? My previous photo gigs have required 12-24 finished images at a time. Publications usually want to do the cropping themselves. My experience has been limited to cleaning up flaws in the objects themselves, or in lightening or removing a drop shadow (minor things).
I use PS6. (Yes, I know that I'm behind the times, but it does everything that I need for it to do). Is there a way of doing this in batches? Resizing the image area as well as reducing the file size and converting each file will take me longer than it will take me to photograph the individual 1000 pieces of jewelry.
I have uploaded photos to websites that have resized the images automatically as long as the file size is within a certain range. Can't the designer use a design program to do this?
In addition, the designer wants the images sent in a .zip file. Since the final image at my end will be pretty small, I expect some loss of quality when the image is compressed then opened.
If this has been asked before, I apologize, but i did a search using different terms but came up empty-handed.
This post has been edited by Bloo Dog: 12 February 2010 - 11:00 AM