Compress to Target Size

Copyright © February, 2009 SuzShook

dot   Script Summary:

The purpose of this script is to process a folder of files, reducing their size by increasing the JPEG compression value until the files are below a user-designated size.

dot   Installation Instructions:

Download the script package

  1. Place the ss-CompressToTargetSize script in a Scripts-Trusted folder. The script must run from a Scripts-Trusted folder because it opens, saves, and closes files.

  2. Quick Guide and sample script:
    • Make a folder in your Quick Guides folder (if you don't already have one) called Scripts.
    • Within the Scripts folder, make a folder called ss-CompressToTargetSize.
    • Place everything from the ZIP file (except the ss-CompressToTargetSize script and the PpScript_sample script) in the Scripts\ss-CompressToTargetSize folder.
    • If you are working in PSP 8 or 9, you can open the ss-CompressToTargetSize instructions in the Learning Center.
    • If you are working in PSP X or above, you can view the instructions by browsing to the ss-CompressToTargetSize folder you created above and double-clicking on the index.htm file.

dot   Change History:

  • 00 - original version: This script was created in response to a request from Lynn Allan specifically to prepare photos for photo-sharing websites or photo printing services. Thanks to Lynn for his significant input to the refining of this script.