Resizing in Adobe Bridge and Compressing Your Folder

Batch Resizing
  1. Open your folder in Adobe Bridge and select all the images (Command-A).
  2. Go to Tools -> Photoshop -> Image Processor. (This will launch Adobe Photoshop, make take a few moments.) If missing then you need to uninstall PhotoShop and reinstall it. Restart Bridge and you should be fine.
  3. In the Image Processor window:
    1. Leave the first section unchecked.
    2. In the second section, check Select Folder then click on Select folder and create a new folder to save your resized images into. (Tip: Use “YYMMDD_initials_slug_sm” to denote the images as being smaller.)
    3. Under File Type, check Save as JPEG and Resize to Fit. Set the Quality to 10 and the width and height to 2000 pixels.
    4. Under Preferences, leave Run Action unchecked but check Include ICC Profile.
  4. Click Run and wait while all your images are resized. Depending on how powerful your computer is, this could take a while – you’re really leaning on the processor to do a lot of work. I recommend against having any other applications running (especially Chrome), let Adobe have as much power as your machine has.

Compressing for Upload to eLC
  1. Once your images are done, they will be in a subfolder titled, “JPEG.” Move them out of that folder and one with your name “YOUR NAME” is example.
  2. Right-click (or Control-click) on the main folder and select Compress. This will take a few moments again but give you a single file with a “.zip” extension at the end that you can upload into eLC.
  3. You can right-click (or Control-click) on that file and select Get Info to see the size – for eLC, it needs to be less than 1 GB.