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Windows 7: why cant i open many picture at once?

14 Dec 2010   #1

why cant i open many picture at once?

can some1 explain to me....

...why cant i select many picture and right click and open them all AT ONCE with the same program ...

...instead of clicking them to open one by one?

...i mean if i'd have a thoursand picture i'd have to click a thoursand time...
instead of like 1

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14 Dec 2010   #2
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Dext, and welcome to Seven Forums.

There's no need to. When you open a picture in a folder, you can click on the left and right arrows in Windows Photo Viewer to scroll through and view all images in that same folder.

why cant i open many picture at once?-next.jpg

You could also select a larger icon size for that folder view to see them better as well.

Hope this helps,

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14 Dec 2010   #3


yea...but u cant umm compress ur picture with that program no? u still need to open them all in a picture compressor program?
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14 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Most decent image editor programs allow you to select multiple images and open them at once. But not 1000

What you need is a batch image processor. Maybe something like Adobe Lightroom? There may be others. Google "Batch Image Compression" or something...
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14 Dec 2010   #5


mmm...good point i didnt try from the program...
...yea from the program it work...(hold shift while selecting pricture)
but its still few more step i mean finding back the folder from the program and stuff

thx for the anwser i might not though about it
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14 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Photoshop and other adobe tools allow you to specify a folder of images and then a set of rules to apply to them. Like load, resize to 808x600 and resave at different settings.

There may be other programs that are free or cheaper that do that also. Though I'd have to research to find out. GIMP may have some batch processing capabilities and it's free.

If you really want to get into it yourself. There is a command line image tool library called "Image Magick". You can then use a scripting lanuage like Python to iterate over a directory full of images and call Image Magick programs to do all kind of crazy stuff Resizing, recompressing, and tons more fancy things.
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14 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I use FastStone Image Viewer for batch renaming and re-sizing.
I have tens of thousands of pictures and have never found a limit to the number I can open.
I regularly open folders with ~9000 pictures- no problem. And it's Free!

Here's the link: FastStone Image Viewer - Powerful and Intuitive Photo Viewer, Editor and Batch Converter
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14 Dec 2010   #8


amazing software, can change quality of compression and size of picture/open many at once n stuff....though i didnt try 9k picture yet...but if what u say is true then it would be worth a try to see if i can do all my picture at once =3
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