Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
MakeThumbNails Droplet Announcement
Author: Donald W. Larson Posted: 9/20/1999; 10:01:35 AM Topic: MakeThumbNails Droplet Announcement Msg #: 11288 Prev/Next: 11287 / 11289
Over the weekend, I wrote a Frontier Droplet for the Macintosh that uses the Mac version of Corel Photo-Paint 8 (part of CorelDraw 8) to process 'JPEG' or 'GIFf' File Type images into JPEG thumbnails and storing them in a separate folder.
See http://sd.znet.com/~dwlarson/FAT_Pages/MakeThumbNails.html stored as a FatPage.
The scripts at user.CorelPaint could be modified to work with other platforms and scriptable graphic products because it is built in modular fashion.
It works with a single file, groups of files, or a folder of files with error checking. An Error Log is created using the folder drop option if a file can not be processed. If a single file is processed and a bad File Type encountered, then an alert is issued.
There are ReadMe's and a prefs table to use for settings.
XML-RPC enabled capabilities could be considered and implemented in a future release.
I used Heath Tanner's, publishCode macro on my FatPage to present the script code in html. Thanks Heath!
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