Resizing Patron Photos for Sirsi Unicorn Using Multiple Image Resizer .Net

Photo images to be used with Workflows need to be resized so they are a maximum of 76 pixels wide by 76 pixels high to fit in the space provided in the user information header of the wizard display screen. Because of the large quantity of images, it is not practical to resize the images one at a time. You may already have an application that will allow you to resize multiple images. However, you can also download Multiple Image Resizer.NET software and use it. Multiple Image Resizer.NET is freeware software found at http://www.multipleimageresizer.net/ that can be used to convert image sizes for a large number of images.

NOTE: If using DSL or DASL as the source of your images, consider utilizing the Converting DSL/DASL Pictures for INFOhio Library Automation instructions for automating the process of cropping and resizing images..

Once Multiple Image Resizer.NET has been downloaded and installed, the images can be resized by following these steps:

  1. Start the Multiple Image Resizer .NET application.

  2. From the Select Images tab, use the Add Folder of Images button to locate the folder in which you have the photo images on your computer:


  3. From the Process Options tab, make certain that the only options selected are Resize and Crop. Make certain that Resize is listed before Crop (use the arrows to the right to re-arrange the order).


  4. Using the Resizing Options tab, select the Height and Width radio button and specify a width of 76 pixels and height of 100 pixels.


  5. On the Cropping tab, set the coordinates as noted below.

    If the images are an unusual size, change the process options to perform the cropping first and use the Visually Set Crop Area
    feature to crop the images appropriately.

  6. Using the Save Options tab, specify that you want the files to be saved in JPEG Format (JPG).  Change the JPG Quality to a minimum of 80%.  Specify a directory into which the resized images will be stored:


  7. Using the Go tab, make certain that the only processing options selected is Resize and Crop Then use the GO button to resize all of the images:


  8. The resized images should be FTP'ed to the XXX/Unicorn/Custom/Photos directory on the system hosting the Unicorn databases for further processing via the OHrenamephotofiles.sh script. It might be more efficient to create a ZIP file containing all of the photos for a school district and transferring the file to the XXX/Unicorn/Custom/Photos directory. Once transferred, it can be expanded using the "unzip" command.
       Example:
          cd XXX/Unicorn/Custom/Photos
          unzip XXX_Photos.zip
Last Updated on April 24, 2013

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