Framing jpeg images for Flickr

This is an Apple­script I wrote a cou­ple of years ago to resize and frame Jpeg images export­ed from Pho­to­shop (for exam­ple) for Flickr.

The script relies on the ‘con­vert’ util­i­ty from the ImageMag­ick ( library. It puts a [black] frame around the out­side of the image, after resiz­ing the image to a max­i­mum of 1600px on the longest side. The frame dis­plays an arbi­trary string at the top left cor­ner (e.g. for copyright).

The script will embed an sRGB ICC-pro­file in the resized Jpeg. I use ProPho­to for my Pho­to­shop work­ing space. But this is a much wider gamut than most mon­i­tors will dis­play. Most web browsers will dis­tort col­ors using that, much-wider, col­or gamut. So it is bet­ter to spec­i­fy a recent ver­sion of the sRGB pro­file for the image. You can find sRGB col­or pro­files here at the ICC website.

Final­ly, the script sharp­ens the resized image just a lit­tle and saves it as a renamed image in the same direc­to­ry as the original.

I hope you find it use­ful. The script includes instruc­tions, includ­ing on the best way to install ImageMagick.

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