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Last Friday, I just received the 4GB D2 red that I purchased for my g/f's birthday, and I absolutely LOVE IT. It's perfect for an audiobook listener with the bookmark function. Plus, the sound is superb. I'm going to have to get one for myself as well since I have no mp3 player. Anyways, I got this unit early cause I wanted to configure everything and load up all of her favorite stuff as a surprise. I have a couple of questions.
1.) How do you delete bookmarks?
2.) I loaded up the latest 2.50 firmware and it wiped all of the default stuff that comes with it. I need to know what the specs for the pictures are. I want to load up pictures for her on her D2, but right now, the resolution is higher so it takes a few seconds for it to show the picture and not be blurry. I need to know what the specs are for those pics so I can change it. I think you can do a batch job or least I hope in Photoshop to change all the specs of pictures in one folder.
1. In the bookmarks "area" click settings, the option to delete all or delete 1 will pop up
2. photos: 320 x 240 is the size of the screen, but the D2 should automatically resize any standard sized JPEGs (By standard I mean not ridiculously huge) perfectly.
To batch process in photoshop:
load in your images
select one of them
go to the right panal and select "action" (it's the tab next to history)
select create new action
resize the image however you want
hit stop, next to the record button
then go into file (?) and select automate>batch
set the input as source and away you go
My D2 has handled full-resolution .JPGs straight from my digital camera, just takes a couple seconds more to resize. Each is 3008 x 2000 pixels and over 2MB in size.
So, resizing ahead of time helps the D2 to resize for its display resolution, but not absolutely necessary.
Thanks for the feedback Dominic and wader. Yes, the D2 does show the pics, but the waiting is somewhat annoying with an instant gratification device, you know. :)
Dominic, will the Photoshop instructions work with Photoshop 7.0 by chance?
It could do.... but I dunno to be honest.... give it a go on 3 or 4 test images first just in case
I use PMView Pro (http://www.pmview.com/) for fast, accurate conversions/rotations, general image viewing/browsing/searching, creating quick thumbnail sheets and most of my image printing. It is quick yet produces high quality results. It supports custom scripting of internal functions, which I tend to use in batch processing situations. It requires a purchase after a one month trial period, admittedly.
The free FastStone (http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm) image viewer has a nice batch capability that's configured entirely through their built-in GUI. I just tested resizing a selected set of images to fit within 320x240 . . . in less than one minute of configuration + execution.
I like Photoshop for many things, but in addition to Dominic's great advice, batch conversion can also be done very quickly by lesser-known, but still excellent quality apps. IMHO.
I highly recommend irfanview (http://www.irfanview.com/), it's free and the batch processing is simple to use but has advanced options if you need them. The resize is in the advanced options and theres also a resample checkbox to increase quality. I've been using it for years and its very quick, simple, free and the developer still does updates. [yes]
My last player would take about 15 seconds to display an 8MP image so I have to say I'm pretty happy with the speed of an 8MP load up... but then it doesn't impress friends as much so it's always handy to have some at the D2 resolution just to show it off. [thumbsup]
Good luck with whatever you choose to use.
Thanks everyone for your recommendations. I used the batch process in Photoshop 7 since I'm familiar with that one, and it worked great using Dominic's instructions.
I gave my g/f the Cowon D2 4GB Red w/8GB SDHC card and she loved it. She appreciated the photos being on there as well! All is well, now I'm sad cause after spending a week prepping the Cowon D2 for her, I'm dying to get one for myself, but need to conserve some cash for now.
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