I wanted to post this nice shot of a Tabac sign from our local Medieval Fair here on this blog also, fo those who don’t read our “American Pipemaker in Brittany” blog and would otherwise miss the recent posts of pics from the fair. Sadly, the store under this wonderful sign is mostly a magazine and gift shop, with a rack of cigarettes behind the counter and a few packets of Clan. Yech. That’s about it for the moment, though I hope to shortly post a nice shot of two new pipes soon-to-be finished – one Morta “Lionfish” pipe done for a special request, and a very nice bamboo-shanked Talbert that will probably be migrating over to the inventory of Pipe & Pint.

Oh, and one other thing – Do any of you techie readers know of any freeware utility which can batch-modify multiple JPGs to smaller dimensions? I have roughly six folders filled with photos taken during Emily’s parents’ visit, but each photo is 1600×1200, and quite a bear for them to download on their 56K modem connection. With 200+ photos, individual resizing and compressing is out of the question. I do most of my photo work in Paintshop Pro, which can do batch format conversion but not batch resizing, so if anyone can point me to a freeware utility that can handle this task, thanks in advance!

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Anonymous · May 24, 2006 at 1:56 am

My LB is smoking wonderfull, thanks.
But just for fun, try also FastStone, you will be surprised.
Hans Peter

Trever-T · May 23, 2006 at 1:22 pm

Thanks for the tip! I have installed IrfanView and already done all the file conversions. Wonderful program, very simple. I hope your LB is smoking well!

Anonymous · May 22, 2006 at 6:59 pm

FastStone Image Viewer, very good program.
IrfanView, very simple
I hope that helps, bothe can resize patch convert.
Hans Peter Strobl

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