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Is there a max # of images you can use?
on October 21st 2005

I had about 130 images in a folder and I also had PhotoResize640.exe in the same folder. I selected all images and dropped them on the PhotoResize640.exe and got an error saying "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item".

If I only select about 20 or so it works fine. Is there a max # of images you can drag and drop when you are doing everything in the same folder? I can create new folders and copy images and drop the complete folder and it works, but it is just extra steps.

By the way, this is a very cool application and I appreciate you work.


on October 21st 2005

When you drag and drop files in Windows, their names are sent to PhotoResize by Explorer as command line parameters.

There is a limit on the length of a command line. If the command line is longer, Windows reports the mentioned error.

You might be able to process more images at once if they had a shorter path (C:\imgs\ instead of C:\Documents and Settings\My-User-Name\My Documents\My Pictures\today\).

on October 22nd 2005

Thank you very much for the quick reply. You are exactly correct - I moved to a folder with a shorter name and I can drag and drop many more. This is a great application - just wish I would have found it a long time ago!

on August 7th 2008

thats a little ghetto but thnx

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