Simple -- create an action in Photoshop 4 that saves the file with your
desired options and compression level.
(and changing the hex isn't likely to work)
> Thanks to Snappy, I have a few thousands of jpeg files at size about
> 75Kb to 85Kb which I would like to resave it at about 40 plus Kb by
> Photostyler 2.0 after some brightness/contrast correction. For many
> image manipulations, Photostyler is very efficient, especially the
> the "quick command menu" which reuse most commands by one click which
> is why I still use it. However saving jpeg is a pain.
> By default, Photostyler 's jpeg compress level is at "40" which is
> comparable to cjpeg's "75" setting according to jpegdump.exe. Photostyler's
> range is 0 to 100 where 0 compression is thehighest quality setting. At "40",
> it shows perceptible degrade in quality. I like to save jpeg at 30 or 35
> quality setting which is quite good. Every time saving at any compression
> level setting other than "40", one must click through "Save as",scroll
> small windows to find the same filename as it assumes no name chosen, click
> "save option", click 5 times to go from 40 to 35, click "OK" , "Save",
> then "Yes" to confirm save which is very tiresome and time consuming.
> If save by default jpeg setting at "40", just Ctrl-S which is fast and
> efficient. Thus ,I like to change the default setting permanently to "35".
> Since, there is no ini or other files that define jpeg setting. After
> some research with Hex viewer, I believe the default setting "40" must be
> compiled to some machine code and stored in the UF2JPEG.FIO (DLL type file,
> Ulead-Input-Output-File, sized 25kb ) within which one can see word such
> as "compression size, ratio, subsampling etc...".
> After changing byte by byte using hex editor near the phrase
> " Compression Level..", and reload Photostyler after each byte changed,
> within the JPEG dialogue box's phrase or font or buttons' size change; but
> nowhere could I change the jpeg default value "40". After about 40 bytes
> changes and 40 loadings of Photostyler, I am still stuck.
> I would like to ask anyone who had compiled jpeg modules or really good
> hackers to suggest how I can change such seem so simple but not so
> easy task. I am very appreciate for all your helps.