We are just starting out and still working out the kinks. But...
I was going to film my episodes yesterday but ran into an issue with my mod installation and the texture pack. I think I got it resolved now. Ended up taking some of the 32x versions that are officially done and just copying them into the pack rather than using my own resized versions.
I can't use the 64x textures from tekkit/technic and they don't have 32x options for a lot of the "newer" stuff.
What program should one use to convert textures from 64x to 32x and how would one do even do it?
I tried to do it in Paint but of course that was epic failure since I had no idea what I was doing. Looked like it "worked" but lost the transparency in the process.
I did the mass resizing in what is called batch'ing in Photoshop. There is a process of creating an "action" that you can then load up in the "batch" screen. Doing so records records a everything you do until you stop it from recording. I had an image open, hit record, image resized by 50%, saved for the web, and hit stop. Then when started, photoshop will follow that action for every image in the chosen location.
You can set it to look into subfolders and assign a destination for all the newly saved images. I'm not sure if there are any other programs out there, but it took photoshop probably 5-10 minutes to resize all the images (and some ended up being fuzzy cause I didn't do the bicubic setting). And another 2 hours re-organizing all the images into the correct file-folder structuring.
Saw you updated your IC2 to 32x Hanfox, thanks, gonna use that and your ExtraBiomesXL
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Paint Shop Pro has the best quality when reducing the size of an image. However it has a TERRIBLE batch that won't allow subfolders so you're basically stuck with manually adding files from each directory.
I also tried PhotoImpact, the quality was similar to PSP and actually had a batch function that supported subfolders. However... the image resizing function was dreadful. Images that had transparency would get messed up due to a forced "repositioning". The problem is that program had no "if error do this" so it failed at the resize part. If you adjusted the resize to work with transparency it would no longer work on pictures without it. Epic fail.
Currently downloading Photoshop...
I found the bicubic stuff in Photoshop. It was actually set as "Bicubic Automatic" for me... which I ended up changing to a different version of bicubic which is better for reducing images. So keep that in mind.
I saw that, thanks. Was a very exciting moment for me and Dawgeth this morning.
Yeah, for me "nearest neighbour" was superior to the other choices.
I got Adobe Photoshop and it does support subfolders which is nice. But it's very slow at running the batch.
However I found another program Zoner Studio Pro. I couldn't find any way to create a batch to run subfolders. However it had a pretty quick drag field/batch and the speed at which it resize at is just ridiculously fast. Very good quality when down scaling, same as PSP/Photoshop. It had a LOT of options as well, I found that Bell/sharpen 0 was very nice. I'm going to take a closer look at Zoner to try figure out if you can batch subfolders. If you can it's by far the best program to quickly resize pictures and ton of options.