If you decide to include SID in your regular workflow, SquishPic makes it easy to convert your non-SID images to SID. (Of course, you need a data plan, but SquishPic can tell you in advance how much data your images will require.)
You can use as many batch conversion operations as you need to, depending on how you organize your images.
Set compression defaults
Use the Preferences dialog to set the default location where compressed SID files will be saved, and the default compression.
Setting these defaults in advance makes running the batch operation(s) smooth and seamless.
You can set the Default Save To Location to be either the same folder as the original file, or a specific folder. Determine which of these is more desirable.
TIPS: You can create a new destination folder if necessary, and you can also move or copy all your original images to a central location before processing.
When you use SID in your workflow, you want to be sure that the conversion process does not lose any image data. To ensure this, set the Default Compression to Lossless.
Compress multiple images
To start a batch compression operation:
Start SquishPic and log in to your Extensis account.
Choose Tools > Compress multiple images.
Navigate to the desired folder and select the images that you want to compress.
To select all the images in the folder, press CTRL+A (Windows and Linux) or COMMAND+A (Mac).
Click Open in the Select Images dialog.
Confirm the settings in the Multi-Image Processing dialog, then click Compress.
The settings displayed reflect the Default Compression settings from the Preferences dialog. If you set these up beforehand, just press ENTER.
When prompted for a destination folder, navigate to the desired destination and click Select Folder.
The folder displayed initially is the folder set as the Default Save To Location in the Preferences dialog. If you set this up in advance, just press ENTER.
SquishPic will process your images and display a progress dialog; you can click Cancel in the dialog to stop processing. Only images that are processed completely are counted against your data plan.