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Using Actions and Image Processor in Photoshop.


CathyT 8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2011 4:10PM
I'm probably the only person not to have noticed the Image Processor option in PS but I thought I'd pass this on.

Today I had a folder of portraits that I wanted to turn black and white, sharpen and resize so I could e-mail them to the customer to choose which ones they wanted, so I made an Action.It consisted of levels, curves,channel mixer,unsharp mask and resize to 700px

..see how to do it HERE

Once you have done that ...go to File > Scripts >Image processor.

Select the folder of images you wish to convert, save in same location adds a sub folder, you can then save as a Jpg, PSD or tiff etc. and at the bottom under preference, run actions, you can select the action you have just made.

It converted a complete folder in under a minute..

As I say I'm probably the only one that didn't realise you could do this but thought I'd pass it on.

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arhb Plus
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2011 4:18PM
I'm using CS1 Cathy, and it's batch automation on here, but sounds the same.
Hoping to upgrade to CS3 or 4 later in the year.
CathyT 8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2011 4:20PM
I think it starts at PS2....
CathyT 8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2011 4:21PM
It was a tip from Joan West on FB...saved me loads of time...
User_Removed 11 17.9k 8 Norway
21 Jan 2011 6:26PM
Nice one Cathy. (A very nice one!) Thank you! Smile
Paul Morgan Plus
13 16.2k 6 England
21 Jan 2011 8:47PM
Its a very handy feature Cathy, been using it for a long while. Saves a lot of time with time lapse stuff when I might have hundreds of images that need processing and resizing Smile

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