Action or scripts? - resize twice and save for web

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Sahara Yak, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. Sahara Yak

    Sahara Yak Guest

    Hi,

    I have 3000 odd pictures (all 4meg+ at 2048*...) and I want to manually crop
    them using 6 by 4 inches.

    I would like to then have an action or script, I'm not sure which would be
    best or which can do what I want, that would do the following...

    Resize to 650 by 433 and save to web at 90% quality into a different folder.
    Then undo the resize (or maybe have two actions?) and redo it at 300 by 200
    save for web at 80% quality.

    What is the best way to doing this - any suggestions welcome - I'm
    struggling with how actions work and can't find an applescript that does
    this

    Many thanks...

    Email to yak AT pair.com
     
    Sahara Yak, Jun 20, 2004
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  2. Sahara Yak

    edjh Guest

    You should be able to do this with an action. Just record doing the
    whole thing with one file and Automate>Batch the action. Test it out
    with a few copied files to work out any glitches.
     
    edjh, Jun 20, 2004
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  3. Sahara Yak

    Glo8al Guest

    You could duplicate the current open file, then resize, save, close,
    then resize the original, save, close.

    Open one file, create a new script.
    Hit record then
    Duplicate the open file
    Resize it required size
    Save to a different location in the format you want (do not change the
    name of the file, its easier to fix that later)
    Command-W to close the file.
    Resize the original file to required size.
    Save to a different location in the format you want (do not change the
    name of the file, its easier to fix that later)
    Command-W to close the file.
    Stop recording.

    Go, File, automate, Batch
    Select action, select folder where original files are, if using
    profiling check (suppress colour warning) Don't check any thing else
    Destination "none"
    Errors "stop for errors"

    Try in on a small amount of files, then go for it.
     
    Glo8al, Jun 21, 2004
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  4. Sahara Yak

    Sahara Yak Guest

    Thanks very much, will have a bash at it....
     
    Sahara Yak, Jun 21, 2004
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