Help needed using the Batch action and the Action Window

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Skinner1, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Skinner1

    Skinner1 Guest

    I could use a little help here if anybody is of a mind.

    I am working out of the Browser window in CS.

    I have a batch of about 42 photos in most cases that I have color
    corrected from RAW images (I shoot in raw only) and I have saved them
    into a PSD at 300 resolution at the largest size. Once all that is
    done I want to do the following:

    1. Open each file
    2. Impose Unsharp Mask with the same settings each time.
    3. Resize the image to about 8 x 12 at 150 resolution
    4. Save the image as a JPG
    5. Close the image.

    I have tried using the Action window and recording the steps but for
    some reason CS will always go back and open the first tile (the one I
    did the recording on) and save that instead of saving the current
    image.

    It is as though it will not get the new file name. Have I done
    something wrong?

    Any help would be appreciated as I hope to be doing this kind of
    processing more and more for my group clients.
     
    Skinner1, Feb 26, 2007
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  2. Skinner1

    edjh Guest

    You are usually best off NOT having an Open step, because that opens the
    file you recorded with, The Batch function will open your files
    automatically if you specify the folder.

    So Override or delete that Open step.
     
    edjh, Feb 26, 2007
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  3. Skinner1

    Skinner1 Guest

    That did the trich! Thank you muchly!!! This is going to make a LOT of
    the work I do much easier. I can now get all the shot specific work
    done and THEN automate the resizing and other common functions down to
    a batch operation that I can do on say my Laptop!! Thanks a lot for
    your help!
     
    Skinner1, Feb 27, 2007
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