How do I add the same filter to multiple files at once?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Lord Chicken, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. Lord Chicken

    Lord Chicken Guest

    hey there, i'm having a dilema; i have several hundred images that
    need to be cleaned up and filters added to. All the photoshop are very
    similar so would need the exact same filters......except i have no
    idea how to do it? as far as i can see, photoshop only filters 1 image
    at a time. Is there a program, addon, plugin or setting that allows me
    to do this?

    thank u thank u thank u
    Lord Chicken, Aug 1, 2004
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  2. Lord Chicken

    Mike Russell Guest

    Record your operations into an action, and then either save the action as a
    droplet (to which you may drag and drop multiple files) or use Photoshop's
    batch mode to apply the action to a folder full of files.

    Do a search in PS help for "droplet" and "batch" for more info.
    Mike Russell, Aug 1, 2004
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  3. Lord Chicken

    Lord Chicken Guest

    Record your operations into an action, and then either save the action as a
    thanks for the reply, i did the batching and it worked but with
    applying the droplet; i'm not sure where the icon to drag is. I did
    find a similar icon in the directory, but dragging it onto the
    particular images in explorer didn't work?.....

    also if theres a way to apply filters to multiple files so that the
    filter percentage/level of distortion keeps increasing with each image 1 would be least distorted and image 10 would be
    most distorted....

    Lord Chicken, Aug 5, 2004
  4. Lord Chicken

    Mike Russell Guest

    Other way around. Drag the images onto the droplet.
    Photoshop does not explicitly do this, but there are ways around it.

    If you were doing many groups of files,with 10 files per group, you could
    create 10 droplets, each with a different distortion setting from 10 to 100
    percent, and carefully drop the correct file onto each droplet. Or you
    could drop the same file multiple times to the same droplet.

    Premiere is designed to interpolate filter parameters and produce this kind
    of cumulative distortion, but not all Photoshop filters are compatible with
    Premiere. Morph is another example of a program that will product a
    cumulative distortion.
    Mike Russell, Aug 5, 2004
  5. Lord Chicken

    Lord Chicken Guest

    thanks for the earlier droplet 'trick', worked just fine :) hehehe,
    feeling a bit foolish....

    .....but this premier filter parametre sounds right what i'm after. I'm
    using premier anyway somewhere done the line to put it all into a
    movie sequence. (Due to monetary constraints i'm making a movie with
    only digital picture snaps; that's why i have oh so many hundreds of
    Premier is basically new to me, so if you could direct me in the right
    direction with the filer?

    check out morph as well, thanks for that, is it adobe morph studio? or
    morph man? .....although they both seem pretty interesting

    thanks and seeyas
    Lord Chicken, Aug 6, 2004
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