How do I convert a batch of PSD files to tif or jpg ?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Al Dykes, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Guest

    I have a folder full of PSD files. If there a way to convert
    all of them to another format ?
     
    Al Dykes, Feb 13, 2005
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    jjs Guest

    Yes.
     
    jjs, Feb 13, 2005
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  3. Presuming nothing, do you have PS? What version.

    Are you learning a graphics program, or is this a one off operation?
     
    John McWilliams, Feb 13, 2005
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    Harry Limey Guest

    Download the free Irfanview
    http://www.irfanview.com/
    you can't beat it for that sort of job

    Harry
     
    Harry Limey, Feb 13, 2005
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    Al Dykes Guest


    Sorry, I could have been clearer. Yes I have CS and am using it but
    have lots to learn. I made the PSD files from RAW shots.

    I'm trying to save a bunch pf PSD files in tiff. It looks
    like the batch facility allws me to script some steps but I don;t
    see how to apply a script to all files in a folder.

    Thanks
     
    Al Dykes, Feb 13, 2005
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    I have a folder full of PSD files. If there a way to convert
    Hi Al, you can do this easily by creating an action (record the steps
    for one file ... read up on actions in Help) and then applying this
    action to an entire folder using File > Automate > Batch (again, read
    up on the details in Help). Be careful not to write over your original
    files and it should work fine.

    Bill
     
    Bill Hilton, Feb 13, 2005
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    Presuming nothing, do you have PS?

    If he has PSD files I'd assume he has Photoshop :)
     
    Bill Hilton, Feb 13, 2005
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    Al Dykes Guest


    I went to irfanview and it works fine.

    I use irfanview all the time to look at raw files and knew it could
    batch work, but the brain didn't look to see if it could also do batch
    PSD, which I need since I've put a bit of work into each shot while
    converting from raw to PSD.

    I assume that PS has more sophisticated default raw-to-anything
    filters than irfaview does. That's why I didn't consider irfanview
    for this, initially.

    Thanks, everyone.
     
    Al Dykes, Feb 13, 2005
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    bogus Guest

    Use Actions. Go to Window>Action to open the action panel.

    You can read a full explanation on how to create and run a batch program in
    PSD Help.
     
    bogus, Feb 13, 2005
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  10. I'd recommend Russell Brown's "Image processor".

    http://russellbrown.com/

    It's much easier to use than an action (it's a javascript he's written),
    and his tutorial shows how to create simultaneously TIFFs, PSD and
    Jpegs, the latter two size-customizable, and sharpening selectable. It's
    set to put images into new folders, almost assuring that you can't
    overwrite originals. The downside for me is I chew up Gigabytes now,
    instead of mere 100's of Megs....
     
    John McWilliams, Feb 13, 2005
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  11. You have to record an "Action" with just one step: saving the current
    document in TIFF or JPEG format. Then, File - Automate - Batch to apply this
    action to a folder full of PSD's.

    Bye.
     
    Enric Tordera, Feb 13, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    Not necessarily - a number of graphics programs can read psd files.
     
    Hecate, Feb 14, 2005
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  13. 1. Open one of your files and make an action to save it to the desired
    format and then close the file, and the action.

    2. Go to File>Automate>Batch and apply the action the the rest of the
    pictures in the folder.

    I hope this helps,

    Mike
     
    Michael Riddle, Feb 14, 2005
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    Tom Nelson Guest

    Incidentally, the freeware Javascript "Dr. Brown's Image Processor"
    will automatically convert a folder of photos directly from RAW to
    JPG, TIF or both.
    http://www.russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html

    Tom Nelson
    Tom Nelson Photography
     
    Tom Nelson, Feb 23, 2005
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  15. or, as I wrote on the 13th:

    I'd recommend Russell Brown's "Image processor".

    http://russellbrown.com/

    It's much easier to use than an action (it's a javascript he's written),
    and his tutorial shows how to create simultaneously TIFFs, PSD and
    Jpegs, the latter two size-customizable, and sharpening selectable. It's
    set to put images into new folders, almost assuring that you can't
    overwrite originals. The downside for me is I chew up Gigabytes now,
    instead of mere 100's of Megs....

    - tom does your newsreader provided sorting by threaded? (I was about to
    give Toth a try when what's his name, the author, threw a fit.)
     
    John McWilliams, Feb 23, 2005
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