Question - using Save For Web in an action

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by pixel_a_ted, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. pixel_a_ted

    pixel_a_ted Guest

    A lot of web sites have restrictions on the maximum file size that can
    be posted. Let's say it 100 kB. So I'd like the file size to be as
    large as possible without going over 100 kB.

    I have an action in PS 7 that is hands-off except when it gets to Save
    For Web. I find that I have to set the dialog toggle to "on" for that
    step since unless I manually go into the Optimize menu to bring up the
    Optimize To File Size window (which comes up with the default size of
    100 kB) and click okay, it won't actually optimize the file size to
    100 kB.

    Anyone know of a way to get this to happen automatically?

    Thanks.
     
    pixel_a_ted, Nov 22, 2008
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    Rob Guest

    So if you make another action and include all the instruction will that
    work?
     
    Rob, Nov 22, 2008
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    pixel_a_ted Guest

    I don't think so. If I record an action in which I do all the steps,
    including Optimize To File Size, it doesn't seem to record the file
    optimization in the action data. So when an image is processed, this
    step is skipped. I have to set the toggle icon next to the Save For
    Web step in the action so I can go in and do the file size
    optimization manually. This is a pain when I do batch jobs - the batch
    job is otherwise totally hands-off but this requires me to attend to
    each image as it come up.
     
    pixel_a_ted, Nov 23, 2008
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    KatWoman Guest


    there is a way to toggle on /off the menu popups by the little icon in the
    action palette next to it's step
    and in save for web interface use flyout to size by file size or use a
    percent
     
    KatWoman, Nov 23, 2008
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  5. pixel_a_ted

    pixel_a_ted Guest

    KatWoman: Saw your reply in the other forum. Sorry for not responding
    but maybe I am not understanding your post. If I toggle the dialog
    off, then it skips the Optimize to File Size step. I have to toggle it
    on so I can go in and do it manually. As for the flyout, that deals
    with image size in pixels. I am asking about file size in kByte.
     
    pixel_a_ted, Nov 25, 2008
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  6. pixel_a_ted

    KatWoman Guest

    KatWoman: Saw your reply in the other forum. Sorry for not responding
    but maybe I am not understanding your post. If I toggle the dialog
    off, then it skips the Optimize to File Size step. I have to toggle it
    on so I can go in and do it manually. As for the flyout, that deals
    with image size in pixels. I am asking about file size in kByte.

    look harder
    optimize by file size
     
    KatWoman, Nov 26, 2008
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    Dave Guest


    Maybe you do not understand a lot
    but it is necessary for you to understand
    that people asking questions and ignoring the replies
    get totally ignored there after.
     
    Dave, Nov 27, 2008
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    KatWoman Guest


    KMA told him last time he posted same question

    look it up or
    you help him then
    I see you got no answer smartmouth
    just a dig at me for helping your ungrateful brats for FREE

    catch up or drop out
    mysogynist pig too cowardly to post a name
     
    KatWoman, Nov 30, 2008
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