specify destination folder in CS3?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Toby, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Toby

    Toby Guest

    I don't frequent this group much, so apologies if this question has already
    been asked and answers.

    Is there a simple way to specify a destination folder for saved files?

    I open my raw files in Bridge, and it would save me lots of time if I could
    specify a destination folder for saving the final results as tiffs. PS
    always defaults to the source folder, no matter where the last file was

    Do I have to make an action to accomplish this?


    Toby, Jul 2, 2008
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  2. I have CS2.

    I have my actions all set to save to one folder. Then, once I have run
    the actions, I just move the files to wherever I want them.

    For example, I will edit my files as psd files, then save a set as jpg
    low res files and a set as tiff files. I do two batch operations, and
    then move the files to the new folders.

    When I save the action file, I tell it where to save. I have an action
    for saving as jpg (which includes reducing the dimensions and
    resolution). And an action for saving a tiff file. Both actions
    automatically flatten since I often add a layer with my copyright.
    Meghan Noecker, Jul 2, 2008
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  3. Toby

    John Guest

    Did you know that you can have CS save a JPEG along with other formats
    without an action? You can have it as a default behavior so that there
    is no dialog for saving as the JPEG. It just happens.
    John, Jul 2, 2008

  4. I'm not saving it as a jog during my initial save to psd. I edit the
    psd files and show them to the customer. Once they choose their files,
    I make any additional changes, add the copyright stamp and save. Then
    I do a batch run that flattens the file and saves it as a low res 4x6
    jpg. And another batch that saves as a flattened 8x12 high res tiff
    Meghan Noecker, Jul 3, 2008
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