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PS CS6 action save for web error

Jul 25, 2012 1:59 AM

Tags: #photoshop #actions #cs6 #save_for_web

In Photoshop CS6 actions when we save the image as JPEG through save for web it doesn't work when we run it, instead it runs and saves the image as HTML, i guess some error in it. I tried it again and again but it doesn't remember my save for web settings and saves the images as HTML.

 
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:46 AM   in reply to venkatl

    And if you rename the files afterwards?

     
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    Jul 25, 2012 6:13 AM   in reply to venkatl

    Can you save the Action set and upload it to someplace we can download it and look at the actions something may be recorded badly.

     
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    Jul 26, 2012 2:26 AM   in reply to venkatl

    It a new bug in CS6 though when you recorded the action you saved jpeg images to you desktop and you only entered file names onto the save for web action steps the action recorder recorded name.html.  I replaced you save for web steps on my machine for my desktop and CS6 recorded  name.html.  I then did the same with CS5 though I only entered names CS5 recorded name.jpg.

     

    If you expand the export steps tou will see the hard coded file names and extention 

     

    An action like this will always save the same files it can not be batch because you recorded Path and Names in the save for web steps.  The .html files saved on with CS6 are actually jpeg files and if you rename them hrom name.html to name.jpg you can use them,

     

    Set: cropping

     

     

              Action: story sizes

                        Levels

                                  Preset Kind: Custom

                                  Adjustment: levels adjustment list

                                  levels adjustment

                                  Channel: composite channel

                                  Input: 0, 245

                                  Gamma: 1.14

                        Image Size

                                  Width: 660 pixels

                                  With Scale Styles

                                  With Constrain Proportions

                                  Interpolation: bicubic automatic

                        Export

                                  Using: Save for Web

                                  Operation: Save

                                  true

                                  In: C:\Users\venkatr\Desktop\

                                  Custom File Name:  “_660.html”   <----CS6 problem  recording - CS5 records "_660.jpg on my machine

                                  Format: JPEG

                                  Without Interlaced

                                  Quality: 55

                                  0

                                  Quality Modification Channel Strength: 0

                                  Without Quality Channel Text Layers

                                  Without Quality Channel Vector Layers

                                  With Optimized

                                  Number Of Passes: 3

                                  Blur: 0

                                  Without Embed ICC Profile

                                  With Matte

                                  Matte Color Red: 255

                                  Matte Color Green: 255

                                  Matte Color Blue: 255

                                  Without Save HTML File

                                  With Save Image Files

                                  Slices: All Slices

                                  Color Handling: Convert to sRGB

                                  Metadata: None

                                  Without Output XHTML

                                  With Include Comments

                                  With Always Add Alt Attribute

                                  With Always Quote Attributes

                                  Without Close All Tags

                                  With Include Zero Margins on Body Tag

                                  HTML Tags Case: Lowercase

                                  HTML Attribute Case: Lowercase

                                  HTML Indent: -1

                                  HTML Line Endings: Automatic

                                  <unknown>

                                  Without Generate CSS

                                  Empty Cells: GIF, IMG WH

                                  TD WH: Auto

                                  Vertical Spacer Cells: Auto (Bottom/Right)

                                  Horizontal Spacer Cells: Auto (Bottom/Right)

                                  Slice Name Components: Filename Component list

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: doc. name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: underscore

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: layer name or slice no.

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Without View As Background

                                  Background Image Path:  “”

                                  Background Color Type: Matte

                                  File Name Components: Filename Component list

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: slice name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: hyphen

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: trigger name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: underscore

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: rollover state

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  ...3 More

                                  Without Mac OS 9 Filename Compatibility

                                  With Windows Filename Compatibility

                                  With Unix Filename Compatibility

                                  With Use Images Subfolder

                                  With Copy Background Image when Saving

                                  Images Subfolder Path:  “images”

                        Select previous history state

                        Crop

                                  To: rectangle

                                  Top: 111.4 pixels

                                  Left: 142.2 pixels

                                  Bottom: 2342.6 pixels

                                  Right: 3613.1 pixels

                                  Angle: 0°

                                  Without Delete Cropped Pixels

                                  <unknown>

                                  Target Width: 350 pixels

                                  Target Height: 225 pixels

                                  Target Resolution: 0 per inch

                        Export

                                  Using: Save for Web

                                  Operation: Save

                                  true

                                  In: C:\Users\venkatr\Desktop\

                                  Custom File Name:  “_350.html”

                                  Format: JPEG

                                  Without Interlaced

                                  Quality: 55

                                  0

                                  Quality Modification Channel Strength: 0

                                  Without Quality Channel Text Layers

                                  Without Quality Channel Vector Layers

                                  With Optimized

                                  Number Of Passes: 3

                                  Blur: 0

                                  Without Embed ICC Profile

                                  With Matte

                                  Matte Color Red: 255

                                  Matte Color Green: 255

                                  Matte Color Blue: 255

                                  Without Save HTML File

                                  With Save Image Files

                                  Slices: All Slices

                                  Color Handling: Convert to sRGB

                                  Metadata: None

                                  Without Output XHTML

                                  With Include Comments

                                  With Always Add Alt Attribute

                                  With Always Quote Attributes

                                  Without Close All Tags

                                  With Include Zero Margins on Body Tag

                                  HTML Tags Case: Lowercase

                                  HTML Attribute Case: Lowercase

                                  HTML Indent: -1

                                  HTML Line Endings: Automatic

                                  <unknown>

                                  Without Generate CSS

                                  Empty Cells: GIF, IMG WH

                                  TD WH: Auto

                                  Vertical Spacer Cells: Auto (Bottom/Right)

                                  Horizontal Spacer Cells: Auto (Bottom/Right)

                                  Slice Name Components: Filename Component list

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: doc. name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: underscore

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: layer name or slice no.

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Without View As Background

                                  Background Image Path:  “”

                                  Background Color Type: Matte

                                  File Name Components: Filename Component list

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: slice name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: hyphen

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: trigger name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: underscore

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: rollover state

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  ...3 More

                                  Without Mac OS 9 Filename Compatibility

                                  With Windows Filename Compatibility

                                  With Unix Filename Compatibility

                                  With Use Images Subfolder

                                  With Copy Background Image when Saving

                                  Images Subfolder Path:  “images”

                        Select previous history state

                        Crop

                                  To: rectangle

                                  Top: 0 pixels

                                  Left: 529.1 pixels

                                  Bottom: 2730 pixels

                                  Right: 2869.1 pixels

                                  Angle: 0°

                                  Without Delete Cropped Pixels

                                  <unknown>

                                  Target Width: 300 pixels

                                  Target Height: 350 pixels

                                  Target Resolution: 0 per inch

                        Export

                                  Using: Save for Web

                                  Operation: Save

                                  true

                                  In: C:\Users\venkatr\Desktop\

                                  Custom File Name:  “_300.html”

                                  Format: JPEG

                                  Without Interlaced

                                  Quality: 55

                                  0

                                  Quality Modification Channel Strength: 0

                                  Without Quality Channel Text Layers

                                  Without Quality Channel Vector Layers

                                  With Optimized

                                  Number Of Passes: 3

                                  Blur: 0

                                  Without Embed ICC Profile

                                  With Matte

                                  Matte Color Red: 255

                                  Matte Color Green: 255

                                  Matte Color Blue: 255

                                  Without Save HTML File

                                  With Save Image Files

                                  Slices: All Slices

                                  Color Handling: Convert to sRGB

                                  Metadata: None

                                  Without Output XHTML

                                  With Include Comments

                                  With Always Add Alt Attribute

                                  With Always Quote Attributes

                                  Without Close All Tags

                                  With Include Zero Margins on Body Tag

                                  HTML Tags Case: Lowercase

                                  HTML Attribute Case: Lowercase

                                  HTML Indent: -1

                                  HTML Line Endings: Automatic

                                  <unknown>

                                  Without Generate CSS

                                  Empty Cells: GIF, IMG WH

                                  TD WH: Auto

                                  Vertical Spacer Cells: Auto (Bottom/Right)

                                  Horizontal Spacer Cells: Auto (Bottom/Right)

                                  Slice Name Components: Filename Component list

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: doc. name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: underscore

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: layer name or slice no.

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Without View As Background

                                  Background Image Path:  “”

                                  Background Color Type: Matte

                                  File Name Components: Filename Component list

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: slice name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: hyphen

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: trigger name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: underscore

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: rollover state

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  ...3 More

                                  Without Mac OS 9 Filename Compatibility

                                  With Windows Filename Compatibility

                                  With Unix Filename Compatibility

                                  With Use Images Subfolder

                                  With Copy Background Image when Saving

                                  Images Subfolder Path:  “images”

                        Select previous history state

                        Crop

                                  To: rectangle

                                  Top: 136.5 pixels

                                  Left: 325.7 pixels

                                  Bottom: 2359.2 pixels

                                  Right: 3295.2 pixels

                                  Angle: 0°

                                  Without Delete Cropped Pixels

                                  <unknown>

                                  Target Width: 167 pixels

                                  Target Height: 125 pixels

                                  Target Resolution: 0 per inch

                        Export

                                  Using: Save for Web

                                  Operation: Save

                                  true

                                  In: C:\Users\venkatr\Desktop\

                                  Custom File Name:  “_167.html”

                                  Format: JPEG

                                  Without Interlaced

                                  Quality: 55

                                  0

                                  Quality Modification Channel Strength: 0

                                  Without Quality Channel Text Layers

                                  Without Quality Channel Vector Layers

                                  With Optimized

                                  Number Of Passes: 3

                                  Blur: 0

                                  Without Embed ICC Profile

                                  With Matte

                                  Matte Color Red: 255

                                  Matte Color Green: 255

                                  Matte Color Blue: 255

                                  Without Save HTML File

                                  With Save Image Files

                                  Slices: All Slices

                                  Color Handling: Convert to sRGB

                                  Metadata: None

                                  Without Output XHTML

                                  With Include Comments

                                  With Always Add Alt Attribute

                                  With Always Quote Attributes

                                  Without Close All Tags

                                  With Include Zero Margins on Body Tag

                                  HTML Tags Case: Lowercase

                                  HTML Attribute Case: Lowercase

                                  HTML Indent: -1

                                  HTML Line Endings: Automatic

                                  <unknown>

                                  Without Generate CSS

                                  Empty Cells: GIF, IMG WH

                                  TD WH: Auto

                                  Vertical Spacer Cells: Auto (Bottom/Right)

                                  Horizontal Spacer Cells: Auto (Bottom/Right)

                                  Slice Name Components: Filename Component list

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: doc. name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: underscore

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: layer name or slice no.

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Without View As Background

                                  Background Image Path:  “”

                                  Background Color Type: Matte

                                  File Name Components: Filename Component list

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: slice name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: hyphen

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: trigger name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: underscore

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: rollover state

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  ...3 More

                                  Without Mac OS 9 Filename Compatibility

                                  With Windows Filename Compatibility

                                  With Unix Filename Compatibility

                                  With Use Images Subfolder

                                  With Copy Background Image when Saving

                                  Images Subfolder Path:  “images”

                        Select previous history state

                        Crop

                                  To: rectangle

                                  Top: 225.1 pixels

                                  Left: 1318.4 pixels

                                  Bottom: 1858.5 pixels

                                  Right: 3496.2 pixels

                                  Angle: 0°

                                  Without Delete Cropped Pixels

                                  <unknown>

                                  Target Width: 88 pixels

                                  Target Height: 66 pixels

                                  Target Resolution: 0 per inch

                        Export

                                  Using: Save for Web

                                  Operation: Save

                                  true

                                  In: C:\Users\venkatr\Desktop\

                                  Custom File Name:  “_88.html”

                                  Format: JPEG

                                  Without Interlaced

                                  Quality: 55

                                  0

                                  Quality Modification Channel Strength: 0

                                  Without Quality Channel Text Layers

                                  Without Quality Channel Vector Layers

                                  With Optimized

                                  Number Of Passes: 3

                                  Blur: 0

                                  Without Embed ICC Profile

                                  With Matte

                                  Matte Color Red: 255

                                  Matte Color Green: 255

                                  Matte Color Blue: 255

                                  Without Save HTML File

                                  With Save Image Files

                                  Slices: All Slices

                                  Color Handling: Convert to sRGB

                                  Metadata: None

                                  Without Output XHTML

                                  With Include Comments

                                  With Always Add Alt Attribute

                                  With Always Quote Attributes

                                  Without Close All Tags

                                  With Include Zero Margins on Body Tag

                                  HTML Tags Case: Lowercase

                                  HTML Attribute Case: Lowercase

                                  HTML Indent: -1

                                  HTML Line Endings: Automatic

                                  <unknown>

                                  Without Generate CSS

                                  Empty Cells: GIF, IMG WH

                                  TD WH: Auto

                                  Vertical Spacer Cells: Auto (Bottom/Right)

                                  Horizontal Spacer Cells: Auto (Bottom/Right)

                                  Slice Name Components: Filename Component list

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: doc. name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: underscore

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: layer name or slice no.

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  Without View As Background

                                  Background Image Path:  “”

                                  Background Color Type: Matte

                                  File Name Components: Filename Component list

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: slice name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: hyphen

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: trigger name

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: underscore

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: rollover state

                                  Filename Component

                                  Filename Component Type: none

                                  ...3 More

                                  Without Mac OS 9 Filename Compatibility

                                  With Windows Filename Compatibility

                                  With Unix Filename Compatibility

                                  With Use Images Subfolder

                                  With Copy Background Image when Saving

                                  Images Subfolder Path:  “images”

                        Close

                                  Saving: no

     

     
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    Jul 31, 2012 11:35 AM   in reply to venkatl

    This was reported more than 2 months ago and a Photoshop (Adobe) employee confirmed it as such.

     

    http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/ps_cs6_actions_r ecorded_action_exports_html_instead_of_jpg

     

    This is a HUGE inconvenience and surely needs to be addressed sooner than later.  I have found that importing actions from older versions will work...the only problem is if the machine name/user name/folder path changes it is worthless.

     

    Luckily I have PS5.5 installed on my other computers and I use that...however, I just got my new MBP with Retina and won't be able to install 5.5, only the CC6 version.

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 2:47 PM   in reply to venkatl

    I'm having this same issue and falling back on CS5 to batch the actions.

     
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    Jun 1, 2013 10:01 PM   in reply to venkatl

    This still isn't fixed? I have an action that I save as the image as x.jpg and then later in the action it uses x.jpg so I have to be able to make the name a generic name. Grrrrr, another reason I am not that happy that I upgraded to cs6!

     
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    Sep 18, 2013 7:35 AM   in reply to JJMack

    So, when will this be fiexed and how do we batch a 'Save for Web' action? I have a large number of images I'd like to reduce the size of.

     
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    Sep 18, 2013 7:49 AM   in reply to jonathonwatkins

    Adobe does not publish a fix schedule or even commit to fixing problems. I  have submitted bug reports to Adobe that Adobe  has accepted as bugs introduced in CS4. I submitted bug reports on the problems in CS5 and CS6 on them. The best reply I received from Adobe was three or four years ago and it was perhaps they will be fixed is some future release. You can use a copy of CS5 to record the action and it will work in CS6.

     
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    Sep 18, 2013 7:59 AM   in reply to JJMack

    And remember that only works if you record on the same machine (or same folder structure across machines).

     
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    Sep 18, 2013 8:11 AM   in reply to dunnmaks

    Also all CS6 recorded Save for web steps do not have the problem.  It depend on how you record Save for web.  Sone recorded steps record .html or .htm instead of .jpg.  Others record no file extension. Only the one that have recorded .htm or .html are a problem.  The ones that do not record the extensions work and the ones that save the wrong files extension actually save a jpeg file with the wrong extension.  Renamming the saved image.html files to image.jpg will fix the files.  Often all one need to do is a wildcard rename *.htm to *.jpg.

     
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    Sep 18, 2013 9:10 AM   in reply to JJMack

    CS6 certainly does have a problem. After reading this I re-created my action in CS5 and it works perfectly. I.e. have file open, create action & start recording. Select ‘Save for web & devices’, input settings, navigate to sub folder in file directory, click save, click close, click stop action. Then go to ‘Automate, Batch’, select the new action, select the relevant source folder (leaving destination blank), click OK. Result = all files in source folder are processed and placed in the folder specified in the action folder.

     

    When I do the exact thing in CS6 I get “Adobe Save for Web error” ‘Could not complete this operation. The system cannot find the file specified’.

     

    Glad I kept a copy of CS5 installed.

     

    On a separate note, is there a way to record the action so that the files will always go into a subfolder of whichever directory they are in?

     
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    Sep 18, 2013 9:54 AM   in reply to jonathonwatkins

    Usually when you record a save if you do not change the default offered like path and file name the path and file name will not be recorded in the action step like save as where all you change is the file type pull down where you set the type.  Like you do when processing a layered psd file and saving files like jpeg, gif and png.  If you don't change file type the original file is updated.  When these action steps are played the current document path and name will be used unless there is destination folder specified in a dialog like automate batch or script image processor they will override the default path. When path location and file name are not recorded into actions save step the save will be to the current documents location with the current document's file name.   Any recorded Path and or File name will override the current document path and name and Batch and scripts can override recorded location and names.

     
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    Sep 18, 2013 2:00 PM   in reply to JJMack

    I take the point, but I would prefer not to overwire the existing files. (I.e. if nothing is changed that's what will happen surely?).

     
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    Sep 18, 2013 3:50 PM   in reply to jonathonwatkins

    If you add a layer to a jpeg document a save would want to save a psd and with a psd file you usually want to save the psd file as well as other image file formats that is why batch and image processors exist you have much better control over output.

     

    The image processors scripts I have looked will not overlay any existing file it would add an serial suffix to the file name if the output file it wanted to save exists.

     
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    Oct 11, 2013 6:55 AM   in reply to venkatl

    I have a solution that works for Windows. I create a .bat file in the same directory as all the html file to rename all the .html files to .png

    Here's how to do it, it's really simple.

     

    Create a new text file in any old text editor. Add this one line:

     

    rename *.html *.png

     

    (Change .png to .jpg if you want jpgs)

    Save it as something like "renameHTMLtoPNG.bat".

     

    Run your Photoshop batch job to dump all the .html files into the same folder. Make sure this .bat is in the same folder as the .html files, then click on it to run it, and it'll rename everything to the correct extension.

     
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    Oct 15, 2013 10:52 AM   in reply to venkatl

    We found a way to trick photoshop. Since you're trying to export a single image, you will have to create the following steps on your action:

     

    - Create Slice - Create a slice with the full size of your image;

    - Set Slice - Set the name of the slice, have in mind it will be the name of your image;

    - Edit canvas size - That's the tricky part, you'll have to increase your canvas so that photoshop will consider your slice on the export process;

    - Save for Web - Now just go on normally in this step, just remember to select All User Slices;

    - Edit canvas size - Go back to the original size of your image;

    - Delete the slices - Under View menu -> Clear all slices.

     

    I couldn't figure why photoshop would not consider a single slice that matches the image size, so we had to do this get around.

     

    Hope it works for you.

     
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    Oct 15, 2013 10:57 AM   in reply to Lagosta052

    Since the problem is that the wrong file extension is being stored in the action...

     

    Has anyone tried saving an action set as a .atn file, hacking into a saved .atn file and changing the characters .html to .png (or whatever's desired)?  Use a null character (00) to blank out the L.  Then load the hacked .atn file back into Photoshop.

     

    If you don't know how to do this, post a copy of an action file online and I will be happy to give it a try.

     

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    Oct 15, 2013 1:31 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Very easy to do.  X created a set of tools scripting tools for Photoshop. In the Xtools package there are many supplied utility scripts.  Two of them could be used to do what you want.

    The script names are ActionFileToXML and ActionFileFromXML.  So if you record an action the has a save for web step that when when you expand the step you set the the save file name is .html not .jpg like this one.

    sfws.jpg

    Save the Action Set into an .atn file and run ActionFileToXML the edit the XML file and change the .html" to .jpg save the XML file and run  ActionFileFromXML. The delete the action set in the Actions palette and load the updated .atn file. Expand the save for web steps to check that the steps not shows .jpg..

     
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    Oct 15, 2013 1:47 PM   in reply to JJMack

    Even better, since XML is editable with a simple text editor.  Thanks for that info, JJ.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Dec 6, 2013 10:01 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Does anyone else find it odd that we are discussing hacks and workarounds for something that worked flawlessly in a previous version of the software.  If they haven't fixed this in a year, I cannot imagine that they are very interested in doing so in the future.  How can Adobe not care about such an important basic function of the software.

     
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    Dec 6, 2013 11:49 AM   in reply to jackbat

    It not odd to disgust bugs at all and Adobe addressed the bug in CC.  However they did not fix CS6 which is  typical Adobe behavior.  Here is save for web recorded in CC the file extension is once again jpg and not the html that get recorded in CS6.

    Capture.jpg

    Save for web recorded in cs6

    Capture.jpg

     
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    Dec 6, 2013 3:39 PM   in reply to JJMack

    I always like your steel arrows, JJ. 

     

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    Dec 14, 2013 2:28 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    OK, I am a believer in giving credit where credit is due.  I recieved two updates to CS6 this week and low and behold, one of the fixes was actions for export.  Well done Adobe.

     
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    Dec 14, 2013 2:52 PM   in reply to jackbat

    Strange My CS6 is up to date and when I record a save for web as jpg and change the default fname  what gets saved is a jpeg file however what get recorded in the action is FileName.HTML and when the action is plated though a jpeg file is save its name is FileName.html.

     
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    Dec 14, 2013 3:01 PM   in reply to JJMack

    My only difference is I am not changing the default file name, so it is saving them sequentially as "untitled-1.jpg" which is what is has done in versions past.

     

    I am just happy it is saving jpgs again.  I have been using CS 5 since I made this post 6 days ago and tried it on a whim when the update happened.

     

    Think I will keep 5 around for a while though.

     
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    Dec 14, 2013 9:30 PM   in reply to jackbat

    Yes if you do not change the default file name offered no file name information is recorded in the action step and CS6 works correctly. The problem in cs6 has always been if you change the default offered .htm gets recorded not .jpg.  Its been fixes in cc.

     
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    Dec 15, 2013 11:44 AM   in reply to JJMack

    jj, it may have been working for you, but it didn't start working for me until I got an update a couple of days ago.  We do a lot of site management where customers send in articles in Word.  We Copy the images into photoshop to manipulate as they are usually huge, then we use an action to save them all of at once.  We have been doing this for years and it stopped working in CS 6. 

     

    A typical web update will have over 100 images, so the difference between doiing them one at a time and simply hitting the action a few times is HUGE!

     

    This process saved us too much time to continue to use 6 without it so I am particularly grateful that they fixed it.

     

    I haven't tried using it while renaming the image as it would simply save all of the images over each other and that would defeat out purpose.

     
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    Mar 5, 2014 11:06 AM   in reply to jackbat

    As mentioned previously, In instances where the original files name has been changed at export is when the Custom File Name line will be added e.g., JJMack's screenshots above. I have found to fix the action, i simply open or use a file already open > Double-click the Export step in the action which will run that step and save the file as it's original name. This will strip off the Custom File Name.

     
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