I did a search around, and did not find the answer. Basically I have attempted to create an action
in Photoshop CS6 which will save a file in the tiff format after i crop the image. I want the file name to be
the name of the image (which is supposed to change depending on name of the image) like this:
1280x720_MGXXX.tiff, where, in my case the XXX represents DIFFERENT NUMBERS.
I want to apply the action to one image at a time. Each image has a different number (name).
I record the action, add the 1280x720 text to the image name in the Save dialog. I am saving the image in
a different folder from the source file. The source file name is _MGXXXX.tiff (again XXXX is a number like 2220...).
When I run the action on a file, say "_MG2221.tiff" it adds the 1280x720, and saves the file. When I apply the action on the
next file (_MG2222.tif), the action overwrites the existing file, 1280x720_MG2221.tif, with the image. The action always uses the
name I entered in the Save dialog!! I think I was able to do this in CS4 and CS5. What am I missing here?
I want to be able to open a file, crop and adjust it, and then save in a diff location with 1280x720 prepended to the file name.
Sorry, what you are trying to do...modify a portion of the file name is not possible in an Action (as you've found out). If you altrer the file name, the entire filename is hard coded in the action. So, you can forget about adding the "1280x720 text" to the image. What you need to do if NOT record the filename in the action (you can records the folder and file type and should), then go into that folder and do a Batch Rename in Bridge (where you CAN append text to an exsisting file name).
Thanks for the reply, and clarifing the obvious.
I will redo the action without the save.