Looks like you need to enable override action open commands and this should work... for some reason sometimes Photoshop gets stuck on the same image over and over because it needs permission to run the action on the other files....
Hopefully this should help.
Otherwise it's probably a bug and you need to try resetting your Photoshop preferences.
Also would enable suppress file open options dialogue and see if that resolves things.
Hi, thanks for commenting!
So, I tried that and the following error pops up:
Also, variations on that such as "the command "Export" is..." or "Save As" or "Close". Basically telling me that none of the commands are available. My photoshop settings have been reset, and it is very recently bought so there wasn't too much to reset.
Is there any reason you can think of that this error is showing up?
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Another way (and this is my own "safe procedure"):
Set destination to "none" in the batch dialog.
Set save location in the SFW dialog. Have a destination folder ready. This is sticky, and will then be recorded in the action, and the files saved with original names.
End the action with "close without saving" (important!)
Are your Image files locked in some way (other than background) like a password restriction or does the PSD etc have locked layers? Try running the batch action on a test PSD file or such and see if the error still occurs.
What I ended up doing was creating a new Action - so that I could use both your tips and start again with a clean slate. And voila! It works!
Thank you again, that is so perfect - so much time will now be saved.
They weren't locked or restricted in any way. I find it so strange though, it seems that the destination settings were the source of the "bug". I wonder if it's a PS problem or an error on my side.
To be honest, I gave up on the "override action save" checkbox. It always seemed to do the exact opposite of what I thought it would do.
In the end I streamlined the whole process by simply putting a permanent "outbox" on my desktop, with appropriate subfolders, and pointing all my image processing actions to that. It occurred to me that these actions never produced anything I wanted to keep anyway, they were all just for external delivery.