4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2018 11:07 PM by Tomy-rex

    hassle with photoshop batch process

    Tomy-rex Level 2

      Hello,

       

      I have an action that I run with batch process in Photoshop, I'll quickly describe it's uses for clarity.  The action takes an image, exports it as JPG and PNG at full resolution, then resizes the image smaller, exports it as JPG and PNG (in different folders to previously), and then closes the file without saving.

       

      I've been using this a lot for my images and it has always worked perfectly, I can select a folder full of any images, PSD, jpg, png - any format - and leave it processing, no need to do anything, just saves everything down how I want it.

       

      However: I have a load of TIF files from an external company, and I tried to batch process them using my saved action...  it completed the first action and saves it as a full resolution JPG, and then pops up with a dialogue box asking me to save as??  And no matter what I've tried, it won't go any further - if I cancel it and continue the action, it doesn't carry on and save the PNG down, just does the same thing on the next image.  If I save it as a copy, again, it doesn't save the PNG down.  I tried converting all the TIF's into PSD files using the image processor and batch processing the PSD's, but same thing happens.

       

      I've tried batch processing a completely different folder of PSD's from a previous job, and the action works perfectly on them, so I'm wondering why it won't work with these particular images???  Never had a problem before...

       

      Has anyone run into anything similar before, or have any advice or help??  I have a lot of these images to process and can't do it manually!

       

      Really appreciate any help.

        • 1. Re: hassle with photoshop batch process
          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

          If that is what happen with those Tiff and your action we would need both you action and  some sample tiff you have problems with to see where your problem is.  Most likely the problem is in your action on how you set the batch options.

           

          You do not need any Action to do what you what you want.  You could download and Install Image Processor Pro and use that.  With that you can save out up to ten output image files for your files the type and size you need.  Just add and remove tabs. You can if you needed include  action for each output image produces to add additional custom processing.

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          • 2. Re: hassle with photoshop batch process
            Tomy-rex Level 2

            Hello JJMack,

             

            Excellent workaround, thanks for the advice, I've managed to get the job done.  I would like to know why the issue is occuring though.

             

            Here is the text for the action below, is this what you wanted?  And here's a link to one of the PSD files: Adobe Creative Cloud

             

             

            Action: Product Image Export

            Set File Info of current document

            To: file info

            Rights Usage Terms:  “All Rights Reserved”

            Export

            Using: Save for Web

            Operation: Save

            true

            In: \\SERVER\Users\FolderRedirections\Tom\Working Media\EXPORT MEDIA\Product Images Export\EXPORT\High res JPEG\

            Format: JPEG

            Without Interlaced

            Quality: 100

            0

            Quality Modification Channel Strength: 0

            Without Quality Channel Text Layers

            Without Quality Channel Vector Layers

            With Optimized

            Number Of Passes: 1

            Blur: 0

            With Matte

            Without Embed ICC Profile

            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: All Except Camera Info

            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”

            Save

            As: PNG

            Interlace: none

            Filter: adaptive

            Compression: 9

            In: \\SERVER\RedirectedFolders\Tom\Working Media\EXPORT MEDIA\Product Images Export\EXPORT\High res PNG\

            261

            With Copy

            Image Size

            Width: 1200 pixels

            With Constrain Proportions

            Interpolation: automatic

            Export

            Using: Save for Web

            Operation: Save

            true

            In: \\SERVER\Users\FolderRedirections\Tom\Working Media\EXPORT MEDIA\Product Images Export\EXPORT\Low res JPEG\

            Format: JPEG

            Without Interlaced

            Quality: 80

            0

            Quality Modification Channel Strength: 0

            Without Quality Channel Text Layers

            Without Quality Channel Vector Layers

            With Optimized

            Number Of Passes: 1

            Blur: 0

            With Matte

            Without Embed ICC Profile

            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: All Except Camera Info

            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”

            Save

            As: PNG

            Interlace: none

            Filter: adaptive

            Compression: 9

            In: \\SERVER\RedirectedFolders\Tom\Working Media\EXPORT MEDIA\Product Images Export\EXPORT\Low res PNG\

            261

            With Copy

            Close

            Saving: no

            261

            true

            • 3. Re: hassle with photoshop batch process
              JJMack Most Valuable Participant

              Tomy-rex  wrote

               

              Hello JJMack,

               

              Excellent workaround, thanks for the advice, I've managed to get the job done.  I would like to know why the issue is occuring though.

               

              Here is the text for the action below, is this what you wanted?  And here's a link to one of the PSD files: Adobe Creative Cloud

               

               

              You wrote you were having problems  with some Tiff files  no problem with your PSD files???

               

              Even If I had your action and Tiff I could not test for I could not connect to your remote sever your action is saving to unless you override save as in your batch setting which you did not post.  Additionally  Adobe does not officially state that Photoshop will work with network file servers. However, your problem is most likely related to Photoshop behavior.  Actions can not use logic so they have a limited saving ability they came not use logic to generate filename they have to relies on Photoshop behaving a particular way.  The problem is  Photoshop behavior may change if all document conditions are not the same.  I also do not use save for web is actions and it looks like you have here and I also do not  know if save for web can be overridden when batched.    I'm not familiar with Photoshop behavior when saved for web is used when an action is played.

              • 4. Re: hassle with photoshop batch process
                Tomy-rex Level 2

                No, I said that I tried to convert the TIF's into PSD's and the same issue happened again....  that's why I thought there must be something related to the file that was causing an issue.  No worries though, thanks for the taking the time to reply and help out.