5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 28, 2018 9:52 AM by poliskey

    Trim multiple images with one shape

    poliskey Level 1

      Hi

       

      I've got bunch of images of different size that I want to resize and trim with a rounded squre shape. Then to be exported to png and used in after effects. Can you advice quick and easy method, please? I have got PS and AI.

       

      Mike

        • 1. Re: Trim multiple images with one shape
          Barbara Ash Adobe Community Professional

          Creating an Action, seems like that would do it.

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          • 2. Re: Trim multiple images with one shape
            poliskey Level 1

            Can you extend your answer in a more detailed way? I'm an absolute beginner in these applications.

            • 3. Re: Trim multiple images with one shape
              Barbara Ash Adobe Community Professional

              You would record the steps on one image and then play them back on the whole group.

              First, plan exactly what you want to do, dimensions and so forth, so that you don't have to re-record or edit the Action later.

              Put all of your images into one folder. Create a new empty folder for where the images will go after you have processed them -- this is not a must, but it is convenient to keep them organized.

              Open one of the images and open the Actions panel. There is a set of default actions. I like to create a separate folder for my personal actions. You can do that by clicking the folder icon at the bottom of the panel. 

              Click the Create New Action icon.

              Click Record. The button at the bottom of the Actions panel will turn red.

              Perform each step: resizing, rounding corners, etc. Each step you do will be recorded.

              When done, click the Stop Recording button.

              You can close the file you used to record the action.

              Choose File > Automate > Batch. Select the action, the Source folder where you put your images, and the Destination folder where the processed images should go. Click OK and the action will repeat itself for all the images.

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              • 4. Re: Trim multiple images with one shape
                norman.sanders Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                One thing to consider: Although the images may currently be various sizes, their hight/width proportion must be common if you plan to use one size frame for all. Your first step, then, would be to crop each image to that common proportion. This may help if you have CS6:

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                1. Open two or more images. Pick one.

                   a. Choose the Crop tool. Checkmark the “Delete Cropped Pixels” box in the Options bar and crop the image to the desired shape.

                   b.  Choose Image > Image Size and enter the desired dimensions, and resolution. Confirm that the Resample Image box is checked and that :Automatic” appears in the field at the bottom of the menu. Once OK’d, we will refer to this master as the Front Image. 

                 

                2. With the Front Image still chosen, switch to the Crop tool. In the Options Bar’s first field use the double arrows to change the field designation from Unconstrained to Size & Resolution.

                 

                3. In the drop-down Menu that appears, change the Source field from Custom to Front Image. The size and resolution of that file will be automatically entered in the appropriate fields.

                 

                4. Click OK and then click the Esc key.

                 

                5. With the Crop tool still chosen, click a file to be changed. The cropped version of it will appear immediately. At this time, if desired, you may move, rotate and/or alter the crop area. (If you want to shift area chosen, click on a crop handle, then reposition to the desired area.) The image proportion will not change.

                 

                6. Click the Return key. The size and resolution of this cropped image will match the file you designated Front Image.

                 

                7. Save and close the file if desired.

                 

                8. Repeat Steps 5 through 7 for each the other files that require adjustment.

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                • 5. Re: Trim multiple images with one shape
                  poliskey Level 1

                  Thank you both to your very helpful answers!