I have a folder of psd's generated on the fly via File > Export > Data Sets as File... and now I'm trying to process those psd's to generate a JPEG of each. The only strange characteristic of the auto-generated PSD files is that there is no image preview available within the Finder. When a psd is selected the preview pane reads:
The part I don't understand is the "export" Part. File > Export > Data Sets as File.. on my machine is grayed out so I don't know how this feature is used. Is Export > Data Sets as File... used with CSV data sets and Photoshop variables?
Check your Photoshop preferences and make sure you have set in the file handling tab "Maximize PSD and PSB File Compatibility:" to Always using the pull down menu. If that is not your current setting try setting that to see if the exported PSD files contain composite previews. When I use save as PSD on my system I alway see Photoshop save through up a popup window stating generating composite preview image.
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I may be misunderstanding something here… but you have used data driven graphics to create psd files and you require jpg? Can't you just record a plain old action with steps 'flatten' then 'save as' and run this in a batch mode? There are no conditions here.
Thanks JJMack. I had not set the "Maximize PSD..." to Always. Now I get previews!!
But Image Processor is still not working on the output PSDs. So I'm headed back to my other post. ;-)
And, yes, I'm using File > Export > Data Sets as File to generate psd's after using Image > Variables > Define and Image > Variables > Data Set. The Data Set specified is a CSV file.
I should note I had "Maximize..." set to Ask. Duh.
Muppet Mark... I'm new to this stuff... but based on my understanding thus far, yeah, I think you're right. I'm about to head back to my other thread where I'm stuck with the Image Processor. I'm SO confused why that's not working for me.
Either way, I would like my ultimate solution to be fully automated via a script. From opening PS, opening the gift cert template with variable text fields, importing the CSV file, iterating and saving PSDs, and then reading those in and saving JPEGs. (Though I don't see why I need to create psd's for each before creating jpegs.)