Photoshop action sequence for saving same file in multiple predetermined locations
November 16, 2012 1:16 PM Subscribe
Photoshop action sequence question: I want it to save each file several times, with different extensions and in different folders, but I only want it to prompt the user for the filename on the first save.
posted by sleevener to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I and all my end users are using Photoshop CS5. I want the sequence to do the following, in this order:
1) "Save As..." with a dialogue for the user to input the filename, defaulting to a preset extension and a preset destination folder
2) "Save As..." with no dialogue, carrying over the filename from Step 1 and using preset extension and folder
3) "Save As..." no dialogue, carrying over the filename from Step 1 and using a different preset extension and folder
4) "Save As..." no dialogue, carrying over the filename from Step 1 and using a different preset extension and folder
With the sequence I have now, the "Save As..." dialogue in Step 1 defaults to the source folder rather than the destination folder I chose while recording the action. Steps 2-4 save the file to the correct destination folders, with the correct extensions, but with the filename I chose when the action was recorded, not the filename given in Step 1. How can I change this?
I will be distributing the sequence to end users, and I will have to make modifications to the destination drives and folders, so please keep that in mind as a factor for possible solutions.
Finally: some source files will be in camera raw formats (.cr2, .nef, etc). Is there a way to batch process these without having to go through the Camera Raw Plug-In dialogue on Open for every single image?
Thank you very much for any help!