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gary1580

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:43 pm    Post subject: Automation of resizing pictures problem Reply with quote

I am totally confused and have tried everything. I have a folder of images that I want to optimize for the web but everytime I run the Save for Web action, the file sizes are still way too large compared to when I manually click the Save for Web button.

For example, for a particular photo, when I resize it to 800x1200 and click Save for Web medium quality, the file size is about 200K. However, when I automate the task, the file as is over 1MB

This is what I do and here is an example using CS5

Setup a new Action
Resize the photo to 800 x 1200 width
Click Save for the Web medium 30% quality

File > Automate > Create Droplet. I then drag the folder to the droplet and the action begins. I have also tried

When I run the action, for some reason, the files sizes are significantly larger than when I manually resize it one-by-one and click save for web.

I've also tried File > Automate > Batch and the file sizes still do not reduce.

Please help!
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Auieos

Joined: 29 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Save for web doesn't play nice with actions.
Try image processor in the Photoshop menu File > Scripts
If that doesn't float your boat I'll give you a link to a 3rd party one.
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gary1580

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you! I think this is working so far. Can you also please give me the link to the 3rd party software you were referring to just in case?

Auieos wrote:
Save for web doesn't play nice with actions.
Try image processor in the Photoshop menu File > Scripts
If that doesn't float your boat I'll give you a link to a 3rd party one.
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Auieos

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure thing. It's a script called Picture Processor.
http://www.ps-scripts.com/bb/download/file.php?id=595&sid=87dcc2ba9823f48fc95776ebbd7105d9

Put it in:
PC: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS#\Presets\Scripts
MAC: <hard drive>/Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS#/ Presets/Scripts

# being the CS version.
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gary1580

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i went into <C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Bridge CS5\Presets> and the only folders there are:

Batch Rename
Color Books

There is no folder called Scripts and it's not a hidden folder
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michael80

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you should put it in your photoshop folder not bridge. It is there i have just check. good luck
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gary1580

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whoops. sorry & thanks for the help!
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gary1580

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just wanted to tell you that the script you gave me is FANTASTIC! I have always had problems with the Save for Web action as it messes up colors of images and the file sizes mysteriously grow in size. This script is my savior! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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Auieos

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries Gary glad it worked out for you.
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