Photoshop action will not resize image correctly.

Posted on 2006-04-29
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
This one is driving me nuts. I have an action in photoshop that basically cycles through thirty different effects and saves a copy at the end of each effect after performing a resize. Now 29 out of 30 of them do exactly as I intend, but one of them (No.18) refuses to resize to my spec. I have tried recording over this part of the action, but each time I get a file that is substantially lower or larger in dimensions. For example I need 4 4 cms by 600 dpi, and I just tried it now and it produced a file of size 4 x 4 150 !!!. I have also had 54 x 54 x 600... help!!
Question by:Nasturtiumman
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    Accepted Solution

    You may have already done this. If not, it is a good place to start, and essential for the rest of us to understand what is happening.

    Click on the triangle next to the action name in the actions pallet to expand it.

    You say that this action loops through performs 30 different permutations.
    Locate the Image Size command in the 18th permutation, and click the triangle next to it to expand it. Compare that Image Size action it to a section of the action that works.

    Does the script in the two “Image Size” actions match?

    If not, there may be your problem.
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    by:David Brugge

    If they DO match, you will need to do some snooping in the steps just before the "Image Size" to see if something else might be causing the image size to alter that is diffrent from the other sections.

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    Thanks D_Brugge. I have fixed it by duplicating a resize from another section and dragging it to the offending part. I thought that the resize command would be an absolute, and would not depend on the previous stages. What is puzzling is that on some of the other actions in the set, if things werent right I could simply hit record and overwrite the command with new instructions. As you say the text WAS different, but why the new sizes were not accepted is a mystery. Thanks for your help ...N
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    by:David Brugge
    I'm REALLY glad that you found a solution. If this didn't work, it was going to get real complicated. The fact that you were getting different output each time is real curious.
    Any way, glad to help and good luck!

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