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How can I do a batch folder of pdf files to jpg in Photoshop and keep the unique file names of the pdfs?

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For a project, I need to convert pdfs into jpgs. Using PhotoShop, how do I do a batch folder of pdf files to jpg? I also must keep the unique file names of the pdfs. Suggestions.
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by:Genome_A_W
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as far as i am aware you cant. However you can just open the pdfs in acrobat and just save them as Jpegs. the jpegs will all be single pages but the isnt much you can do about that either.

You will most likerly have to just go through them one by one im afraid.
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You need to create an action in Photoshop.

Try this:
-open a pdf in photoshop
-go to window > actions
-make a new action (same way as a layer). It's now recording.
-go to file > save as
-save as a jpeg
 -close
 -don't save
 -stop your recording (square button at bottom of actions panel)
 -create an empty folder on your PC
 -in photoshop go to file > automate > batch
-under source, click the folder with the pdfs
 -choose your action created above
-choose a destination folder
-press OK.
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by:kfranck
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Rartemass:

We're getting close to making this work, but I did encounter a problem.

I followed your instructions, but after the automated batch action was run in Photoshop, I received this message:

"There were no source files that could be opened by Photoshop."

Therefore, no files were created in the destination folder, which I called "jpgs".

Did I do anything wrong? Suggestions?
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In the Automate > Batch window, select to Override Action "Save As" Commands

If that still doesn't work add in a "Flatten Image" step in the action before saving.
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by:kfranck
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Thank you. It works. I'm also going to experiment with creating a Photoshop droplet, so I can put my pdfs in a folder where they will be converted into jpegs. Thanks again.
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by:intangiblemedia
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Im still getting the error:

There were no source files that could be opened by Photoshop

any ideas because a solution to this would be really helpful right now!!

Thanks,

Ben
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