Photoshop - Action ?

Posted on 2011-05-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a number of files open in Photoshop, they are all raw files. I want to save them all as jpeg and add _X (that is "_X") at the end of it's file name. How can I create an action that will do this?
Question by:Jess31
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    by:David Brugge
    No need for an action. Use Adobe Bridge's very handy renaming feature.

    In Bridge, select the files that you want to rename, then go to Tools > Batch rename.


    Current Filename : Name  : Original Case
    Text                     : type your text
    Current Filename : Extension : Original Case

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    by:Randy Downs
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    by:Randy Downs
    Two things come to mind...
    * If you are using File > Save as... (.jpg), do not change the file name when you record the action. In the Batch dialog be sure option "Override Action 'Save as' commands is "on" (x).
    * If you are using File > Save for Web, also do not change the file name when you record the action. If you are using the Batch command, Photoshop will ignore any folder you specify as a Destination. It will use the one recorded in the action. Photoshop will also ignore File Naming. This is just how it works with Save for Web. If you want to change the Destination folder -or- use File Naming, record File > Save as...

    Usually it is better to have separate actions to save images in two different folders.

    If you are trying to do a "one click / hands off" process, it is possible to record an action that plays other actions. In your case "Action C" could play "Action A print" followed by playing "Action B web."

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    Renaming is not going to work cause I need to save the raw as jpeg and I can't use it's existing name since i already have another jpeg with that name (i am creating several versions of this raw file).

    thanks for the link to what appears like a nice and useful site. But I don't see how that helps.
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    by:David Brugge
    Opps! I read that and proceeded to forget about it. I thing Number-1's excellent second post should do the trick. Myself, I hate fooling with actions that fool with naming.

    When I have to do the same thing that you are doing, I save to a separate folder, then batch rename, then merge.

    Like I say, I hate fooling with actions when they involve saving and renaming.
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    Hey Jess!

    You might want to jump over to Russell Brown's web site and download the beta of his new image processor plugin. It will process your RAW files AND let you rename the same as the batch rename function, all at once!

    Here's the demo or the download

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