help for automator on photoshop CS

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dgasmd, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. dgasmd macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2006
    I have a G5 and run photoshop CS in it mostly to re-touch pictures and such. I recently upgraded the OS to tiger and was told by the customer rep guide that I can use automator to create "shortcuts" that would allow me to resize 20 pictures at once in photosop instead of doing one by one. I uploaded a program for automator to do such a thing from

    The thing is that I get to the point where I can select what I want in automator from photoshop (resize) and even add the files I want to resize, but when I hit RUN is makes a sound and tells me the action is done. However, I don't know how to get to the resized files so I can work on them or save them. I apologize if I am not explaining myself well here, but this is the first time I have asked or posted here. I am not very computer savy either, and even after a year of switching to a MAC I still feel like I know nothing about it.
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Why use Automator?

    Photoshop's batch processing would be far more user-friendly and customisable... they're called 'actions' and can be recorded from the Actions palette like a macro.

    More info in this thread:
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    I know what you are talking about. The thing about Automator is that it will not save a newly changed file. So at the end of your Workflow you have to have Automator open the file in the default application (Finder action) I think.

    And if that doesn't help I can offer you advice on using other programs to do what you are trying to do, because using Photoshop might be overkill. GraphicConverter has a very easy batch processing ability. Or as Blue Velvet suggested use the PS batch actions.

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