Batch Save for Web?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by thebreadking, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. thebreadking macrumors member

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    Hey there, hoping you guys can help me a problem. I'm trying to batch process a very simple Open, Save for Web, Close action that I've created to easily turn PDFs into reduced file size JPEGs. For some reason, Save for Web acts as a different beast within the action, and makes running the batch action result in a single file that constantly gets replaced over and over again by the next item being batch processed.

    Regardless of what I try in the batch filename override boxes, or however I name the original file used to create the action, I always get the same result.

    Any ideas of how to make Save for Web work well in a batch process? Thanks!

    Using CS4, by the way.
     
  2. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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  3. design-is macrumors 65816

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    Hi :) Can you provide any more details of your action so that we can troubleshoot?

    I regularly use batch save for web actions so may be able to help spot where you're going wrong. Maybe screen grab your settings?

    /Doug
     
  4. thebreadking thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi there,
    Sorry for the long delay...haven't been able to access my work computer in a while.

    Here's a couple screenshots that illustrate the process I'm currently using.

    Picture 1: With the Action recording, I'm opening the primary file.
    Picture 2: Still recording, Save for Web is configured how I want it.
    Picture 3: Saving from Save for Web as original file name.
    Picture 4: I've since Closed the primary file and stopped Action recording. Now I've configured the Batch process.

    Once I run the process, regardless of whether or not Override Action "Save As..." Command is selected, and regardless of what I name the file during Save for Web, I always get a file that continuously over-writes itself until finished with the action (or I stop it).

    Any ideas to how to fix this annoying issue?
     

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