I'm looking for a way to batch process a drop shadow on alot of photos

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by X1Lightning, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. X1Lightning macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2007
    I'm looking for a way to batch process a lot of photo's to add a drop shadow to them, i have been trying to do this in fireworks, but i just to see an option to do it, is there a way or do i need to use a different tool?
  2. Flobber88 macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2007
  3. snickelfritz macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2003
    Tucson AZ

    File>Scripts>Load Files into Stack
    Choose the folder that holds all of your pix.
    Your photos will be loaded as layers in a single PSD file.

    Image>Canvas Size
    Expand the canvas enough to accommodate your drop shadow. (20-40 pix)

    Select the top layer and apply a drop shadow to it using Layer Styles.
    Copy the Layer Style.
    Select all of the layers and paste the Layer Style.
    All of the layers should now have the drop shadow style applied.

    File>Scripts>Export Layers to Files
    Choose a destination directory and file format.

    You end up with a folder full of photos with drop shadows.
    This entire process only takes a few minutes for 30 images.
  4. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    If you have a future need to do the same you could create /record an action that does basically the same thing.:)
  5. X1Lightning thread starter macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2007
    Thanks for the tips, guess i have to start learning to use photo shop,
    I love fireworks, and it does the job great 90% of the time, but then i hit stuff like this....
  6. cekim macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2008
    Batch add a drop shadow effect to images

    I use ResizeMe to batch add a drop shadow effect to images.

    If you're versed with the UNIX command line you can also give ImageMagick a shot but ResizeMe has worked well for me in the past.

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