How to add 800x800px white backgrounds to images in bulk?

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I'm trying to add 800x800px white backgrounds to images in bulk and size the images correctly to the background. To my knowledge it is possible to do this by recording an action then using the image processor. I need to keep the image titles the same. Please let me know if anyone can help. Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022
All you need is a 3 or 4 step action: Image > Trim... (optional step) File > Automate > Fit Image... Image > Canvas Size... Layer > Flatten Image Refer to the previous links for some finer points on setting up such an action. If you use File > Automate > Batch to run the action, you would need to add a file-saving step to the action. If you use Image Processor (installed in Photoshop by default) or Image Processor Pro (optional add-on) or Picture Processor Pro (optional add-on) s...

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022
"If you use File > Automate > Batch to run the action, you would need to add a file-saving step to the action." "I need to keep the image titles the same. " To recordd this step just do not touch file name  field while recording action in order to keep existing file name and to avoid overwriting in batch process. It is better to use Image Processor Pro without need for Save step.

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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I would suggest resizing first - WITHOUT your image titles on it (as they'd resize with everything else). Then, create a new layer, reposition it to the bottom of the layer stack, and fill it with white (use Edit>Fill). This will set you up with the white background. Then, add your text (either as a placed graphic or as a type layer - this will keep it consistent, no matter what your original image size). I haven't tried this directly, but it's where I'd definitely start.

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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What size are the images currently in px? Are the images flattened or layered?

 

Providing a screenshot or sample file is always helpful to illustrate.

 

An action using Automate > Fit Image and Image > Canvas Size are often used for such tasks where a batch square or 1:1 ratio output is required.

 

Examples:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/creating-automation-droplet-for-batch...

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/creating-automation-droplet-for-batch...

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/bring-a-batch-of-photos-into-a-square...

 

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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All the images are different sizes with transparent backgrounds. I've attached a before and after of what I need them to look like. However, it's very time consuming to do this one by one as there are about 400 different image. 

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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All you need is a 3 or 4 step action:

 

  1. Image > Trim... (optional step)
  2. File > Automate > Fit Image...
  3. Image > Canvas Size...
  4. Layer > Flatten Image

 

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Refer to the previous links for some finer points on setting up such an action.

 

If you use File > Automate > Batch to run the action, you would need to add a file-saving step to the action.

 

If you use Image Processor (installed in Photoshop by default) or Image Processor Pro (optional add-on) or Picture Processor Pro (optional add-on) scripts, then there is no need to include the save step as the script takes care of the file saving.

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"If you use File > Automate > Batch to run the action, you would need to add a file-saving step to the action."

"I need to keep the image titles the same. "

 

To recordd this step just do not touch file name  field while recording action in order to keep existing file name and to avoid overwriting in batch process. It is better to use Image Processor Pro without need for Save step.

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This all worked perfectly mate! You're an absolute legend!

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