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Export As does not work inside an action

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Aug 25, 2020

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Using Export As on its own it works fine except you can not Convert to Adobe RGB, only sRGB.

When you create an action with the Export As function it appears to work by actually exporting the jpeg file to my selected folder, however in the action drop down it never enters any action steps and therefore when you play the action back it does not export the file, strange.

I tried the same with Save for Web legacy and it works fine.

It seems strange that Adobe are promoting this feature to replace Save for Web and it has this problem.

Any ideas anyone?

After contacting Adobe support the support tech downloaded various files from my Mac running Mojave with the latest photoshop CC loaded in order to get his senior tech to investigate my problem.

They have just answered me to confirm it is not a problem, thats the way the application works, 

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Export As does not work inside an action

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Using Export As on its own it works fine except you can not Convert to Adobe RGB, only sRGB.

When you create an action with the Export As function it appears to work by actually exporting the jpeg file to my selected folder, however in the action drop down it never enters any action steps and therefore when you play the action back it does not export the file, strange.

I tried the same with Save for Web legacy and it works fine.

It seems strange that Adobe are promoting this feature to replace Save for Web and it has this problem.

Any ideas anyone?

After contacting Adobe support the support tech downloaded various files from my Mac running Mojave with the latest photoshop CC loaded in order to get his senior tech to investigate my problem.

They have just answered me to confirm it is not a problem, thats the way the application works, 

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Do you mean File > Export > Export As? That function was never recordable since its introduction, at least from what I know. Use Save for Web (Legacy) instead.

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In general Actions have limited saving capabilities.  You  should a Batch processes like Adobe's Images Processor script to run you Actions do what you want in the action and have the Batch processor do the saving of your output files. The Script will use "Save As" not "Export". Export is use for saving images for the web and has limits for what one can save.  Export is not something you generally want to use when automating Photoshop steps in Actions unless you know all you documents sizes will work with Export.  Actions can not test document size and all steps settings are fixed.

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I have just received this email from Adobe suppotr

 

We would like to inform you that export as function can't be included in Action but converting profiles from RGB to sRGB can be included under assign profile option.

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There a big difference between  assign profile and convert to profile.  You use assign when the document has no color profile and you know what color space the color values in the document  are for in the images you can assign the proper  Profile to the document. Get it wrong the colors will be wrong. Yo can keep assigning profiles till you get it Right.   Convert is as the its name converts the color values in the current space  to the value they would be in the other color space you are converting  to and  assigned that color space profile to the document. 

 

You can not record Export As in an action however you can insert the menu item file>Export>Export as... into an Action.  The strange ins the action you will see This:

image.png Select <unknown> menu item

Yet when the Action step is played an interactive Export As dialog opens

image.png

 

 

 

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