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Photoshop Action BATCH will not save to folder?

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Aug 07, 2017

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I use a lot of action in my work.. and never really had a problem before.. but I tried making a simple action today and I couldn't get it to work.

Basically all I want it to do is load every file in a folder, resize it, then same it to a different folder as a jpg. (some are PNGs)

  • I start an action recording
  • I open a file
  • I resize it
  • I save to new folder as jpg.. i use SAVE AS.

Then I go to batch and set it up like this...

Clipboard-1.jpg

but now every time I run the action I get a dialogue pop up asking me for a save location and file name?

Clipboard-2.jpg

Any ideas what is going on here? I have just installed a new copy of PScs6 as I got a new computer, but I swear I have done a zillion of these kinds of action before and it always took all the files in the folder, did what I asked to them and then saved them into the new folder with the same names as they originally had.

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Correct answer by Jeff Arola | Adobe Community Professional

My guess is something in your action is creating a layer and jpegs can't have layers and that's the reason your getting the Save As dialog? If you look there is a warning triangle next to Layers in the Save As dialog and the reason for the copy being added to the name.

How are you resizing the image in the action?

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Photoshop Action BATCH will not save to folder?

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I use a lot of action in my work.. and never really had a problem before.. but I tried making a simple action today and I couldn't get it to work.

Basically all I want it to do is load every file in a folder, resize it, then same it to a different folder as a jpg. (some are PNGs)

  • I start an action recording
  • I open a file
  • I resize it
  • I save to new folder as jpg.. i use SAVE AS.

Then I go to batch and set it up like this...

Clipboard-1.jpg

but now every time I run the action I get a dialogue pop up asking me for a save location and file name?

Clipboard-2.jpg

Any ideas what is going on here? I have just installed a new copy of PScs6 as I got a new computer, but I swear I have done a zillion of these kinds of action before and it always took all the files in the folder, did what I asked to them and then saved them into the new folder with the same names as they originally had.

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Correct answer by Jeff Arola | Adobe Community Professional

My guess is something in your action is creating a layer and jpegs can't have layers and that's the reason your getting the Save As dialog? If you look there is a warning triangle next to Layers in the Save As dialog and the reason for the copy being added to the name.

How are you resizing the image in the action?

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My guess is something in your action is creating a layer and jpegs can't have layers and that's the reason your getting the Save As dialog? If you look there is a warning triangle next to Layers in the Save As dialog and the reason for the copy being added to the name.

How are you resizing the image in the action?

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ahh.. you know. .I bet that is exactly what it is as some of the PNG files have alphas so they have no background layer.

I'll add a flatten action to it and see if that works...

(it dose)

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You just solved an hours long headache for me! Thank you so much, this fixed my problem.

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