Visual Literacies- Creating a Batch Process and GIF in Photoshop

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Batch-process files in Photoshop

1. Do one of the following:

Choose File > Automate > Batch (Photoshop)

Choose Tools > Photoshop > Batch (Bridge)

2. Specify the action you want to use to process files from the Set and Action pop-up menus.

The menus display actions available in the Actions panel.

You may need to choose a different set or load a set in the panel if you don’t see your action.

3. Choose the files to process from the Source pop-up menu:


Processes files in a folder you specify. Click Choose to locate and select the folder.


Processes images from a digital camera, scanner, or a PDF document.

Opened Files:

Processes all open files.


Processes selected files in Adobe Bridge.

If no files are selected, the files in the current Bridge folder are processed.

1. Set processing, saving, and file naming options.

2. Batch-process files in nested folders into different formats.

3. Process your folders as you would normally, until the Destination step.

4. Choose Save And Close for the destination. You can specify options for Override Action “Save As” Commands to do the following:

• If the “Save As” step in the action contains a filename, this name is overridden by the name of the document being saved; all “Save As” steps are treated as if they were recorded without a filename.

• The folder you specified in the “Save As” action step is overridden by the document’s original folder.


You must have a “Save As” step in the action; the Batch command does not automatically save files.

You can use this procedure, for example, to sharpen, resize, and save images as JPEGs in their original folders.

You create an action that has a sharpen step, a resize step, and then a “Save As JPEG” step.

When you batch-process this action, you select Include All Subfolders, make the destination Save And Close, and select Override Action “Save As” Commands.