Saving Multiple Images in Photoshop with Scripts:  The Easy Button

Last week, I did a photo shoot with an interior designer and friend of mine here in Kansas City.  The house was gorgeous which made all of the shooting very easy for me thanks to the work of Studio O’Reilly (Facebook Page).  I have shot several houses for MLS listings for real estate agents, but this shoot was different.  The shots were a bit more on the artistic side which allowed for more creative liberty with the photos from the camera setup to the post-processing.  Needless to say, I had fun!

I told Christie that I’d have the pictures for her this week.  That kind of turnaround is usually hard to accommodate, but if you know how to automate your workflow in Photoshop, you can meet any deadline all while you make a cup of tea.  I kid you not.   I shot the images on Friday and had them to her by Monday evening.

I edited all of the images in Adobe Camera Raw in about an hour, then automated the process of saving multiple images as jpegs and applying an Action to stylize them.  While Photoshop did the brunt of the work, I unpacked my camera bag from the photo shoot.  This process saved me about 3 to 4 hours of time as I did not have to save each file individually and I was also able to apply a stylized Action to each photo in one bulk shot.

So how does one go about saving multiple images in Photoshop?  There is an easy button for this, well, various buttons.  Here is the rundown:

  1.  Edit all of your photos in ACR like you normally would.
  2. Close ACR
  3. In Photoshop, go to File – Scripts – Image Processor
  4. Select the folder of images you’d like processed
  5. Choose the folder you’d like the images to be saved into
  6. Select how you’d like to save the pictures, JPEG, TIFF, PSD
  7. Select the Action (if any) you’d like to run.  In this video tutorial, I used the Color Lookup Table – Cine Cyan @ 50% Opacity
  8. Press Run, sit back, and relax
  9. If you selected everything properly, your images should be in the folder you chose with the appropriate file association and Action applied

Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer, he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

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