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Batch Processing Photos

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The Adobe suite offers Photoshop and Fireworks for batch processing photographs. To Batch Process is just changing multiple photographs all in one sweep. You may want to quickly re-size photographs to be easily put on the web, or just doing a quick crop so that all your photographs have the same proportions. Chances are that the action you want to apply to a batch of photos will determine which program you’ll be using.

Batch Processing in Fireworks

Fireworks is a great choice for simple changes such as changing the format (.jpg or.gif), scaling, finding and replacing text (great for removing spaces) or renaming all the files using a rule like mynewgalleryXXXX.jpg

Other actions you can do in Fireworks are:

  • Rotate the image
  • Set Alternate Text for web use
  • Convert Photo to Grayscale
  • Convert Photo to Sepia Tone


Batch Processing in Photoshop

Photoshop AutomateTo run batches in Photoshop you go to File > Automate> Batch….  The great thing about running batches in PhotoShop is that you can create “actions” which are recordings of different actions or adjustments you make to a photograph. You can then use the batch tool to perform the actions on unlimited photographs! In the video tutorial below we’ll batch process some photographs to add a logo. You can save hours of time by running this simple process rather than adding your watermark to each individual photograph! Photoshop also has many other preset actions that you can apply to your photographs and there are many other actions available on the web!

Using Bridge

Photoshop Batch Process

You can also use bridge to select photographs and then batch process them in either Photoshop or Fireworks. The photo to your left shows how to find these processes. It’s convenient if you like to use bridge to view your files.


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  1. I am a beginner and trying to make a logo. Any pointers on how to do this without paying for one?

  2. I am sooooo happy that I stumbled upon this website.

    Some of the knowledge I already have but things in the in between are the things that is helping me to actually understand better. I appreciate this BIG TIME!

  3. The logo was a separate file that was transparent with the opacity set around 30%. I had also added a bevel to it to make it look like it was attached to whatever image it was on. Then as part of the process I placed that ready made watermarked logo on the image. Actions are great because they essential record everything you do and then can repeat it on limitless other files.

  4. Thanks!
    I have a question – how did you have that logo already made? Is it another picture that you pasted onto the current one and then lowered the opacity?


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