View Full Version : render blur on a sequence of images???

04 April 2003, 05:47 PM
Does anyone know how to use photoshop or image ready to make alterations to a whole sequence of images ?
Ie filename1.jpg , filename2.jpg , filename3.jpg . Is it possible to make a change on one of the files and then (batch render all of them)
For instance changing the colour values on multiple images. Or using the built in effects that photoshop has . :drool:

04 April 2003, 06:32 PM
Record an Action that does what you want.
File > Automate > Batch
Select the Action and set other options.

Batch files in PS - 715 (

04 April 2003, 06:34 PM
Using your initial image, click "window > actions" and click the round, red, record button. Give your "action" a name and click "record." Start doing what you need to do and when you are done, click the square "stop" button. Now click File > automate > batch > select your "action," select your image folder, select your output folder, click "ok." (or whatever button there is for beginning, I don't know the exact name @ the moment).

It will autoprocess all the images using the effects u applied to the initial image. However, you need to be careful with this effect if you are editing only certain parts of an image or if you are using images that have varying sizes. However, if you are running a filter over the entire image, then it doesn't matter.

04 April 2003, 10:10 AM
doooh :scream:

04 April 2003, 01:59 PM
Brilliant that worked a treat ... that is gonna be usefull in so many ways .... wow

04 April 2003, 06:01 PM
hah, i just noticed someone posted the info about actions before I posted mine... hahaha, I was writing mine under the assumption no1 else had replied yet... oh well. =D

Good luck and have fun w/ ur new found technique. :)

04 April 2003, 06:59 PM
Haha! No cookie for you, Singularity.

Actions are a good thing. Get to know them. One of the more powerful things about Actions is being able to change Modality. Actually, being able to turn steps on/off is pretty powerful as well. This means you can record a versatile Action with lots of replay value. I've got lots of Actions that I've recycled for grunt work. And don't forget that you can bind an Action to a key-stroke.

For example, I have an Action that looks like this:
ctrl + a
ctrl + shift + c
ctrl + n
enter to accept New Doc parameters
ctrl + v
ctrl + e
File > Save for Web

I can quickly modify that for a variety of situations. Two clicks and a key-stroke, and I'm good to go.

That's my pseudo-rant for the day.

04 April 2003, 07:15 PM
ooh how cool!

I've been trying to figure that out... how do u set the action to wait to accept new parameters???

04 April 2003, 07:27 PM
Those little buttons next to the checkmarks in the Action palette, AKA Modality. With that little thing turned on, then the dialog box for that particular step will pop-up.

See attachment.

04 April 2003, 08:24 PM
dude, that's mad cool... gotta try that... =D thanks!

04 April 2003, 01:07 AM
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04 April 2003, 08:45 PM
Stroker: Loved your list of hotkeys for your action, but why use File>Save for Web at the end when you can use another hotkey? Just hit cntl/alt/Shift-S, who needs a menubar anyways!! ;)

04 April 2003, 10:10 PM
Because that Action was originally intended for manually slicing up images for export to a webpage. If I'm going to be using Save for Web at the end, might as well toss it in. (I never cared for slicing with IR.) Eventually I added a few tricks to the Action to make it a bit more versatile.

I've got two Action on my server that are kind of fun to play with. Let's see...

BoL Page 6 (, but you might want to read it from the beginning so you know what's going on (BoL Page 1a (

And Brush Making (

Somewhere over at Adobe(.com), you can download a bunch of Actions. A kind of a neat thing about Actions is pulling them apart to see how things are done. Kind of like a hands-on tutorial. Not only are Action useful, but you can learn from them as well.


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