Automating image conversion with Photoshop

Here are some simple steps to automate converting and image from one format to another.

  1. Open the first image you want to convert.
  2. In Photoshop go to ‘Window’=>’Actions’.
  3. Click on the ‘Create new action’ button and give it a meaningful name, something like jpg2png will suffice. Create new action
  4. Save the image you opened manually.
  5. Once done, click on the stop button. Stop action
  6. Go to ‘File’=>’Automate’=>’Batch’.
  7. Under the ‘Actions’ drop down select the one you just created and click ‘Go’.

One thought on “Automating image conversion with Photoshop”

  1. The Action only works for the folder of images where it was created. In fact, the Action carries the path to the folder.

    Is there a version which will work as a general tool?

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