Making a movie from a folder of GIF files.
Processing a folder full of
images with Photoshop's Action and Automate
a) Record an action
by going through the motions with one of the images:
1) Window -> Show
2) .. New Action
.., rename it if desired, and click 'Record'
3) File -> Open
(open the image file)
4) ..Filters ->
Median (or whatever processing is desired)...
5) File -> Save
As (save it somewhere else, in the desired
6) Stop recording
the Action (click the box in the actions
b) Use the action in
the automated mode for the entire folder.
1) Have only the
image files in the input folder.
2) Make an empty
folder for the output files.
3) File -> Automate
-> Batch. Settings for the dialog window:
a) Set: Default
b) Action: t2g
(or whatever you named the action)
c) Source: folder
(select the input folder)
d) check the
Override Action Open Commands. (This means to take the input image from
choose, rather than from wherever the action was originally recorded.)
--- 10/1/2002 e) and f)
folder (select the output folder)
f) check the
Override Action Save In commands. (This means to use the output folder
than save to wherever the action was originally recorded, and, probably
file type the action was originally recorded.)
Stop for errors. (This is the default.)
Note - for Photoshop 5.5 and
earlier, I believe you must substitute steps e) and f) with this:
(If you specify the output folder, then TIFF files will be
recorded, not GIF files. This IS according to their documentation.) This
should run through all of the files and may take several
* Please see disclaimer
for commercial software.