Converting File Types For Several At Once PSE4
Posted 03 October 2006 - 05:46 PM
After taking photos, I put all the good ones through Elements to spruce them up and then save them as TIFFs. However, now I want to upload these same edited photos to an online printing website so that my mom can order copies. The problem is, the website will only upload JPGs, not TIFFs.
So, my question is: can I take my TIFFs and convert them all to JPGs at once, and then (hopefully) have the same photos on my computer twice, once as each file type? Or do I have to open each one individually and do a "Save as" in order to convert them?
(My software is PSE4)
Posted 05 October 2006 - 12:36 PM
Posted 05 October 2006 - 04:14 PM
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Posted 05 October 2006 - 04:22 PM
I understood your question and I know how to do it with PSP, it's called Batch Process. I just didn't know if PSE had this option or not. If you don't see any batch process in it, I know there's a bunch of free batch processing programs out there, of course, can't think of any names at the moment. But if you do a search I'm sure they'll come up.
Posted 05 October 2006 - 05:13 PM
The reason I save my files as TIFF is that I do a lot of editing and tweaking in my photos and I was told that if you continue to save files as JPEGs, it compresses the files and you lose a little more detail each time. Then, if you edit and save several times, eventually the quality loss becomes obvious.
Thanks for the suggestion, Lori, I will have to try to find some of that software. If anyone knows any good ones, or knows how to do it PSE4, please let me know. Thanks!
Posted 17 October 2006 - 03:02 PM
Besides converting the file type, it also allows you to edit several photos all at once with things like converting to B&W or sepia, resizing, rotating, adding text, etc, etc.... (it has a long list of effects you can add)
Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:57 AM
I'll have to see if this will work for me too.
Posted 12 October 2007 - 09:12 PM
Batch Processing in PSE5
Load all your PSDs into a single folder (if they're not already)
Open Photoshop Elements
Click File>Process Multiple Files...
Process from: Folder
(Browse to where all the PSDs are)
(Browse to the folder that you want all the jpgs to wind up in)
Leave the middle two sections alone for now, and at the bottom "File Type" section, click the "Convert to " toggle on, and choose a quality : JPG Max/High/Medium/Low -
Thats all there is to it. You can also do batch resizing the same way. So if your layouts are 12x12 and you are wanting to print at 8x8 you can simply resize an entire file at once. In both cases, your orginals will left untouched.
Posted 13 October 2007 - 05:08 AM
Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:25 PM