How To Batch Resize Images and Save For Web Use Using Photoshop

I was asked to upload over 1000 images, each image approximately 3768 pixels wide and upwards, mostly over 3MB in size. Instead of spending time resizing and saving each image individually, I found a quick solution for batch resizing images to scale, then optimizing for web use. I used a brilliant extension which gives you so many more options, it's been a life saver.

Here's a look at Photoshop's Image Processor without installing the extension:

Here's a look at the many additional options available after installing CS6/CC Adobe Photoshop Panels & Actions:

Let's Get Started

  1. Make sure you have Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge closed before moving on.
  2. Download CS6/CC Adobe Photoshop Panels & Actions and unzip the contents to a preferred location of your choice.
  3. Open Adobe Extension Manager with administrative privileges.
  4. Click on the 'install' button located at the top of the program, then navigate to the unzipped folder.
  5. Select the file named Services_Installer_2.3.1.zxp, then follow the instructions to install the script.
  6. Open up Photoshop, then navigate to the folder containing the images you'd like to resize, and select them all.
  7. Go to File > Automate > Image Processor Pro.
  8. Make your selections, then click Run.

It's that simple, enjoy!

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