Batch process images and thumbnails

When you have a set of images that you want to set to use the same dimensions, file format, and compression settings, you may want to use Photoshop's batch processing feature. With batch processing, you can give Photoshop all the desired parameters and image location, and Photoshop will open and save each photo for you. This process saves time and tedium. You must make sure, however, that you have input all the settings correctly, because Photoshop will create exactly what you ask it to.

To batch process images

  1. Move all the images that should be processed the same into their own folder.

Consider creating separate folders for images in landscape and portrait orientation.

  1. Open Photoshop.
  2. On the File menu, point to Scripts, and then click Image Processor.
  3. In section 1 of the Image Processor dialog box, click Select Folder.
  4. In the Choose Folder dialog box, navigate to the folder of images you want to process, and then click OK.
  5. In section 2, do one of the following to choose a location for your processed images:
  6. In the Image Processor dialog box, under number 3, select the Save as format, and the Quality.

Quality settings range from 0 to 12, with 8 being a good starting point.

  1. Select the Resize to Fit check box, and then in the W and H boxes, type the width and height, respectively, of the desired image output size in pixels.

Try to keep the resulting size a number that's evenly divisible with the original image's width and height values. Doing so will result in a sharper image.

  1. Click Run.