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Batch-exporting JPEG files


Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

with Deke McClelland

Video: Batch-exporting JPEG files

In this exercising, I'm going to introduce you to a new panel inside Bridge CS5 and it's this guy right there Export. And it's kind of weird the way it set up frankly. I don't really think much as the interface but it does a really great thing. It allows you to take a bunch of images and convert them to JPEG files. The reason that so incredibly useful is let's say you have a bunch of photographs that you captured to your digital camera's raw file format, and you want to hand off some of them to a client or a friend or a family member, well you don't want to get them a bunch of raw files, because they won't know what to do with them and they might mess them up, better to give them JPEG files which are universally usable.
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  1. 39m 52s
    1. Welcome to Photoshop CS5 One-on-One
      1m 49s
    2. Making Photoshop your default image editor
      7m 43s
    3. Installing the DekeKeys keyboard shortcuts
      8m 10s
    4. Remapping Mac OS shortcuts
      7m 37s
    5. Installing the Best Workflow color settings
      4m 31s
    6. The color settings explained
      6m 54s
    7. Loading the CS5 color settings in Bridge
      3m 8s
  2. 53m 33s
    1. There is nothing you can't do
      2m 1s
    2. The power of Photoshop
      4m 43s
    3. Duplicating a layer
      4m 46s
    4. Liquifying an image
      4m 43s
    5. Adding a layer mask
      5m 54s
    6. Loading an alpha channel
      7m 42s
    7. Selecting with Color Range
      4m 10s
    8. Making a Hue/Saturation layer
      2m 53s
    9. Luminance blending
      7m 21s
    10. Mask density
      5m 9s
    11. Making a knockout layer
      4m 11s
  3. 51m 18s
    1. The best way to work
    2. Setting General preferences
      5m 33s
    3. Changing the pasteboard color
      5m 41s
    4. File handling, performance, and units
      7m 25s
    5. Touring the Photoshop interface
      11m 5s
    6. Creating and saving a workspace
      7m 16s
    7. Changing settings and updating the workspace
      6m 4s
    8. Resetting the preferences
      7m 33s
  4. 2h 46m
    1. The amazing Adobe Bridge
      1m 17s
    2. Making a new image
      5m 11s
    3. Opening an image
      7m 7s
    4. Opening and closing multiple images
      5m 24s
    5. Opening a problem image
      4m 23s
    6. Adding file information
      8m 37s
    7. Introducing Adobe Bridge
      7m 37s
    8. A whirlwind tour of Bridge
      7m 21s
    9. Adjusting the interface and thumbnails
      8m 18s
    10. Using the full-screen preview
      8m 5s
    11. Rotating images on their sides
      5m 38s
    12. Assigning star ratings and labels
      8m 40s
    13. Filtering thumbnails in the Contents panel
      9m 13s
    14. Moving, copying, and deleting files
      6m 34s
    15. Creating and assigning keywords
      6m 38s
    16. Searches and collections
      7m 3s
    17. Batch-exporting JPEG files
      8m 57s
    18. Batch-renaming
      7m 15s
    19. String substitution and regular expressions
      8m 50s
    20. Grouping images into stacks
      7m 21s
    21. Comparing images in Review mode
      5m 58s
    22. Playing images in a slideshow
      4m 49s
    23. Customizing and saving the workspace
      7m 17s
    24. Using Mini Bridge in Photoshop CS5
      8m 36s
  5. 1h 1m
    1. Learning to swim inside an image
    2. The tabbed-window interface
      5m 19s
    3. Arranging image windows
      4m 26s
    4. Common ways to zoom
      5m 31s
    5. New zoom tricks in Photoshop CS5
      4m 24s
    6. Hidden old-school zoom tricks
      4m 34s
    7. Scrolling and panning images
      4m 8s
    8. Viewing the image at print size
      6m 42s
    9. The Navigator and "bird's-eye" scrolling
      2m 56s
    10. Nudging the screen from the keyboard
      2m 39s
    11. Scroll wheel tricks
      3m 41s
    12. The Rotate View tool
      3m 36s
    13. Cycling between screen modes
      6m 17s
    14. Using the numerical zoom value
      6m 14s
  6. 1h 6m
    1. Imaging fundamentals
    2. What is image size?
      7m 45s
    3. The Image Size command
      6m 0s
    4. Selecting an interpolation option
      4m 56s
    5. Upsampling versus "real" pixels
      5m 22s
    6. The penalty of pixels
      5m 35s
    7. Print size and resolution
      7m 26s
    8. Downsampling for print
      6m 39s
    9. Downsampling for email
      7m 28s
    10. Options for upsampling
      8m 13s
    11. Better ways to make a big image
      6m 1s
  7. 44m 43s
    1. Frame wide, crop tight
      1m 2s
    2. Using the Crop tool
      8m 8s
    3. Fixing out-of-canvas wedges
      5m 31s
    4. Crop tool presets
      6m 53s
    5. Previewing the crop angle
      4m 24s
    6. The Crop command
      4m 47s
    7. Straightening with the Ruler tool
      4m 18s
    8. Cropping without clipping
      5m 1s
    9. Perspective cropping
      4m 39s
  8. 1h 41m
    1. Making drab colors look better
      1m 20s
    2. Brightness and contrast
      4m 10s
    3. Adjusting numerical values
      4m 26s
    4. Introducing adjustment layers
      5m 17s
    5. Editing adjustment layers
      2m 51s
    6. Saving adjustment layers
      4m 35s
    7. Adding a quick layer mask
      4m 23s
    8. Introducing the Histogram
      4m 34s
    9. Working with the Histogram panel
      6m 27s
    10. Using Color Balance
      7m 18s
    11. Introducing the Variations command
      4m 51s
    12. Luminance and saturation controls
      3m 54s
    13. Fading a static adjustment
      3m 21s
    14. How hue and saturation work
      4m 28s
    15. Rotating hues and adjusting saturation
      6m 4s
    16. Creating a quick and dirty sepia tone
      4m 42s
    17. Adjusting hues selectively
      5m 32s
    18. The Target Adjustment tool
      4m 24s
    19. Photoshop CS5 Target Adjustment enhancements
    20. Adjusting the color of clothing
      8m 44s
    21. Enhancing a low-saturation image
      4m 23s
    22. Refining saturation with Vibrance
      5m 1s
  9. 1h 57m
    1. Photoshop versus the real world
      1m 21s
    2. Meet the selection tools
      10m 26s
    3. Marking the center of an image
      4m 9s
    4. Drawing a geometric selection outline
      4m 45s
    5. Blurring a selection outline with Feather
      6m 8s
    6. Copy and paste versus drag and drop
      5m 31s
    7. Creating a graduated selection
      4m 29s
    8. Aligning one image with another
      4m 45s
    9. Accessing the Move tool on the fly
      3m 34s
    10. Invert and Match Colors
      5m 4s
    11. Matching colors selectively
      3m 52s
    12. Feathering and filling a selection
      5m 14s
    13. Dressing up a composition with effects
      5m 34s
    14. The incredible image rotation trick
      2m 18s
    15. The Magic Wand tool
      4m 12s
    16. Tolerance and other options
      7m 7s
    17. Grow, Similar, and Inverse
      5m 39s
    18. Quick selection and the Magnetic Lasso
      7m 27s
    19. Evaluating a selection in Quick Mask
      8m 52s
    20. Saving and loading selections
      6m 14s
    21. Placing an image with a layer mask
      3m 23s
    22. Eliminating edge fringing
      7m 43s
  10. 1h 58m
    1. Brushing to correct
    2. How brushing works
      4m 52s
    3. Working with spacing
      7m 32s
    4. Changing size and hardness
      7m 45s
    5. The heads-up Color Picker
      7m 17s
    6. Flipping a mirror image
      3m 33s
    7. Setting the source for the History brush
      3m 42s
    8. Brightening details with the Dodge tool
      7m 49s
    9. Darkening details with the Burn tool
      3m 5s
    10. The Sponge tool
      4m 29s
    11. Backing off edits
      8m 4s
    12. Patching eye bags
      8m 57s
    13. Evening out flesh tones
      7m 23s
    14. Smoothing away whiskers
      7m 41s
    15. Reducing shadow noise
      7m 0s
    16. How healing works
      4m 40s
    17. The enhanced Spot Healing brush
      4m 52s
    18. Using the better Healing brush
      4m 23s
    19. Introducing the Clone Source panel
      3m 49s
    20. Cloning from one layer to another
      5m 30s
    21. Working with multiple sources
      4m 44s
  11. 1h 23m
    1. The layered composition
      1m 0s
    2. Making a new background layer
      6m 58s
    3. Working with "big layers"
      6m 24s
    4. Move, Duplicate, and Scale
      4m 11s
    5. Transforming a copy and repeat
      5m 15s
    6. Stacking order and eyedropping a layer
      5m 15s
    7. Adjusting multiple layers at once
      4m 22s
    8. Switching between layers
      4m 56s
    9. Making a digital star field
      5m 9s
    10. Blend mode and clipping mask
      4m 50s
    11. Dragging and dropping from your desktop
      4m 38s
    12. Black + Lens Flare = glow
      6m 16s
    13. Locking transparency
      5m 42s
    14. Adding gradient layers
      8m 12s
    15. Stacking an adjustment layer
      4m 12s
    16. Adding shadow and stroke
      6m 9s
  12. 1h 17m
    1. Outputting from Photoshop and Bridge
      1m 32s
    2. Printing an RGB composite
      5m 31s
    3. Customizing the subjective print file
      3m 15s
    4. Gauging print size
      5m 35s
    5. Scale, position, and page orientation
      5m 6s
    6. Three important printing curiosities
      4m 41s
    7. Introducing the Output options
      5m 34s
    8. Establishing a bleed
      5m 52s
    9. Using the Color Management options
      7m 21s
    10. Generating a PDF contact sheet
      6m 18s
    11. Creating a contact sheet template
      6m 8s
    12. Saving and opening a PDF contact sheet
      4m 18s
    13. Introducing the Web Gallery
      7m 53s
    14. Exporting and editing an HTML site
      3m 58s
    15. The Airtight Photocard site
      4m 56s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Rules of the web
      1m 1s
    2. Introducing web graphics
      6m 59s
    3. A first look at Save for Web
      5m 47s
    4. Scaling a layered image versus a flat one
      7m 30s
    5. Incremental downsampling
      3m 1s
    6. Adding text, bar, and stroke
      4m 24s
    7. Assigning copyright and metadata
      6m 21s
    8. Comparing GIF, JPEG, and PNG
      4m 59s
    9. Determining the perfect JPEG settings
      6m 31s
    10. Saving metadata
      3m 52s
    11. Working with an unprofiled RGB image
      4m 35s
    12. Downsampling graphic art
      4m 49s
    13. Saving a GIF graphic
      6m 1s
    14. Antiquated GIF versus the better PNG
      4m 6s
  14. 1m 37s
    1. Until next time
      1m 37s

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17h 33m Beginner May 07, 2010

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Photoshop is the world’s most powerful image editor, and it’s arguably the most complex, as well. Fortunately, nobody knows the program like award-winning book and video author Deke McClelland. Join Deke as he explores such indispensable Photoshop features as resolution, cropping, color correction, retouching, and layers. Gain expertise with real-world projects that make sense. Exercise files accompany the course.

Download Deke's free dekeKeys and color settings from the Exercise Files tab.

Topics include:
  • Assembling photorealistic compositions
  • Understanding image size and resolution
  • Correcting the brightness and color of images
  • Creating accurate selection outlines
  • Retouching and healing photos
  • Mastering layers and effects
  • Printing and exporting to the web
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Deke McClelland

Batch-exporting JPEG files

In this exercising, I'm going to introduce you to a new panel inside Bridge CS5 and it's this guy right there Export. And it's kind of weird the way it set up frankly. I don't really think much as the interface but it does a really great thing. It allows you to take a bunch of images and convert them to JPEG files. The reason that so incredibly useful is let's say you have a bunch of photographs that you captured to your digital camera's raw file format, and you want to hand off some of them to a client or a friend or a family member, well you don't want to get them a bunch of raw files, because they won't know what to do with them and they might mess them up, better to give them JPEG files which are universally usable.

There are all kinds of applications that support JPEG and they're compressed and smaller and you can shove a bunch of them on a CD and hand it off, that kind of thing. And also those of you who are creating intense layered Photoshop files, you want to show those to a client for approval better to give them a JPEG image. So that they're not overwhelmed, or they don't mess something up. So, here is how this works. I'm going to go ahead and switch over to my 03_open_org folder here inside the Bridge. I'm going to bring out my Metadata panel. It is brought up for me right now.

And I'll click on the flyout menu icon and I'll choose Create Metadata Template, and the reason I'm doing this is because you can assign the Metadata Template to your images as you convert them. So, I'm going to go up here to my right-pointing arrowhead and I'm going to choose Append Metadata and I'm going to choose Winter adventure which is a Metadata Template that I've created in advance. You're not going to be able to do this, because the files contained in the system level of my hard drive, but you'll be able to follow along just the same. I just want you to see that you can do this. Then here inside IPTC Core, notice the Creator is already set to me.

I'm going to go ahead and get rid of Description. We don't need that because the single description isn't going to be applicable to all of these files. I'm going to get rid of Date Created because that certainly isn't going to be applicable. Let's take this Copyright Notice here and update it to 2010 Type & Graphics Boulder, Colorado 80303. Copyright Status is Copyrighted. It could be Public Domain or Unknown as well. All right! Just one other thing I want to confirm, I'm going to go up all the way to IPTC legacy here and twirl it open and I see the Author and the Copyright, I want to make sure this Copyright Info URL is in there.

So, it's just, although you know what? I'm going to change it to deke in honor of the fact that we're inside the Online Training Library. And I'll go ahead and name this Template Generic Deke, because it would work for a lot of different files, and then I'll click on Save. So, I have now saved out a Metadata Template that I can use for my images. Now, I'll switch over to the Filter panel and notice these File Types here, this auto populated group of File Types. I'm going to click on DNG, and DNG is Adobe's open source Digital Negative format.

That's useful for all varieties of raw images captured by digital cameras from Olympus, and Nikon, and Canon, and so on and so on. But I want you to understand even though this is a great format that the Bridge supports all varieties of raw images out there, and you can apply what you're about to learn here to any kind of raw image as well. All right! So, now I'm going to press Control+A or Command+A on the Mac to select all of these Digital Negatives. Now, these guys would open in Camera Raw and they would require a fair amount of finesse.

So, I don't want to hand them off to an unsuspecting person, I want to give them JPEGs instead. So, we'll go over to Export and I'll go ahead and drag one of these thumbnails on to save for hard drive, which is weird in my opinion, because they are already saved to the hard drive. Why would I want to save them to the hard drive again? That doesn't make any sense, but that's what you do. That's where you start anyway. Then assuming you're good to go, click on this arrowhead right there, and that will bring up this dialog box. Now it's a two-panel dialog box.

It's a very important. So, I'm going to switch over to Image Options that's where you want to start. And it doesn't tell you that you're going to be saving JPEG images, but that's what you're going to be doing. Now, I recommend that you go ahead and save the images out to the highest quality format. Unless you're going to the web or something like that you're trying to post some web graphics, there is no point in using a lower image quality. So, let's go ahead and raise that to 12. And when I say there's no point, my point is that you might as well give your people the highest quality image as possible, and that quality is 12.

Don't just select it Maximize, because that will give you a quality of 10, 12 is your best setting. Now, you can go ahead and down sample your images if you want to, for example, if I choose Manual Size and Constrain to Fit then 1024 is going to be my maximum dimension in pixels. So, it's either going to be 1024 pixels wide or 1024 pixels tall, obviously I can adjust that. If I'm thinking people are going to be viewing these images on screen, then Bicubic Sharper is the way to go. If they're going to be printing the images, you can go with Bicubic (best for smooth gradients) instead.

And I explain my rationale there in Chapter 05. I'll tell you everything there is to know about down sampling and interpolation and all of this Bicubic stuff as well. All right! However, I do not want to resize my images. I'm going to say Don't Resize, turn that off. And we're going to drop-down here. I definitely want to include my Original Metadata and all my metadata as well, although you can select to just do the copyright or something along those lines. I want to apply a Metadata Template, so I'll go ahead and turn on that checkbox and I'll select this guy right there, Generic Deke, which I just saved a moment ago.

And I will append that metadata to the existing metadata inside the image, and then I could add additional keywords if I wanted to, don't need to and now, I'll go back to Destination. So, I just like to visit Image Options first and then come back to Destination. And I think we should publish this to a Specific Folder as opposed to cluttering up the original location here. So, I'll click on Browse and I'm going to create this folder inside the exercise_files folder, inside open_org and I'll go ahead and create a new folder like so, and we'll call this one JPEG files and that's it.

Go ahead and select it, click OK and that becomes the location to which my images will be saved. And this final option here is asking what to do if the Bridge encounters files with the exact same filenames. So, do you want to create a new file name? In other words, you're going to keep both files and the new file just have like a - 1 after it, or do you want to overwrite the existing files? Certainly, you want to copy over them, or do you want to skip? In other words you'll not create the new file, you'll preserve the old file instead. In our case, it doesn't matter because we don't have any files.

We just created that folder. I will go ahead and call this My JPEG settings so that I can use this preset over and over again. And now I'll click on Save. So there are My JPEG settings preserve for evermore, and I'll now click on Export as well in order to begin exporting my list of JPEG images. Notice it's going to start a little slow and then it's going to take off. Now the great thing is in the old days there was this command prior to CS5 here that allowed you to convert a bunch of images over to JPEG, but it was basically a script, and it had to open every single image inside of Photoshop inside Camera Raw.

So, you would see Camera Raw flash up on screen, and then file would get saved. And then Camera Raw will come up and screen again and then file would get saved. And it would happen over and over again and it wasn't especially fast. And even though this doesn't look like it's going all that fast, it's churning through these images much faster than the old image processor. All right! So, I'm going to twirl open this little hard drive here and we'll see the progress, and so you can see that many of the files, actually most of the files are done and it's just working on these last files right here. So, quite interesting.

Now, you can walk away from your computer if you like, and get a beverage, and then come back, do whatever you want, watch a commercial on TV. It should be done when you come back. Also notice down here inside the Export panel this blurry sort of the murky thing that we've got going, and in the background very blurrily, we see Exporting to Hard Drive, 96%. So that's encouraging. It's 96% done and now it is done. Awesome! Now all I have to do is close out, because I'm done with that operation. And I will click OK, because the updater was asking me if he could find updates whatever.

Anyway I'm going to switch over to JPEG files and here are my JPEG images, JPEG versions of every single one of those DNG files. These will open directly inside of Photoshop or your clients' favorite image handler. And notice that the Metadata is preserved, so the star ratings are still there, the labels are still there, this keywords are still going to be there so I click on this butterfly and go over to the Keywords panel, sure enough it's still a Butterfly. So that's totally awesome. So anyway, that's how you use the Export panel to convert a bunch of images over to JPEG files, the original images are still retained incidentally here inside Bridge CS5.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals .

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Q: While following along to the tutorial, my copy of Bridge does not have the same Export options as shown in the video. Why are these options missing in my copy?
A: For some reason, Bridge CS5 shipped without the Export options. They were included when Bridge updated to version 4.0.1. Updating Bridge will restore the export options.
Q: While following along with the exercises, next to the background layer on my Layers panel \, it shows a brush instead of the small picture, as it does in the video. What can I do to fix this? I erased the exercise files and started over, but it still shows the paintbrush.
A: This will occur if the Layers panel preview is turned off. To fix this, right-click in the empty gray area below the Background layer. Then choose Large Thumbnails. The thumbnail previews should come back immediately.
Q: The instructions for installing the dekeKeys don't work on my computer (which is running Mac OS X Lion). Is there an update to these?
A: The dekeKeys distributed with this course will still work for Lion. You just need to add them to a slightly different folder than in previous versions of OS X.

Open a new Finder window and choose Go > Go to Folder. Type the following file path exactly as written below. Copying and pasting may result in an error.

~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS5/Presets/Keyboard Shortcuts

Move and/or copy/paste the dekeKeys to this folder and follow the rest of the instructions as outlined in the video, "Installing the dekeKeys keyboard shortcuts."
Q: How do I load the color workflow setting for this course? I downloaded the exercise files, and when I attempt to load the setting into Photoshop, they don't appear in the Finder.

A: These days, it's easier to assign the workflow settings manually. In Photoshop, choose Edit > Color Settings. Then change the first RGB setting to Adobe RGB, and click OK.

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