How to Run Pre-Recorded Actions in Photoshop


Creating actions in Photoshop is a real time saver especially when it comes to performing the same action on images in bulk. If you guys read my last week’s blog post then you should know that in my last blog I shared step by step tutorial to create an action in Photoshop to convert a batch of PNG images into JPG. This action is not limited to converting only PNG to JPG but this action can be used to convert any image format into another.

So, once an action is created, next thing you should know is how to run that action and, this is exactly what I am going to show you step by step in this blog post.

Step 1

Start with opening Photoshop, then click on “File“.

Once clicked on File, it will then show you a drop-down menu.

Hover your mouse over “Automate“, which will show you another sub-menu. Click on “Batch“.

Step 2

After clicking on Batch, it will prompt you to a “pop-up window”.  On that window select action from the drop-down menu. I am going to select action “PNG-to-JPG-Action” that I created to convert the batch of PNG images to JPG during my last week’s blog.

Next, you need to click on “choose…” button, you’ll be prompted to choose source folder which has that batch of images that you want to process.

Click “ok” as soon as you choose a folder to process.

Step 3

Sit back and relax! Photoshop is doing its job now and will take a few minutes to get the entire batch of images processed. In the meantime, you can enjoy a cup of coffee.  Or you can always minimize photoshop window and carry on with other work. It will keep processing your folder of images in the background.

Step 4

Once all images are processed, you can find all the converted images in the destination folder that you chose while creating action.

Also ReadHow to Create an Action in Photoshop to Convert a Batch of PNG Images into JPG.


I hope you find this article helpful. If you do, let me know in the comments below.

Also, let me know if you want me to do a tutorial on any other topic related to Photoshop. I will be happy to do it for you.


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