Photoshop: Blur car plates automatically

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I have 200+ photo of auto. I wold like to blur all the plates (for the privacy). Is it possible automatically in all the files or I have to do it manually via Photoshop?
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Are these images going to be posted to some website that may be visited by thieves specifically looking to steal these cars?
If not I wouldn't worry about it.

AFAIK you will have to do that individually.
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You have to find the plates manually... but you could record an action of you doing gaussian blur filter on whatever you have selected and assign to a hotkey, like F5.

Then open images in batches of 10, drag select the plate, F5, ctrl-s, ctrl-w, repeat.
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Or, if you've got a hundred images open and all the license plates selected, go to File>Automate>Batch and run the action on all of them while you go make a cup of coffee
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True! Though, I'd still recommend doing it in smaller manageable batches, maybe 20-30 at a time. If you go selecting in each open doc, get to doc 99/100, and your computer crashes... gotta redo all that work.
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Oh but we don't have to worry about that sort of thing anymore...

Kidding. Good point.
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Thanks a lot guys!!