Photoshop: Export documents into multiple sizes

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Hi, I would love for photoshop to allow advanced exporting. So for example, I could set to save as many files at multiple dpis. This would be useful for Android, for example if I had a client who wanted a small thing changing in a graphic I could fire up Photshop, edit it and then export in one click, not 30 clicks.

So, the graphic would automatically go to:
* res/drawable-ldpi/graphic.png
* res/drawable-xhdpi/graphic.png
* res/drawable-mdpi/graphic.png
* res/drawable-hdpi/graphic.png
* graphic.psd

I would love it if you could do this!
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Posted 7 years ago

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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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»I could set to save as many files at multiple dpis.«
With pixel images it’s ppi, not dpi.

Anyway you may want to look into Scripting to automate such tasks.
You could ask at
http://forums.adobe.com/community/pho...
or
http://www.ps-scripts.com/
for help and advice.
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kenny

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I will look into this, I didn't know Photoshop did this
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I agree, this is very specific and best suited by creating customized workflow scripts.
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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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»I am shocked that PS isn't capable of this without scripts!«
Oh, please ...
The important thing is such tasks can be automated with the tools Adobe provides with Photoshop; if users should be unwilling to learn how to use them that’s surely up to them.
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I'd love to do it with Actions alone (and without delving into scripting) - but to do it fully automatic with Actions, one big thing is missing: the possibility to specify a relative saving path and customized filename (containing prefix, document name, postfix) with the "save as" action.
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File > Automate > Batch offers prefix, postfix and Destination options.
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fabb

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But it does NOT allow to save *one file* under *several names* (with different sizes), which was the original question.
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CharlesMJr

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Would it save the files into different directories? In Eclipse, the filename needs to be the same but different dpi's go into different directories.
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Paul Riggott

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Maybe this could fullfil most requirements?
Image Processor Pro
http://groups.adobe.com/index.cfm?eve...
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fabb

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Hey, this looks great! Need to test it when I've got access to CS5 again. Seems as it can also export png!

That's something that could be built into Photoshop. Adobe, don't you want to pay this guy out and incorporate his code?
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Chris Cox

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Um, read the description on the web page more closely. Adobe created the script, based on the script we already ship with CS5.
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fabb

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Russell Brown created it - he's offering the script on his own homepage. So I guessed he's not affiliated with Adobe. Where did you read something else?
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fabb

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BTW, the download link on his website points to a newer version: http://www.russellbrown.com/scripts.html
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For what is is worth Russell Brown is employed by Adobe. He will sometimes post scripts to his site that are not officially shipped in Photoshop.
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fabb

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Thanks for clearing that up. I still think that Image Processor Pro is a great script and should ship with Photoshop by default.