Photoshop: Export As: Need ability to fully adjust settings before opening export dialog

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The export preferences settings do not offer enough variables to make the Export As... function work effectively. I am working on gigantic files which I need to send to a client, scaled down for approval. The Export As... always freezes trying to preview the images, if I can even adjust any of the settings before it starts to lag. The Export Settings are basically useless because they only allow you to change "quality" but don't allow for any scale settings and you're bound to whether or not the Export As dialog freezes when you open it. Legacy settings are also grayed out so that's not an option for a file this large.

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Derrick Riley

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Derrick Riley

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Also, related to this, it doesn't make sense that the quick export function would export anything other than what's on the artboard, but instead, you get the extents of any mask within the file. So, what should be a "quick export" I have to reopen in photoshop so I can crop it to what I actually need. And I can't even add that screenshot here without opening PS because it's over 2MB in size!
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Derrick Riley

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A screenshot of an export of an original so that it fits your size req's.
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Sorry, but you definitely DO NOT want to be using Export As for large files. Your best bet if you want to automate the output to specific sizes is to use Image Processor Pro 
Download the zip version and then follow the install instructions. After that, you'll find the tool available in File>Automate>IPP
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David Converse

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Image Processor Pro or write a script which will set your output parameters.