Photoshop Batch - Why do you need to specify a Destination Folder when Override Save As is ticked?

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In Photoshop Automate Batch, please remove the need to specify a destination folder when Override Save As is ticked ... It is a waste of time to select an output folder when the Override Save As action knows the folder ... 

OR EVEN BETTER, please allow the specified Output Folder to be the destination especially when Override is ticked - that would be better. Then you wouldn't have to go into the Save As command in the Action to specify the output folder every time.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can you get this done for the next minor update - it is an essential fix.

Thank you
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eartho

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what? doesn't the save and close option do that?
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If I wanted to use Save and Close I wouldn't be asking this question.

The question shows that a different output folder is needed ... The Override Save As action uses Save for Web to a different folder.
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have you tried using Image Processor instead? There's a dropdown at the bottom for running a script, if needed.
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as for why your idea wouldn't work... the Batch would have to be redesigned to also include all the different file types and their options.

and if this is an issue for you, why can't you remove the Save As portion of your action, and just tell the batcher where you want it to save?
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Thanks for all the comments ... The problem is that the Save As command in the action is done by Save for Web in CS6 ... I have tons of hi-res JPGs which need to be optimised down properly using the old style Save for Web command which isn't available in the normal Save As command.

Is CC any better at doing this do you think?
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I don't think CC would be any better, since the one new option they've created (Export As), doesn't work well at all. 

One thing you could try is to download/install ImageProcessorPro-3_2b5.zip , and then in the processing window, you can select Save for Web.

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Great, thank you! :) ... Took a few seconds to work out all the options, but it is processing all the files and it runs an action beforehand ... This is excellent.
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you can bypass the Batch utility with Image Processor.
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Awesome. This tool saves so much time once you get it set up. We've been begging Adobe for a decade to include it as a default in Ps, but they've yet to hear our pleas.