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    • CommentAuthorkacole
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2007 edited

    This protocol explains how to: batch process images in Adobe Photoshop for measuring in ImagePro (to change file type)

    Protocol revised: 12/15/2007

    Protocol written by: Kathryn Cole


    1. In folder to be processed, create a new folder entitled "Batch."
    2. Open Adobe Photoshop.
    3. Select File --> Automate--> Batch
    4. In the "Actions" field, select "File Format". If the "File Format" option has not yet been saved on the computer you are using, use the following process to establish the command:
      • Open the "Actions" palette (Window --> Show Actions)
      • Open up an image file saved in the raw format from the microscope.
      • On the Action palette, select the red circle. This is the "Record" icon. Name the action "File Format."
      • Now, you are recording the macro. Select File --> Save As --> then select desired file type, whether you want to save the image as a copy (in this case, you do), etc. After the image is saved, hit the stop button (black square).
    5. In the Batch dialog box, after selecting Action--> File Format, select the Source. The Source folder is the folder that contains the files to be processed.
    6. In the Batch dialog box, select the Destination folder (which is the "Batch" folder you made in step 1).
    7. Select "Override Action 'Save As' Command"
    8. Make sure "Document Name" and "extension" are selected in the two consecutive File Naming fields.
    9. Select 'OK'. The files will now open and close one at a time. Once the operation is complete (can take 5-15 sec/image, depending on size), converted images will be in "Batch Folder". Check on quality and accessibility before deleting original files.