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Old 04-12-2011, 12:27 PM
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Batch process won't close files?

When I batch process from within Photoshop or with Dr. Browns 1-2-3 service and I use a large batch (eg. 200 images) then the files stay open i Photoshop causing the processing to run slower and slower.
I end up with saved and processed PSD files in the folder of my choice but all the files are still open in photoshop.
When I batch process just a few images the files close as intended.
How do I solve this problem?
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:51 PM
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Re: Batch process won't close files?

Not sure if this will be of any help (I have never tried batch for 200 images). Using Dr Browns 1 2 3 service I believe may be better via Bridge. The script can also have problems with Actions that contain Open and Close commands.

If you have not already seen it there is a tutorial here
http://av.adobe.com/russellbrown/1-2-3_SM.mov
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:57 PM
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Re: Batch process won't close files?

At the end of your action just after you save / close the file, try adding one more command - Edit>Purge All and see if that helps.
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:44 PM
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Re: Batch process won't close files?

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At the end of your action just after you save / close the file, try adding one more command - Edit>Purge All and see if that helps.
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Great idea. I'll try out the purge all when I get home to my computer!
I don't have a save/close command inside the action...
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:00 PM
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Re: Batch process won't close files?

Well that's your problem. Forget the purge. You need to close the file in the action otherwise it will remain open.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:29 PM
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Re: Batch process won't close files?

But I choose Save and Close i the batch dropdown menu inside PS and it works (saves and closes) when I run the batch on just a few images. With a large batch it saves but doesn't close the files. That's my problem.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:58 PM
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Re: Batch process won't close files?

Try doing a Save and Close inside the action. You could be running into RAM or Scratch Disk issues with the method you are using. As a general rule it is a good idea to do a Save As or save the output to a different folder. Over-writing the orig file is dangerous if you have a problem with your action.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:57 PM
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Re: Batch process won't close files?

Murray, I'm curious. May I ask you, do you work for Adobe?
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:53 PM
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Re: Batch process won't close files?

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Murray, I'm curious. May I ask you, do you work for Adobe?
Boneappetit, no I do not work for them; I am only one of their slaves.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:46 AM
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Re: Batch process won't close files?

Murray: it helped to create the "save as" command within the action! I then went ahead and created a droplet and it worked perfectly.
Thanks for your help!
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