Spring 2012

Spring 2012
by ani

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Let me explain the title a little further. What I have is a series of PDF files in a series of folders --

Parent Folder
  -Child Folder
     --PDF file
     --PDF file
  -Child Folder
     --PDF file
     --PDF file

What I want to do is open each of those PDFs in Photoshop, and then Save For Web as a jpeg with a series of options (i.e. Blur: 0.192, Quality: 35, etc).
I've already created an action that opens a file as PDF generic with a specific resolution and height, and then an export action of Using: Save For Web, Operation: Save, etc.

Unfortunately, to complete the creation of the Action, I needed to save the file, and the "Export" action now has a path ("In: T:..."). What I want to do is run that Action I created; when doing so it processes all the PDFs and creates JPEGs just fine, but all the files are saving to the same folder that I saved the file to when I created the action. This is a problem as there are non-unique filenames here and there, and what I need is for each of these files to save to the subfolders in which their PDF counterpart lives.

Was I wrong in choosing to do the "Export" in the action? Any help or guidance is extremely appreciated.

NOTE: I am using Photoshop CS 1, I do not have the option to use any of the more recent versions.

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closed as off topic by mattdm, dpollitt, ElendilTheTall, rfusca, Jay Lance Photography Jul 30 '11 at 0:57

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Jeff, welcome to Photo Stack Exchange! Unfortunately questions about manipulating PDFs in Photoshop will not likely find many answers here. Someone may give it a shot, but others might close this question and refer it to another stack exchange site! We do have some resident Photoshop experts, but you might find more answers over at the graphic design stack exchange here - graphicdesign.stackexchange.com – dpollitt Jul 27 '11 at 0:46
(Note: the question has been already asked over at gd.se) – koiyu Jul 27 '11 at 10:22

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