Portrait and Landscape actions in Photoshop

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by wingedrabbit, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. Greetings all. I have a pretty good work flow to get images from my
    10D up to my website. I'm trying to improve my photoshop actions.
    I'd just like to know how others handle portrait vs landscape actions
    in photoshop (I have photoshop CS).

    I have basic actions to change color space, resample to 72ppi, and
    some minor changing actions to overlay layers and add copyright
    info. But to change the image size, I have a different actions for
    portrait and landscape views. Then I have to setup 2
    different "Master" actions for each view (portrait and landscape).
    To process my pictures, in photoshop browser, I choose all the
    portrait views and use the "Master" protrait action to batch those
    pictures. I do the same with the landscape views, but with
    the "Master" landscape action.

    Is this the way others handle portrait vs landscape views? Is there
    a way in Photoshop CS to just resize without knowing if it's portrait
    or landscape? It would be easier to choose all the images in
    Photoshop's Browser and use a "Master" action to process all the
    files weather they are portrait or landscape.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. You can use File->Automate->Fit Image... to resize to, say, 600x600. This will result in the longer side of the image becoming 600, regardless of orientation. The shorter side will be scaled to maintain the correct proportion.
  3. I new it was something that simple. Thanks. My actions will be so much simpler.
  4. you learn something new everyday... thanks, I was looking for that a long time (also doing the 2 actions thing)
  5. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator Staff Member

    resample to 72ppi
    Why are you doing this? Assuming you are posting these to the web, the ppi is meaningless.
  6. Jeff,<br>
    I'm changing the image resolution to 72 pixels/inch for web images. I do this through Image/Image Size and changing the Document Size resolution. Maybe I'm incorrectly using the term "Resample."
  7. Tom - read the following page - http://www.scantips.com/no72dpi.html and then continue on to the home page - http://www.scantips.com/

    This web site will tell all that Jeff was asking about. It's a really good resource.
  8. Well, that makes sense.<br>
    I guess I've always stuck with 72ppi when in reality (or webality), it doesn't really matter.<br>
    An image tag only has width and height settings. It doesn't care about the resolution.<br>
    Thanks again. I didn't know I'd get 2 good answers to one question 8)<br>

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