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I have a large list of images (all different sizes and aspect ratios) that need to be edited. I need to perform the following operations:

  1. Crop image to a specific aspect ratio
  2. Resize that image to specific dimensions
  3. Save/Compress

I tried to create an action, and perform the previous steps. The problem is, even though in the crop tool I would enter my desired aspect ratio, the action wouldn't save that ratio - it would save the actual dimensions it was cropped to. This obviously led to many odd photos being created.

How does one create an action that will preserve aspect ratio across the batch, regardless of image size?

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Instead of cropping, you can change the canvas size of your image based on percentage. Image > Canvas Size then change the pixels drop down to percentage. –  ckpepper02 Aug 23 '13 at 16:04
@ckpepper02 - Thanks, but this won't work due to the fact that each image is a different size and aspect ratio –  Katamaritaco Aug 23 '13 at 16:16
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