I have a jpeg image in Adobe Photoshop.

If I only crop it, it cannot be saved directly (Delete Cropped Pixels checked). There was a jpeg option panel opened to let me choose quality, etc.

It is annoying when I want to crop images in batch. Also, the size is even three times larger than the original when I choose to save with the best quality.

How I can save the jpeg image directly, without this option panel?

Or what other App can I use to crop images in batch?

Cropping png doesn't have this problem in Photoshop though and I remember that in Photoshop CS5, it was also not a problem.

  • You can create an Action with specific SaveForWeb or SaveAs settings and use it for batching: manually or with Automate > Batch command. This way the settings window won’t appear Jan 31, 2021 at 9:17
  • You can also set this action to preserve file names etc. I had a QA where I needed to learn how to do this. The answer is quite complex but you can just copy/paste & change the relevant parts. - graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/134483/… - This has been an absolute boon to my workflow ever since.
    – Tetsujin
    Jan 31, 2021 at 12:13

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When using the Crop Tool, be certain Delete Cropped Pixels is checked in the control bar across the top of the screen.

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If cropped pixels are deleted you should be able to simply save the jpg.

BE AWARE JPG is a lossy format, which means... saving a jpg as a jpg reduces image quality in all instances.

If the Delete Cropped Pixels option is unchecked the layer gets unlocked and you introduce transparency, which is unsupported in the jpg format, causing the jpg options dialog to appear when saving.

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