I am using Photoshop CS4 Version 11.0.2. I make an action called Resize to 388px. I record the action as follows:

Start Recording

Image Size
Adjust size of image down to 388px.
Save for web and devices
I choose JPEG Low
I check Optimized
Hit Save
Direct the save to the "Resized to 388px For Web" folder. 
Save the file in the "Resized to 388px For Web" folder.
Stop recording

The size of the resulting jpeg file is 8k and the file dimensions are 388x388

When I run it in batch, the resulting file dimensions are correct, but the file size is much larger at 209k which is the same as when I simply change the file size and use "Save As" manually.

Here is How I run the batch:

Automate Batch
Choose (Choose my source folder)
Check off Suppress File Open Options dialogs and Suppress Color Profile Warnings.
Choose (Choose my destination folder)

Can you explain what I am doing wrong or is this the normal result.



  • what about resaving as 72dpi though?
    – user26809
    Jul 4, 2014 at 8:50

1 Answer 1


I don't immediately see a problem there without testing it, but your simplest solution is to use the Image Processor script that comes with Photoshop and Bridge. I don't recall off-hand, but I'm pretty sure it's been around since CS2.

  • Select all the images in Bridge that you want to resize

  • Choose Tools > Photoshop > Image Processor. Bridge will open Photoshop if it's not already running and run the script, which starts with a dialog box.

  • Fill in the dialog with size, destination and any renaming you want to do

  • Click OK

You can also run this from inside Photoshop, with the extra step of selecting the images once the script starts running. It's simpler to start in Bridge.

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