Batch Process .psd to .png/.jpg outside photoshop using Automator
I have been looking for an app or a hack to batch convert photoshop files to png or jpg without the need of opening each and every .psd in photoshop. Didn’t find an App but tried a little trick using automator which seems to be working well so far. And here is how you can set it up –
Open Automator.app on your mac & create a new workflow.
1. From left column options select : Files & folders → Ask for Finder Items and drag it to workflow area. Select the source folder from drop down & also check “Allow multiple selection”.
2. Now drag & drop “copy finder items” from left column into workflow and select destination folder where you want to save your output image files.
3. Now go back to extreme left column and drag: Photos → Change type of images to workflow. You can also select image output format here.
That’s it. Save your PSDs in folder you defined in first step and click Run to execute workflow!
Note : I have made two temporary folders called PSD-temp & PNG-temp on desktop for this repetitive purpose. So, if you download the automator file, you may realize it is based on same. Since, i have not tested it on any other computer it may (or may not) show error, but you should be able to just select your preferred folders instead and get it to work.