Step 11

Finally, choose a File Naming Template for your exported images. We can stick with the default template for now. Make sure the Windows and Mac OS Compatibility tick boxes are checked. Leave the Errors dropdown at Stop for Errors.


Step 12

Click OK in the batch dialog and you’re good to go. The images will open, resize to 1000 pixels wide and save right in front of you. Try it with another action and see what else is possible!

Final Results

Final Results

Tutorial by Alex Hochstrasser


Thanks for reading my tutorial! I hope you have a better understanding of Photoshop Actions and Batch Automation now. I am an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, if you have any questions leave me a comment. If you’d like to check out my work you can do so at

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27 responses to “How to Edit Thousands of Images at Once in Photoshop with Batch Processing”

  1. Bahi Avatar

    Hi, I have used this method in your tutorial for days, and only recently Photoshop keeps closing on its own after 308 photos. Is there an error with the software, or is there a setting I’m missing that allows me to process over 13,000 photos? Each time it crashes/closes after processing specifically 308 photos, which is annoying and time consuming as it already is. Hoping you have some ideas? Many thanks

  2.  Avatar

    I don’t understand why this is necessary. In my old Photoshop Elements 10, it was simple and straightforward! Right in the File menu, there was an option: “Process Multiple Files.” Click on it, and away you go. Also, the option was far clearer and more capable–you could for example convert images to PNG. In my “current” edition of “full-version” Photoshop CC 2021, you cannot convert to PNG (you can only convert to JPEG). Adobe continues to butcher its own software and hence betray its customers. I have no faith nor regard for them now.

  3. fotomasking Avatar

    This tutorial saves my time. Thank you so much

  4. rahul Avatar

    how can we save sub folders images in relative path

    1. Photoshop Tutorials Staff Avatar
      Photoshop Tutorials Staff

      Unfortunately, I don’t think that’s possible. Try doing it from File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy)… it might save it in a relative path when you’re recording the action.

  5. Mark Lee Avatar
    Mark Lee

    wow. great post. this post will help me a lot.

  6. Evaan Ryan Avatar
    Evaan Ryan

    Wow! have you done this in Photoshop? If so its really amazing work.I am working in editing task but not yet good enough like you. Good job indeed.

  7. Rara star Avatar
    Rara star

    Great post. i like it. feeling great when reading your post .

  8. Jeams Avatar

    Great tutorial, Through this I got a good idea.
    Thank you so much for sharing it.

  9. cutoutstudiouk Avatar

    Great tutorial. i like it. feeling great when reading your tutorial.

  10. Kevin Petersen Avatar
    Kevin Petersen

    Really great tutorial. Thanks for taking time to explain things in such great details.

  11. Ted Miller Avatar
    Ted Miller

    Why is this so complicated? Why can’t you just open a bunch of files in Photoshop and perform the same action on all of them? I don’t have time to wrap my head around all this. PS has been around for decades, and they still don’t have a simple command for this?

  12. Beata Avatar

    I didn’t success to batch images. I am reading again…

  13. Isabel Avatar

    Does this process same as like Photoshop action tool? In order to run the Batch processing we must have create the action first. Anyway thank you for the article.

  14. mamun Avatar

    Good tutorial….thanks for sharing…

    1. thank you Avatar
      thank you

      thank you

  15. Alisa Jonson Avatar
    Alisa Jonson

    Have you had any issues saving a pdf to a png?

  16. Oliver Lily Avatar
    Oliver Lily

    Good tips ever. Gathered lot of necessary information from your blog. Thanks for sharing it.

  17. Alex Avatar

    Wow! great It is undoubtedly beneficial to many. Basically, those who use only “Lightroom”, making such things, they will get an inspiration for using Photoshop.

  18. Albert Avatar

    Really it is a great helpful post. It is undoubtedly beneficial to many. Basically, those who use only “Lightroom”, making such things, they will get an inspiration for using Photoshop.

  19. Jessica Durow Avatar
    Jessica Durow

    Have you had any issues saving a pdf to a jpg?

  20. Chris Marsh Avatar
    Chris Marsh

    Brilliant Tutorial Alex, Just what I needed! 1,000,000 Thanks :)

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  22. Erick Avatar

    Thank you

  23. Cristina De Giovanni Brasa Avatar
    Cristina De Giovanni Brasa

    Hello you can ‘put a watermark to multiple’ pictures at once?

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