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In this simple tutorial, you will learn how to resize multiple images in Adobe Bridge and Photoshop.

Whether you’re a professional photographer or someone who loves capturing moments, resizing images is essential. This tutorial will guide you through the process step-by-step so you can easily resize multiple images simultaneously and save time. Say goodbye to manually resizing each image and hello to a more efficient workflow.

Let’s dive right in and learn how to resize multiple images in Adobe Bridge and Photoshop!

Resize multiple images with Adobe Bridge and Photoshop

1. Open Adobe Bridge and navigate to the folder where you have your images.

2. Pick the pictures you like, go to the Tools menu, and click on Photoshop, followed by Image Processor.

Photoshop Image Processor

3. The Image Processor in Bridge will launch Photoshop and open the Image Processor menu options.

4. We can choose the location and folder we want to save the files from these options. We can also select the file type to JPEG, set the quality to 12, which is the highest quality for JEPG files, convert the images to sRGB, and resize the images to 1000px.

Image Processor Menu

5. Click Run and let Photoshop do its thing! When done, double-check your file sizes and ensure everything is resized correctly.

A few things to note:

1. Saving as PSD and TIFF are also options we can select, but we will skip these for this tutorial. You can explore these settings on your own. You can also run actions to save as PDFs along with many different action scripts.


2. Setting the quality to 12 will produce a large file size. Of course, this all depends on what you’re aiming for; if you are going for a high-quality photograph, then a quality setting of 12 is what you need.

If you want to shrink the file size, you can use a tool called SpriteBot, which is very easy to use.

Here is a quick tutorial showing how to optimize images with SpriteBot; check step 3.

3. Don’t worry if you think the images will get distorted to fit within that 1000 by 1000 size. Photoshop will resize them based on the longest edge. So whether the images are horizontal or vertical, the longest edge will be 1000 pixels.

4. If you’re dealing with raw files, it’s essential to be aware of your workflow settings in Adobe Camera Raw. When you choose raw files and use the image processor script, the script hands them off to ACR behind the scenes, and ACR will export them using the workflow settings you’ve set in ACR.

So, to make things easier, consider using the batch settings in Camera Raw to save different versions or derivatives of your files.

Why did we use Bridge and not just Photoshop alone?

We could do all these using Photoshop only by going to Files > Scripts > Image Processor… However, doing this in Photoshop has limitations; it falls short of allowing us to choose specific images from a folder. We can either select the whole folder or its subfolders, but we can’t cherry-pick just a few images to work with.

That’s why it is best to use Bridge with Photoshop.

In conclusion, resizing multiple images in Adobe Bridge and Photoshop is a game-changer for your workflow. With just a few clicks and setting selections, you can easily resize multiple images, saving you valuable time and effort. Instead of resizing images one by one, take advantage of batch resizing to streamline your editing process. Give it a try, and enjoy the benefits of a more effective workflow!

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