Q&A: How to Smart Sharpen an image sequence in Photoshop CS4?

Question by coolx3000: How to Smart Sharpen an image sequence in Photoshop CS4?
I want to process an image sequence in Photoshop. I can import a sequence of images and then apply smart sharpen filter to each image individually. This is a pain. I want to Smart Sharpen the whole sequence at once. Is there an option like that in Photoshop CS4?

Best answer:

Answer by Jane Tipper
Yes you can. Find your actions tab/menu/whatever…. WINDOW > ACTIONS… Pull out the little arrow at the top and click new action, name it and tell it where to be (default is fine) then hit record.

Do your smart sharpen filter and whatever else you want to later apply to all of the images to just that one image. Then go back to the actions at the bottom and hit stop for it to stop recording. You should see whatever you named your action listed at the very bottom.

Next make sure all of the images you want to apply this to are in one single folder.

Now go to FILE > AUTOMATE > BATCH
This will bring up a menu that says set: for you to find where you saved your action then action where you should choose whatever you named your action and source which will let you browse or choose and select your folder with all of the images you want to apply your smart sharpen to.

Hit ok and it should pull up everything in that folder you selected and apply the same “action” to all of them.

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