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I have learned that Photoshop does not come with a "Save all" command. However, I would like to have such a command.

What I found on the web:

I read here that I can record the action of saving a file, and then associate it with a key so that I can trigger that action later using a keystroke. However, wouldn't that be the same as going through my files one by one and then using Ctrl-S to save each individual file? How can I run an action on every open file?


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You can do this by first making an action that saves a file with the settings you want.

After you have that action, do the following:

file -> action -> batch -> source(all open files)

select the action that you just made

run the batch script

there, you are done!

edit to include tip: If you want to bind a key such that hitting it will save all open files, you can do the following:

1) Create another action that runs a batch of the action saving open files

2) bind this action to the key of your choice

3) Hit the chosen key to save all open files Final Action

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You can use an action in a batch command. Look under File > Automate > Batch for the tool. You can apply your action to all open images, or specify a folder of images as your source.

Photoshop CS5 batch tool

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Thanks @Brian, is there a way of associating the batch with a keystroke? – Amelio Vazquez-Reina Mar 5 '11 at 0:34
@AmV Not exactly directed at me, but yes you can. Save the batch as a action and bind the action to a key – aCuria Mar 5 '11 at 0:38
Thanks @aCuria. If you edit your answer to include this tip, I'll accept it as the final answer! – Amelio Vazquez-Reina Mar 5 '11 at 0:44
@aCuria afaik the action recorder does not watch the batch window. – brianbaligad Mar 5 '11 at 0:46
I tested it before posting. Using CS5 here, and so is the OP – aCuria Mar 5 '11 at 0:49

If you need to save a copy really quickly, you can use > Scripts > Image Processor > Use Open Images > Save as PSD.

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The answer was already accepted. Also would this save all the images at once individually? – NetworkKingPin Mar 1 at 9:14

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