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?



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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  • any way an auto-generated filename could be implemented into this (e.g. date or anything)? – cirko Nov 1 '16 at 18:58
  • File > Scripts > Image Processor as mentioned by @user3284178 is a better way to do this. – Deepak Mittal Oct 10 '17 at 7:20

I'm late to the show, but I thought I'd share what I found for future reference. I'm using Photoshop CC 2016, and had the same problem. My solution was to go to File > Scripts > Image Processor, and use the following settings:

1) Check Use Open Images.

2) Click Select Folder, navigate to the desired target folder. Then mark the radio button next to Select Folder.

3) Check Save as JPEG. Set Quality to desired value.

4) Uncheck Run Action at the bottom. This would be used to apply another correction / effect to all photos before saving, such as a vignette or dropping to grayscale.

5) Click Run in the top right.

This makes a folder called "JPEG" in the specified target directory, and stores your images inside. Then, simply click File > Close All to close all open files at once.

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  • This is perfect! – Dog Lover Apr 12 '17 at 8:19

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
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    @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. – isuldor 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 '16 at 9:14

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