Is there a quick way of batch converting multiple files from JPG to PNG in photoshop?


I made a rookie error and accidentally saved about 20 images in Photoshop as .jpg files rather than .png files.

Is there a quick way I can convert all these files to a .png format at once rather than individually?

4/19/2017 9:00:00 PM

Accepted Answer

You can do this by recording a custom Action of yourself:

  1. Opening the file
  2. Saving it as a .png file
  3. Closing the file

Then you can automate this for the entire folder by going File -> Automate -> Batch. Choose the folder containing all the images and run your custom Action.

6/27/2014 12:28:00 PM

Well, you are about to commit another rookie error.

There is absolutely no advantage in converting a JPG file to PNG.

The JPG compression is now applied to your file, there is no way to "undo" that. The only thing you are going to have now is a bigger file size with the exact same quality as the JPG.

The only reason to do this is if you process again your image to add a transparency, or in the remote case your application can only use PNG, for example in the case of a Gaming engine. If that is not the case do not do that.