CMYK Droplet (batch convert)


Question

I would like to know if someone can share a clear step by step process to creating and saving a RBG to CMYK batch process, then create a droplet for it, have the droplet on my desktop so I can simply drag an image/images over the droplet which will automatically start the process through Photoshop.

I used to have this tool set at my previous job but never learnt how to do it. I have googled it many a times however, it seems to not do anything once dragging an image over. Where am I going wrong?

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5/10/2016 2:32:00 AM

Try this:

Create your action

  1. Open Photoshop and create a new document in CMYK colour mode (any size).
  2. Open the Actions panel.
  3. Click the Create new action button. Give your action a name ('CMYK > RGB') and click Record.
  4. Now, with your action recording, change the image's colour mode (Image > Mode > CMYK Color).
  5. On the Actions panel, click the Stop playing/recording button.

Your action is now saved in the Actions panel.

Create your Droplet

  1. Click File > Automate > Create Droplet.
  2. Set up your Droplet:
    • Under Save Droplet In select a folder to create the Droplet in and give it a name. You may want to create a 'Droplets' folder on your desktop.
    • Under Play select the set you created your action in, and your action.
    • And under Destination select Folder. For this, you may want to make an 'Exports' folder inside your Droplets folder.
    • Click Choose and select the folder where you'd like the new RGB version of your image to be saved.
    • You can specify extra options here, such as file naming conventions and the link, but I'll just stick to the basics.
  3. Click Ok.

A Droplet is now saved in the folder you specified.

Using the Droplet

To use the Droplet, simply drag your CMYK image onto the Droplet icon in your Droplets folder, and an RGB version if the image will be created in the Exports folder.

If you want your action to export an image at a specific resolution, size or quality, you can record these steps as part of your action.

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5/10/2016 2:58:00 AM

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