Adobe Photoshop CS5 : Working with Automate Commands - Working with Conditional Mode Change, Using the Crop and Straighten Photos Command

7/24/2012 4:11:46 PM

Working with Conditional Mode Change

The Conditional Mode Change command lets you specify the conditions for changing the mode of an image in an action. When you create an action that changes modes, it can cause a problem when you run the action. For example, you create an action and one of the commands is to convert the image from RGB to Grayscale. Running the action on a file that is not RGB will cause an error. But, what if you want to use the same action to convert a CMYK image to Grayscale? You can if you make the mode change within the action using Conditional Mode Change. Using this option guarantees that you will never have a problem using an action to change the mode of an image.

Work with Conditional Mode Change

Open a document.

Start recording an Action.


To make a conditional mode change, you must have a document open and an available Action to change.

Click the File menu, point to Automate, and then click Conditional Mode Change.

Select the check boxes with the possible modes for the source image; you can click All.

Click the Mode list arrow, and then select the Target mode to which you want the image converted.

Click OK.

Add any additional commands to the action.

Click the Stop Recording button, and then save the action.

Using the Crop and Straighten Photos Command

The Crop and Straighten Photos command is a nifty way to quickly straighten multiple scanned images or make separate image files out of one image. For example, you have a photograph of two people standing side-by-side, and you want a separate image of each person. Or you have several scanned images that weren’t quite straight on the platen. The Crop and Straighten Photos command works best when the images in the document are separated by some white space. When you apply the command to an image, it looks for areas to divide based on shifts in color; no selection is required.

Use the Crop and Straighten Photos Command

Open a document.

Click the File menu, point to Automate, and then click Crop and Straighten Photos.

Photoshop automatically creates separate images from the available image information in the active document, and then places the images into individual files.

Did You Know?

You can control the Crop and Straighten Photos command through selection. Use the Rectangular Marquee tool to select a portion of the image before using the Crop and Straighten Photos command, and then Photoshop will work only within the selection.

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