[Tutorial] Batch process images with Pixelmator Pro

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2020-07-16 11:35:50

I would really need an option to bulk return Photos at 80% quality, is there any way to add it in? I'm currently optimizing images to 2500px . I bought Pixelmator to basically optimize images would be extremely helpful to add that option!
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2020-07-17 12:19:18

There currently isn't a way to do this using Automator, but you could use the upcoming AppleScript support to do this and more! What exactly is the workflow you need? Simply export to JPEG at 80% quality? Or resize to 2500px and export to JPEG at 80% quality?
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2020-08-03 10:04:03

Hi Andrius.

I would love to resize to x px and then export at 80% quality, is that something I can do with AppleScript?
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2020-08-05 16:48:27

Hi Andrius.
Are you working in the idea about to add a crop options related with Golden Ratio, Diagonals or so...?
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2020-08-10 18:51:34

It would be very useful to be able to include an 'Export for Web' step to the 'convert to jpg' workflow.
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2020-09-18 05:36:42

The "Apply Color Adjustments to Images" action is well meant and done, but none of the effects (Mono, Noir, Smoky, Vibrant...) meet my requirements even closely. I need to apply certain custom color corrections to a whole bunch of images. How to do that? Thank you

SOLUTION: Ok after some searching found the solution. Pretty simple actually: in "ADJUST COLORS" click the "Add" next to "COLOR ADJUSTMENTS" (located on top). There click "Save as Preset". Then in then app menu chose "View/Presets" to rename and manage presets.
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2020-09-18 11:32:00

by ag123 2020-09-18 02:36:42 SOLUTION: Ok after some searching found the solution. Pretty simple actually: in "ADJUST COLORS" click the "Add" next to "COLOR ADJUSTMENTS" (located on top). There click "Save as Preset". Then in then app menu chose "View/Presets" to rename and manage presets.
Yep, that's precisely what you'd need to do!
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2020-09-18 22:30:24

by meagermind 2020-08-11 01:51:34 It would be very useful to be able to include an 'Export for Web' step to the 'convert to jpg' workflow.
I'd like to see this too!
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2020-10-21 09:25:40

Was wondering if it was possible to set the desired compression level for the change image automator function, i.e for HEIF or JPEG?
Thanks,
Tom
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2020-10-22 12:06:48

There isn't a way to do this with Automator, but you can create a script for it using AppleScript. There are some examples you might find useful in the following thread:

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=18059
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2021-02-25 16:25:25

I would love that you guys included Automator actions in Pixelmator Pro. I work in web development and WEBP is really starting to get some footing with iOS 14 compatibility. Would it be possible to include WEBP in the "Change Type of Images" action? Thanks!
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2021-02-26 09:36:52

by Will Rees I would love that you guys included Automator actions in Pixelmator Pro. I work in web development and WEBP is really starting to get some footing with iOS 14 compatibility. Would it be possible to include WEBP in the "Change Type of Images" action? Thanks!
This one's coming in the next Pixelmator Pro update!
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2021-02-26 21:13:52

by Andrius 2021-02-26 14:36:52
This one's coming in the next Pixelmator Pro update!
You guys are the best! Thank you!
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2021-10-16 19:24:35

I am wondering how to set the JPEG export quality when using Finder quick actions that use Pixelmator Pro.

For example, I have a denoise action that uses PM Pro to denoise photos.

But there's no option to set the JPEG export quality when designing the quick action.

I can change the file type to JPEG and that's about all the flexibility I have.
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2021-10-19 11:32:41

by JosephM 2021-10-16 16:24:35 I am wondering how to set the JPEG export quality when using Finder quick actions that use Pixelmator Pro.

For example, I have a denoise action that uses PM Pro to denoise photos.

But there's no option to set the JPEG export quality when designing the quick action.

I can change the file type to JPEG and that's about all the flexibility I have.
This isn't possible with Quick Actions but macOS Shortcuts support that we'll be adding to Pixelmator Pro shortly, allowed us to expand more on the file optimization for export. There's already a Pixelmator Pro build on TestFlight where you can try those new actions out (if you're already running macOS Monterey beta).

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