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Clay Stanton
Can I select 'Don't Save' for multiple files when closing?
on Jun 18, 2010 at 10:36:09 am

Hi -

If I have worked on say 20 files, and then I select 'Close All,' Photoshop asks me if I want to save each individual file.

Is there a way of choosing 'Save' or 'Don't Save' for all the files without having to click it for each one?


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Christina Rodriguez
Re: Can I select 'Don't Save' for multiple files when closing?
on Jun 19, 2010 at 12:17:31 am

Easy, just make an Action.

Go to WIndows>Actions

In the Action Window (btw: make sure button mode is NOT selected)

Click the Little folder at the bottom. This will create a new action set (so it doesn't get mixed up with the rest of the actions) Name it something like My Actions or Bob's Actions (Bob being your name)…

Then select the little paper button next to the folder. This is where you will actually start to make a new action.

Name it "CLOSE-Don't Save"

Then close one of your pictures and don't save it. (make sure you did something to it before starting the action, that way it asks you if you want to save and you hit NO.)

Then stop the Action.

Now, go to File>Automate>Batch

Select your action (it should show the one you just made)

Make sure you select "opened Files".

Click Ok and Viola.

Then make a Save ALL action with the same process.
I also have a rotate left or right action I make so I don't have to use the menu,

C.R.


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Clay Stanton
Re: Can I select 'Don't Save' for multiple files when closing?
on Jul 1, 2010 at 11:29:02 pm

Christina - thank you! I use Actions a lot.. and when I asked the question it was actually to solve the problem of how to close a bunch of files that were left open after I ran a particular Action!!

I never thought to add a Close and Don't Save Action! Just did it and everything is great now, so thanks again :)


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Christina Rodriguez
Re: Can I select 'Don't Save' for multiple files when closing?
on Jul 2, 2010 at 6:40:21 pm

Glad it helped!

C.R.


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Richard Harrington
Re: Can I select 'Don't Save' for multiple files when closing?
on Jul 4, 2010 at 8:29:39 pm

Just option or alt click first dialog box to apply to all

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and ATS:iWork


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David Cabestany
Re: Can I select 'Don't Save' for multiple files when closing?
on Aug 17, 2010 at 11:25:35 pm

Richard, that method does nothing, I tried it with Photoshop and illustrator, i used alt, command, ctrl and then several combinations of this keys and in every case it asked me individually to save each file.

Perhaps it's a windows only thing?


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Richard Harrington
Re: Can I select 'Don't Save' for multiple files when closing?
on Aug 17, 2010 at 11:32:09 pm

Just option key and click don't save works fine

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Studio Techniques


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David Cabestany
Re: Can I select 'Don't Save' for multiple files when closing?
on Aug 18, 2010 at 12:44:44 am

No, it doesn't.


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Richard Harrington
Re: Can I select 'Don't Save' for multiple files when closing?
on Aug 18, 2010 at 2:22:00 pm

File > Close All

On Older Photoshops (Option/Alt) click No when asked to save changes

On Newer versions, check the Apply to All box in save dialog

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Studio Techniques


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David Cabestany
Re: Can I select 'Don't Save' for multiple files when closing?
on Aug 18, 2010 at 3:40:01 pm

Richard are you on a pc or a mac? I have a mac with cs4 installed and neither option is viable, in fact there's no "Apply to all" checkbox available. This has to be a windows only thing, I have been working with photoshop for 15 years on mac and never saw those options you mention, unless it was recently included in cs5 that option is simply not there.


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Richard Harrington
Re: Can I select 'Don't Save' for multiple files when closing?
on Aug 19, 2010 at 5:24:35 pm

Mac

The Apply to all option is in CS5 (not sure if earlier)

The Option shortcut works on CS3

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Studio Techniques


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David Cabestany
Re: Can I select 'Don't Save' for multiple files when closing?
on Aug 20, 2010 at 2:51:44 am

It doesn't work in CS4, I tried in different computers, all mac. Weird.


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