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Chapter 13. Look Sharp: Sharpening Techniques > Lab Color Sharpening - Pg. 379

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Twelve: In the Destination section of the Batch dialog, you can tell Photoshop where you want to put these photos once the action has completed. If you choose Save and Close from the Destination pop-up menu, Photoshop will save the images in the same folder they're in. If you select Folder from the Destination pop-up menu, Photoshop will place your Lab-sharpened photos into a totally different folder. To do this, click on the Choose button in the Destination section, navigate to your target folder (or create a new one), and click Choose (or OK on a PC). Step Thirteen: You might also want to rename your photos. In short, here's how the file naming works: In the first field under the File Naming section, you type the basic name you want all the files to have. In the other fields, you can choose (from a pop-up menu) the automatic numbering scheme to use (adding a 1-digit number, 2-digit number, etc.) or what file extension (.jpg, .tiff, etc.). There's also a field where you can choose the starting serial number. At the bottom of the dialog, there's a row of checkboxes for choosing compatibility with other operating systems. I generally turn all of these on, because ya never know. When you're finally done in the Batch dialog, click OK and Photoshop will automatically Lab Sharpen and save all your photos for you. (Note: If you want detailed information on how Photoshop's automated file naming works, look in Chapter 1 for details.) Sharpening Techniques Chapter 13 379