I’ve just updated my free resize for web photoshop action. The update adds a few sizes (particularly for Instagram and 4K screens) and removes some lesser used sizes.
There are many resize actions and scripts out there that do similar things but my action is preferred by many professionals because of its simplicity. Simply select the output size and press play. You can change the amount of sharpening by altering the layer opacity or modifying the mask. The result should be a far better sharpening result than the photoshop tools provide on their own – fine details are particularly well rendered.
Here is the new Resize for Web sharpening action:
Download: Resize and Sharpen for Web v5
Why professionally sharpen your web images?
Photographs are increasingly viewed and purchased for online use. With print media continuing to decline it is increasingly important that your images look great on the web. Unfortunately in displaying your images on the internet they often lose their impact and lack the fine details of the original photograph. This action outputs razor sharp images in sRGB perfect for web display.
Create your own sizes
If you would like to create your own sizes there is an action explaining how this is achieved (just press play to see the dialogue). It’s a quick and easy process thanks to the intermediary steps I have already created.
If you want to apply a change to all the actions then just record into the ‘Optional Customisation’ action. You may wish to use this to add a watermark to your images or even to ‘Save for Web’ to a file on your hard drive.