How to install a Photoshop action

How to install a Photoshop action

The Easiest Method:

  • Simply double-click the .atn file.

Note: When you restart your computer actions installed this way tend to disappear.

The Best Method (Recommended):

  • Save your actions in an easy to find location on your computer.
  • Open Photoshop and go to the actions palette.
  • If the actions palette is not visible, go to “Window”, then click “Actions” in the dropdown.
  • In the top right corner of the actions palette, click on the small box containing an upside down triangle and 4 horizontal lines.
  • From the drop down menu, select “Load Actions”.
  • Navigate back to where you saved the actions and select the file ending in .atn.
  • Click “Open” and your actions will load into the actions palette.