I've been using Photoshop for a while now, since v.5.5. I'm not new to Actions, batches, droplets and the like. However, I've run into the need to process mulitple files, in a multitude of ways and seem to be hitting a roadblock.
The current workflow is to take a folder of JPEGs and drop them onto a droplet that turns them into "Antique" look, I repeat the dragging-dropping process again with a Black & White Droplet, then again with a Sepia droplet. Ultimately I'd LOVE to combine the 3 steps into one: dropping the images onto a single droplet (or whatever it takes) and return to have 3 folders full of my derivative images.
My colleaugues idea was to add a "revert" step into the original action, do the next steps, revert, etc. This works fine on a SINGLE image—when run solely as Action—but fails when batching because of the saving as a jpeg step.
Any solutions come to mind to make this ENTIRE thing work?
A droplet would get quite complicated doing that, probably.
If your using cs5, then a script such the Image Processor Pro should work:
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Alright, I was having some unpredictable results a second ago... however, I just started from scratch again and best I can tell this is working. At least on my simplified test at my home. I'll hopefully be able to re-create my success once I'm back at the office computer.
Thanks for the guidance. I KNEW this had to possible—one way or another.
I hope to post again once I know this technique is up-&-running on the machine that matters!
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