Save the adjustments as presets and include them in an action.
I want to add the same 3 adjustment layers to about 20 photos and then in scripts, export layers to files, so that each photo includes the adjustments.
I have tried several online suggestions and none worked for me. What's the best way to do this?
I do not understand what you want to do. There is a Photoshop script named "Export layer to files". If you were to open an image as a background layer then add three adjustment layers and then use the "Export Layers to files" It would save four files three white empty white canvas files and and a fourth containing your background.
I'll explain with more detail. I have 20 photos stacked in a photoshop file. Above those 20 photos I have a curves adjustment, a hue/sat. adj., and a brightness adj.
I want those 3 adjustments to be applied to each photo when I export each one to a jpg. file using Scripts/export layers to files.
Is Mylenium's method the only way to do this?
Adjustment layers contain no pixel information. They just contain data identifying the type of adjustment to make and setting for Photoshop use when rendering the document's composite view. The files saved for the adjustment layers by "Export Layers to files" would be a plain white canvas. All you need to do to see that. Is open one of your 20 photos add the three adjustment layers and then use menu File>Scripts>Export Layers to files. Once the script completes its work look at the four files it saved for you.
It is not what Mylenium suggested that you should do. What he suggest to you was to make presets for the adjustments you want to apply over and over so you can use these preset in actions.
You never wrote that you were going to load all your images into a stack in a single document, You only stated you wanted to use "Export Layer to files" I pointed out that Adjustment layer would be saved as a white canvas.
I do not think this is what you want. I think you want to see adjusted images. However its not clear if you want to see the single adjustments or the accumulated adjustments view.
You need to design a process that would produce the results you want.
I would think the best place to start this process is to download the "Image Processor Pro" plug-in script from Russell Browns site and learn how it works. That script and a few simple actions should be all that you need to accomplish what you want.
Thanks, I have the same setup as the OP and needed this solution.
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