Try searching this forum for processing pairs and groups of files or two files you will get hits like http://forums.adobe.com/message/5215284#5215284
Do you have a programming background? Script are programs and need to be designed and written.
Thanks a lot for your kind effort.
Indeed I have some programming background in Visual Basic - but that's looooong time ago and I do not believe that I could set up this procedure for photoshop on my own...
The task in detail would be:
source folder e.g. on my desktop/START
in there all file couples such as 001a.jpg 001b.jp 002a.jpg 002b.jpg 003a.jpg 003b.jpg
also I have already a perfectly working action (batch-procedure) in photoshop (don't know how I could export this into a part of a script but sure there is a way) - this action does all the required steps for me
it's shrinking the pics horizontally to 50% width (height stays same)
then placing pic "a" left and pic "b" right and save into the target folder (e.g. desktop/ZIEL)
and also to place pic "b" left and pic a" right and save also int the same target folder
I save again under the same names like 001a.jpg and 001b.jpg (but now with the combined pics)
If there is any way to create such automated procedure for/with me on my computer (maybe via teamviewer or....) I am happy to spend Euro 40,- as support bonus.
I have already a perfectly working action (batch-procedure) in photoshop
You do not for batch can not open pairs of files fyou action. You have an action that can not be batched.