4 Replies Latest reply on May 20, 2014 11:13 PM by Lemaire Photo

    Automatic editing while shooting tethered

    Lemaire Photo

      I'm shooting tethered into my iMac, using "image capture" to automatically put the images into a specific folder, is there a way  to "point" photoshop CS6 at that folder to automatically run an action on any new files and save the edited image to a new folder? That way, as I take pictures, an action will run on every image automatically and save a new file.

        • 1. Re: Automatic editing while shooting tethered
          Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional

          Shoot JPG and use an appropriate style?  Or do you want to add watermarks or similar?

          • 2. Re: Automatic editing while shooting tethered
            JJMack Most Valuable Participant

            Perhaps.  Depends on your skill.  It is possible to trigger an action or script when Photoshop starts.  In an input folder is not empty a script could run the Image Processor Pro plugin script to  process image in the input folder then when the plug-in script finishes the script would move the files in the input folder to the processed folder and then close down Photoshop. If the input folder was empty when Photoshop was started the script would just exit and leave Photoshop started.


            From Photoshop scripting guide


            Using Notifier objects

            You use the Notifier object to tie an event to a script. For example, if you would like Photoshop to

            automatically create a new document when you open the application, you could tie a script that creates a

            Document object to an Open Application event.

            NOTE: This type of script corresponds to selecting Start Application in the Script Events Manager

            (File > Scripts > Script Events Manager) in the Photoshop application. Please refer to Photoshop Help for

            information on using the Script Events Manager.

            The make (Add/add) command requires you to specify an event ID to identify the event to set up

            notification for. Many event IDs are listed in an Appendix in the Adobe Photoshop CS6 JavaScript Scripting

            Reference, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Visual Basic Scripting Reference, and Adobe Photoshop CS6 AppleScript

            Scripting Reference. Some events also operate on several types of objects, and the make (Add/add)

            command requires an additional argument for a class ID, which identifies the object. For example, the

            “New” command is used for Document, Art Layer, and Channel objects.

            • 3. Re: Automatic editing while shooting tethered
              D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              FWIW Lightroom can do this, within its limitations, using watched folder and import presets.