If you use a script like Photoshop image processor if the file it generates is filename+serialnumber and filename+serialone exists in the destination folder the image processor script generate the next serial name and saves filename+setialunique...
Scripts can be used in actions and the Image Processor Pro script that can be downloaded from the web is a Plug-in script that will bypass displaying its dialog when recorded into an action so you can use the Image Processor Pro in an action and batch that action it will not be interactive and batch well.
Thanks for the info about image processor pro!
I don't have an issue with numbering if I'm running these files manually like we work at the moment. It's when I'm trying to automate it using a droplet I'm having an issue.
I've never really used bridge before but if I can make a watch folder in there to run the action and the IPP take over the naming of the output that would work.... something I'm working on now......
I can supply a sample file/action/output if you can be more of assistance?
It seems I need a way of suppressing dialogs when using the IPP from a script also so this will not work
Try using the Image Processor Pro in the action you used to create the droplet. If the output file exist that script will generate the next name. Actions can not use logic on their own. If the droplet you create has a problem naming the output file that it replaces files rather then generating the next name the action you created the droplet needs to use some scripting. See that the output file exists and if it does generate a unique name upping the sequence number till its unique one that does not exists. Actions can not use logic without using a script.
The Image Processor script is not a plug-ij it will always show its dialog. The Image Processor Pro script is a Photoshop Plug-in It will bypass displaying iys dialog when user by playing the action step that was generated recording its used. What it recorded will be used. Once installed the Image Processor Pro script is accessec and recorded usinf menu File>Automate>Image Processor Pro... Where the non plug-in Image Processor the ships with Photoshop is Access via menu File>Scripts>Image Processor. It does not have plug-in support programmed in. It can not record settings into an actions step.
When you record the IPP action the dialog will show and IPP will record the settings used into the action step, When the action is played the dialog will not show instead the recorded setting will be use. If you do not turn on that action step dialog.
There is no requirement to use the bridge.... Infact if you use the bridge to select files then use menu tools Photoshop Image processor Pro you will not be using your droplet or action.. If you set up the IPP dialog to use your action that uses IPP I think it may fail recursive use of a plug-in is questionable.