Are you not using Lightroom? Are you using Photoshop CC?
Yes, this is a Lightroom job. Adjust the images - synchronized if you like - then export as jpeg to whatever pixel dimensions you set in the Export dialog.
Do you include Bridge in your workflow? It's a must if you want to speed things up. I open up files with similar conditions at the same time and sync them in ACR, or sometimes I'll use the Previous Settings option. I also copy and paste settings. In Photoshop I have an action that:
- Copies the background layer
- Applies High Pass Filter
- Sets that layer to Overlay
- Flattens the layers
Step #4 needs to be 'Flatten' and not merged as it removes information that might make the image try to save as a PSD. It will always save as JPG after Flatten has been used.
Step #5 will start the save process, but you need to finish it manually. I use Shift F4 to trigger this action, and have this and other custom shortcuts saved with my multi monitor workspace. I just switch to Essentials if I need default shortcuts that I have 'borrowed'. You can run an action from Image Processor if you want to batch process a lot of files, but I prefer to give each file at least a brief look at.
I believe that a few of this forum's regular posters don't use Lightroom. I have tried it several times, and even paid for it before CC, but I don't like its UI, and I like to have the files open in Photoshop just in case the sharpen action is not enough. For instance I can step back though History and change the blend mode to hard light instead of Overlay. I would never go as far as Vivid Light.