PS-D you need to learn the enormous power of Photoshops Actions.
For sure I have to. But I think you might not got the point or maybe I missed something.
The problem is that I can't write a general action due to different file-paths and operations which can't be done by PS Actions.
In this case it would take longer to prepare a batch process than to do it manually.
Here is an detailed example:
I have 3 or 4 files (16 bit) opened out of a folder with several files.
It can't be defined in an PS Action which files are to be opened.
First step is to reduce the depth to 8 bit
(I use an Action with a defined shortcut to do this)
Then I have to reduce Layers to defined layers. E.g. between 5 to 20 layers for a device, 2 to 5 layers for a shadow, etc.
(It can't be defined as an Action).
Next step is to save the opened files as JPG Format in a new folder and there in a sub-folder.
It would take longer to define the document-path and prepare the structure and place of the files for a batch process than to do it manually.
This is the major issue. I have to do the Save As operation manually.
Therefore I have to hit the pull-down menu and choose a file format out of a bunch of formats which are redundant to me. I have to do it over and over again.
I'd rather prefer to do it with one click. Maybe it would be useful too if PS keeps the last file-format saved.
After that I have to remove a layer and circle through the opened documents to save it in another format.
for saving open files to jpg/tiff/psd you can use File->Scripts->Image Processor
Thank You. I definitely overlooked this feature, sorry.
Now an error occurred. I tried to set a shortcut to open the Image Processor and got the message "Error Code -34 -> line 33 -> $.localize = true;".
What about saving the files as an EPS?
EPS is an old format kept in Photoshop only for backwards compatibility so don't expect many changes in that department
An Action can record the file type as well as the location. So it can output different format files, you can set up an action to save down as many versions as you want, with as many different resolutions or formats. Or indeed use Russell Brown's Image Processor
Now the file PATH is not so easy to automate. Without scripting, best practice is to use the same series of folders, and then sort out and rename using the Operating system, or Bridge.This approach is actually in practice very quick, a LOT quicker than trying to write a script to do this
EPS is still a common file format. It does neither matter if clients wish to receive it nor if it's necessary to have a transparent background working with vector-based files.
Or there could be an option for Save As to recall last Saved As folder and file type, per file, per session. I only ask for this every version of PS. Like I did again, a week or two ago...
Man, I really want it.
After testing the advices, my request would be usefull.
I think it's not too much work to implement those customizable checkboxes in PS