I don’t think Photoshop does what you seem to expect – how you came to expect it is another matter.
Anyway, what version of Photoshop are you talking about?
In CS4 and CS5 you could create the contact sheets from Bridge instead.
yeah that solves the problem when running contact sheets and save for webs. but not 2 save for web actions. Have amended them in java for my own specs hence they run only in cs5.
Expectation is there because it would help reduce a lot of time.
I think a script to do what you want could be written. It would be a lot of work and IMO not worth the efford. You could all the image files on one folder or in three. If they are in three seperate folders you need write nothing you just run thee process where you batch save for web in two abd run contact sheet in the third. The execution time may even be shorter for less logic would be needed during the processing. No matter how you do it you are doing to be creating and saving the same number of Photoshop documents.
Adobe seems to be hearing some of their user complaints and relize that they made some bad choices. In CS6 should see the return on Contact Sheet and PDF presentation. There is always X's Contact Sheet X as Well as Contact Sheet II you can download for Photoshop.
yeah i guess i could write/find a variant of the script, and modify it. but would take a long time to write it. Also it doesnt help my thought process that i want to edit pictures, but cant do that if a save for web is running on cs5. Even if i make contact sheets in bridge, i have to convert them in jpg if i want to print them.
photoshop 7 had it the best i think, fastest process wise.
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Even if you could run the three process in the background at the same time I do not think the duration of the total execution time would be any shorter. You would still be executing the same number of processor instruction reading and writing the same number of files. If the whole processor was constrained by the processing power running them cuncurrenly may increase the processing time because of contention for the processor. If the processes are IO bound that will not change a overlaping the processes may cause more hard disk seaking because of contention of the hard disk arm.