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Actions, Droplets, and Batch Processing in Photoshop and ImageReady

Actions can save time and increase productivity by automating repetitive tasks. They can also be used for reproducing techniques and creating special effects that can be shared with other Photoshop users. Here you'll find a collection of tips for recording and using actions and droplets for batch processing in Photoshop and ImageReady.
  1. Free Photoshop Actions

Creating an Action for Batch Processing in Photoshop CS3
In this tutorial, I will show you how to record a simple action for resizing a set of images and then I'll show you how to use it with the batch automate command for processing multiple images. Although we'll be creating a simple action in this tutorial, once you know the process, you can create actions as complex as you like.

Actions and Batch Processing
Automate repetitive tasks in Photoshop by learning how to record actions and using them with the batch command in Photoshop 5.

Batch Rename Files With Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements
How to rename a series of files with the file browser in Photoshop 7 and up or Photoshop Elements 2 and up.

Automated Commands
Learn about the new automated commands and batch processing features in Photoshop 5.5.

Save Actions as Text Files
How to save an action as a text file list of steps.

An 'Undo' for Actions
Using this tip you will never find yourself unable to 'undo' after running an action that you did not like.

Creating Actions for Photoshop Elements
Some Photoshop Actions can be used in Photoshop Elements, but they are accessed in a different way depending on the version of Photoshop Elements. Here you'll find tools to help you use Photoshop actions within Photoshop Elements, links to help you find Elements-compatible actions, and tips for Photoshop users who want to create actions that...

Adobe Photoshop Scripting
Jeff Tranberry shares tips about Photoshop scripting using JavaScript.

Batch Processing in Adobe Photoshop
"Batch processing in Photoshop takes the edge off repetitive tasks. It's a simple process but one that way too many users have yet to discover. It's accomplished by way of Photoshop Actions."

PS-Scripts: Photoshop Scripting Community
PS-Scripts is a community resource site for Photoshop scripting and Photoshop automation.

Taking Action
"Photoshop's simple script recorder can produce complex results that would take forever to do by hand. Whether you're new to Photoshop Actions or an old hand, here's how to get the most out of them." By Ben Long for creativepro.com.

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