Action writing in PS, Easier post-processing

Hi all,

Its very early in the morning, so a cup of coffee is in order.

In the spirit of DT, I would like to make myself available, for any help that I can, about doubts with Actions in PS.

Definition of an Action in Photoshop:

The ability to record a series of steps or processes that are used repeatedly.

These actions are kept available for reuse in the Actions palette.

A very simple example:

My folders are: Work in Process / Finals / Uploads

In my workflow, I am post-processing an image from Work in Process. I think it is ready. So I have an action that saves the TIF to the Finals folder and a JPG to the Uploads folder. I have that action resident on a functions key, say F1.

All in 1 keystroke.

It may seem overkill, but if you have to do this umpteen times before uploading, it saves at least 5 or 6 keystrokes. or worse, Menu locations, 2 browser locations for the folders, plus the JPG saving routine.

So, if anybody has some doubts about Actions, I would gladly help.


Photo credits: Billdayone.

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April 26, 2011


Great little article

March 15, 2011


nice subject shared. thanks.

March 14, 2011


Nice share,thank you :)

March 14, 2011


Thanks for sharing, I wish you good luck!

March 13, 2011


Yes something I found very cumbersome, especially when lifting the pictures from oen folder, processing it and saving in another folder. This should reduce some of my clicking (and if one is not concentrating then it lands up some where else !!)

March 13, 2011


nice share.

March 13, 2011



March 13, 2011


Thanks for sharing!

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