May 05, 2011
New Image Processor Pro Script for CS5
If you batch-process images in Photoshop, particularly via the Image Processor command or Russell Brown’s 1-2-3 Process, you’ll want to check out what Russell has been up to. He’s looking for beta testers and writes,
It’s the ultimate time saver and will eliminate the need for multiple exports from other Adobe applications.
Here are some of the new features:
- Improved interface.
- Support for any number of conversions during a processing run.
- Batch renaming.
- Expanded support for almost all file formats known to man.
Make Cmd-J duplicate multiple layers
My personal “JDI” list of Photoshop tweaks includes a request to make the Cmd-J/Ctrl-J keyboard shortcut duplicate multiple layers (and/or layer sets) at once. That change hasn’t been made yet, but scripter David Jensen has a solution: Install a script that dupes layers, then assign Cmd-J to it. It’s very easy to do:
- Download this script and drop it into your Photoshop CS5/Presets/Scripts folder. (I’ve only tried it in CS5, but I’d imagine it works in previous versions, too.)
- Choose Edit->Keyboard Shortcuts, then choose File->Scripts->Duplicate Layers and assign Cmd-J.