In this rather short article i’m going to show you how to use Photoshop Actions together with Lightroom.
As it stands now (LR 1.3) you can’t play actions inside of Lightroom but you can play it when exporting photographs,
this can be very handy when exporting large volumes of photo’s for lets say printing or web usage.
So to use this function we need to make our actions into droplets,
we do this by going to File > Automate > Create Droplet…
In the create droplet dialogue box you will need to select the required set and action you want to use.
In this case i'm using an action to prepare my files for printing on a inkjet printer at 300ppi.
You want to save the droplet in:
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\”USERNAME”\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\Export Actions\
Windows Vista: \Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Export Actions\
Mac: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Export Actions/
That’s really all there is to it, now all you have to do is go to Lightroom, select a couple of photographs,
export them and in the export dialogue select the droplet you just made under the Post-processing > After Export dropdown
Then hit the export button, and after Lightroom finishes exporting,
Photoshop will execute the droplet and voilla, youre file's are ready to go.
A real time saver !
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