Photoshop Action Pack 3.5, the latest collection of free-to-download Automator actions for the image manipulation software by Photoshop expert Ben Long, has been released.
The new collection is available at www.completedigitalphotography.com/?p=339.
The Photoshop Action Pack allows users to control Photoshop CS, CS2 and CS3 from Automator, enabling them to create complex automated image processing workflows.
While Photoshop provides built-in automation in the form of actions and an external interface to these batch processes through Adobe Bridge, the Photoshop Action Pack takes things much further.
Users can create intelligent automated workflows that process some images one way and other images in another. Automator also lets Photoshop users process batches of images from any combination of folders, servers, FTP volumes, or external drives - and can apply commands from applications beyond Photoshop, Long explains.
"A single Automator workflow can process images in Photoshop, add the results to an iDVD presentation, upload the whole project to an FTP server and then back up the entire project to a DVD," he says.
The new collection introduces Photoshop CS3 support, includes a new 'Auto Color' action and adds a number of new features to older actions. In addition, a few important bug fixes have been included. The package's 86 actions provide Automator with access to all of Photoshop's major image editing features.
"As with previous versions, the Photoshop Action Pack v3.5 is absolutely free, though completedigitalphotography.com actively accepts donations through an attractive PayPal button. What's more, they guarantee that your donations will be spent on frivolous camera gear, providing you with vicarious shopping thrills," Long adds.