Saving Time with the Image Processor

The Image Processor command is an extremely useful production tool that will allow you to quickly reformat and size images to meet your workflow. The Image Processor script made its official debut in Photoshop CS2, but you can find also find it online under the name Dr. Brown’s Image Processor.

The Image Processor script can be used to convert and process multiple images. It differs from the Batch command in that you don’t need to first create an action. The image processor can be used for any of the following tasks:

  • To convert a images to JPEG, PSD, or TIFF format. You can also convert files simultaneously to all three formats.
  • To process a set of camera raw files using the same camera raw options.
  • To resize images to fit within a specified pixel dimension.
  • To embed a color profile into images or convert files to sRGB and save them as JPEG images for the web.
  • To include copyright metadata into the processed images.
  • The Image Processor can be used with PSD, TIFF, JPEG, or camera raw files.

Step 1: Choose>File>Scripts>Image Processor.

Step 2: Select the images that you want to process. You can use the open images or navigate to a folder to select images.

Step 3: Select a location to save the processed images. You can choose the Exports folder you created previously on your Desktop.

Step 4: Select the file types and options you wish to convert to.

  • Save As JPEG – This sets the JPEG quality between 0 and 12. You can also choose to resize the image and convert it to sRGB color profile.
  • Save As PSD – This sets the PSD options. You can also resize the image and choose to Maximize Compatibility.
  • Save As TIFF – This saves images in the TIFF format with LZW compression. You can also resize the image.

Step 5: You can choose from other processing options.

  • Run Action – If an action is loaded into your Actions palette, you can run it on the image during the process.
  • Copyright Info – You can add copyright metadata to the image.

Step 6: Click Run to process the multiple images.