Ben Long Rolls Out His Photoshop Action Pack Version 3.7

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Ben Long at has released Version 3.7 of his Photoshop Action Pack, a collection of 90 Automator Actions that allow you to script nearly all of Photoshop’s functionality from within Apple’s Automator in Mac OS X 10.4 and later.

The new version, which is for Photoshop CS3 adds two new actions: Set Blending Mode of Current Layer, and Copy IPTC to Spotlight Comments. The first lets you change a layer’s blending mode, just as you would from Photoshop’s Layers palette, while the second lets you automate the process of copying IPTC tags into spotlight comments.

While Photoshop has its own built-in Actions mechanism for automating repetitive tasks, Automator offers a number of advantages. Because Automator lets you build automation workflows that include more applications than just Photoshop, you can create a single automation that processes images in Photoshop, and then hands the output to another application for additional work.

[Via: Ben Long]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.