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PhotoShop CS3 Droplet automation

Have RAW images .NEF from Nikon D50 camera. I need to run one image through Camera RAW 4.6 in PhotoShop CS3 and auto record the corrections such as Temperature, Tint, Exposure etc. So I can apply those settings to batch of photos. Which I will then go through and individually PhotoShop retouch and Crop.
How do I record a Droplet action for CAMERA RAW 4.6 so I can automate the process. They need to be saved as 16 bit .PSD files (I think would be best so there is no compression).

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  • wayne428 Jul 30, 2009

    It is not working.


    If I do JPEG in PhotoShop the Action works.


    From your intructions if I do the Droplet first it will not recorded the Action.
    So I think the Action has to be done first then recorded as a Droplet.


    When I drag in the .NEF RAW file into PhotoShop it does not record the Action of the Camera RAW corrections.


    I have spent days trying to get this to work. As I have apressing job and a couple of hundered RAW images nearly 5 MB each to process to the same temperature, Tint, Exposure and balance.


    Any ideas.

  • wayne428 Jul 30, 2009

    The Droplet Action does not appear to hold the CAMERA RAW setting for the batch images. Works great for JPEG and any thing in PhotoShop.

  • wayne428 Aug 01, 2009

    Ok this is not working as I have no Meta Tags come up and the Alt + OK does nothing.


    I have a PC
    PhotoShop CS3
    Camera RAW Plug-In 4.6


    Need to automate this correction in Camera RAW across over 100 images. Have been trying now for days to get it to work.

  • wayne428 Aug 01, 2009

    Yes having great problems coming up with a solution not much out there.

  • wayne428 Aug 01, 2009

    Thank you for the directions just checking on a couple of points.


    Q1: I currently have Camera Raw 4.6 in PhotoShop CS3 so convert back to CR 4.1.1 - So you feel this has been my problem why I can not record actions in Camera Raw currently.
    Q2: My RAW files are .NEF Nikon native not sure why the reference to .CR2 Raw files
    Q3. Save the files for further PhotoShop retouching in PSD,

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The Image Processor is especially useful for saving image files in different file formats during the same processing session.

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Hi,

Specify these options in the Batch and Droplet dialog boxes.
Override Action “Open” Commands Ensures that the files you selected in the Batch command are processed, without opening the file you may have specified in the action's Open command. If the action contains an Open command that opens a saved file and you don't select this option, the Batch command opens and processes only the file you used to record the Open command (This occurs because the Batch command opens the file specified by the action after each of the files in the Batch source folder is opened. Because the most recently opened file is the one named in the action, the Batch command performs the action on that file, and none of the files in the Batch source folder are processed.) To use this option, the action must contain an Open command. Otherwise, the Batch command won't open the files you've selected for batch processing. Selecting this option doesn't disregard everything in an Open command—only the choice of files to open.
Deselect this option if the action was recorded to operate on an open file, or if the action contains Open commands for specific files that are required by the action.

Include All Subfolders Processes files in subdirectories of the specified folder.
Suppress Color Profile Warnings Turns off display of color policy messages.
Suppress File Open Options Dialogs Hides File Open Options dialog boxes. This is useful when batching actions on camera raw image files. The default or previously specified settings will be used.
Destination menu Sets where to save the processed files None Leaves the files open without saving changes (unless the action includes a Save command).
Save And Close Saves the files in their current location, overwriting the original files.
Folder Saves the processed files to another location. Click Choose to specify the destination folder.

Override Action “Save As” Commands Ensures that processed files are saved to the destination folder specified in the Batch command (or to their original folder if you chose Save and Close), with their original names or the names you specified in the File Naming section of the Batch dialog box. If you don't select this option and your action includes a Save As command, your files will be saved into the folder specified by the Save As command in the action, instead of the folder specified in the Batch command. In addition, if you don't select this option and the Save As command in the action specifies a filename, the Batch command overwrites the same file (the file specified in the action) each time it processes an image.
If you want the Batch command to process files using the original file names in the folder you specified in the Batch command, save your image in the action. Then, when you create the batch, select Override Action "Save As" Command and specify a destination folder. If you rename the images in the Batch command and don't select Override Action "Save As" Command, Photoshop saves your processed images twice: once with the new name in the specified folder, and once with the original name in the folder specified by the Save As command in the action.

To use this option, the action must contain a Save As command. Otherwise, the Batch command won't save the processed files. Selecting this option doesn't skip everything in the Save As command—only the specified file name and folder.
Note: Some Save options aren’t available in the Batch or Create Droplet commands (such as JPEG compression or TIFF options). To use these options, record a Save As step in the action that contains the desired options, and then use the Override Action “Save As” Commands option to make sure that your files are saved where you specify in the Batch or Create Droplet command. Photoshop disregards the specified filename and path in the Action's Save As command, and retains the Save options using the new path and filename you specify in the Batch dialog. File Naming Specifies file naming conventions if writing files to a new folder. Select elements from the pop‑up menus or enter text into the fields to be combined into the default names for all files. The fields let you change the order and formatting of the components of the file name. You must include at least one field that is unique for every file (for example, file name, serial number, or serial letter) to prevent files from overwriting each other. Starting Serial Number specifies the starting number for any serial number fields. Serial letter fields always start with the letter “A” for the first file.
Compatibility Makes file names compatible with Windows, Mac OS, and Unix operating systems. Saving files using the Batch command options usually saves the files in the same format as the original files. To create a batch process that saves files in a new format, record the Save As command followed by the Close command as part of your original action. Then choose Override Action “Save As” Commands for the Destination when setting up the batch process.
Error menu Specifies how to handle processing errors: Stop For Errors Suspends the process until you confirm the error message.
Log Errors to File Records each error in a file without stopping the process. If errors are logged to a file, a message appears after processing. To review the error file, open with a text editor after the Batch command has run. ENJOY! RATE THIS SOLUTION
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I can do this. Here are the directions.

Download Adobe Camera Raw Plug-In 4.1.1

To install with Adobe Creative Suite 3 or Photoshop CS3:
1. Exit Photoshop CS3.
2. Open My Computer.
3. Double-click Local Disk (C:).
4. Navigate to: c:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CS3\File Formats
5. Move the existing Camera Raw.8bi plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep this version in case you need to revert back.
6. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw.8bi, from the download into the same folder as in step 4.
7. Launch Photoshop CS3 or Adobe Bridge.

Note: If generic camera thumbnails appear in Adobe Bridge, follow these steps:

1. Check to make sure the plug-in was installed in the correct directory in step 4 above.
2. Start Bridge.
3. Choose Tools > Cache > Purge Central Cache.

OK. Now, I can open the .CR2 Raw files in Adobe Photoshop CS3.

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Heres a link to an online tutorial you may find help you do it

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1446594/5_exploring_adobe_photoshop_cs3_droplets.html

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  • dennis bullard Aug 01, 2009

    Sorry Even My photoshop bible does not solve this, that is why i searched the net and only came up with that 1 link

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Camera Raw's settings are saved as metadata, which can be seen in the Metadata tab such as the one here. This means that you can specify all the conversion settings for each raw file in a batch, save these settings and then subsequently batch convert the images.

To save the settings:

  1. Go to the File Browser
  2. Double-click on a raw file file so that the Camera Raw window opens.
  3. Tweak all the sliders to make your pictures beautiful, then instead of clicking [OK], which would convert the image, press and hold the <Alt> and [OK], changes to [Update]. Example screenshot.
  4. Click Update and the raw files closes
Your CR settings are saved to the metadata file and, after a moment or two the thumbnail and preview are refreshed to show the effect of your adjustments.

Repeat the process for each of the raw files you are planning to convert - you can select multiple files at the start and the next will open as the previous file is updated - and you are ready to begin batch conversion.

I'm sure there are several different ways to batch process, but this is my preferred method - guaranteed to work and offers a lot of flexibility.

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Try the following steps

  1. Choose File => Automate => Create Droplet.
  2. Specify where to save the droplet. Click Choose in the Save Droplet In section of the dialog box and navigate to the location.
  3. Select the Action Set, and then designate which action you intend to use within the Set and Action menus. (Select the action in the Actions palette before you open the dialog box to preselect these menus.
  4. Set Play options for the droplet:
    a. Override Action “Open” Commands Open commands in the action refer to the batched files, rather than to the file names specified in the action. Deselect Override Action “Open” Commands if the action was recorded to operate on open files or if the action contains Open commands for specific files that are required by the action.
    b. Include All Subfolders Processes files in subdirectories.
    c. Suppress Color Profile Warnings Turns off display of color profile messages.
    d. Suppress File Open Options Dialogs Hides File Open Options dialog boxes. This is useful when batching actions on camera raw image files. The default or previously specified settings will be used.
  5. Choose a destination for the processed files from the Destination menu:
    a. None Leaves the files open without saving changes (unless the action includes a Save command).
    b. Save And Close Saves the files in their current location, overwriting the original files.
    c. Folder Saves the processed files to another location. Click Choose to specify the destination folder.

    Note: You can record an action that saves using a specified file name and folder. If you do this and deselect Override Action “Save As” Commands, the same file is overwritten each time. If you record your Save As step in the action without specifying a file name, the droplet saves it to the same folder each time but uses the file name of the document being saved.

  6. If the action includes a Save As command, choose Override Action “Save As” Commands to make sure files are saved to the folder you specified (or to their original folder if you chose Save And Close.) To use this option, the action must contain a Save As command, whether or not it specifies a save location or file name; otherwise, no files are saved.

    Some save options are not available in the Batch command (such as JPEG compression or TIFF options). To use these options, record them in the action, then use the Override Action “Save As” Commands option to make sure that your files are saved where you specify in the Batch command.

  7. If you chose Folder as the destination, specify a file-naming convention and select file compatibility options for the processed files:
    a. For File Naming, select elements from the pop‑up menus or enter text into the fields to be combined into the default names for all files. Elements include document name, serial number or letter, file creation date, and file extension. Starting Serial Number specifies the starting number for any serial number fields. Serial letter fields always start with the letter “A” for the first file.
    b. For Compatibility, choose Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX to make file names compatible with Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX operating systems.
  8. Select an option for error processing from the Errors pop‑up menu:
    a. Stop For Errors Suspends the process until you confirm the error message.
    b. Log Errors To File Records each error in a file without stopping the process. If errors are logged to a file, a message appears after processing. To review the error file, open it in a text editor after the Batch command runs.
Give it a try.........

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  • Jess Jul 30, 2009

    You can create an action to automate the processing of image files with Camera Raw. You can automate the editing process, and the process of saving the files in formats such as PSD, DNG, JPEG, Large Document Format (PSB), TIFF, and PDF. In Photoshop, you can also use the Batch command, the Image Processor, or the Create Droplet command to process one or more image files.

    The Image Processor is especially useful for saving image files in different file formats during the same processing session.

    Here are some ways you can use Sir to automate your processing of camera raw image files:
    1. When you record an action, first select Image Settings from the Camera Raw Settings menu in the Camera Raw dialog box. In this way, the settings particular to each image are used to play back the action.
    2. If you plan to use the action with the Batch command, you may want to use the Save As command and choose the file format when saving the camera raw image.
    3. When you use an action to open a camera raw file, the Camera Raw dialog box reflects the settings that were in effect when the action was recorded. You may want to create different actions for opening camera raw image files with different settings.
    4. When using the Batch command, select Override Action “Open” Commands.Any Open commands in the action will then operate on the batched files rather than the files specified by name in the action. Deselect Override Action “Open” Commands only if you want the action to operate on open files or if the action uses the Open command to retrieve needed information.
    5. When using the Batch command, select Suppress File Open Options Dialogs to prevent the display of the Camera Raw dialog box as each camera raw image is processed.
    6. When using the Batch command, select Override Action “Save As” Commands if you want to use the Save As instructions from the Batch command instead of the Save As instructions in the action. If you select this option, the action must contain a Save As command, because the Batch command does not automatically save the source files. Deselect Override Action “Save As” Commands to save the files processed by the Batch command in the location specified in the Batch dialog box.
    7. When creating a droplet, select Suppress File Open Options Dialogs in the Play area of the Create Droplet dialog box. This prevents the display of the Camera Raw dialog box as each camera raw image is processed.

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