Buit-in to every copy of OS X, Automator is a stand alone application that let’s you create "workflows" – flowchart like automation routines constructed from a series of individual Automator Actions. The Photoshop Elements Action Pack provides 21 Actions that give you control of all of Elements’ basic functions from resizing images to applying automatic color and contrast correction. With the Photoshop Elements Action Pack, you can finally automate some of your everyday, repetitive Photoshop Elements chores.
Because Automator can control much more than just Elements, you can automate entire photography and graphics production pipelines. For example, you can use Automator and the Photoshop Elements Action Pack to batch process the manipulation of your images and then automatically upload the results to a server, or archive them to a CD or DVD.
The following actions are provided in the Photoshop Elements Action Pack:
|Add Layer via Copy||Invert|
|Auto Color Correction||NTSC Colors|
|Auto Red Eye Fix||Resize Image|
|Auto Smart Fix||Rotate Image|
|Change Mode||Rotate Layer|
|Convert to 8-bit||Sharpen More|
|Convert to Profile||Unsharp Mask|
The Photoshop Elements Action Pack was built around Elements version 4, but it will work with any previous version that has the same menu structure, and this version is fully compatible with PowerPC and Intel-based Macs. In addition to the action bundle, an assortment of sample workflows is provided, while the included 20-page manual will give you a reference for all of the included actions, as well as an introduction to using Automator, and strategies for building Elements workflows.
You can download the Photoshop Elements Action Pack for free using the link below.
If you’d like to know more about Automator, check out Apple’s Automator pages.
Other photo-related Automator Actions
AppleScript for Digital Photographers
Taking Action with Photoshop Actions
Adobe Illustrator Automator Action