Dr. Brown’s Process 1-2-3

Adobe evangelist Russell Brown has brought out a lot of cool scripts – but none as sweet as his new Dr. Brown’s Process 1-2-3. Available as a free download as part of Dr. Brown’s Services that can be found here.

Consider it an update of his very useful Image Processor on STEROIDS!

Dr. Brown’s Process 1-2-3 allows you to save up to three sets of images out of Bridge as PSDs, TIFFs or JPEGs selecting color spaces for each and in any compression settings independently for each set of images. You can also run a batch action at the end of the process if for instance you wish to change from 16bit to 8bit after the converting to the final color space.

Here’s where it comes in handy. My working layered files are full-Rez 16bit ProPhoto PSDs generally from a Leaf Aptus 75S. So I need to downrez and convert the color profile before delivering the files to my clients and my photo agency. But the file specs are different for each.

When submitting to magazines, I submit 8bit Tiffs in Colormatch RGB – 18 inches (5400 pixels) in the longest dimension – and I use Lossless LZW compression to make upload quicker.

My stock agency requests uncompressed 8bit Tiffs in Adobe 98 – no larger than 80mb (which translates to roughly 6000 pixels in the longest dimension when shooting 4×3 format.)

Before now it was a pain to downrez two sets of files at different resolutions, different color spaces and different resolutions. Dr Brown’s Process 1-2-3 makes it easy. I save both as presets that save the files in subfolders marked “Corbis” and “Magazine” in the same folder as the layered full-rez 16bit files.

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