Lightspeed Tips: Image Processor

This is a little feature that I sometimes forget about, but it is such a gem. It’s called the Image Processor and it is located under the File menu under Scripts. This handy little tool is a huge time saver when it comes to re-saving files. For instance, let’s say you have shot a couple hundred photos and they are all JPEG’s, and you need them to all be TIFF’s. Well you could create an action and that will work fine, but the Image processor is designed for this very thing. Simply open the window and follow each numbered step. You even have the option of running an action such as an effect or a correction in addition to this function. Simply adjust the settings and click Run. Then go to lunch! Your colleagues will marvel at your efficiency and new opportunities will presents themselves immediately. Well, maybe not immediately, but it’s still a huge time saver!!



  1. Moments In TImw 4 January, 2009 at 19:11 Reply

    Hi there, thanx for the info, not sure if you could help me with this question but could I use this feature to reduce my orignal images to say 8×10’s (even though i will have landscape and portrait shots) and drop the resolution so that i have all my image files ready for uploading to the web?

    I took a look myself but in the size options I’m only given pixels not inches or centimeters and I’m not sure if it would work for both landscape and portrait or if it would muck one or the other up 🙁 so I’m a bit wary to give it a go and any way i have no idea of how to work out the no of pixels for an 8×10

    thanx in advance if any advice could be offered 🙂

  2. Johnny Lang 17 July, 2009 at 13:03 Reply

    When I run Image Processor, the files go to the folder I tell it to but another copy of each image gets placed on my desktop o nmy PC. Anybody know why it does that and how to stop it from doing that? Thanks in advance.


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