Droplets? How to convert 3k files in a text file list (with directories) so that I can import them into lightroom

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I need to convert 3k files in about 300 different directories in photoshop and run an action that simply does a save as overwriting the original file.

Is there a way other than using bridge to manually go into the 300 directories and call image processor?

Can a droplet process files in a text file?

Is there another way?

I'm on a mac.


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This could easily be done with an AppleScript or a Bridge script.
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So the solution that seems to work is this

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Ask-Tim-Grey---Automating-Maximize-Compatibility---May-20--2011....

combined with using bridge’s “show items in subfolders"  and to process groups of subfolders (for me year).

So in 12h or so I was finally able to get bridge to scan an entire year of photos (500 PSD/ 12k photos) on my NAS drive and eventually batch process them/import them into lightroom.

It was more painful than it should have been.  Bridge seems to just get stuck creating indexes.  (I had created indexes/previews before and saved them at subfolder level) - never using “show items in subfolder”.  Ooh, and everytime you process a few hundred files, and try to start another batch Bridge fails with a java error...

It took stopping/restarting bridge a few times, hitting refresh...  not sure what the best way to do this is.  If anyone knows the best way to create an index for this purpose is (without creating previews) would appreciate your thoughts!  But this way at least in a few days I’ll be done!



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