Photoshop: Image Processor command/options sequencing?

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File/Scripts/Image Processor: There are three options, and it seems to me that running an action (step 4) should happen before saving as a file type. I get weird results especially with text layers. Flip their order around would surely resolve this.
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What version of Photoshop are you running? And what OS/version are you running it on?
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CS5 and Windows 7 professional
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Hi Jerry, from what I can tell, Image Processor runs the action step after the Resize To Fit setting, then saves the file to the specified file format.

Can you explain more what "I get weird results especially with text layers" means? What does your action do? Does it create text layers?
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Yes, I agree, I was terribly non-descript in my initial statement!

The action takes a file, floats the image off the background, free transforms it, adds some layer styles, puts a gradient behind it, and then adds some text with layer styles and 0%fill (watermark).

The image processor saves a JPG with a fit of 600 and 600.

How it should look is image Floor01

How it runs is image Original

Notice that everything is exaggerated due to the 600 fit; the bevel is big, the text shows only the drop to the "y" in the upper right corner, and the image position and gradient are also improper.

I have an atn file, but I don't know how to attach it here.

Thanks, Jerry

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It sounds like you probably want to use the Batch command, not Image Processor.
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I will consider that a non-answer. Yes, that is how one has done it prior to Image Processor, but I would think that the Image Processor could trump it. The correction seems fairly straight forward from a software side; switch the two steps around and the Image Processor is powerful.
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The newer Image Processor Pro might suit your needs better?
http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2011/05/...
As this will allow you to choose if you run the action before or after the resize.
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Image Processor Pro is a good idea. Or conversely, you could modify the action so the layer effects are at the correct scale for the desired fit. There are also some ways to incorporate scripts to intelligently scale layers styles into actions to solve this problem.
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I will try Russell's processor. It looks like my concern is addressed with it, plus a few others I would find handy.

My reason for the processor was to apply sizing and actions in one step. Yes, I could have seperate actions for sizing and for various effects and then make other actions to link them into a run, but I figured this processor would be better than that type of workflow.

Consider this request complete.