Photoshop: Is there a way to save multiple versions of an image?

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TypOne thing I miss on Photoshop compared to when I use GIMP is finsalising my images for presentation.

I shoot in RAW, via Adobe Camera Raw I get the phot into Photoshop and edit until the wee small hours. The image is then in 300dpi at whatever size it is. I then make four jpeg versions of this and save them to my hard drive.

The four versions are:

1. Watermarked at 300dpi for printing
2. Watermarked at 72dpi converted to 1024 on the longest side for web.
3. Non-watermarked at 300dpi for printing
4. Non-watermarked at 72dpi converted to 1024 on the longest side for web.

In GIMP, I flattened the image and added my watermark as a new layer. I then ran my script. For instance, if the image was called IMG_8199, I would end up with:

1. IMG_8199_watermark_300dpi.jpeg - flatten layers and save
2. IMG_8199_watermark_72dpi_1024.jpeg - resize and save
3. IMG_8199_nowatermark_300dpi.jpeg - undo resize, hide watermark layer and save
4. IMG_8199_nowatermark_72dpi_1024.jpeg - resize and save

The script would do everything automatically, however in Photoshop, the only thing I can do is make an action to create the watermark layer (F12).
Does anyone know a way of auto creating these?
It's driving me mad.e your question here.
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You could either do this through a Batch (File>Automate>Batch...) or the use of a script like Image Processor Pro.

If you're more savvy, you could look at the scripting API in Photoshop and write a custom script to do exactly what you want.