Photoshop: Faster image save solution for Photoshop (like Adobe Media Encoder for video rendering)

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I know this is a bit "out-of-the-box" idea, but it would help all photo-editors to be having photoshop available not having to wait for images to be saved.

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Like AME (Adobe Media Encoder) is for video rendering queue, as a standalone app that permits Premiere, or AfterEffects to be responsive/active for the next step while the videos are rendering, there should be a similar app to "render" (save) images from Photoshop.
Let's call it AIE (Adobe Image Encoder)

On a daily workflow basis, where a single photo-editor has to save lots of images per day, the benefits are easy to imagine:
  1. when saving an image, the external app AIE would do that instead of Photoshop, allowing the photo-editor to immediately continuing using Photoshop (would be a lot of time recovered at the end of the day, specially on large image workflows). 
  2. Also in terms of human behaviour, a creative/photographer/photo-editor, could be instructing the image to save several images (sizes, locations, resolutions, etc) from one single save selecting a pre-saved preset on the "render" (save) app AIE.
  3. the cache limitation on photoshop might be transferred to the queue of the external "render" (save) app AIE, allowing (finally!!!) Photoshop to be lighter during the full day (not having to be rebooted to release its cache memory on computer memory limitations.
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  1. when saving an image, the external app AIE would do that instead of Photoshop, allowing the photo-editor to immediately continuing using Photoshop (would be a lot of time recovered at the end of the day, specially on large image workflows). 
Isn’t that why »Save in Background« was introduced to Photoshop a couple versions back? 
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"Save as..." has to choose only one image format at a time. It lacks multiple image formats at one only saving and doesn't release the adding of cache during image edition (needs to restart photoshop when no memory available on disk).
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This is what the Generator was intended for and does, to some extent, already do with the Generate Assets plugin that ships with PS 2017+... https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/generate-assets-layers.html

If you are looking for an external program that exports to multiple presets, you might also try Lightroom. I use it for exporting psd and tiff to multiple formats with presets, multiple crops via virtual copies, and even to auto-watermark and set metadata.
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"Save as..." has to choose only one image format at a time. It lacks multiple image formats at one only saving and doesn't release the adding of cache during image edition (needs to restart photoshop when no memory available on disk).

Generator has some problems regarding the stability and in some graphic cards not covered by Adobe anymore.

Lightroom is for photographers and not for Photoshop-editors which has scripting abilities. Not suitable for post-production workflow to work fast.

I like the logic of AME and its ability to render files on a queue with different settings each item.
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I use the combo of Bridge + Image Processor Pro for batching multiple formats to multiple destinations...
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It's a separate process instead of only one for workflow.
1. Cameraraw + Bridge to edit + re-order images
2. Photoshop and single format save when needed in some cases
3. Image Processor Pro to save final formats/sizes, etc.

When I must always use Photoshop in every single image, 1. and 3. are only adding manual work and slower workflow.