I am trying to use batch processing in photoshop to parse through a particular folder, take each original image (JPG), divide it in half vertically (2 columns), and save it out to a destination folder as an incrementally numbered TIF. I'm having the worst time figuring out how to put individual actions together to get the result I want. So what I want is:
\Destination\IMG001.TIF, IMG002.TIF, IMG003.TIF, IMG004.TIF, IMG005.TIF, IMG006.TIF
Where IMG001.TIF is left side of IMG1.JPG, IMG002.TIF is right side of IMG1.JPG, IMG003.TIF is left side of IMG2.JPG, IMG004.TIF is right side of IMG2.JPG, etc.
I was able to set up one action to take the original image, duplicate it twice, resize one duplicate to 50% on left, one to 50% on right, and then close the original leaving the two (properly) resized images. My problem is how to save those each as a TIF with batch processing, while being able to parse through each source file one at a time, and preserve the incremental numbering scheme overall. I've tried so many variations my head is spinning, and always either overwrite some images, lose all processing, or end up in continuous loops going through the source directory.
Does anyone have suggestions for this? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated (really looking for guidance on how to call the actions I guess)..