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  • Presets and ACDsee Actions

    I am not entirely sure what the difference is between a preset amd an ACDsee action? Also, in develop mode one can assign acdsee actions. Is there a resource for other action? Are users using and developing actions much like lightroom? While Ibunderstand LR has a huge userbase...it would be great to have here also

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    They might appear quite similar if all you are doing is applying a predefined setting for a specific control to a single photo. However, an action script can be applied to almost any selection in the edit tab and can be sequential in nature. As a result, one can create an action script that, for example, adjusts exposure, applies a watermark, resizes the photo, and even saves the photo as a jpg. Plus, because the action script can be applied from within the manage tab, the user can select a batch of photos in the manage tab and apply that script to every photo selected.

    This can be quite a time saver to a high volume photographer (weddings? Sports teams? School portraits?) who wants to apply a consistent look and feel to a large number of photos quickly.

    Actions aren't perfect yet, they have some gaps in their functionality. But the bones are there for significant increases in functionality.
    Last edited by Glen Barrington; 04-03-2017, 11:39 AM.

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