New to Photoshop CS2, Image Processor offers a quick way of saving up to three versions of the selected imagesa JPEG, a TIFF, and a Photoshop file, with each format in a separate subfolder. You can set different sizes for each format, and
Figure 9-13. Image Processor
Let's look at the options.
The settings shown in Figure 9-13 create a full-resolution TIFF, and a JPEG downsampled to a maximum dimension of 800 pixelsthe image's aspect ratio is always
One nifty feature of Image Processor is that it takes care of flattening and downsampling to 8-bit/channel automatically for the JPEGs while saving the TIFFs as layered 16-bit/channel images. So it's by far the quickest and
Merge to HDR
Merge to HDR is a faceless (when launched from Bridge) automate routine that combines multiple raw exposures into a High Dynamic Range (HDR) file. HDR files use 32-bit floating point values per channel to let you represent an
For mainstream photography, HDR offers the ability to map a very wide dynamic range captured through multiple exposures through an HDR file to a tone-mapped 16-bit or 8-bit channel image. You need a series of raw exposures of the same scene that
The PDF Presentation command lets you build very simple slide shows with the Presentation option, or multipage PDFs with the Multi-Page Document option. Both options build a multipage PDF with one image per page, but the Presentation option does a little extra work, setting up a transition between pages and making sure that the PDF opens in full screen mode. I almost always use the Presentation optionsee Figure 9-14.
Figure 9-14. PDF Presentation
PDF Presentation is
Once you've made your choices in the PDF Presentation dialog box and you've clicked Save, you're prompted for a filename and destination for the PDF; then the PDF Save Options dialog box appears. If you're using PDF Presentation to create a simple slide show, most of these options are irrelevant. It may be conceptually interesting that you can create a multipage PDF/X1a:2001 document directly from raw files, but it's hard to envisage a reason for doing so! Here are the settings that matter for slide show use.
PDF Presentation tends to