lightroom -> photoshop Batch Processing question
I don't use photoshop that much, but last night when finishing up about 20 photos for a friend's baby bday party, I decided to photoshop all of them with 2 actions just for fun.
This is what I did and would like feedback on how to improve the process, and some question:
1. Exported selected photos to photoshop (Q: Is it better to export as JPEG or PNG? If JPEG, what quality do you use? I did 95% jpeg for some and PNG for some. PNG files are bigger and thus slower, so I don't know if it's worth it.)
2. I recorded a new action combining two actions. (Q: There's no other way to batch process with more than one action, correct? I also set each action to different opacity levels.)
3. Batch process in photoshop, save the processed photos in a separate folder with altered filenames. I chose not to do a droplet because I don't use photoshop that much and I probably won't use the same set of actions for future photos.
4. Q: Do you then import the processed photos back to Lightroom? I didn't because all my photos in the lightroom are from my "unprocessed photos" folder. I wasn't sure if it's too complicated to have some photos from a different folder, and I wasn't sure what to do with duplicate photos even though they have slightly different filenames.