I think a lot of you will like this automated process
4 months ago
I know this is the powershot forum however I am a S100 user and want to share this with you all first.
My Desired Result:
Take a photo with my camera and have it automatically sent to my PC and edited in photoshop and saved elsewhere for use in blogs etc so when I get home I dont have to edit or fiddle with the images I took while I was out.
Acual Working Result:
What you need:
Have your Camera use it's new found wifi capabilties to send the photos it takes to dropbox which is on your PC (I tether my phone's internet to my camera so I can do this all on the move) so when I take a photo it is automatically uploaded to dropbox. This also works with smartphones and their cameras so i can just snap away using my phone with the same end result.
On my PC I then have a batch file process running while I am away from home which is the code below (you will need to edit the path and name of the droplet of course)
if exist "C:\monitored_folder_path\*.jpg" (
for %%a in ("C:\monitored_folder_path\*.jpg") do (
start "" /w "C:\path_to_droplet\photoshop_droplet_name.exe" "%%a"
ping -n 10 localhost >nul
ping -n 30 localhost >nul
What this code does is monitor my dropbox folder for new jpg files to come in. If it detects a jpg file it runs my photoshop droplet (you need to know how to create one of these but it's SIMPLE) against the new jpg that just arrived. The photoshop droplet runs a bunch of actions against the images, saves it elsewhere and then shuts down. The bat files waits 10 seconds for the photoshop actions to complete and then deletes the original jpg that came in and then waits for a new file which it will check for every 30 seconds in a loop.
So now what I have is a setup where I can take a photo and 20 seconds later it's waiting for me at home all edited and ready for use.
You can take this a step further and setup other scripts to send this new image to an email which means in theory you can email it to a wordpress blog live. so you take a photo, your PC edits it automatically for you and then posts it to your blog live.
Not bad right?
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