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RunBeforeCopyFile - Possible to backup jpeg from RAW images via script

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bobthemagicmoose
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RunBeforeCopyFile - Possible to backup jpeg from RAW images via script

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I have all of my photos saved as RAW (.CR2) and would like to backup/sync with another drive as jpg files. This can be done with a simple Photoshop script that can be run from the command line. Is there a way to utilize the Syncback system to accomplish this? So instead of copying the file, it converts and saves such that picture.cr2 is saved as picture.jpg.

My guess is that "RunBeforeCopyFile" is the right function to implement but I wanted to make sure that this will not interfere with change detection etc. when I set DoneCopy to true even though a true copy was not made. Is there an example implementation of RunBeforeCopyFile that I could use a template? I've used SyncBack for a decade or so, but have never done anything this advanced. Thanks!

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Re: RunBeforeCopyFile - Possible to backup jpeg from RAW images via script

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I just realized that scripting is a Pro feature and is not available for SE version so I cannot do what I was hoping to anyway.

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Re: RunBeforeCopyFile - Possible to backup jpeg from RAW images via script

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~~~ (sorry, I don't know how to edit posts...) ~~~
I still am interested in whether this would be difficult to do, if anyone has experience in this and could advise me as to whether this would be difficult, that would be appreciated (in case I choose to upgrade).

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Re: RunBeforeCopyFile - Possible to backup jpeg from RAW images via script

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You can execute a batch file in SyncbackSE.

You say "This can be done with a simple Photoshop script" so just create a batch file doing that and execute it from SyncbackSE. Go to "Programs - Before", tick "Run before profile" then enter the path and batch file name. You also should tick "Wait until the program has finished before running next profile or exiting".

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