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Photoshop Elements and Paint Shop Photo Album 'Quick Fix'

Both Photoshop Elements and Paint Shop Photo Album have a 'Quick Fix' feature that automatically adjust certain levels on the image. I scan a lot of photos, and this quick fix seems to help a lot on each one. I'm trying to write a program that does all of my usual image manipulations automatically (such as converting to JPEG, resizing, etc.). It seems like the only thing I cannot do programmatically is this 'Quick Fix'. I have looked in the programs for command line arguments I could pass (of which there are none).

Any ideas how I can perform this 'Quick Fix' programatically? I wrote this program in VB.NET.

Thanks.
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weedCommented:
Is it really necessary to write a whole new app? Why not just create a droplet action via photoshop that does it?
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guitartistCommented:
Yeah, weed pretty much hit it on the head. That is why photoshop contains automation options...for a heavy workload with lots of repetition. If you're bent on writing your own app for this, your question might be better placed in Programming. The programmers at Adobe have pretty much already done it for you.  
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PLavelleAuthor Commented:
I have everthing else written, but I wish I could call the automation in photoshop from the command line so my app could do the whole process itself.
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weedCommented:
If youre using a droplet, there's no reason to write anything, or use the CLI.
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PLavelleAuthor Commented:
I still have to open Photoshop and execute the action, right? Thats what I'm trying to avoid.
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weedCommented:
Well, yeah, but if Photoshop is always open and idle in the background it's not that big a deal. You're talking about calling the automation in photoshop from the CLI anyway. it's got to be open for that too.
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PLavelleAuthor Commented:
Is there a way to do it from the CLI?
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weedCommented:
I assume windows has something like unix's open. 'open -a <application> filepaths'. Just substitute the 'application' with the droplet app to automatically run the actions on the images.
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