Prior to Lightroom, I used Photoshop Actions for all sorts of time-saving workflow shortcuts. I’d batch process files with my actions for everything from resizing and outputting to combinations of effects that involved sharpening, noise reduction, color corrections and more. And while I did cut back on the number of actions I employ when I incorporated Lightroom into my workflow, I still rely on Photoshop actions for a variety of daily image editing tasks. This guide from Digital Photography School is a great way to learn about the basics of creating and employing actions in your own workflow. If you’d like to cut down on time spent with repetitive photo editing tasks, there’s no better way than to automate with Actions.