I am trying to batch process images that need to be cut into multiple smaller images. I have an action that opens an image, then selects a portion of it, copies, creates a new image, pastes, then saves that new image, closes it, goes back to the original, copies a new portion...and so on It properly cuts the original image into multiple smaller parts (9 each).
Now I want to batch process multiple original images and cut them in the same way. When I override the save command and use a serial number, expecting to get a unique name for each saved image, Photoshop updates the serial number only for each ORIGINAL image that it opens, so the 9 smaller images all get the same names and therefore overwrite each other.
How Can I get Photoshop to save each new image with a new unique name? I was thinking that a timestamp would also work, but the batch naming only allows dates and not time.
Is there any way to achieve what I need? (Seems like a pretty common thing to cut an image into multiple parts, I would think.)