This is an awfully specific problem, but it seems possible so I thought I'd see if there was the IT God above all IT Gods in here :)
I run an In Person Sales business where we showcase pictures to clients after a shoot. The pictures are shown in Photoshop in JPEG format, while the RAW versions are in the same folder.
However, when the final pictures have been selected and are open in Photoshop, I would like it to batch process the RAW version/corresponding filename of the JPEGS that are open and rename them with prefixes changed.
Basically, I open 10 photos, discard 8 and am left with IMG_01 and IMG_20, and to save time I would like Photoshop to transfer the corresponding RAW version of each file and batch process them into another folder while renaming them so I don't have to look for each RAW file when I have 16 images for every client. Before I came they would just take a screenshot of the opened/selected images and the retouching team would have to find the matching numbers among 150+ photos.
Yes, I am aware that there is most likely a way easier way to process and batch the images, like opening them in Lightroom instead of the JPEG version in photoshop, but let's pretend like people are stubborn and have a hard time adapting to change here ;)