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Old 12-19-2011, 07:37 AM
S. Levy S. Levy is offline
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Deleting Photoshop History Log in CS4?

Good Morning Forum Members,

I was wondering how to delete the history log of what was done in Photoshop CS4 from the metadata of an image?

Have a Good Day,
Shaun
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:30 AM
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Re: Deleting Photoshop History Log in CS4?

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Good Morning Forum Members,

I was wondering how to delete the history log of what was done in Photoshop CS4 from the metadata of an image?

Have a Good Day,
Shaun
You have 2 practical options. The 1st is to open your file, Select All, Copy, New Document, Paste. This will create a new copy of your image but you will lose ALL of the metadata.
2nd option, is to use a Hex Editor, open the file, go to the section with the History tab info, and then just delete it / replace it with blanks (screenshot attached).

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Old 12-19-2011, 10:50 AM
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Re: Deleting Photoshop History Log in CS4?

A better option would be to use ExifTool to remove the data..
http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

Or use a Bridge script IE:
Code:
#target bridge
clearHistory = {}; 
clearHistory.execute = function(){
  var sels = app.document.selections;
  for (var i = 0; i < sels.length; i++){  
      var md = sels[i].synchronousMetadata;
     md.namespace = "http://ns.adobe.com/photoshop/1.0/";
     md.History = " ";
  } 
} 
if (BridgeTalk.appName == "bridge"){ 
  var menu = MenuElement.create( "command", "Clear history in Metadata", "at the end of Tools"); 
  menu.onSelect = clearHistory.execute; 
}
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:54 AM
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Re: Deleting Photoshop History Log in CS4?

Thank you for the script and the link to EXIFTool. I am using the tool via a batch file as explained here:
http://mansurovs.com/how-to-delete-exif-data

I would prefer to use your script, however I don't know what to do with it in Bridge. I am using Photoshop CS5 and Bridge. I cannot find a how-to in the PS-Scripts Forum. I would appreciate your guidance.


I just found the answer, YOUR answer on the PS-Scripts Forum. I place the file here:

"Start Bridge
PC: Edit - Preferences - Startup Scripts
Mac: Adobe Bridge menu - Preferences - Startup Scripts
At the bottom click the "Reveal Button" this will open the folder where the script should be saved.
Close and restart Bridge.
Accept the new script."

Thank YOU!!

Last edited by KatMD; 07-19-2012 at 12:28 PM. Reason: I have the answer, YOUR answer!
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