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Old 06-11-2002, 08:47 AM
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Danny, I know the documentation is there, but I haven't programmed in seven years - and the last language I used was C (not even C++). Perl was just starting to become popular - and I hadn't even heard of Java Script. So, if I decide to learn this, it will pretty much be from scratch. And I'm inclined to learn Java if for no other reason I can use it on websites too. (Oh, and it apparently uses C-like syntax.)

The only "downside" to using Java (from the Adobe forums) is:
Although Javascript does allow cross platform scripting it doesn't allow cross-application scripting so those groovy scripts to read in your Excel tables and draw graphs or scripts to integrate Photoshop and Illustrator will have to be done in Applescript and/or Visual Basic.
I don't think I have a need for that functionality, so I guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

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Old 06-11-2002, 11:40 AM
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JEANIE:

I know what you mean. The documentation in the PS7 script download is only 1/2 of the story. It would describe the PS7 environment, variables, parameters, etc.

The "rest of the story" would be the general programming / debugging skills (which you have) + deciphering / absorbing the specific syntax, testing, debugging skills and all that with yet another new language, Java, VB or Perl.

At the end of the tunnel would be ultimate flexibility, automation possibilities. 'Twould be a long, long road for me. Not sure I'd go there unless the pot of gold at the end wuz real big.

I'll most likely keep flailing with (and cussing at) actions.

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DOUG: Why would you want to engage in PS7 specific scripting if you're looking for site maintenance tools/automation.
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Old 10-05-2003, 08:10 AM
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I just found this thread by accident. I was going to post the same question Doug opened with.

I'm really surprised there isn't more out on the net regarding this.
I've been playing around with the Java scripts, but I have no programming knowledge. I would love to learn Java, but who has time?
Right now my style of learning is to experiment with the samples given and hack them to see what I can get them to do.

Anyone here using scripts?
I can't imagine that someone doing artwork or restorations would really need the automation....although, it would come in handy to frame and watermark a large number of files.

Anyone have any uses for scripting?
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Old 10-05-2003, 11:09 AM
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Additional resources I'm aware of, plus a repost of the Adobe Scripting Forum link:

* Photoshop Scripting forum at Adobe.com http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/w...axN.3@.ef7f2cb

* Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PS_scripting/

* Script Builder: http://www.imagefire.com/PSSB.htm (CS only)

* Adobe Scripting: Your Visual Blueprint to Scripting in Photoshop and Illustrator, ISBN: 0764524550.

Here's a couple example scripts I've read about. (Like Doug, I happily left VBA behind several years ago):
* Adding the filename, date, time and/or other info (e.g., EXIF data) to a batch of images

* Plowing through a folder of images and, depending on orientation, rotate portrait oriented pics 90 degrees so the resulting folder has all landscape images

* Adding photographer name, copyright, or other text and dynamically size it according to image size, e.g., 12 pt for 4"x6", 14 pt for 5"x7", etc.

~Danny~

Last edited by DannyRaphael; 10-01-2004 at 03:47 PM. Reason: Link for Script Builder updated.
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Old 10-05-2003, 11:13 AM
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Danny,
Do you have the script or link for the conditional Rotation of a folder of images?
Thanks,
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Old 10-05-2003, 05:13 PM
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Vikki:

Check this thread from DPReview.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=5942896

Also: See my previous post. I updated it with a link to a "Yahoo scripting group" that I discovered today.

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Old 10-01-2004, 03:15 PM
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Ran across these scripting resources recently...

This tutorial is exceptional:
http://mlkdesign.online.fr/tutorials...cripting1.html

This tutorial will help connect a few dots: http://www.wdvl.com/Authoring/JavaSc...ial/index.html

Adobe.com - Photoshop Scripting Adobe Applications forum:
(not the same as the general Photoshop Scripting forum)
http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx?14@@.eea5b36

There are a couple script related topics listed on the Actions/Scripts menu.
http://www.rogercavanagh.com/

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