The only "downside" to using Java (from the Adobe forums) is:
I don't think I have a need for that functionality, so I guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
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.
DOUG: Why would you want to engage in PS7 specific scripting if you're looking for site maintenance tools/automation.
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?
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.
Last edited by DannyRaphael; 10-01-2004 at 02:47 PM. Reason: Link for Script Builder updated.
Check this thread from DPReview.
Also: See my previous post. I updated it with a link to a "Yahoo scripting group" that I discovered today.
Ran across these scripting resources recently...
This tutorial is exceptional:
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)
There are a couple script related topics listed on the Actions/Scripts menu.
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