Scripting Photoshop?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Dudley Hanks, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Dudley Hanks

    Dudley Hanks Guest

    There's another thread going titled "Longshot," or something similar, but
    this is a really, really, REALLY longshot.

    Since my screen-reading software doesn't recognize Photoshop's menus, and
    graphic progs are notoriously hard for visually-challenged users even if
    they can access the menus, I'm wondering if there is any way to run Adobe
    via scripts. This is to say, if a guy assembled a script file with whatever
    commands would be used, let's say "Darken 10%, Increase Contrast 15%, Reduce
    Cyan by 5%, etc, is it possible to start Adobe with the parameters of the
    file to use and the command script and run it like a batch processing job?

    The idea just occured to me that I might be able to make a few adjustments
    to my shots myself if this is possible.

    Thanks for your time,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Mar 14, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    "Paul Furman" <> wrote in message
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    > Dudley Hanks wrote:
    >> There's another thread going titled "Longshot," or something similar, but
    >> this is a really, really, REALLY longshot.
    >>
    >> Since my screen-reading software doesn't recognize Photoshop's menus, and
    >> graphic progs are notoriously hard for visually-challenged users even if
    >> they can access the menus, I'm wondering if there is any way to run Adobe
    >> via scripts. This is to say, if a guy assembled a script file with
    >> whatever commands would be used, let's say "Darken 10%, Increase Contrast
    >> 15%, Reduce Cyan by 5%, etc, is it possible to start Adobe with the
    >> parameters of the file to use and the command script and run it like a
    >> batch processing job?
    >>
    >> The idea just occured to me that I might be able to make a few
    >> adjustments to my shots myself if this is possible.

    >
    > Yes but you'd have to write & run those scripts through photoshop :)


    >
    > Maybe not, I'm not sure, just teasing sort of... but yeah PS is very
    > customizable with actions & droplets in photoshop. Some of the more
    > advanced stuff is done in a text editor I think but I really don't know.
    > Are you any good at programming? Try googling "photoshop .atn" and look at
    > the action files in notepad.


    Yeah, I do a bit of C++ programming, and a very little VBasic and Java.

    Thanks for the starting point, Paul,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Mar 14, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    "nospam" <> wrote in message
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    > In article <mdnCj.108339$C61.57213@edtnps89>, Dudley Hanks
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> Since my screen-reading software doesn't recognize Photoshop's menus, and
    >> graphic progs are notoriously hard for visually-challenged users even if
    >> they can access the menus, I'm wondering if there is any way to run Adobe
    >> via scripts. This is to say, if a guy assembled a script file with
    >> whatever
    >> commands would be used, let's say "Darken 10%, Increase Contrast 15%,
    >> Reduce
    >> Cyan by 5%, etc, is it possible to start Adobe with the parameters of the
    >> file to use and the command script and run it like a batch processing
    >> job?

    >
    > you can create actions, droplets, or script photoshop itself using
    > javascript, visual basic (windows) or applesrcipt (macintosh).
    >
    > more info:
    > <http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/photoshop/sdk/index_scriptin
    > g.html>


    Great stuff...

    Thanks,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Mar 14, 2008
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  4. Dudley Hanks

    nospam Guest

    In article <mdnCj.108339$C61.57213@edtnps89>, Dudley Hanks
    <> wrote:

    > Since my screen-reading software doesn't recognize Photoshop's menus, and
    > graphic progs are notoriously hard for visually-challenged users even if
    > they can access the menus, I'm wondering if there is any way to run Adobe
    > via scripts. This is to say, if a guy assembled a script file with whatever
    > commands would be used, let's say "Darken 10%, Increase Contrast 15%, Reduce
    > Cyan by 5%, etc, is it possible to start Adobe with the parameters of the
    > file to use and the command script and run it like a batch processing job?


    you can create actions, droplets, or script photoshop itself using
    javascript, visual basic (windows) or applesrcipt (macintosh).

    more info:
    <http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/photoshop/sdk/index_scriptin
    g.html>
     
    nospam, Mar 14, 2008
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  5. Dudley Hanks

    ray Guest

    On Fri, 14 Mar 2008 04:32:18 +0000, Dudley Hanks wrote:

    > There's another thread going titled "Longshot," or something similar,
    > but this is a really, really, REALLY longshot.
    >
    > Since my screen-reading software doesn't recognize Photoshop's menus,
    > and graphic progs are notoriously hard for visually-challenged users
    > even if they can access the menus, I'm wondering if there is any way to
    > run Adobe via scripts. This is to say, if a guy assembled a script file
    > with whatever commands would be used, let's say "Darken 10%, Increase
    > Contrast 15%, Reduce Cyan by 5%, etc, is it possible to start Adobe with
    > the parameters of the file to use and the command script and run it like
    > a batch processing job?
    >
    > The idea just occured to me that I might be able to make a few
    > adjustments to my shots myself if this is possible.
    >
    > Thanks for your time,
    > Dudley


    Trivial with Image Magick - and it is free.
     
    ray, Mar 14, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    "ray" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Fri, 14 Mar 2008 04:32:18 +0000, Dudley Hanks wrote:
    >
    >> There's another thread going titled "Longshot," or something similar,
    >> but this is a really, really, REALLY longshot.
    >>
    >> Since my screen-reading software doesn't recognize Photoshop's menus,
    >> and graphic progs are notoriously hard for visually-challenged users
    >> even if they can access the menus, I'm wondering if there is any way to
    >> run Adobe via scripts. This is to say, if a guy assembled a script file
    >> with whatever commands would be used, let's say "Darken 10%, Increase
    >> Contrast 15%, Reduce Cyan by 5%, etc, is it possible to start Adobe with
    >> the parameters of the file to use and the command script and run it like
    >> a batch processing job?
    >>
    >> The idea just occured to me that I might be able to make a few
    >> adjustments to my shots myself if this is possible.
    >>
    >> Thanks for your time,
    >> Dudley

    >
    > Trivial with Image Magick - and it is free.


    Thanks for the info; I'll check it out.

    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Mar 14, 2008
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