Photoshop action changing itself

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Bill Steele, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Bill Steele

    Bill Steele Guest

    Asked about this elsewhere, but maybe more expertise here.

    I made a Photoshop action (CS5) that does some stuff to an image, then
    saves it. Let's say it saves to harddisk/myfolder/temp.jpg.

    This is called from an Applescript that then tells Filemaker to run a
    script to insert temp.jpg into a container field. Has to be the same
    name every time so Filemaker can find it.

    Then the Applescript tells Finder to move and rename the file.

    First time I run this, fine. Next time I run it, the action has changed,
    now saving the file to the new name and location, overwriting the file I
    had moved there the previous time and thwarting Filemaker. Photoshop is
    following what I did with the file after it was through with it. It's
    like it's trying to be helpful: "Oh, after I saved the file he moved it
    and changed the name. Next time I'll do that for him." No thank you.

    I found a workaround, but I want to know why Photoshop is changing
    something that, by definition, you want to have happen the same way
    every time. Is this a bug or a feature?
    Bill Steele, Aug 28, 2012
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    √úlysses Guest

    It seems to me you are not saving the action files correctly
    it goes to a default save
    try "clear all actions" then run action again, then "save action"
    also duplicate save in a different location
    √úlysses, Aug 31, 2012
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