P: Can't copy a path in an action

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Participant ,
Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2020

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I use an action in my workflow to copy a path from a jpg and paste it into a tiff. Used to work flawlessly from PS CS6 up to and including the previous version of PS CC 2020.

Now I get this:

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The layers palette and the part of the action:
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Manually it won't work either, *unless* I first select the Path Selection Tool.

 

Also, I see that if I use 'Open files into Photoshop layers' from Bridge, the default filename is "Untitled-1" again. A while back (PS CC 2019?) it got changed to "Untitled1" from that. 
Not sure what is preferred, but it would be nice if you make up your mind, so I don't have to keep changing my actions that rely on the exact filename…

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In short: *please* stop breaking what didn't need fixing in the first place…


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Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021
This issue should be fixed in the Photoshop 22.3 update that went live today. This update includes fixes to some of the top customer reported issues among other bug fixes. See Bug fixes and security updates   To update Photoshop to 22.3, click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Photoshop. See: More detailed instructions for updating   Let us know how it goes. Thanks, Akash

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2020

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Manually it won't work either, *unless* I first select the Path Selection Tool.

So does is work in the Action when a meaningful Tool is selected?

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Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2020

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Haven't tested, since I cannot let the action select the tool (unlike for example the brush tool, that can be set from within an action), so it would require me to add a stop and manually set the right tool every time before I run the rest of the action.

Not exactly a viable workflow.

For now I'm back to using PS CS 2019.



Edit: Tested it: even with Path Selection Tool active, the action won't copy. Manual copy does work then.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2020

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I suspect the Tool-selection within the Action could be handled with a short Script but apparently my previous test was sloppy as I can now reproduce the issue – with the Path Selection Tool, the Pen Tool, the Move Tool, … selected an Action fails at the path-copying step. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2020

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I'm seeing a different issue where the path I have isn't copied and pasted in 2021, but I don't get an error.

Rene, can you send me an action that reproduces the error?


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Participant ,
Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2020

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Well, it's a only a few steps (shown in the screenshot in the OP) in a longer action. Assumes a few specific files open, but I guess you can just run those specific steps (select, copy, close).

Few steps down in the first action in this set:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qg3mr3i541f8ghv/Keamingk.atn?dl=0


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Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2020

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Thanks. I've boiled the path thing down into a reproducible case.


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Nov 12, 2020 Nov 12, 2020

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What exactly is your workflow? 

I am not contesting that there is an issue but I wonder if the underlying procedure might not better be handled with a Script outright. 

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Participant ,
Nov 12, 2020 Nov 12, 2020

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This bit is to copy a path a third party made (in a jpg) to a working 16bpc file. Then it does a few other things. In the workflow for this particular customer I use 3 to 5 consecutive actions with some manual work in between.

Might be handled by a script, but I'm more comfortable with actions then with scripts 🙂

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Nov 12, 2020 Nov 12, 2020

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If you work on large numbers of images a Script might provide benefits for the Path-transfer. 

If the names of the corresponding files match (or at least carry unique identifiers) a Script could work on the basis of two selected Folders or on all open images for example. 

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Participant ,
Dec 18, 2020 Dec 18, 2020

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Issue is not fixed in 22.1.0

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LEGEND ,
Jan 08, 2021 Jan 08, 2021

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I hope it will be fixed in the next update?!

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Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021

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This issue should be fixed in the Photoshop 22.3 update that went live today. This update includes fixes to some of the top customer reported issues among other bug fixes. See Bug fixes and security updates

 

To update Photoshop to 22.3, click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Photoshop. See: More detailed instructions for updating

 

Let us know how it goes.

Thanks,

Akash

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Participant ,
Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021

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Well, seems that this works now. HOWEVER, there's another (new) issue with paths: I cannot create a path unless I first switch from shape to path and back.

Screencast of the issue (100% repeatable every time on my machine. However I didn't take the time to reboot yet).

Dropbox link to screencast

Back to PS CC 2019 for me, I guess. Again.

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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Still happening after a reboot, by the way.

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