P: Please make the "Rasterize EPS Format" dialogue box remember the last used settings

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LEGEND ,
May 26, 2011 May 26, 2011

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Please, Please, Please make the "Rasterize EPS Format" dialogue box remember the last used settings. CS3 did this, then CS4 didn't. I was hoping CS5 would have rectified this issue. This would save me LOTS of time. Thanks.

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Adobe Employee , Aug 08, 2016 Aug 08, 2016
Please install the CC 2015.5.1 update that was released tonight to correct this issue: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/2016/08/photoshop-cc-2015-5-1-update-now-available.html

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LEGEND ,
Sep 05, 2011 Sep 05, 2011

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I'll also glad to return these settings or maybe someone knows where to set "dafault settings" of this dialouge box?

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LEGEND ,
Oct 12, 2011 Oct 12, 2011

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Photoshop cs5 eps file has not shown resolution in content pallete of adobe bridge cs5.5. But Photoshop cs4 eps file's resolution is showing in adobe bridge cs5.5.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 29, 2011 Dec 29, 2011

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As others have noted, this used to work properly up through CS3. This regression makes life much more difficult for me, as I frequently have to open large numbers of EPS files exported by some unix software I rely upon.

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New Here ,
Aug 08, 2012 Aug 08, 2012

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Yes! I agree, the same problem left in CS6, & nobody wants to reply or improve this bug. I wrote about this in follow topic:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

Don't know why to do so in new programm version that should bring only advanteges....not regress & make difficults & uncomfortable working 😞

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New Here ,
Aug 08, 2012 Aug 08, 2012

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Hi! The follow bug I found:

Photoshop CS6 doesn't remember values of EPS rasterizing

Example:

I have 2 eps files that I want to import in Photoshop CS6.

1. Take file_01 & bring it to CS6
2. Diaalog window "Rasterize EPS format" appears
3. Enter the value of dpi, foe example - 300 dpi
4. Ok

continue:

5. Now I'm trying to import second eps file_02 to CS6 by the same way
6. When window "Rasterize EPS format" appears there is a "default" value of dpi - 72 dpi

Tested on 2 computers: PC & notebook with Win 7 64-bit, Photoshop CS6 Extended 64 bit - Problem is on both.

In fact, CS6 doesn't remember previous entered values (dpi, color mode etc) .

There is no such problem in CS3 - CS3 remember previous values. In CS6 that bug makes work real uncomfortable....

Hope for improvements in cs6.1 updates

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 11, 2014 Sep 11, 2014

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Fix this please ASAP, or provide a script that enters a registery key to desired values. We switched from CS3 to Adobe CC yesterday, and now 4 peole can ́t work properly because of this. and it ́s known since Version 5? Como on, you gotta be kidding me.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 20, 2014 Sep 20, 2014

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I solved the problem using a script written by me.

To solve the problem on the Mac platform I created a droplet app using AppeScript. Each file (or folder) dragged on it will be opened and rasterized in Photoshop (CMYK Mode). Then will be saved in TIFF format in a single layer (flat).
Of course you can modify the script. For example if you prefer to rasterize in RGB mode (and/or) to save a layered tiff.

You can download the script ready to use at the following address:
http://goo.gl/0wU1wK

I am attaching here the source of the script:

(**
==============================
Rasterize eps files (or ai and pdf too)
in Photoshop at 300 DPI to flat tiff
(c) 2014 Carlo Notarianni
Drag and Drop eps (or ai, or pdf) onto droplet
the file(s) will be rasterized
into 300 DPI CMYK Flat TIFF
==============================
**)

on open draggedItems
global itemsConverted
set itemsConverted to 0
repeat with theItem in draggedItems
my ConvertAnyEPSfile(theItem)
end repeat
end open

on ConvertAnyEPSfile(theItem)
tell application "Finder"
local fileType
try
set fileType to file type of theItem
on error
set fileType to "folder"
end try

if fileType is "folder" then
set childItems to (every item of theItem)
repeat with childItem in childItems
my ConvertAnyEPSfile(childItem)
end repeat
else
my convertFile(theItem)
end if
end tell
end ConvertAnyEPSfile

on convertFile(theFile)
local weblocPath, urlPath, theURL, cmd
global itemsConverted

--- Process only eps, .ai and .pdf files
set FilenameExtention to getExtensionName(theFile as text) of me

set ProcessThisFile to false
repeat with validEnd in {"eps", "ai", "pdf"}
if FilenameExtention = (validEnd as text) then
set ProcessThisFile to true
exit repeat
end if
end repeat

(** OK ... the same thing written above can be written in a more simple old way ... but if you have more than 3 extensions ...
if FilenameExtention = "eps" or FilenameExtention = "ai" or FilenameExtention = "pdf" then
set ProcessThisFile to true
end if
**)

set myFilePath to (theFile as text)

if ProcessThisFile then -- Found .eps, or .ai,or .pdf extensions

if FilenameExtention is "eps" then
tell application "Adobe Photoshop CS5"
activate
open file myFilePath as EPS with options {class:EPS open options, mode:CMYK, resolution:300, use antialias:true, constrain proportions:true}
end tell
else
-- In case of .ai or .pdf files...
tell application "Adobe Photoshop CS5"
activate
open file myFilePath as PDF with options {class:PDF open options, mode:CMYK, resolution:300, use antialias:true, constrain proportions:true}
end tell
end if

--
--- The file was rasterized. Now Photoshop can save .tif file
-- First we have to create a "Filename".tif empty container in the same
-- container of the source
-- (the .tif file have to exist before to save...)
set myFilePath to theFile as text
set myFilePathTIF to my getBaseName(myFilePath) & ".tif" --- Change extension's to tif
do shell script "touch " & (quoted form of POSIX path of (myFilePathTIF)) --- Create empty .tif files container

-- OK Finally Photoshop can save and close the .tif file
--The process now is complete for this file. Hurra!
tell application "Adobe Photoshop CS5"
set OutputOptions to {class:TIFF save options, embed color profile:true, image compression:LZW, byte order:IBM PC, save layers:false, save spot colors:true}
save current document in file myFilePathTIF as TIFF with options OutputOptions appending no extension without copying
close current document saving no
end tell
end if
end convertFile

-- Returns the document name without extension (if present)
on getBaseName(fName)
set baseName to fName
repeat with idx from 1 to (length of fName)
if (item idx of fName = ".") then
set baseName to (items 1 thru (idx - 1) of fName) as string
end if
end repeat

return baseName
end getBaseName

-- Returns the document extension's (if present)
on getExtensionName(fName)
set ExtensionName to ""
if fName = "." then return ""
set FileNameLenght to (length of fName)
-- if FileNameLenght < 2 then return ""
repeat with idx from (FileNameLenght) to 1 by -1
if (item idx of fName = ".") and idx ≠ FileNameLenght then
set ExtensionName to (items (idx + 1) thru FileNameLenght) of fName as string
exit repeat
end if
end repeat
if ExtensionName ends with "." then return ""

return ExtensionName
end getExtensionName

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LEGEND ,
Dec 09, 2014 Dec 09, 2014

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THANK YOU!!! This works brilliantly!

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 09, 2014 Dec 09, 2014

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EPS Import parameters always fall back to default ->breaks automation, results in 100+ hours of worktime a month.

In CS3, the values entered in the "Import EPS Box" stayed the same after you put them in once. This is crucial for a streamlined workflow. Now the settings get always re-settet to a default value and have to be manually changed for each file. Make it work like in CS3 that the values are kept, or add an option to switch between auto-reset and user defined values, that stays in permanently.

After our department switched to cc14, 8 people are suffering from this useless behavior. The extra time it takes now, to manually adjust the import option adds up to 100+ hours in a month. Not acceptable.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 09, 2014 Dec 09, 2014

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Why has this been moved to Ideas? It ́s not an idea, it ́s a mandatory fix. I have already posted in this thread. 3 Months ago, this thread is 4 years old. THIS IS RIDICULOUS!

An idea something like - hey it would be nice to have this and this... I chatted with the support, i phoned the support, i sent in a bug report, and nothing happend. In this thread, my request is doomed to be forgotten. Are you guys serios about this? Adobe claims to be the industry standard when it comes to processing images. So please tell me : why do you fcuk the customers by changing things to the worse. And even more, don ́t respond or try to fix serious problems. We paid quite some money here, and if you want to get the same amount of money from us year after year, then you better start working on that issue. If this is not getting fixed, i ́ll cancel all the licences. 4 Years!!! FOUR DAMNED YEARS! we have to deal with industry standards as well, and our files need a certain treatment.

I can ́t use the workaround that was postet by Carlo Notarianni. First of, we work on PC ́s and second - opening or dragging a file onto a script to perform an operation in Photoshop won ́t save me any clicks, nor run in an automation.

If it would be possible to record an action in Photoshop that could somehow work, but it ́s not. As soon as you have the "open" command in the action, you can pick a file , and then the dialogbox pops up. So you have to enter the values manually. The only way to record the dialogbax settings, is to include the filename and url. So when you run the action, the same file gets opened every time. This is pointless.

If the develeopers could just send me the registry values that set it to 200dpi greyscale, i could patch my registry. That would do it.
But the current situation breaks the workflow of a whole department. we have a constant flow of eps files that need to be processed quickly. everything worked fine up to CS3.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 10, 2014 Dec 10, 2014

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Why has this been moved to Ideas? It ́s not an idea, it ́s a mandatory fix. I have already posted in this thread. 3 Months ago, this thread is 4 years old. THIS IS RIDICULOUS! An idea is something like - hey it would be nice to have this and this... I chatted with the support, i phoned the support, i sent in a bug report, and nothing happend. In this thread, my request is doomed to be forgotten. Are you guys serios about this? Adobe claims to be the industry standard when it comes to processing images. We have to deal with industry standards as well, and our files need a certain treatment. And for that case, we need Photoshop to work the way it did for several years.
I can ́t use the workaround that was postet by Carlo Notarianni.
First of, we work on PC ́s and second - opening or dragging a file onto a script to perform an operation in Photoshop won ́t save me any clicks, nor run in an automation. If it would be possible to record an action in Photoshop that could somehow work, but it ́s not. As soon as you have the "open" command in the action, you can pick a file , and then the dialogbox pops up. So you have to enter the values manually. The only way to record the dialogbox settings, is to include the filename and url. So when you run the action, the same file gets opened every time. This is pointless.
If the develeopers could just send me the registry values that set it to 200dpi greyscale, i could patch my registry. That would do it. But the current situation breaks the workflow of a whole department. we have a constant flow of eps files that need to be processed quickly. everything worked fine up to CS3.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 10, 2014 Dec 10, 2014

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There are no such registry values.

Yes, this is somewhat debatable about saving the values since every EPS file is different and Photoshop should first honor the values in the file (the file does specify a color mode, size, and sometimes a resolution).

But, the dialog did remember things (sort of) back in Photoshop CS3 and previous when the EPS rasterization was done in a plugin. When the code moved into the application, something was lost. So we'll take a look and see what we can do.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 15, 2014 Dec 15, 2014

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Thank you for looking into it.

You said - Photoshop respects the values in the EPS file. How can i save an EPS in Illustrator CC with 200dpi in grayscale. I ́ve searched all the Settings i could find - but wasn ́t able to export the file in that given format.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 15, 2014 Dec 15, 2014

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Illustrator picks up some settings from a couple of obscure dialogs (confuses me, and I use it relatively often). But I think you'll like the changes we're testing for EPS rasterization.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 17, 2015 Jun 17, 2015

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Hello Chris - tahnks for fixing this. updatetd today , and now everything is running smoothly as before. it's been 6 hard months for my team - but now all is good. thanks.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 17, 2015 Jun 17, 2015

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This is fixed in Photoshop CC 2015.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 22, 2016 Jun 22, 2016

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and now it's broken again. 😕
Why Adobe, why?.... you are effing up a whole company with this behaviour.
As with the latest update, Phoshop always opens EPS in RGB mode, it doesn't remeber the setting anymore.  Please provide a patch for this, or roll out an update asap.
Seriously - you've stopped a whole department, because the automation won't work anymore. We have work to do, and meet clients needs.

Photshop should never - i repeat -NEVER switch back to default values. People enter their desired values for a good reason. 
It took over a year the last time, to get this fixed. Please be faster now, and make Photshop behave the way it always did before CC - and the way it always should. It should be customizable in every aspect, and not lead to business disruptions with every new update.

I hope Chris Cox is still working at Adobe, because when he stepped in, this was fixed.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016

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Sorry. This was an unintended side effect of Chris's fix for an issue with EPS wrt Actions and Batch. I have a bug logged for this to be fixed.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 08, 2016 Aug 08, 2016

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Please install the CC 2015.5.1 update that was released tonight to correct this issue: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/2016/08/photoshop-cc-2015-5-1-update-now-available.html

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 09, 2016 Aug 09, 2016

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Hello Jeffrey,

thanks for the Newsupdate. Works like a charm again. Big thanks from my 6 people team and me. Makes our dayjob much smoother! 😄

Cheers,
Kevin

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 09, 2016 Aug 09, 2016

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You are more than welcome. Thanks for your patience and thanks for reporting the issue so we could track it down and fix it.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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