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Action share to antoher user

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Apr 22, 2024 Apr 22, 2024

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hi, I wont to share an action i made to another user. But we don´t have the same username.

Is there an easy way to share an action to another user, with out i need to record my action again to achieve the user path on the new pc? Does it make sense?

Is there maby a way to record a action in the first place so photoshop don´t take the username but just takes the pc´s username as a variable ?

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Apr 22, 2024 Apr 22, 2024

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Actions record the absolute path on the local machine recording the action, and depending on the recording also the filename.

 

The whole action doesn't need to be re-recorded, only the offending step.

 

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Apr 22, 2024 Apr 22, 2024

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i know, its only the steps that is "linked" to a file og folder on the machine. But i´m serching for a easy way to share my action to another pc with another username, with out i have to re record that line in the action. I just can´t find a way...

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Apr 22, 2024 Apr 22, 2024

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Action's simply don't work that way.

 

* You can leave the step recorded from your system in there, it will be invalid on their PC, and they can re-record the invalid step/s using the invalid step as a reference.

 

* You can delete the offending step/s and replace them with a "stop" step instructing the end user what to do, such as recording a new step.

 

* You can use a "helper" script recorded into an action step to achieve what isn't possible with an action, but this means that the end-user has to install the script and the action.

 

* You can convert the entire action to a script, depending on the step with the absolute path it may or may not be easy for you as the distributor or the end user to modify the script code.

 

* You or the end-user can use a script to convert the action to XML, then edit the path in the XML to the new system, and then use another script to convert it back to an action (obviously not very user-friendly).

 

* A script could convert the invalid file paths to be valid with the new system and recreate the action.

 

* There may be other possibilities that currently escape me or that are unknown to me...

 

Good luck!

 

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Apr 22, 2024 Apr 22, 2024

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@Stephen_A_Marsh is correct regarding the action has to match the users system and file structure. This is why I use scripts. However, it got me thinking. I think you should create a feature request that will make it so that when an action fails, due to an incorrect layer name or other inconsistency, a dialog comes up and allows the user to choose or correct that inconsistency and also change the structure of the action.

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