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Hide layers (inside subgroups) if it's name start with "vis_"

Engaged ,
Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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I want to hide all layers ( inside subgroups) if the  name start with "vis_"
This works with specific layer names, I tried to adapt with indexOf, no luck...

 

function toggleVisibility(layerName) {
    var desc11 = new ActionDescriptor();
    var idnull = stringIDToTypeID("null");
    var list6 = new ActionList();
    var ref8 = new ActionReference();
    var idlayer = stringIDToTypeID("layer");
    ref8.putName(idlayer, layerName);
    list6.putReference(ref8);
    desc11.putList(idnull, list6);
    var desc = new ActionDescriptor()
    var ref = new ActionReference();

    var idlayer = stringIDToTypeID("layer");
    ref = new ActionReference();
    ref.putName(idlayer, layerName);
    var desc = executeActionGet(ref);
    var vis = desc.getBoolean(charIDToTypeID("Vsbl"));

    var idhide = stringIDToTypeID("hide");
        executeAction(idhide, desc11, DialogModes.NO);
     
}

toggleVisibility('Layer 1');

 

 

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Participant , Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

Please comment out or delete the line

app.activeDocument.activeLayer = curLay;

and replace the line beginning with

if(curLay.name.indexOf ...

with this line:

if( (curLay.name.indexOf("vis_") >= 0) && (curLay.typename != "LayerSet") ){

 

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Engaged , Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

Hi,  the modified script works fine, thank you!!

 

 

iterLayers(app.activeDocument);

function iterLayers(l) {
    for(var i=0; i<l.layers.length; i++) {
        var curLay = l.layers[i];
 //       app.activeDocument.activeLayer = curLay;

        if(curLay.typename == "LayerSet") {
            iterLayers(curLay);
        } else {
       if( (curLay.name.indexOf("vis_") >= 0) && (curLay.typename != "LayerSet") ){
                curLay.visible = false;
            }
        }
    }
}

 

 

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Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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Screenshots of the layers panel (before/after) and or a sample PSD file is always helpful to illustrate.

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This does the job:

iterLayers(app.activeDocument);

function iterLayers(l) {
    for(var i=0; i<l.layers.length; i++) {
        var curLay = l.layers[i];
        app.activeDocument.activeLayer = curLay;

        if(curLay.typename == "LayerSet") {
            iterLayers(curLay);
        } else {
            if(curLay.name.indexOf("vis_") >= 0) {
                curLay.visible = false;
            }
        }
    }
}
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Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

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GNDGN,  thank you but...
although script hides the correct layers, it is relativeli slow and  breaks all other layers visibility !

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Could you provide a sample file?

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Simplified sample psd attached 
(Original have mutiple "vis" groups and starting with "vis_" layers)
The goal is to hide all layers starting with "vis_" , but not the groups named "vis"

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Please comment out or delete the line

app.activeDocument.activeLayer = curLay;

and replace the line beginning with

if(curLay.name.indexOf ...

with this line:

if( (curLay.name.indexOf("vis_") >= 0) && (curLay.typename != "LayerSet") ){

 

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Hi,  the modified script works fine, thank you!!

 

 

iterLayers(app.activeDocument);

function iterLayers(l) {
    for(var i=0; i<l.layers.length; i++) {
        var curLay = l.layers[i];
 //       app.activeDocument.activeLayer = curLay;

        if(curLay.typename == "LayerSet") {
            iterLayers(curLay);
        } else {
       if( (curLay.name.indexOf("vis_") >= 0) && (curLay.typename != "LayerSet") ){
                curLay.visible = false;
            }
        }
    }
}

 

 

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But, it is relatively slow at my original psd  
Code using the  ActionDescriptor usually is much faster
If any one can improve the script I will be grateful 

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What about the UXP way?:

const app = require('photoshop').app;

iterLayers(app.activeDocument);

function iterLayers(l) {
	l.layers.forEach(ls => {
		if(ls.layers != undefined) {
			iterLayers(ls);
		} else {
			if(ls.name.indexOf("vis_") >= 0) {
				ls.visible = false;
			}
		}
	});
}
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Dec 01, 2023 Dec 01, 2023

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@Stephen_A_Marsh 
Hi, sample PSD is uploaded.
The script from GNGN working fine but it is relatively slow, running 3- 5 sec to  at original psd
Action Manager code is usualy faster, but I cannot find or edit a script to do the job
Thank you all


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