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If we have opened smart object as psb file, how to get to which psd file that psb file belong?

Explorer ,
Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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So if you have already opened smart object layer as psb file is there a way to get information from which psd file is that psb file?   

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Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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I know no option to determine the file that contains an opened SO from the SO itself. 

 

It seems an opened embedded SO is just a temporary file and it is not this image that »radios« its changing to the containing image but that the containing image »notices« when that other file is saved anew. 

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Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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If you placed a file into the PSD to create the PSB, then it may be in the metadata... However, if you selected one or more layers and converted them to a SO, then no.

 

I'll try to dig up some old topics or further info...

 

EDIT: Some of the data that I was thinking of –

 

xmpMM:DocumentID
xmpMM:OriginalDocumentID
xmpMM:InstanceID

 

However, not every file has it. This is also related to photoshop:DocumentAncestors metadata which tracks the source doc when placed or pasted into another document.

 

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Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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What do you want to do with that information anyway? 

What role would it play in your workflow? 

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Jan 05, 2023 Jan 05, 2023

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@Stephen_A_Marsh  and @c.pfaffenbichler

Thank you for your help.

I splitted workflow to overcome for this.

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