What is the correct way to install scripts in Photoshop 2022? I have a couple of .jsx scripts that I'd like use from File > Scripts > ... without having to Browse... for them.
In earlier versions on a Mac, you evidently installed them by copying them here (this path is for 2022, obviously):
/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop 2022/Presets
However, in 2022, the Presets folder contains only empty directories. Even Actions is empty, even though I installed a number of them using Load Actions... in the Actions panel in Ps. In 2022, there is no Presets/Scripts/ directory, and even if I make one and put the scripts there, Ps doesn't find them.
The directory /Applications/Adobe Photoshop 2022/Presets/Scripts exists. If I copy the scripts there and restart Ps, it finds them. However, that directory is write-protected. I have to override the protections to install them there, not something I would expect Adobe would want me to make me do.
What is the right way to install them?
"Really need to" but what you'll find is that the big developers can do whatever they want. Using Browse and loading scripts via Actions is clunky and honestly a PITA.
And Adobe help doesn't prefer one method or another.
I'd say a minor PITA. But yes, it is less favorable compared to InDesign. Why I suggest it ought to work that way. Getting "Big Developers" to do something is completely possible. Done in many times over the decades. But this is one area I wouldn't expect Adobe to change because ExtendScript will be phased out in favor of UXP. It will be a while still, but I woudn't expect them to give much attention to technology on its way out. Even today ExtendScript is mostly abandoned given it is really only ES "2.5" as I call it. Array still doesn't have indexOf method. Have to a poyfill that one, amoung other missing pieces of ES3. It will never be ES6. UXP gives us that.
I searched helpx.adobe.com and couldn't find any Adobe instructions about
a supported method to install scripts in Ps 2022.
Yes, as previously noted the official info is here, last updated for CS5 > and hasn't changed since, so I'm guessing that Adobe don't feel the need to keep updating the version number when nothing else changes:
@KukurykusI got around to trying out the alias/shortcut method, and it does work on macOS also. At first I didn't understand what you meant, then realized -- copy an alias (macOS) or shortcut (Windows) that links to a folder elsewhere (for me, on my server) into the the Photoshop/Presets/Scripts folder. Yes, that works. All scripts in the folder, and subfolders, are listed alphabetically in the File > Scripts menu. Nice. And no need to restart Photoshop when editing any of the scripts. Thank you for that tip.