Photoshop script how to select multi layers by size ( CM or inch)

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Hi every body how i need to know how to select all photoshop layers by size or diminsion ( CM or inch ) Please

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Community Expert , Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

How familiar are you with JavaScript and Photoshop Scripting? 

Are you capable of adapting a Script that contains the necessary basic operations to your needs? 

 

The below Script should group Layers that have the same bounds dimensions and align them horizontally in the group (see screenshots). 

Screenshot 2021-11-24 at 10.13.02.png

Screenshot 2021-11-24 at 10.13.10.png

 

// group layers of the same bounds dimensions;
// 2021, use it at your own risk;
if (app.documents.length > 0) {
    var theLayers = collectLayersBounds ();
    theLayers.sort(sortArrayByIndexedItem
...

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mr. JJMack do it

but how i do it with code , i need the script code please ?Capture.jpg

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Don't continue this thread. You started one about the same thing already.

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very sorry
It is clear that I could not explain what is required
First: I am working on a file with an area of 100 cm by 70 cm or any size
This file contains many layers such as images, not text
These layers are of different dimensions or sizes
like that

example 1.jpg
I want to arrange the layers according to their dimensions and sizes to be like this

example 2.jpgor code to select same layers with size and i will align them by any way i want  like this

example 3.jpg

I hope I was able to explain what I want

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I do not know of any existing Photoshop script that is available the does what you want.  The math required is above my skill level. You need to code the script yourself.  You may need to do some reading.  Please stop adding duplicate threads.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Mathematical+Optimization+Techniques+and+Engineering+Applications&oq... 

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So funny. First you're sorry then continuing like you wouldn't be 😕 Just stop doing it 😉

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You are upset with me because I created a second topic for the same topic
Okay
How can I solve this problem
If you have any solution to my issue, please let me know

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You described finally enough good what you need. Now you can only wait...

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Duplicate posts - merged by moderator. Please do not duplicate post, it causes confusion for those trying to help you

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Well, I'm a new member and I don't understand the rules of posting
so sorry for that

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I have a file with many layers like images
But the pictures have different dimensions
Most of these images are similar in size
I want when selecting an element with a specific dimension
It selects all items of similar size
Is there a problem with this?
I would like the full code please?
Thank you

 

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If you want to compact the layout you show you would have to sort out  things and piece the puzzle together into the smallest canvas area possible then trim the canvas.  Optimizing a layout is above my skill level.  I just resize  image to fill a common tile size and tile the canvas.

 

If you have two of this and two that and three of an other and four of yet another size. Like you show. Knowing the sizes and aspect ratios and numbers how do solve the puzzle for the optimum layout configuration?  

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Yes
This is exactly what I want
What is the code for this?

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The code you design and write for Photoshop.  There may be some application the web  that will optimize an image layout like that.   I was good in math in school but I never took course that dealt with the kind  of logic requires to optimise a layout like that with varying image sizes.  As I wrote for Photoshop all  I do to tile images onto a canvas using a fixed  tile size I fit image to.  Simple Math I can still do.

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thank you for taking care of me

I want the code that gives me this resultCapture.jpg

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You will probably need to hire someone if none of the Adobe apps have this built-in.

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- It is not necessary to carry out the required if this is difficult
- Is there a problem with collecting all the layers of the same size and putting them in a group
I want to get to the nearest solution to the problem

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The is a forum to ask for help it is not a not a free work force for your use.  What you want to do would require a great deal of processing  and need more information like  document canvas size limit.  It is complicated mathematical problem.  Scripts are not compile programs they execute very slowly. It may be a task that is not well suited  for scripting.    It is something you want so if you can not find a programs  that does what you want. you nee to develop it yourself of hire a high level programmer.   IMO a normal programmer may not be able to handle such a task. It has nothing to do about layer groups. You asking for a puzzle to be solved.  What tile pattern would be best suited for a random sets of different size images  what size does the canvas need to be.  Can you do the Math? It is a problem beyond my math skill.  A script can easily gather information about all pixel layer and their bounds.  The Problem is how do you lay them out. How do you distribute them above the canvas. The more sizes  you have the increase the the complexity.    For myselef I removed all the complexity and tile one size  tile and fit images into the tiles.  That way I can distribute the images in the Image order I want. For they all e sized the same size. I can set the number of column  by settings canvas width and tile width and  height.  The My script will calculate the canvas height based on tile size and number of image files to be tiled,  My script will open a new document with the required  canvas size then tile  all the image file selected in the Order they are sorted. 

 

My Script is a lot like Bridge Output module that create only one document.  Its dialog looks like this.

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I found a code that checks the layer size
So I wanted a code that checks all layers for size and puts all similarly sized layers together
I didn't know that the subject was this complicated.. I thought it was easy with your experiences in writing scripts

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I found another solution and it will be easier
I will create groups and each group has a name or size
I want when I select the layers and run the script, a list of the names of the groups appears for me
Then I choose the group and put the selected layers in it
Is this possible

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You can group same size image together but how do you layout the groups together on a canvas.  For me it more important  to display images in the order you want them presented.  Like if you go on a vacation you may want to present the images in the order there were  captured,  Not in some random order for the  size you cropped images to make the image's composition better.

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Here is a sample script you can play around with it will show you some of the information to can  find out about you documents layers stack from the bottom up   layer and layer sets: name,  bounds, kind, etc.. A script can move a layer position over the canvas and change the  layers stacking order.  Can change the canvas size etc.  Coming up the layout is the difficult part.

 

// 2019, use it at your own risk;
if (documents.length) {
	//Action Manager layerKind seems to be like this. 
 	var Doclayerkind = [
	"Pixel", 
	"Adjustment", 
	"Text",
	"Shape",
	"Smartobject",
	"6",
	"Layerset",
	"3Dlayer",
	"Gradientfill",
	"Patternfill",
	"Colorfill",
	"12",
	"13",
	"14",
	"15",
	"16",
	"17",
	"18",
	"19",
	"20",
	"21",
	"22",
	"23",
	"24"
	]

	var theLayers = collectLayers ();
	//alert("Layer Stack Height " + theLayers.length + "\n\n" + theLayers.join("\n\n") );
	logInfo("Layer Stack Height " + theLayers.length + "\n\n" + theLayers.join("\n\n") );
}

////// collect layers //////
function collectLayers () {
	// the file;
	var myDocument = app.activeDocument;
	// get number of layers;
	var ref = new ActionReference();
	ref.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID("Dcmn"), charIDToTypeID("Ordn"), charIDToTypeID("Trgt") );
	var applicationDesc = executeActionGet(ref);
	var theNumber = applicationDesc.getInteger(stringIDToTypeID("numberOfLayers"));
	// process the layers;	
	var theLayers = new Array;
	for (var m = 0; m <= theNumber; m++) {
		try {
			var ref = new ActionReference();
			ref.putIndex( charIDToTypeID( "Lyr " ), m);
			var layerDesc = executeActionGet(ref);
			//alert(actionDescriptor(layerDesc));
			//if (m==1) alert(actionDescriptor(layerDesc));
			var layerSet = typeIDToStringID(layerDesc.getEnumerationValue(stringIDToTypeID("layerSection")));
			var isBackground = layerDesc.getBoolean(stringIDToTypeID("background"));
			// if group collect values;
			//if (layerSet != "layerSectionEnd" && layerSet != "layerSectionStart" ) {
			//if (layerSet != "layerSectionEnd" && layerSet != "layerSectionStart" && isBackground != true) {
				var theName = layerDesc.getString(stringIDToTypeID('name'));
				var theKind = layerDesc.getInteger(stringIDToTypeID('layerKind'));
				var theID = layerDesc.getInteger(stringIDToTypeID('layerID'));
				var theBounds = layerDesc.getObjectValue(stringIDToTypeID("bounds"));
				var theseBounds = [theBounds.getUnitDoubleValue(stringIDToTypeID("left")), theBounds.getUnitDoubleValue(stringIDToTypeID("top")), theBounds.getUnitDoubleValue(stringIDToTypeID("right")), theBounds.getUnitDoubleValue(stringIDToTypeID("bottom"))];
				layer = get_layer_by_id(theID);
				var theBlend = layer.blendMode; 
				var theOpacity = layer.opacity; 
				var theVisible = layer.visible; 
				var theType = layer.typename; 	
				var theParent = layer.parent;
				
				if (layer!=null) {theRealkind = layer.kind;}
				else {theRealkind = "";}
				if (theRealkind==undefined) {theRealkind = "LayerKind.UNDEFINED"}	
				// Action Manager layerKnd Shape
				//alert(Doclayerkind[theKind-1]);
				if (Doclayerkind[theKind-1]=="Shape") {
					//alert(actionDescriptor(layerDesc));
					var theFill= layerDesc.getBoolean(stringIDToTypeID("fillEnabled"));
					var theStrokewidth="";
					var theStrokenabled=false; 
					try {					
						var theStrokewidth = layerDesc.getObjectValue(stringIDToTypeID("AGMStrokeStyleInfo")).getUnitDoubleValue(stringIDToTypeID("strokeStyleLineWidth"));
						var theStrokenabled = layerDesc.getObjectValue(stringIDToTypeID("AGMStrokeStyleInfo")).getBoolean(stringIDToTypeID("strokeEnabled"));
					}
					//catch(e) {alert(e + ': on line ' + e.line, 'Script Error', true); }
					catch(e) { }					
					theLayers.push([theName, "ID " + theID, Doclayerkind[theKind-1], theType, theParent, theBlend, "Opacity " + theOpacity, "Visible " + theVisible, "Bounds " + theseBounds, "stroke " + theStrokewidth + " " + theStrokenabled, "fill " + theFill, theRealkind]);				
				}
				// Action Manager layerKind Adjustments		
				else if (Doclayerkind[theKind-1]=="Adjustment") {
					//alert(actionDescriptor(layerDesc));					
					theLayers.push([theName, "ID " + theID, Doclayerkind[theKind-1], theType, theParent, theBlend, "Opacity " + theOpacity, "Visible " + theVisible, "Bounds " + theseBounds, theRealkind]);
				}
				// Action Manager layerKind Smartobjects			
				else if (Doclayerkind[theKind-1]=="Smartobject") {
					//alert(actionDescriptor(layerDesc));					
					// get Smart Object info
					//alert(obj_to_str(layer));
					/*
					alert(["allLocke " +  layer.allLocked,
					      "\nblendMode " +  layer.blendMode,
					      "\nbound " +  layer.bounds,
					      "\nboundsNoEffect " +  layer.boundsNoEffects,
					      "\nid " +  layer.id,
					      "\nitemIndex " +  layer.itemIndex,					
					      "\nlinkedLayer " +  layer.linkedLayers,						
					      "\nname " +  layer.name,	
					      "\nopacity " +  layer.opacity,	
					      "\nparent " +  layer.parent,	
					      "\ntypename " +  layer.typename,	
					      "\nvisible " +  layer.visible,						
					      "\nxmpMetadata " +  layer.xmpMetadata]);						
					*/
					theLayers.push([theName, "ID " + theID, Doclayerkind[theKind-1], theType, theParent, theBlend, "Opacity " + theOpacity, "Visible " + theVisible, "Bounds " + theseBounds, theRealkind]);
				}	
				// Action Manager layerKind Text					
				else if (Doclayerkind[theKind-1]=="Text") {
					//alert(actionDescriptor(layerDesc));					
					// get text info
					//alert(obj_to_str(layer));
					/*
					alert(["allLocke " +  layer.allLocked,
					      "\nblendMode " +  layer.blendMode,
					      "\nbound " +  layer.bounds,
					      "\nboundsNoEffect " +  layer.boundsNoEffects,
					      "\nid " +  layer.id,
					      "\nitemIndex " +  layer.itemIndex,					
					      "\nlinkedLayer " +  layer.linkedLayers,						
					      "\nname " +  layer.name,	
					      "\nopacity " +  layer.opacity,	
					      "\nparent " +  layer.parent,	
					      "\ntypename " +  layer.typename,	
					      "\nvisible " +  layer.visible,						
					      "\nxmpMetadata " +  layer.xmpMetadata,					
					      "\nkind " + layer.kind,
					      "\ncolor " + layer.textItem.color,
					      "\ntextkind " + layer.textItem.kind, 
					      "\nfont " + layer.textItem.font, 
					      "\nblend " + layer.blendMode, 
					      "\nantiAliasMethod " + layer.textItem.antiAliasMethod,
					      "\nsize " + layer.textItem.size, 
						  "\nposition " + layer.textItem.position,
					      "\ncontents " + layer.textItem.contents, 					  
						  ]);
					*/
					theLayers.push([theName, "ID " + theID, Doclayerkind[theKind-1], theType, theParent, theBlend, "Opacity " + theOpacity, "Visible " + theVisible, "Bounds " + theseBounds, layer.textItem.font, layer.textItem.size, theRealkind ]);
				}	
				// Action Manager layerKind	Pixel
				// Action Manager layerKind	Layerset
				// Action Manager layerKind	Gradientfill
				// Action Manager layerKind	Patternfill
				// Action Manager layerKind	Colorfill
				// Action Manager layerKind other
				else {
					//alert(theName + "," + Doclayerkind[theKind-1]);
					//alert(actionDescriptor(layerDesc));						
					theLayers.push([theName, "ID " + theID, Doclayerkind[theKind-1], theType, theParent, theBlend, "Opacity " + theOpacity, "Visible " + theVisible, "Bounds " + theseBounds, theRealkind]);
				}
			//};
		}
		catch (e) {};
	};
	return theLayers
};


// DOM Layer items
function layerInfo(layer) {
	alert("LayerName='" + layer.name + "'" 
	+ "\nLayerID='" + layer.id  + "'"
	+ "\nLayerKind='" + layer.kind + "'"
	+ "\nallLocked='" + layer.allLocked + "'"
	+ "\nblendMode='" + layer.blendMode + "'"
	+ "\nbounds='" + layer.bounds + "'"
	+ "\nboundsNoEffects='" + layer.boundsNoEffects + "'"
    + "\nitemIndex='" + layer.itemIndex + "'" 
    + "\nlinkedLayers='" + layer.linkedLayers + "'"
	+ "\nopacity='" + layer.opacity + "'"
	+ "\nparent='" + layer.parent + "'"	
	+ "\ntypename='" + layer.typename + "'"	
	+ "\nvisible='" + layer.visible + "'"	
	+ "\nxmpMetadata='" + layer.xmpMetadata + "'"	
	
	);	
}

// Thanks to SuperMerlin
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
function actionDescriptor(desc){  
	if(desc.typename == 'ActionDescriptor'){  
		var c = desc.count;  
		var msg= "Action Descriptor Item Count = " + c;
		for(var i=0;i<c;i++){ //enumerate descriptor's keys  
			//$.writeln('AD '+zeroPad( i+1, 2 )+' = '+IDTz(desc.getKey(i)) +' : '+desc.getType(desc.getKey(i)));   
			msg =  msg + "\n" + 'AD '+zeroPad( i+1, 2 )+' = '+IDTz(desc.getKey(i)) +' : '+desc.getType(desc.getKey(i)) ; 
		} 
    return msg; 
	}  
	function IDTz(id){  
		try {  
			var res = typeIDToStringID( id );  
			if(res == '' ){  
				var res = typeIDToCharID( id );  
			}  
		}
		catch(e){}  
		return res;  
	}  
	function zTID( s ){  
		if( s.length == 4 ) var res = charIDToTypeID( s );  
		if( s.length > 4 ) var res = stringIDToTypeID( s );  
		return res;  
	}  
	function zeroPad(num,pad) {  
		var z = Math.pow(10,Number(pad))  
		return num <= z ? ((Number( num) + z).toString().substr(1)): num  
	}  
}; 

//Thanks to r-bin
function obj_to_str(obj){var str = ""; for (var p in obj) if(obj.hasOwnProperty(p))try{str+=p+"::"+obj[p]+"\n";}catch(e){};return str;}  

// Thanks to
function get_layer_by_id(id, doc_id) {    
	try {    
		var doc;  
		if (doc_id == undefined) doc = activeDocument;  
		else { 
			for (var i = 0; i < documents.length; i++) {  
				if (documents[i].id == doc_id) {  
					doc = documents[i];  
					break;  
                }  
            }
		}
		if (doc == undefined) { alert("Bad document " + doc_id); return null; }  
		var r = new ActionReference();      
		r.putProperty(charIDToTypeID("Prpr"), stringIDToTypeID("json"));   
		if (doc_id == undefined) r.putEnumerated(charIDToTypeID("Dcmn"), charIDToTypeID("Ordn"), charIDToTypeID("Trgt"));  
		else                     r.putIdentifier(charIDToTypeID("Dcmn"), doc_id);  
		eval("var json = " + executeActionGet(r).getString(stringIDToTypeID("json")));    
		if (json == undefined) return null;    
		var set = new Array();  
		function search_id(layers, id) {    
			for (var i = 0; i < layers.length; i++) {  
				if (layers[i].id == id) { set.push(i); return true; }  
            }  
			for (var i = 0; i < layers.length; i++) {  
				if (layers[i].layers) {    
					if (search_id(layers[i].layers, id)) { set.push(i); return true; }   
				}  
			}  
		}     
		if (search_id(json.layers, id)) {  
			var ret = doc.layers;  
			for (var i = set.length-1; i > 0; i--) { ret = ret[set[i]].layers;}  
			return ret[set[0]];  
		}  
		return null;  
	}    
	catch (e) { alert(e); }    
} 

function logInfo(Txt){
    try {	
       var file = new File(Folder.desktop + "/LayersFullStack.txt"); 
       file.open("w", "TEXT", "????"); 
       //alert(file.encoding);
       file.encoding = "UTF8";
       file.seek(0,2);   
       $.os.search(/windows/i)  != -1 ? file.lineFeed = 'windows'  : file.lineFeed = 'macintosh';
       file.writeln(Txt); 
       if (file.error) alert(file.error);
       file.close();
       file.execute(); 
    }
    catch(e) { alert(e + ': on line ' + e.line, 'Script Error', true); }
};   

 

  

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thank you but script code Shows me layer information in a text file

 

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First thing.. I created groups

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then put files and select some layer

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I want a code that shows me the groups in the file
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And when you press the group
It transfers the selected files to the selected group

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How familiar are you with JavaScript and Photoshop Scripting? 

Are you capable of adapting a Script that contains the necessary basic operations to your needs? 

 

The below Script should group Layers that have the same bounds dimensions and align them horizontally in the group (see screenshots). 

Screenshot 2021-11-24 at 10.13.02.png

Screenshot 2021-11-24 at 10.13.10.png

 

// group layers of the same bounds dimensions;
// 2021, use it at your own risk;
if (app.documents.length > 0) {
    var theLayers = collectLayersBounds ();
    theLayers.sort(sortArrayByIndexedItem);
    var theIndex = 1;
    var theArray = [[theLayers[0]]];
    while (theIndex != theLayers.length) {
        if (theArray[theArray.length-1][0][3] == theLayers[theIndex][3]) {
            theArray[theArray.length-1].push(theLayers[theIndex])
        }
        else {theArray.push([theLayers[theIndex]])};
        theIndex++
    };
// group layers;
    for (var m = 0; m < theArray.length; m++) {
        selectLayerByID(theArray[m][0][2], false);
        for (var n = 1; n < theArray[m].length; n++) {
            selectLayerByID(theArray[m][n][2], true);
        };
        groupSelectedLayers (theArray[m][0][3])
    };
// move layers;
    for (var o = 0; o < theArray.length; o++) {
        var theW = Number(theArray[o][0][3].split("*")[0]);
        for (var n = 1; n < theArray[o].length; n++) {
            moveLayer (theArray[o][n][2], theArray[o][0][4]-theArray[o][n][4]+theW*n, theArray[o][0][5]-theArray[o][n][5]);
        };
    };
};
////////////////////////////////////
// based on code by mike hale, via paul riggott;
function selectLayerByID(id,add){ 
add = undefined ? add = false:add 
var ref = new ActionReference();
    ref.putIdentifier(charIDToTypeID("Lyr "), id);
    var desc = new ActionDescriptor();
    desc.putReference(charIDToTypeID("null"), ref );
       if(add) desc.putEnumerated( stringIDToTypeID( "selectionModifier" ), stringIDToTypeID( "selectionModifierType" ), stringIDToTypeID( "addToSelection" ) ); 
      desc.putBoolean( charIDToTypeID( "MkVs" ), false ); 
   try{
    executeAction(charIDToTypeID("slct"), desc, DialogModes.NO );
}catch(e){
alert(e.message); 
}
};
////// collect layers //////
function collectLayersBounds () {
    // the file;
    var myDocument = app.activeDocument;
    // get number of layers;
    var ref = new ActionReference();
    ref.putProperty(stringIDToTypeID('property'), stringIDToTypeID('numberOfLayers'));
    ref.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID("Dcmn"), charIDToTypeID("Ordn"), charIDToTypeID("Trgt") ); 
    var applicationDesc = executeActionGet(ref);
    var theNumber = applicationDesc.getInteger(stringIDToTypeID("numberOfLayers"));
    // process the layers;
    var theLayers = new Array;
    for (var m = 0; m <= theNumber; m++) {
    try {
    var ref = new ActionReference();
    ref.putIndex( charIDToTypeID( "Lyr " ), m);
    var layerDesc = executeActionGet(ref);
    var layerSet = typeIDToStringID(layerDesc.getEnumerationValue(stringIDToTypeID("layerSection")));
    var isBackground = layerDesc.getBoolean(stringIDToTypeID("background"));
    // collect values;
    if (layerSet != "layerSectionEnd" && layerSet != "layerSectionStart" && isBackground != true) {
    var theName = layerDesc.getString(stringIDToTypeID('name'));
    var theID = layerDesc.getInteger(stringIDToTypeID('layerID'));
    var theIndex = layerDesc.getInteger(stringIDToTypeID('itemIndex'));
    var theColor = typeIDToStringID(layerDesc.getEnumerationValue(stringIDToTypeID("color")));
    var theBounds = layerDesc.getObjectValue(stringIDToTypeID("bounds"));
    var theX = theBounds.getUnitDoubleValue(stringIDToTypeID("left"));
    var theY = theBounds.getUnitDoubleValue(stringIDToTypeID("top"));
    var theW = theBounds.getUnitDoubleValue(stringIDToTypeID("right")) - theBounds.getUnitDoubleValue(stringIDToTypeID("left"));
    var theH = theBounds.getUnitDoubleValue(stringIDToTypeID("bottom")) - theBounds.getUnitDoubleValue(stringIDToTypeID("top"));
    theLayers.push([theName, theIndex, theID, theW+"*"+theH, theX, theY])
    };
    }
    catch (e) {};
    };
    return theLayers
    };
////// group //////
function groupSelectedLayers (theName) {
    var desc159 = new ActionDescriptor(); 
    var ref114 = new ActionReference(); 
    var idlayer = stringIDToTypeID( "layer" );
    var idordinal = stringIDToTypeID( "ordinal" );
    var idtargetEnum = stringIDToTypeID( "targetEnum" );
    var idnull = stringIDToTypeID( "null" );
    var idname = stringIDToTypeID( "name" );
    ref114.putEnumerated(idlayer, idordinal, idtargetEnum); 
    desc159.putReference(idnull, ref114 );
    desc159.putString(idname, "aaa" );
    executeAction( stringIDToTypeID( "groupLayersEvent" ), desc159, DialogModes.NO );
    var desc63 = new ActionDescriptor();
    var ref37 = new ActionReference();
    ref37.putEnumerated( idlayer, idordinal, idtargetEnum );
    desc63.putReference( idnull, ref37 );
    var desc64 = new ActionDescriptor();
    desc64.putString(idname, theName);
    desc63.putObject(stringIDToTypeID( "to" ), idlayer, desc64);
    executeAction(stringIDToTypeID( "set" ), desc63, DialogModes.NO)
};
////// sort a double array, thanks to sam, http://www.rhinocerus.net/forum/lang-javascript/ //////
function sortArrayByIndexedItem(a,b) {
    var theIndex = 3;
    if (a[theIndex]<b[theIndex]) return -1;
    if (a[theIndex]>b[theIndex]) return 1;
    return 0;
    };
////// move layer //////
function moveLayer (theID, hor, ver) {
selectLayerByID(theID, false);
    var desc77 = new ActionDescriptor();
    var ref38 = new ActionReference();
    var idlayer = stringIDToTypeID( "layer" );
    ref38.putEnumerated( idlayer, stringIDToTypeID( "ordinal" ), stringIDToTypeID( "targetEnum" ));
desc77.putReference( stringIDToTypeID( "null" ), ref38 );
var idto = stringIDToTypeID( "to" );
    var desc78 = new ActionDescriptor();
    var idpixelsUnit = stringIDToTypeID( "pixelsUnit" );
    desc78.putUnitDouble( stringIDToTypeID( "horizontal" ), idpixelsUnit, hor );
    desc78.putUnitDouble( stringIDToTypeID( "vertical" ), idpixelsUnit, ver );
desc77.putObject( idto, stringIDToTypeID( "offset" ), desc78 );
executeAction( stringIDToTypeID( "move" ), desc77, DialogModes.NO );
};

 

 

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Engaged ,
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thank you mr c.pfaffenbichler

but ho to convert name group from pix to cm bounds

 

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length (in px) / resolution (in ppi) * 2,54

 

So suppose a Layer is 300px wide at 72ppi:

300/72*2,54 = 10,583cm

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