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Setting SaveForWeb Metadata option

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Hi,

I don't see anything about this option in the docs.  I'm scripting to resize and write out .png files from .psd files.  I need the metadata preserved.  I can do this if I first manually go into the SaveForWeb dialog and set the Metadata option to "all".  However, I want to force this in the script, for other users, and in case I forget, or my options get trashed.

Here's the relevant section of the script:

exportOptions = new ExportOptionsSaveForWeb ();

exportOptions.format = SaveDocumentType.PNG;

exportOptions.transparency = true;

exportOptions.PNG8 = false;

document.exportDocument (newFile, ExportType.SAVEFORWEB, exportOptions);

document.close (SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);

I've tried guessing at:

exportOptions.metadata = "all";

or

exportOptions.metadata = 4;

with no luck.

Any ideas?  Thanks!

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I would use Scriptlistener and use action manager code for this. It should run faster and be more accurate as to the settings you want.

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Never used scriptlistener.  Does it give me the command to do what I want?  I've followed the instructions to "install" it, putting it in an "Automate" directory I made, but nothing seems to happen.

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You put it in the the automate folder, as you said you did, then you have to restart PS. The code it generates is put in a file on the desktop.

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This is the code I got when I did a save for web using scriptlistener. Line 46 has the code for saving all the metadata:

//=======================================================

var idExpr = charIDToTypeID( "Expr" );

    var desc2 = new ActionDescriptor();

    var idUsng = charIDToTypeID( "Usng" );

        var desc3 = new ActionDescriptor();

        var idOp = charIDToTypeID( "Op  " );

        var idSWOp = charIDToTypeID( "SWOp" );

        var idOpSa = charIDToTypeID( "OpSa" );

        desc3.putEnumerated( idOp, idSWOp, idOpSa );

        var idDIDr = charIDToTypeID( "DIDr" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idDIDr, true );

        var idIn = charIDToTypeID( "In  " );

        desc3.putPath( idIn, new File( "C:\\Users\\csuebele\\Pictures" ) );

        var idFmt = charIDToTypeID( "Fmt " );

        var idIRFm = charIDToTypeID( "IRFm" );

        var idPNtwofour = charIDToTypeID( "PN24" );

        desc3.putEnumerated( idFmt, idIRFm, idPNtwofour );

        var idIntr = charIDToTypeID( "Intr" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idIntr, false );

        var idTrns = charIDToTypeID( "Trns" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idTrns, true );

        var idMtt = charIDToTypeID( "Mtt " );

        desc3.putBoolean( idMtt, true );

        var idEICC = charIDToTypeID( "EICC" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idEICC, false );

        var idMttR = charIDToTypeID( "MttR" );

        desc3.putInteger( idMttR, 255 );

        var idMttG = charIDToTypeID( "MttG" );

        desc3.putInteger( idMttG, 255 );

        var idMttB = charIDToTypeID( "MttB" );

        desc3.putInteger( idMttB, 255 );

        var idSHTM = charIDToTypeID( "SHTM" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idSHTM, false );

        var idSImg = charIDToTypeID( "SImg" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idSImg, true );

        var idSWsl = charIDToTypeID( "SWsl" );

        var idSTsl = charIDToTypeID( "STsl" );

        var idSLAl = charIDToTypeID( "SLAl" );

        desc3.putEnumerated( idSWsl, idSTsl, idSLAl );

        var idSWch = charIDToTypeID( "SWch" );

        var idSTch = charIDToTypeID( "STch" );

        var idCHsR = charIDToTypeID( "CHsR" );

        desc3.putEnumerated( idSWch, idSTch, idCHsR );

        var idSWmd = charIDToTypeID( "SWmd" );

        var idSTmd = charIDToTypeID( "STmd" );

        var idMDAl = charIDToTypeID( "MDAl" );// line controlling what meta data is saved

        desc3.putEnumerated( idSWmd, idSTmd, idMDAl );

        var idohXH = charIDToTypeID( "ohXH" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idohXH, false );

        var idohIC = charIDToTypeID( "ohIC" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idohIC, true );

        var idohAA = charIDToTypeID( "ohAA" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idohAA, true );

        var idohQA = charIDToTypeID( "ohQA" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idohQA, true );

        var idohCA = charIDToTypeID( "ohCA" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idohCA, false );

        var idohIZ = charIDToTypeID( "ohIZ" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idohIZ, true );

        var idohTC = charIDToTypeID( "ohTC" );

        var idSToc = charIDToTypeID( "SToc" );

        var idOCzerothree = charIDToTypeID( "OC03" );

        desc3.putEnumerated( idohTC, idSToc, idOCzerothree );

        var idohAC = charIDToTypeID( "ohAC" );

        var idSToc = charIDToTypeID( "SToc" );

        var idOCzerothree = charIDToTypeID( "OC03" );

        desc3.putEnumerated( idohAC, idSToc, idOCzerothree );

        var idohIn = charIDToTypeID( "ohIn" );

        desc3.putInteger( idohIn, -1 );

        var idohLE = charIDToTypeID( "ohLE" );

        var idSTle = charIDToTypeID( "STle" );

        var idLEzerothree = charIDToTypeID( "LE03" );

        desc3.putEnumerated( idohLE, idSTle, idLEzerothree );

        var idohEn = charIDToTypeID( "ohEn" );

        var idSTen = charIDToTypeID( "STen" );

        var idENzerozero = charIDToTypeID( "EN00" );

        desc3.putEnumerated( idohEn, idSTen, idENzerozero );

        var idolCS = charIDToTypeID( "olCS" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idolCS, false );

        var idolEC = charIDToTypeID( "olEC" );

        var idSTst = charIDToTypeID( "STst" );

        var idSTzerozero = charIDToTypeID( "ST00" );

        desc3.putEnumerated( idolEC, idSTst, idSTzerozero );

        var idolWH = charIDToTypeID( "olWH" );

        var idSTwh = charIDToTypeID( "STwh" );

        var idWHzeroone = charIDToTypeID( "WH01" );

        desc3.putEnumerated( idolWH, idSTwh, idWHzeroone );

        var idolSV = charIDToTypeID( "olSV" );

        var idSTsp = charIDToTypeID( "STsp" );

        var idSPzerofour = charIDToTypeID( "SP04" );

        desc3.putEnumerated( idolSV, idSTsp, idSPzerofour );

        var idolSH = charIDToTypeID( "olSH" );

        var idSTsp = charIDToTypeID( "STsp" );

        var idSPzerofour = charIDToTypeID( "SP04" );

        desc3.putEnumerated( idolSH, idSTsp, idSPzerofour );

        var idolNC = charIDToTypeID( "olNC" );

            var list1 = new ActionList();

                var desc4 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNCzerozero = charIDToTypeID( "NC00" );

                desc4.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNCzerozero );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list1.putObject( idSCnc, desc4 );

                var desc5 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNConenine = charIDToTypeID( "NC19" );

                desc5.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNConenine );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list1.putObject( idSCnc, desc5 );

                var desc6 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNCtwoeight = charIDToTypeID( "NC28" );

                desc6.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNCtwoeight );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list1.putObject( idSCnc, desc6 );

                var desc7 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNCtwofour = charIDToTypeID( "NC24" );

                desc7.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNCtwofour );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list1.putObject( idSCnc, desc7 );

                var desc8 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNCtwofour = charIDToTypeID( "NC24" );

                desc8.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNCtwofour );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list1.putObject( idSCnc, desc8 );

                var desc9 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNCtwofour = charIDToTypeID( "NC24" );

                desc9.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNCtwofour );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list1.putObject( idSCnc, desc9 );

        desc3.putList( idolNC, list1 );

        var idobIA = charIDToTypeID( "obIA" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idobIA, false );

        var idobIP = charIDToTypeID( "obIP" );

        desc3.putString( idobIP, """""" );

        var idobCS = charIDToTypeID( "obCS" );

        var idSTcs = charIDToTypeID( "STcs" );

        var idCSzeroone = charIDToTypeID( "CS01" );

        desc3.putEnumerated( idobCS, idSTcs, idCSzeroone );

        var idovNC = charIDToTypeID( "ovNC" );

            var list2 = new ActionList();

                var desc10 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNCzeroone = charIDToTypeID( "NC01" );

                desc10.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNCzeroone );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list2.putObject( idSCnc, desc10 );

                var desc11 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNCtwozero = charIDToTypeID( "NC20" );

                desc11.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNCtwozero );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list2.putObject( idSCnc, desc11 );

                var desc12 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNCzerotwo = charIDToTypeID( "NC02" );

                desc12.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNCzerotwo );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list2.putObject( idSCnc, desc12 );

                var desc13 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNConenine = charIDToTypeID( "NC19" );

                desc13.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNConenine );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list2.putObject( idSCnc, desc13 );

                var desc14 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNCzerosix = charIDToTypeID( "NC06" );

                desc14.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNCzerosix );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list2.putObject( idSCnc, desc14 );

                var desc15 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNCtwofour = charIDToTypeID( "NC24" );

                desc15.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNCtwofour );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list2.putObject( idSCnc, desc15 );

                var desc16 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNCtwofour = charIDToTypeID( "NC24" );

                desc16.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNCtwofour );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list2.putObject( idSCnc, desc16 );

                var desc17 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNCtwofour = charIDToTypeID( "NC24" );

                desc17.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNCtwofour );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list2.putObject( idSCnc, desc17 );

                var desc18 = new ActionDescriptor();

                var idncTp = charIDToTypeID( "ncTp" );

                var idSTnc = charIDToTypeID( "STnc" );

                var idNCtwotwo = charIDToTypeID( "NC22" );

                desc18.putEnumerated( idncTp, idSTnc, idNCtwotwo );

            var idSCnc = charIDToTypeID( "SCnc" );

            list2.putObject( idSCnc, desc18 );

        desc3.putList( idovNC, list2 );

        var idovCM = charIDToTypeID( "ovCM" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idovCM, false );

        var idovCW = charIDToTypeID( "ovCW" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idovCW, true );

        var idovCU = charIDToTypeID( "ovCU" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idovCU, true );

        var idovSF = charIDToTypeID( "ovSF" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idovSF, true );

        var idovCB = charIDToTypeID( "ovCB" );

        desc3.putBoolean( idovCB, true );

        var idovSN = charIDToTypeID( "ovSN" );

        desc3.putString( idovSN, """c:\photos""" );

    var idSaveForWeb = stringIDToTypeID( "SaveForWeb" );

    desc2.putObject( idUsng, idSaveForWeb, desc3 );

executeAction( idExpr, desc2, DialogModes.NO );

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" desc3.putEnumerated( idSWmd, idSTmd, idMDAl ); 

Thanks, but that doesn't do me much good.  I just need the javascript code to do it.  I'm not going to rewrite into whatever actionscript is.

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That is java script code. All you really need to do is put a variable in where the file name is and wrap the whole thing in a function, so you can refer to it numerous times, without having to duplicate the code over and over. I was just pointing out the line that has the metadate info. You don't need to do anything with that.

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Sorry, I don't see how I'm supposed to create code that looks like:

exportOptions.metadata = "all";
from

desc3.putEnumerated( idSWmd, idSTmd, idMDAl );

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You don't, it's all ready set for All. You just take all the code up there - it would be better if you used scriptlistener to record all the exact settings you want - and wrap it in a function, and substitute the path and file name in line 13 with a variable that you can change with your script. Nothing to rewrite other than the variable for the path name.

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Ok, I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the code, but I thought I'd try the listener script anyways.  I open the saveForWeb dialog, change the mode to "none" for meta data, and hit done.  Then I reopen the modal, change it to "all" and hit "done".  It's obviously saving the preference when I hit done, but I see no difference in the listener code:

None:

// =======================================================

var idExpr = charIDToTypeID( "Expr" );

    var desc6 = new ActionDescriptor();

    var idUsng = charIDToTypeID( "Usng" );

        var desc7 = new ActionDescriptor();

        var idOp = charIDToTypeID( "Op  " );

        var idSWOp = charIDToTypeID( "SWOp" );

        var idOpRe = charIDToTypeID( "OpRe" );

        desc7.putEnumerated( idOp, idSWOp, idOpRe );

        var idFmt = charIDToTypeID( "Fmt " );

        var idIRFm = charIDToTypeID( "IRFm" );

        var idPNtwofour = charIDToTypeID( "PN24" );

        desc7.putEnumerated( idFmt, idIRFm, idPNtwofour );

        var idIntr = charIDToTypeID( "Intr" );

        desc7.putBoolean( idIntr, false );

        var idTrns = charIDToTypeID( "Trns" );

        desc7.putBoolean( idTrns, true );

        var idMtt = charIDToTypeID( "Mtt " );

        desc7.putBoolean( idMtt, false );

        var idEICC = charIDToTypeID( "EICC" );

        desc7.putBoolean( idEICC, false );

        var idMttR = charIDToTypeID( "MttR" );

        desc7.putInteger( idMttR, 255 );

        var idMttG = charIDToTypeID( "MttG" );

        desc7.putInteger( idMttG, 255 );

        var idMttB = charIDToTypeID( "MttB" );

        desc7.putInteger( idMttB, 255 );

    var idSaveForWeb = stringIDToTypeID( "SaveForWeb" );

    desc6.putObject( idUsng, idSaveForWeb, desc7 );

executeAction( idExpr, desc6, DialogModes.NO );

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// =======================================================

var idExpr = charIDToTypeID( "Expr" );

    var desc8 = new ActionDescriptor();

    var idUsng = charIDToTypeID( "Usng" );

        var desc9 = new ActionDescriptor();

        var idOp = charIDToTypeID( "Op  " );

        var idSWOp = charIDToTypeID( "SWOp" );

        var idOpRe = charIDToTypeID( "OpRe" );

        desc9.putEnumerated( idOp, idSWOp, idOpRe );

        var idFmt = charIDToTypeID( "Fmt " );

        var idIRFm = charIDToTypeID( "IRFm" );

        var idPNtwofour = charIDToTypeID( "PN24" );

        desc9.putEnumerated( idFmt, idIRFm, idPNtwofour );

        var idIntr = charIDToTypeID( "Intr" );

        desc9.putBoolean( idIntr, false );

        var idTrns = charIDToTypeID( "Trns" );

        desc9.putBoolean( idTrns, true );

        var idMtt = charIDToTypeID( "Mtt " );

        desc9.putBoolean( idMtt, false );

        var idEICC = charIDToTypeID( "EICC" );

        desc9.putBoolean( idEICC, false );

        var idMttR = charIDToTypeID( "MttR" );

        desc9.putInteger( idMttR, 255 );

        var idMttG = charIDToTypeID( "MttG" );

        desc9.putInteger( idMttG, 255 );

        var idMttB = charIDToTypeID( "MttB" );

        desc9.putInteger( idMttB, 255 );

    var idSaveForWeb = stringIDToTypeID( "SaveForWeb" );

    desc8.putObject( idUsng, idSaveForWeb, desc9 );

executeAction( idExpr, desc8, DialogModes.NO );

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Also, and I thought this was interesting, since "Save For Web" says "legacy", I tried using "Export" instead, and the listener saves no commands, which makes me think "Export" is done outside of PS?

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Going back to the legacy "Save For Web", I think I got it to work.  I use the modal to set it to "none" for metadata export, then I run this:

var idExpr = charIDToTypeID( "Expr" ); 

     var desc2 = new ActionDescriptor(); 

          var desc3 = new ActionDescriptor();

          var idUsng = charIDToTypeID( "Usng" ); 

          var idOp = charIDToTypeID( "Op  " );

          var idSWOp = charIDToTypeID( "SWOp" );

          var idOpRe = charIDToTypeID( "OpRe" );

          desc3.putEnumerated( idOp, idSWOp, idOpRe );

          var idSWmd = charIDToTypeID( "SWmd" ); 

          var idSTmd = charIDToTypeID( "STmd" ); 

          var idMDAl = charIDToTypeID( "MDAl" );// line controlling what meta data is saved 

          desc3.putEnumerated( idSWmd, idSTmd, idMDAl ); 

     var idSaveForWeb = stringIDToTypeID( "SaveForWeb" ); 

     desc2.putObject( idUsng, idSaveForWeb, desc3 ); 

executeAction( idExpr, desc2, DialogModes.NO );

... and it changes the metadata export to "all" .  Next time I open the dialog, there it is.  The idOp seems to be what tells it not to think it should actually be saving, mimicking the "done" button.  So, thanks!

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No problem. While playing around with this, I did run into an issue with changing the file path. No matter what variable I put in it would not save to it. It kept saving to the root directory for PS 2015. I reported this to Adobe, but haven't heard anything about it yet.

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exportOptions.
metadata = true;

This is working. I had a similar situation and tried it. 
 

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