HELP! Looking to Apply Photoshop Effects on images via a REMOTE workstation - Is this possible?

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Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021

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This Might Sound Far Fetched. But I hope someone here knows...

 

Short Question: 

Is it possible to apply a Photoshop effect on an image via a remote workstation? 

 

Longer Explanation / Hypothetical: 

Let's say I wanted to take Image.JPG and apply a Threshold filter on it. I don't have PS on my computer, so instead, I would upload it to a Dropbox folder that is shared on a remote workstation that has PS installed on it. I would then use Apple Automator to watch the Dropbox folder, open Photoshop, and run an action to apply the Threshold filter and save it back on the Dropbox where I have access to it remotely. 

 

A real-life example: 

When you upload a file to a site like [removed by moderator]. It auto applies your image to a bunch of mockups, all via the Interwebs. I'm dreaming of a system like this. Where I can have a team of people, who don't know PS to be able to upload any given image and apply specific PS effects / actions by only clicking a button. 

 

What I know / What I don't:

I have an understanding of how scripting works, but not at all very much practice. I know how to set up application Automation in Apple Automator, but I imagine I would need the help of a more powerful javascript or something to make this work perfectly. I'm usually good a tinkering to figure stuff out, but this one seems daunting. 

I also understand I would need a dedicated workstation with PS installed, that is fine. 

 

Anyone out there do/know of anything like this? 

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@AXXXXXXXXX wrote:

I'm dreaming of a system like this. Where I can have a team of people, who don't know PS to be able to upload any given image and apply specific PS effects / actions by only clicking a button. 

 

 

What you are asking for would break your licensing agreement. We cannot assist.

 

~ Jane

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I'm curious how this would break the licensing agreement?

 

Let's say my team / organization has enterprise-level CC where everyone with the @organization.(com) email has access to the Creative Cloud. Not everyone has the knowledge capacity to execute even simple tasks, so this would help mitigate that issue. 

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Or, 

Forget the team of people. Let's say I wanted to do be able to remotely automate tasks for myself.

I know CC allows for PS to be installed on multiple machines as long as PS is only working on one. *

*Source: https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/using/install-apps-number-of-computers.html

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Were they still making remote-access apps? I distinctly remember there being one (several?) for mobile devices but haven't even touched them in ages. You could set up something that way *but* you'd have to deal with any lag and deal with the UI of said remote-access app.

 

Also, heed what jane said: Even if you have enterprise, no one else but you (other than a trusted administrator) should be touching your machine. I say this not only from a legal perspective but also a practical, secure perspective.

 

I could have sworn I remember hearing there was going to be a version of Photoshop that ran in the cloud, on Chromebook, if I recall, but that ended...I think. I'm not sure; I don't use a Chromebook.  xD

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