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Photoshop 2020 - Data Set - Pixel Replacement Issues

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Nov 13, 2019

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Since upgrading to PS 2020 on my Mac - my external data set files that substitute in a different image (Pixel Replacement variable) have all stopped working and will give the error "Replacement file not found" when trying to apply/preview a new image. I also have PS 2019 on my Mac and the exact same files work without issue so obviously something has changed between versions.

 

After a lot of trail/error, I found that PS 2020 no longer will accept just a filename for the Pixel Replacement variable (even with the file is in the same directory as the template PSD file). The only way I can get the data set to work is to supply the full path to each of the files. This is fine but I have LOTS of external data sets that would each have to be updated with the full path to the replacement image. 

 

I have looked in Preferences for a feature flag to "re-enable local file access" or such but I haven't found anything. Does anyone know a way around this terrible change?

 

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TB

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Photoshop 2020 - Data Set - Pixel Replacement Issues

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Since upgrading to PS 2020 on my Mac - my external data set files that substitute in a different image (Pixel Replacement variable) have all stopped working and will give the error "Replacement file not found" when trying to apply/preview a new image. I also have PS 2019 on my Mac and the exact same files work without issue so obviously something has changed between versions.

 

After a lot of trail/error, I found that PS 2020 no longer will accept just a filename for the Pixel Replacement variable (even with the file is in the same directory as the template PSD file). The only way I can get the data set to work is to supply the full path to each of the files. This is fine but I have LOTS of external data sets that would each have to be updated with the full path to the replacement image. 

 

I have looked in Preferences for a feature flag to "re-enable local file access" or such but I haven't found anything. Does anyone know a way around this terrible change?

 

Thanks,
TB

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I'm not sure if its a terrible change or not. What version of macOS do you have? Adobe has deprecated fs references for scripting on Mac, I wonder if this is related?

Can you make pathname changes with a script in Excel? That would be my first attempt at a fix.

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I am on Mac Catalina (10.15.1). Yes, I can update the Excel files that I use to import the data sets into Photoshop - but that is what I was trying to get around (as I have lots of these files). I was just hoping I could use the same functionality in 2020 that I was able to in every previous version of PS. 

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I have the same issue. 😕 Would be cool, if someone can help us.

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I'm having the same issue but even updating the data set source file with the full path to the image doesn't work! I can manually replace the image for each data set but that defeats the purpose of using variables. 

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Same problem with PS 2020 on a PC (Windows 10). Too many hours spent sorting this out (eventually just rolling back to older PS version). Adobe needs to fix this.

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Same problem I been working on trying to get this working for hours

 

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