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Photoshop action stop&go in Batch

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Dec 18, 2018

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Dear Santa!  🙂

I always wanted to work like this:

  • create an action...
  • insert stop or some pause function
  • do some painting with brush (on a mask for example)
  • continue the action steps

And the most important thing!! >> It must be available in BATCH mode.

So the desirable outcome is:

  • The batch process opens the first image...
  • do this, do that...
  • and than it stops >> wait for user paintbrush input...
  • after that the user clicks on a button (continue or play)
  • maybe some additional action steps
  • the image save and close itself
  • and THE BATCH PROCESS CONTINUES with the second, and the third... etc. pictures

Without the "batch" part it is a piece of cake >> you insert a stop >> the action stops... you do smthg and than you click on play again.

BUT!! If you do this on Batch!! The inserted stop action-step stops the BATCH PROCESS ALSO!!!

I tried FILE >> AUTOMATE >> BATCH in every possible way what i can imagine

i tried also >> FILE >> SCRIPTS >> IMAGE PROCESSOR in every way...

no luck yet.

It would be a huge work fastener and simplyfier if we could make it work!

Any ideas dear Santa?!?

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Photoshop action stop&go in Batch

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Dec 18, 2018

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Dear Santa!  🙂

I always wanted to work like this:

  • create an action...
  • insert stop or some pause function
  • do some painting with brush (on a mask for example)
  • continue the action steps

And the most important thing!! >> It must be available in BATCH mode.

So the desirable outcome is:

  • The batch process opens the first image...
  • do this, do that...
  • and than it stops >> wait for user paintbrush input...
  • after that the user clicks on a button (continue or play)
  • maybe some additional action steps
  • the image save and close itself
  • and THE BATCH PROCESS CONTINUES with the second, and the third... etc. pictures

Without the "batch" part it is a piece of cake >> you insert a stop >> the action stops... you do smthg and than you click on play again.

BUT!! If you do this on Batch!! The inserted stop action-step stops the BATCH PROCESS ALSO!!!

I tried FILE >> AUTOMATE >> BATCH in every possible way what i can imagine

i tried also >> FILE >> SCRIPTS >> IMAGE PROCESSOR in every way...

no luck yet.

It would be a huge work fastener and simplyfier if we could make it work!

Any ideas dear Santa?!?

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Dec 19, 2018

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Depending on the task, you might need to Record a Menu Item within the action.

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Are you sure it helps?
"depending on the taks" >> i did mention one example... (the action creates a mask and i want to use brush on the mask)

any toughts on wich menu item to record....

im familiar with the "record menu item" action step, but still dont see how does it help my main problem !?

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anybody? any ideas?

its going to be a huge timesaver for !everybody! if we could make it work!

(if it is not possible yet than we shall speak, with the developers 🙂 

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so to just make sure we are all aware

 

its not 2020 and this still doesn't appear to be possible.

 

please, tell me i'm wrong. explain how this is possible.

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I have been wanting this solved for years.  There must be a way!  I've been using image processor and the same issue - run portraiture and want to be able to brush off effects on hair that's similarly colored to skin.  Once you hit the stop in your action, the processor stops.  Very frustrating.  Anyone have any ideas for a workaround?  Thank you in advance.

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