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Spot healing brush tool problem! version 21.2.1

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The tool itself works but on a single image. It stopped working as a Script: i.e. I want to apply it on many photos in the same area (since they are all similar) so I create a new action, record and start applying the spot healing brush tool, then I stop recording and use the "image processor" but... nothing!! Note: When I check the saved processed images, I notice that "image processor" works with all the other tools (crop, filters etc.) but not with Spot healing brush tool. (it worked yesterday although!!) I removed and re-installed photoshop but it still has the same issue. what can I do to fix it? Thanks!

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When you recorded the action did you enable Allow Tool Recording?  I can not for I install Adobe Plug-in Scriptlistener which disables that feature.  I never found it useful and found all the you did with a tools was nor recorded. Things like Color charges . Brush tip sizes changes. I can not remember is pressure was recorded.  I put Allow tool recording on my do not use list.  Does the Action Plays and work correctly from the Action Palette????

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Spot healing brush tool problem! version 21.2.1

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The tool itself works but on a single image. It stopped working as a Script: i.e. I want to apply it on many photos in the same area (since they are all similar) so I create a new action, record and start applying the spot healing brush tool, then I stop recording and use the "image processor" but... nothing!! Note: When I check the saved processed images, I notice that "image processor" works with all the other tools (crop, filters etc.) but not with Spot healing brush tool. (it worked yesterday although!!) I removed and re-installed photoshop but it still has the same issue. what can I do to fix it? Thanks!

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When you recorded the action did you enable Allow Tool Recording?  I can not for I install Adobe Plug-in Scriptlistener which disables that feature.  I never found it useful and found all the you did with a tools was nor recorded. Things like Color charges . Brush tip sizes changes. I can not remember is pressure was recorded.  I put Allow tool recording on my do not use list.  Does the Action Plays and work correctly from the Action Palette????

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Could you please post a screenshot with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Options Bar, …) and the fully expanded Action in the Action Panel visible? 

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When you recorded the action did you enable Allow Tool Recording?  I can not for I install Adobe Plug-in Scriptlistener which disables that feature.  I never found it useful and found all the you did with a tools was nor recorded. Things like Color charges . Brush tip sizes changes. I can not remember is pressure was recorded.  I put Allow tool recording on my do not use list.  Does the Action Plays and work correctly from the Action Palette????

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Thank you, sir! that was exactly the solution! 
But now I have another issue, which is:

Can I automate cropping a lot of images (by using the image processor) which has different dimensions (for ex. one is 1934x2648, another one is 2000x3000, etc.) starting from edges?

what I mean is: I want to crop (for ex.) 5 pixels from the upper part, 4 from the left, 6 from the right, 10 from the lower part, starting from the edges of the image! (in this way, whatever the dimension of the image is (2000x3000 or 3500x4500 etc.) I can see the same result in many photos. 
(I say "the same result" because I tried with cropping tool, and when I apply it to many images with "image processor" in some cases the result is good, in others a white strip appears on one of the borders (and I think it means that I cropped manually(while recording the action) on an image that was larger/higher:

i.e. 

let's say I am cropping "image 1" as a reference (to record the action), horizontally it has these points  A   B  C  D  E (A is the left edge, E is the right one), I want to crop E-D strip/area (from the right side) (= 5 pixels). I do it and then when I apply that action to other images, when the image processor "meets" a less large one ("image 2") (horizontally it goes from A to D), photoshop crops E-D area anyway (not D-C, as I want = 5 pixels from the edge) without considering that it does not even exist on that image. so it adds pixels (instead of cutting out) (those added pixels are represented by an added white strip on the right side in this case).

(Note: when I cropped I tried to activate (and deactivate) "content aware" while cropping! but the result is bad since instead of adding a white strip it adds no-sense pixels that are "cloned" from somewhere in the image)

How to avoid that? how to crop from the edges? is it even possible to do on photoshop or any similar software?

 

Thank you so much!!!

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Cropping could be automated to something logical like a centered aspect ratio crop and set the  document print resolution  to a print the images the same size. The aspect ratio  would be for the images orientation.  Landscape or Portrait for example  a 3:2 for Landscaper would be  a 2:3  for a Portrait and the print resolution would be set for the longest side length.  Some number of inches like  9" so portraits  would be 6"x9" and landscapes 9"x6".

 

Actions can not deal with size well.  A cropping action would need help from a plug that it could pass some sizing information to.   Adobe does supply one plug-in that Action can use to fit image to some image sized area,  But image retain their aspect ration Nothing is cropped.  Not image content is lost the image quality is changed some resizing the image to fit.   So lets say  you have 8.5" x 11" paper if I confine a to the center I know I can resize imaget to fit 8" x 8"  and they will print on the paper.  I want to use high resolution small Pixel.  Let say 300DPI so 8x300=2400px.   So the action could set the image print resolution to 300DPI. using Image size NOT check resample and set Print resolution to 300DPI.  Then the Action could File>Automate>Fit Image... and pass 2400 for with and height.  This will be recorded into the Action step and width and height 2400 will alwaye be passed to the Fit Image Plug-in when the action used used fit image will not displaye its dialog it will just resize the image. My 3:2 Camera inage will prin 8" x 5.33" Lanscapes and 5.33x8" Portraits half of the paper will be white.

 

What a waste of paper.  Why not print 10"x 8" Landscapers and 8"x10" Portraits. Sone of a gun I have a 3:2 Aspect Rtion camera not a 5:4.  So a wrote two Plug-in scripts for Photoshop to help out Actions. Actually I stole Adoeb's Fite Image script code and changed its function to facilitate Aspect Ratio selection. And Change Print size.   Now Action have no problem  printing 8"x10".     

Step 1 menu File>Automate>Aspect Ratio Selection ...

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Step 2 menu Image>Crop 

Step 3 menu File>Automate>Long Side Print Lengrh...

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