Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Converting Photoshop actions into JavaScript

I have a collection of complex Photoshop actions that I have built.  Now, I am needing to move from actions to scripting to accomplish new tasks in Photoshop.  Since I didn't want to rebuild everything as new scripts, I searched for a tool to recycle my existing actions.

PS-Scripts.com provided a link to a solution.

Running that script in Photoshop CS5 (File>Scripts>Browse) creates .jsx files that replicate the original .atn action files. Now, I can copy relevant sections of JavaScript out and utilize them in my new scripts.

Thanks to xbytor for sharing the solution.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Problems with Adobe CS2 software activation

I am reconfiguring my computer and need to run my old Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium software.  After spending time installing it, I received an error that it could not be activated.  A brief search turned up the fact that Adobe recently shut off their activation server for this old version. 

They provided a page with links to download a version of CS2 that bypasses the need for the activation server, but it appears to not provide all the software in CS2 Premium.  I'm not the first to have this issue: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1114930?tstart=0

I started a separate discussion for Mac CS2 Premium at http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1129934?tstart=30