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Photoshop Scripting

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The ScriptingListener plug-in

The ScriptingListener plug-in can record JavaScript to a log file for any operation which is actionable.

Install the ScriptingListener plug-in:

  1. Quit Photoshop.

  2. Download the ScriptingListener plug-in package. This package contains the ScriptingListener plug-in in the “Utilities” folder, scripting documentation, and sample scripts.

  3. After you download the ScriptingListener plug-in package file above, double-click it to decompress it. If asked, extract all the files.

  4. After you unzip the package, you will see three folders:

    • Documents
    • Sample Scripts
    • Scripting Utilities

    Copy the Utilities folders to the Photoshop plug-ins folder:

    • Windows:
      Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [version]\Plug-ins\

    • macOS:
      Applications\Adobe Photoshop [version]\Plug-ins\

  5. Relaunch Photoshop.

After installing the ScriptingListener plug-in, steps you perform are recorded as JavaScript to the ScriptingListenerJS.log on the Desktop.

For information on the Photoshop Scripting SDK and using the ScriptingListener Plug-in, see the Photoshop Developer Center.

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Michael Ryan
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