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07-27-2007, 11:15 AM
So I have a Photoshop action to save a PSD as a TGA and other image formats. It's cool, quick and all. The bad thing is that once I switch to a new level set I have to reset it to that path. Is there anyway to have it be relative file path instead of absolute? So it'll just save like in PSD folder then up folder up instead of the whole path? Thanks for any help.
07-28-2007, 12:32 AM
I've actually written a script that does pretty much what you want here (and a whole lot more).
Unfortunately thanks to the way my contract is It's owned by THQ, even though I wrote it at home in my own time. I'll see about geting permission to release it publicly next week, but I don't know how long they take to process the release forms, or whether they'll clear it at all.
I'll let you know if I have any luck.
It would be awesome if you could publically release that, I know it'd come in handy for a whole bunch of people...
07-28-2007, 11:21 AM
Yeah, I've been meaning to file the form for about 6 months but never got around to it, now someone's asked about it I guess it's time to pull my thumb out - heh.
It only saves TGA's, but has a command line interface, so you can run the TGA through a command line controlled file converter (such as ImageMagick or LEAD) to result in whatever format you want. In theory anyway, I've never tried it /images/graemlins/smile.gif
If anyone wants more infomration on what the script can do (it's pretty hefty) then let me know and I'll run down the features - but perhaps I should wait until I get permission to release it. If permission for release is denied then I'll have whet your appetite for nothing, heh.
07-28-2007, 05:53 PM
Wow Harle that's awesome! I'd definately appreciate it if you can release that publically.
07-29-2007, 07:35 PM
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Is there anyway to have it be relative file path instead of absolute? So it'll just save like in PSD folder then up folder up instead of the whole path? Thanks for any help.
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I solve this problem by checking the 'dialog box' setting on the save sub-action. This makes it pop up a dialog that let's you choose the path that you want to save in. I guess it doesn't help as much as just making the path relative though.
08-04-2007, 01:09 PM
Well, I got permission to release this, and a bunch of other scripts as well.
I need to make some minor changes to them for legal reasons (ensuring there's no references to NDA stuff, that sort of thing), and write up some documentation, but I should have them available in the next week or so.
That's great news, thanks Harl! /images/graemlins/smile.gif
08-06-2007, 10:33 AM
Can't wait Harl!
I was gonna volunteer, i have things like this at work to save time and can knock up photoshop scripts reasonably quickly, but seeing as someone beat me to it, now I will wait and see what goodies he has got for us /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
nice one harlequin! /images/graemlins/smile.gif
08-10-2007, 11:44 PM
vTools: Scripts for Photoshop (http://home.insightbb.com/~jamestaylor/)
Sorry for the delay on this. RL got in the way a little /images/graemlins/smile.gif
Think it's all good to go, but it's pretty early in the morning, so if something seems iffy let me know, I may have messed something up /images/graemlins/wink.gif.
08-14-2007, 12:08 PM
thanks very much for this--i love it. works great.
08-16-2007, 03:25 PM
Awesome Harle! Huge thanks man. It works great.
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