Sorting Layers

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Sorting Layers

Hi,

I really need a sorting layers, in this way I found this forum. I had a look over but I didn't find anything here but I found between my other e-books some examples not very good because there was in low, very low speed. So I worked hard to find a solution. Below you can find my first photoshop script doing what I want, sorting layers in descending order.

What I'd like is to improve it, I'd like to increase the speed, and if it's possible to add a working bar, or a stop watch to count any improve.

If someone could help I'll be happy to discuss and develop this script.

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`//layers order by....// sort the layers by name in descending orderlayerNames=[];originalLayers = [];var NumLayers=app.activeDocument.layers.length;Window.alert("you have "+NumLayers+" layers");for (var i=0; i<NumLayers; i++){layerNames[i] = app.activeDocument.layers[i].name;originalLayers[i] = layerNames[i];   };for (var x=0; x<NumLayers; x++){         for (var y=0; y<NumLayers-1; y++){              if (layerNames[y].toUpperCase() < layerNames[y+1].toUpperCase()){               var pilot = layerNames[y+1];             layerNames[y+1]=layerNames[y];             layerNames[y]=pilot;       //sorted layerNames      }      }   }var s=0;for (var m=0; m<NumLayers; m++){      for (var n=0; n<NumLayers; n++){               if (layerNames[m] == originalLayers[n]){            app.activeDocument.layers[n].move(app.activeDocument.layers[s], ElementPlacement.PLACEBEFORE);              s++;              for (var i=0; i<NumLayers; i++){                  originalLayers[i] = app.activeDocument.layers[i].name;               }            }         }   }Window.alert("Finish your sorting!");`

regards,
antonio1
antonio1

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Hi Antonio, welcome to the forum. Adding a progress bar and a timer would be pretty easy, I will post an example of that in your script this afternoon.

Regarding making it faster, I don't have any suggestions off the top of my head. I havent ran your script though, I will give it a look and see if anything comes to mind.

Looks pretty good for your first script!

Patrick
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Patrick

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