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Patrick

view layer information without opening the file

Postby Patrick » Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:24 pm

Is it possible to view information about a PSD document within bridge (specifically a list of the layers and their bounds) without having to open the file in Photoshop?

Mike Hale

view layer information without opening the file

Postby Mike Hale » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:06 pm

I don't think that Bridge will help with a layer list.

I know that info is stored in the psd file. As well as info that there is no normal access to when scripting. I have been working on a psd reader to get at all that info.

However it's very hard to do as I only have the Photoshop 6 file specs and the curreent psd format is different. It seems the tag for a normal layer is '8BIMnorm'. I have some of the fields mapped, but it's no where near ready.

The layer's effects looks like it's stored as a descriptor but other parts are stored like the notes tag. And it's mind numbing without a guide.

Mike

Patrick

view layer information without opening the file

Postby Patrick » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:42 pm

Thanks for the info Mike. I have not done much work with Bridge, I made a small pallette awhile back to give document properties without opening, but I believe it was just the filename and dimensions.

I find Bridge to be a huge pain to script for, having to reboot bridge every time you want to test your script + not having the debugger in ESTK like you do is PS - It's really quite discouraging.

Patrick

Mike Hale

view layer information without opening the file

Postby Mike Hale » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:25 pm

Bridge scripting is a pain. I don't do much with it either.

If the info you wanted was in the metadata, you could use Bridge to access that info without the need to open the file. And I have functions that use Bridgetalk so that a Photoshop script can access the info through Bridge so the user stays in Photoshop.

If I ever get the psd reader ready for prime-time I'll send you a note.

Mike

zlatan24

view layer information without opening the file

Postby zlatan24 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:14 pm

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