ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS6
JAVASCRIPT SCRIPTING REFERENCE
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Contents
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Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 32
JavaScript support in Adobe Photoshop CS6 ....................................................................................................................32
Executing scripts ....................................................................................................................................................................33
Installing scripts ...............................................................................................................................................................33
Executing other scripts ..................................................................................................................................................33
Startup scripts .........................................................................................................................................................................33
Object model usage and naming...........................................................................................................................................34
Changes since earlier versions—CS6 changes ..................................................................................................................34
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JavaScript Object Reference ..................................................................................................... 35
Object descriptions......................................................................................................................................................................35
Properties notation ...............................................................................................................................................................35
displayDialogs.................................................................................................................................................................35
Methods notation ..................................................................................................................................................................35
crop.....................................................................................................................................................................................36
ActionDescriptor ..........................................................................................................................................................................37
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................37
count ..................................................................................................................................................................................37
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................37
Methods ....................................................................................................................................................................................37
clear ....................................................................................................................................................................................37
erase ...................................................................................................................................................................................37
fromStream......................................................................................................................................................................37
getBoolean.......................................................................................................................................................................37
getClass .............................................................................................................................................................................37
getData..............................................................................................................................................................................37
getDouble ........................................................................................................................................................................37
getEnumerationType ...................................................................................................................................................37
getEnumerationValue..................................................................................................................................................37
getInteger.........................................................................................................................................................................37
getKey................................................................................................................................................................................37
getLargeInteger .............................................................................................................................................................38
getList ................................................................................................................................................................................38
getObjectType................................................................................................................................................................38
getObjectValue...............................................................................................................................................................38
getPath ..............................................................................................................................................................................38
getReference ...................................................................................................................................................................38
getString ...........................................................................................................................................................................38
getType .............................................................................................................................................................................38
getUnitDoubleType ......................................................................................................................................................38
getUnitDoubleValue.....................................................................................................................................................38
hasKey................................................................................................................................................................................38
isEqual................................................................................................................................................................................38
putBoolean ......................................................................................................................................................................38
putClass.............................................................................................................................................................................38
putData .............................................................................................................................................................................38
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putDouble ........................................................................................................................................................................38
putEnumerated ..............................................................................................................................................................38
putInteger ........................................................................................................................................................................39
putLargeInteger .............................................................................................................................................................39
putList ................................................................................................................................................................................39
putObject..........................................................................................................................................................................39
putPath..............................................................................................................................................................................39
putReference...................................................................................................................................................................39
putString...........................................................................................................................................................................39
putUnitDouble................................................................................................................................................................39
toStream ...........................................................................................................................................................................39
ActionList.........................................................................................................................................................................................40
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................40
count ..................................................................................................................................................................................40
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................40
Methods ....................................................................................................................................................................................40
clear ....................................................................................................................................................................................40
getBoolean.......................................................................................................................................................................40
getClass .............................................................................................................................................................................40
getData..............................................................................................................................................................................40
getDouble ........................................................................................................................................................................40
getEnumerationType ...................................................................................................................................................40
getEnumerationValue..................................................................................................................................................40
getInteger.........................................................................................................................................................................40
getLargeInteger .............................................................................................................................................................41
getList ................................................................................................................................................................................41
getObjectType................................................................................................................................................................41
getObjectValue...............................................................................................................................................................41
getPath ..............................................................................................................................................................................41
getReference ...................................................................................................................................................................41
getString ...........................................................................................................................................................................41
getType .............................................................................................................................................................................41
getUnitDoubleType ......................................................................................................................................................41
getUnitDoubleValue.....................................................................................................................................................41
putBoolean ......................................................................................................................................................................41
putClass.............................................................................................................................................................................41
putData .............................................................................................................................................................................41
putDouble ........................................................................................................................................................................41
putEnumerated ..............................................................................................................................................................41
putInteger ........................................................................................................................................................................41
putLargeInteger .............................................................................................................................................................41
putList ................................................................................................................................................................................41
putObject..........................................................................................................................................................................42
putPath..............................................................................................................................................................................42
putReference...................................................................................................................................................................42
putString...........................................................................................................................................................................42
putUnitDouble................................................................................................................................................................42
ActionReference ...........................................................................................................................................................................43
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................43
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................43
Methods ....................................................................................................................................................................................43
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getContainer ...................................................................................................................................................................43
getDesiredClass..............................................................................................................................................................43
getEnumeratedType.....................................................................................................................................................43
getEnumeratedValue ...................................................................................................................................................43
getForm.............................................................................................................................................................................43
getIdentifier.....................................................................................................................................................................43
getIndex............................................................................................................................................................................43
getName ...........................................................................................................................................................................43
getOffset ...........................................................................................................................................................................43
getProperty......................................................................................................................................................................43
putClass.............................................................................................................................................................................44
putEnumerated ..............................................................................................................................................................44
putIdentifier.....................................................................................................................................................................44
putIndex............................................................................................................................................................................44
putName...........................................................................................................................................................................44
putOffset...........................................................................................................................................................................44
putProperty......................................................................................................................................................................44
Application .....................................................................................................................................................................................45
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................45
activeDocument.............................................................................................................................................................45
backgroundColor...........................................................................................................................................................45
build....................................................................................................................................................................................45
colorSettings ...................................................................................................................................................................45
displayDialogs.................................................................................................................................................................45
documents .......................................................................................................................................................................45
fonts....................................................................................................................................................................................45
foregroundColor ............................................................................................................................................................45
freeMemory .....................................................................................................................................................................45
locale ..................................................................................................................................................................................46
macintoshFileTypes......................................................................................................................................................46
measurementLog ..........................................................................................................................................................46
name...................................................................................................................................................................................46
notifiers .............................................................................................................................................................................46
notifiersEnabled .............................................................................................................................................................46
path.....................................................................................................................................................................................46
playbackDisplayDialogs ..............................................................................................................................................46
playbackParameters .....................................................................................................................................................46
preferences ......................................................................................................................................................................46
preferencesFolder .........................................................................................................................................................46
recentFiles ........................................................................................................................................................................46
scriptingBuildDate ........................................................................................................................................................46
scriptingVersion .............................................................................................................................................................46
systemInformation........................................................................................................................................................46
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................46
version ...............................................................................................................................................................................47
windowsFileTypes.........................................................................................................................................................47
Methods ....................................................................................................................................................................................47
batch ..................................................................................................................................................................................47
beep....................................................................................................................................................................................47
bringToFront ...................................................................................................................................................................47
charIDToTypeID..............................................................................................................................................................47
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doAction ...........................................................................................................................................................................47
eraseCustomOptions....................................................................................................................................................47
executeAction.................................................................................................................................................................47
executeActionGet..........................................................................................................................................................47
featureEnabled ...............................................................................................................................................................47
getCustomOptions........................................................................................................................................................48
isQuicktimeAvailable....................................................................................................................................................48
load .....................................................................................................................................................................................48
makeContactSheet........................................................................................................................................................48
makePDFPresentation .................................................................................................................................................48
makePhotoGallery.........................................................................................................................................................48
makePhotomerge..........................................................................................................................................................48
makePicturePackage ....................................................................................................................................................48
open ...................................................................................................................................................................................49
openDialog ......................................................................................................................................................................49
purge..................................................................................................................................................................................49
putCustomOptions .......................................................................................................................................................49
refresh................................................................................................................................................................................49
refreshFonts.....................................................................................................................................................................49
runMenuItem ..................................................................................................................................................................49
showColorPicker ............................................................................................................................................................50
stringIDToTypeID...........................................................................................................................................................50
togglePalettes.................................................................................................................................................................50
typeIDToCharID..............................................................................................................................................................50
typeIDToStringID ...........................................................................................................................................................50
ArtLayer............................................................................................................................................................................................53
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................53
allLocked...........................................................................................................................................................................53
blendMode.......................................................................................................................................................................53
bounds...............................................................................................................................................................................53
fillOpacity..........................................................................................................................................................................53
filterMaskDensity ...........................................................................................................................................................53
filterMaskFeather...........................................................................................................................................................53
grouped ............................................................................................................................................................................53
isBackgroundLayer........................................................................................................................................................53
kind .....................................................................................................................................................................................53
layerMaskDensity...........................................................................................................................................................53
layerMaskFeather ..........................................................................................................................................................54
linkedLayers.....................................................................................................................................................................54
name...................................................................................................................................................................................54
opacity ...............................................................................................................................................................................54
parent.................................................................................................................................................................................54
pixelsLocked....................................................................................................................................................................54
positionLocked...............................................................................................................................................................54
textItem.............................................................................................................................................................................54
transparentPixelsLocked.............................................................................................................................................54
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................54
vectorMaskDensity........................................................................................................................................................54
vectorMaskFeather .......................................................................................................................................................54
visible .................................................................................................................................................................................54
xmpMetadata..................................................................................................................................................................54
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Methods ....................................................................................................................................................................................55
adjustBrightnessContrast ...........................................................................................................................................55
adjustColorBalance .......................................................................................................................................................55
adjustCurves....................................................................................................................................................................55
adjustLevels .....................................................................................................................................................................55
applyAddNoise...............................................................................................................................................................55
applyAverage..................................................................................................................................................................55
applyBlur...........................................................................................................................................................................55
applyBlurMore ................................................................................................................................................................55
applyClouds.....................................................................................................................................................................55
applyCustomFilter.........................................................................................................................................................55
applyDeInterlace............................................................................................................................................................56
applyDespeckle ..............................................................................................................................................................56
applyDifferenceClouds................................................................................................................................................56
applyDiffuseGlow ..........................................................................................................................................................56
applyDisplace..................................................................................................................................................................56
applyDustAndScratches..............................................................................................................................................56
applyGaussianBlur.........................................................................................................................................................56
applyGlassEffect.............................................................................................................................................................56
applyHighPass ................................................................................................................................................................56
applyLensBlur .................................................................................................................................................................57
applyLensFlare................................................................................................................................................................57
applyMaximum ..............................................................................................................................................................57
applyMedianNoise ........................................................................................................................................................57
applyMinimum ...............................................................................................................................................................58
applyMotionBlur ............................................................................................................................................................58
applyNTSC........................................................................................................................................................................58
applyOceanRipple .........................................................................................................................................................58
applyOffset.......................................................................................................................................................................58
applyPinch .......................................................................................................................................................................58
applyPolarCoordinates................................................................................................................................................58
applyRadialBlur ..............................................................................................................................................................58
applyRipple......................................................................................................................................................................58
applySharpen..................................................................................................................................................................58
applySharpenEdges......................................................................................................................................................58
applySharpenMore .......................................................................................................................................................58
applyShear .......................................................................................................................................................................58
applySmartBlur...............................................................................................................................................................59
applySpherize .................................................................................................................................................................59
applyStyle.........................................................................................................................................................................59
applyTextureFill..............................................................................................................................................................59
applyTwirl.........................................................................................................................................................................59
applyUnSharpMask.......................................................................................................................................................59
applyWave........................................................................................................................................................................59
applyZigZag.....................................................................................................................................................................59
autoContrast....................................................................................................................................................................59
autoLevels ........................................................................................................................................................................59
clear ....................................................................................................................................................................................59
copy ....................................................................................................................................................................................60
cut........................................................................................................................................................................................60
desaturate ........................................................................................................................................................................60
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duplicate ...........................................................................................................................................................................60
equalize .............................................................................................................................................................................60
invert ..................................................................................................................................................................................60
link.......................................................................................................................................................................................60
merge.................................................................................................................................................................................60
mixChannels....................................................................................................................................................................61
move...................................................................................................................................................................................61
photoFilter .......................................................................................................................................................................61
posterize ...........................................................................................................................................................................61
rasterize.............................................................................................................................................................................61
remove...............................................................................................................................................................................61
resize ..................................................................................................................................................................................62
rotate..................................................................................................................................................................................62
selectiveColor..................................................................................................................................................................62
shadowHighlight ...........................................................................................................................................................62
threshold...........................................................................................................................................................................62
translate ............................................................................................................................................................................62
unlink .................................................................................................................................................................................62
ArtLayers..........................................................................................................................................................................................65
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................65
length.................................................................................................................................................................................65
parent.................................................................................................................................................................................65
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................65
Methods ....................................................................................................................................................................................65
add ......................................................................................................................................................................................65
getByName ......................................................................................................................................................................65
removeAll .........................................................................................................................................................................65
BatchOptions .................................................................................................................................................................................66
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................66
destination .......................................................................................................................................................................66
destinationFolder ..........................................................................................................................................................66
errorFile .............................................................................................................................................................................66
fileNaming........................................................................................................................................................................66
macintoshCompatible .................................................................................................................................................66
overrideOpen..................................................................................................................................................................66
overrideSave....................................................................................................................................................................66
startingSerial ...................................................................................................................................................................66
suppressOpen.................................................................................................................................................................66
suppressProfile ...............................................................................................................................................................67
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................67
unixCompatible..............................................................................................................................................................67
windowsCompatible ....................................................................................................................................................67
BitmapConversionOptions .......................................................................................................................................................68
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................68
angle...................................................................................................................................................................................68
frequency..........................................................................................................................................................................68
method..............................................................................................................................................................................68
patternName ...................................................................................................................................................................68
resolution..........................................................................................................................................................................68
shape..................................................................................................................................................................................68
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................68
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BMPSaveOptions ..........................................................................................................................................................................69
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................69
alphaChannels ................................................................................................................................................................69
depth..................................................................................................................................................................................69
flipRowOrder ...................................................................................................................................................................69
osType................................................................................................................................................................................69
rleCompression ..............................................................................................................................................................69
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................69
CameraRAWOpenOptions ........................................................................................................................................................70
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................70
bitsPerChannel ...............................................................................................................................................................70
blueHue.............................................................................................................................................................................70
blueSaturation ................................................................................................................................................................70
brightness.........................................................................................................................................................................70
chromaticAberrationBY...............................................................................................................................................70
chromaticAberrationRC...............................................................................................................................................70
colorNoiseReduction....................................................................................................................................................70
colorSpace........................................................................................................................................................................70
contrast .............................................................................................................................................................................70
exposure ...........................................................................................................................................................................70
greenHue..........................................................................................................................................................................70
greenSaturation .............................................................................................................................................................70
luminanceSmoothing ..................................................................................................................................................70
redHue...............................................................................................................................................................................70
redSaturation ..................................................................................................................................................................70
resolution..........................................................................................................................................................................70
saturation .........................................................................................................................................................................70
settings..............................................................................................................................................................................70
shadows ............................................................................................................................................................................70
shadowTint ......................................................................................................................................................................70
sharpness..........................................................................................................................................................................70
size ......................................................................................................................................................................................70
temperature.....................................................................................................................................................................70
tint.......................................................................................................................................................................................71
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................71
vignettingAmount ........................................................................................................................................................71
vignettingMidpoint ......................................................................................................................................................71
whiteBalance...................................................................................................................................................................71
Channel............................................................................................................................................................................................72
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................72
color....................................................................................................................................................................................72
histogram .........................................................................................................................................................................72
kind .....................................................................................................................................................................................72
name...................................................................................................................................................................................72
opacity ...............................................................................................................................................................................72
parent.................................................................................................................................................................................72
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................72
visible .................................................................................................................................................................................72
Methods ....................................................................................................................................................................................72
duplicate ...........................................................................................................................................................................72
merge.................................................................................................................................................................................73
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remove...............................................................................................................................................................................73
Channels ..........................................................................................................................................................................................74
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................74
length.................................................................................................................................................................................74
parent.................................................................................................................................................................................74
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................74
Methods ....................................................................................................................................................................................74
add ......................................................................................................................................................................................74
getByName ......................................................................................................................................................................74
removeAll .........................................................................................................................................................................74
CMYKColor......................................................................................................................................................................................79
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................79
black ...................................................................................................................................................................................79
cyan.....................................................................................................................................................................................79
magenta............................................................................................................................................................................79
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................79
yellow.................................................................................................................................................................................79
ColorSampler .................................................................................................................................................................................80
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................80
color....................................................................................................................................................................................80
position .............................................................................................................................................................................80
parent.................................................................................................................................................................................80
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................80
Methods ....................................................................................................................................................................................80
move...................................................................................................................................................................................80
remove...............................................................................................................................................................................80
ColorSamplers ...............................................................................................................................................................................81
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................81
length.................................................................................................................................................................................81
parent.................................................................................................................................................................................81
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................81
Methods ....................................................................................................................................................................................81
add ......................................................................................................................................................................................81
removeAll .........................................................................................................................................................................81
ContactSheetOptions .................................................................................................................................................................82
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................82
acrossFirst.........................................................................................................................................................................82
bestFit ................................................................................................................................................................................82
caption...............................................................................................................................................................................82
columnCount ..................................................................................................................................................................82
flatten.................................................................................................................................................................................82
font......................................................................................................................................................................................82
fontSize..............................................................................................................................................................................82
height.................................................................................................................................................................................82
horizontal .........................................................................................................................................................................82
mode ..................................................................................................................................................................................82
resolution..........................................................................................................................................................................82
rowCount..........................................................................................................................................................................82
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................82
useAutoSpacing.............................................................................................................................................................82
vertical ...............................................................................................................................................................................82
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width ..................................................................................................................................................................................82
CountItem .......................................................................................................................................................................................83
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................83
position .............................................................................................................................................................................83
parent.................................................................................................................................................................................83
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................83
Methods ....................................................................................................................................................................................83
remove...............................................................................................................................................................................83
CountItems .....................................................................................................................................................................................84
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................84
length.................................................................................................................................................................................84
parent.................................................................................................................................................................................84
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................84
Methods ....................................................................................................................................................................................84
add ......................................................................................................................................................................................84
getByName ......................................................................................................................................................................84
removeAll .........................................................................................................................................................................84
DCS1_SaveOptions......................................................................................................................................................................85
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................85
dCS ......................................................................................................................................................................................85
embedColorProfile........................................................................................................................................................85
encoding...........................................................................................................................................................................85
halftoneScreen ...............................................................................................................................................................85
interpolation....................................................................................................................................................................85
preview..............................................................................................................................................................................85
transferFunction.............................................................................................................................................................85
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................85
vectorData........................................................................................................................................................................85
DCS2_SaveOptions......................................................................................................................................................................86
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................86
dCS ......................................................................................................................................................................................86
embedColorProfile........................................................................................................................................................86
encoding...........................................................................................................................................................................86
halftoneScreen ...............................................................................................................................................................86
interpolation....................................................................................................................................................................86
multiFileDCS....................................................................................................................................................................86
preview..............................................................................................................................................................................86
spotColors ........................................................................................................................................................................86
transferFunction.............................................................................................................................................................86
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................86
vectorData........................................................................................................................................................................86
DICOMOpenOptions ...................................................................................................................................................................87
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................87
anonymize........................................................................................................................................................................87
columns.............................................................................................................................................................................87
reverse ...............................................................................................................................................................................87
rows ....................................................................................................................................................................................87
showOverlays..................................................................................................................................................................87
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................87
windowLevel ...................................................................................................................................................................87
windowWidth .................................................................................................................................................................87
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Document .......................................................................................................................................................................................88
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................88
activeChannels ...............................................................................................................................................................88
activeHistoryBrushSource ..........................................................................................................................................88
activeHistoryState .........................................................................................................................................................88
activeLayer .......................................................................................................................................................................88
artLayers............................................................................................................................................................................88
backgroundLayer...........................................................................................................................................................88
bitsPerChannel ...............................................................................................................................................................88
channels............................................................................................................................................................................88
colorProfileName...........................................................................................................................................................88
colorProfileType .............................................................................................................................................................88
colorSamplers .................................................................................................................................................................88
componentChannels....................................................................................................................................................88
countItems .......................................................................................................................................................................89
fullName............................................................................................................................................................................89
guides ................................................................................................................................................................................89
height.................................................................................................................................................................................89
histogram .........................................................................................................................................................................89
historyStates....................................................................................................................................................................89
info ......................................................................................................................................................................................89
layerComps ......................................................................................................................................................................89
layers ..................................................................................................................................................................................89
layerSets............................................................................................................................................................................89
managed...........................................................................................................................................................................89
measurementScale .......................................................................................................................................................89
mode ..................................................................................................................................................................................89
name...................................................................................................................................................................................89
parent.................................................................................................................................................................................89
path.....................................................................................................................................................................................89
pathItems .........................................................................................................................................................................89
pixelAspectRatio ............................................................................................................................................................89
printSettings....................................................................................................................................................................89
quickMaskMode.............................................................................................................................................................90
resolution..........................................................................................................................................................................90
saved ..................................................................................................................................................................................90
selection............................................................................................................................................................................90
typename .........................................................................................................................................................................90
width ..................................................................................................................................................................................90
xmpMetadata..................................................................................................................................................................90
Methods ....................................................................................................................................................................................91
autoCount ........................................................................................................................................................................91
changeMode ...................................................................................................................................................................91
close....................................................................................................................................................................................91
convertProfile..................................................................................................................................................................91
crop.....................................................................................................................................................................................91
duplicate ...........................................................................................................................................................................91
exportDocument ...........................................................................................................................................................92
flatten.................................................................................................................................................................................92
flipCanvas .........................................................................................................................................................................92
importAnnotations .......................................................................................................................................................92
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mergeVisibleLayers.......................................................................................................................................................92
paste...................................................................................................................................................................................92
print ....................................................................................................................................................................................92
printOneCopy .................................................................................................................................................................92
rasterizeAllLayers...........................................................................................................................................................92
recordMeasurements...................................................................................................................................................92
resizeCanvas ....................................................................................................................................................................92
resizeImage......................................................................................................................................................................92
revealAll.............................................................................................................................................................................93
rotateCanvas ...................................................................................................................................................................93
save.....................................................................................................................................................................................93
saveAs ................................................................................................................................................................................93
splitChannels...................................................................................................................................................................93
suspendHistory...............................................................................................................................................................93
trap......................................................................................................................................................................................93
trim......................................................................................................................................................................................93
DocumentPrintSettings .............................................................................................................................................................96
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................96
backgroundColor...........................................................................................................................................................96
bleedWidth ......................................................................................................................................................................96
caption...............................................................................................................................................................................96
centerCropMarks ...........................................................................................................................................................96
colorBars ...........................................................................................................................................................................96
copies.................................................................................................................................................................................96
cornerCropMarks ...........................................................................................................................................................96
colorHandling .................................................................................................................................................................96
activePrinter ....................................................................................................................................................................96
flip........................................................................................................................................................................................96
hardProof..........................................................................................................................................................................96
interpolate........................................................................................................................................................................96
labels ..................................................................................................................................................................................96
mapBlack ..........................................................................................................................................................................96
negative ............................................................................................................................................................................96
renderIntent ....................................................................................................................................................................96
posX....................................................................................................................................................................................96
posY ....................................................................................................................................................................................96
printBorder.......................................................................................................................................................................96
printerName ....................................................................................................................................................................96
printSpace ........................................................................................................................................................................96
registrationMarks...........................................................................................................................................................96
scale ....................................................................................................................................................................................97
vectorData........................................................................................................................................................................97
Methods ....................................................................................................................................................................................98
setPagePosition..............................................................................................................................................................98
DocumentInfo ...............................................................................................................................................................................99
Properties..................................................................................................................................................................................99
author ................................................................................................................................................................................99
authorPosition ................................................................................................................................................................99
caption...............................................................................................................................................................................99
captionWriter ..................................................................................................................................................................99
category ............................................................................................................................................................................99
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city.......................................................................................................................................................................................99
copyrighted .....................................................................................................................................................................99
copyrightNotice .............................................................................................................................................................99
country ..............................................................................................................................................................................99
creationDate....................................................................................................................................................................99
credit ..................................................................................................................................................................................99
exif.......................................................................................................................................................................................99
headline ............................................................................................................................................................................99
instructions ......................................................................................................................................................................99
jobName ...........................................................................................................................................................................99
keywords...........................................................................................................................................................................99
ownerUrl ...........................................................................................................................................................................99
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 100
provinceState............................................................................................................................................................... 100
source.............................................................................................................................................................................. 100
supplementalCategories.......................................................................................................................................... 100
title ................................................................................................................................................................................... 100
transmissionReference ............................................................................................................................................. 100
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 100
urgency .......................................................................................................................................................................... 100
Documents .................................................................................................................................................................................. 102
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 102
length.............................................................................................................................................................................. 102
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 102
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 102
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 102
add ................................................................................................................................................................................... 102
getByName ................................................................................................................................................................... 102
EPSOpenOptions ....................................................................................................................................................................... 103
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 103
antiAlias.......................................................................................................................................................................... 103
constrainProportions ................................................................................................................................................ 103
height.............................................................................................................................................................................. 103
mode ............................................................................................................................................................................... 103
resolution....................................................................................................................................................................... 103
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 103
width ............................................................................................................................................................................... 103
EPSSaveOptions......................................................................................................................................................................... 104
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 104
embedColorProfile..................................................................................................................................................... 104
encoding........................................................................................................................................................................ 104
halftoneScreen ............................................................................................................................................................ 104
interpolation................................................................................................................................................................. 104
preview........................................................................................................................................................................... 104
psColorManagement ................................................................................................................................................ 104
transferFunction.......................................................................................................................................................... 104
transparentWhites...................................................................................................................................................... 104
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 104
vectorData..................................................................................................................................................................... 104
ExportOptionsIllustrator ......................................................................................................................................................... 105
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 105
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path.................................................................................................................................................................................. 105
pathName...................................................................................................................................................................... 105
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 105
ExportOptionsSaveForWeb ................................................................................................................................................... 106
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 106
blur................................................................................................................................................................................... 106
colorReduction ............................................................................................................................................................ 106
colors............................................................................................................................................................................... 106
dither............................................................................................................................................................................... 106
ditherAmount .............................................................................................................................................................. 106
format ............................................................................................................................................................................. 106
includeProfile ............................................................................................................................................................... 106
interlaced....................................................................................................................................................................... 106
lossy ................................................................................................................................................................................. 106
matteColor .................................................................................................................................................................... 106
optimized ...................................................................................................................................................................... 106
PNG8................................................................................................................................................................................ 106
quality ............................................................................................................................................................................. 107
transparency................................................................................................................................................................. 107
transparencyAmount ................................................................................................................................................ 107
transparencyDither .................................................................................................................................................... 107
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 107
webSnap ........................................................................................................................................................................ 107
File................................................................................................................................................................................................... 108
Folder............................................................................................................................................................................................. 108
GalleryBannerOptions ............................................................................................................................................................. 109
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 109
contactInfo.................................................................................................................................................................... 109
date.................................................................................................................................................................................. 109
font................................................................................................................................................................................... 109
fontSize........................................................................................................................................................................... 109
photographer............................................................................................................................................................... 109
siteName........................................................................................................................................................................ 109
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 109
GalleryCustomColorOptions ................................................................................................................................................. 110
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 110
activeLinkColor............................................................................................................................................................ 110
backgroundColor........................................................................................................................................................ 110
bannerColor.................................................................................................................................................................. 110
linkColor......................................................................................................................................................................... 110
textColor ........................................................................................................................................................................ 110
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 110
visitedLinkColor........................................................................................................................................................... 110
GalleryImagesOptions ............................................................................................................................................................. 111
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 111
border ............................................................................................................................................................................. 111
caption............................................................................................................................................................................ 111
dimension...................................................................................................................................................................... 111
font................................................................................................................................................................................... 111
fontSize........................................................................................................................................................................... 111
imageQuality................................................................................................................................................................ 111
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includeCopyright........................................................................................................................................................ 111
includeCredits.............................................................................................................................................................. 111
includeFilename.......................................................................................................................................................... 111
includeTitle ................................................................................................................................................................... 111
numericLinks ................................................................................................................................................................ 111
resizeConstraint .......................................................................................................................................................... 112
resizeImages................................................................................................................................................................. 112
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 112
GalleryOptions............................................................................................................................................................................ 113
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 113
addSizeAttributes....................................................................................................................................................... 113
bannerOptions ............................................................................................................................................................ 113
customColorOptions ................................................................................................................................................. 113
emailAddress................................................................................................................................................................ 113
imagesOptions ............................................................................................................................................................ 113
includeSubFolders ..................................................................................................................................................... 113
layoutStyle .................................................................................................................................................................... 113
preserveAllMetadata ................................................................................................................................................. 113
securityOptions ........................................................................................................................................................... 113
thumbnailOptions...................................................................................................................................................... 113
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 113
useShortExtension ..................................................................................................................................................... 113
useUTF8Encoding ...................................................................................................................................................... 113
GallerySecurityOptions ........................................................................................................................................................... 114
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 114
content ........................................................................................................................................................................... 114
font................................................................................................................................................................................... 114
fontSize........................................................................................................................................................................... 114
opacity ............................................................................................................................................................................ 114
text ................................................................................................................................................................................... 114
textColor ........................................................................................................................................................................ 114
textPosition................................................................................................................................................................... 114
textRotate...................................................................................................................................................................... 114
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 114
GalleryThumbnailOptions...................................................................................................................................................... 115
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 115
border ............................................................................................................................................................................. 115
caption............................................................................................................................................................................ 115
columnCount ............................................................................................................................................................... 115
dimension...................................................................................................................................................................... 115
font................................................................................................................................................................................... 115
fontSize........................................................................................................................................................................... 115
includeCopyright........................................................................................................................................................ 115
includeCredits.............................................................................................................................................................. 115
includeFilename.......................................................................................................................................................... 115
includeTitle ................................................................................................................................................................... 115
rowCount....................................................................................................................................................................... 115
size ................................................................................................................................................................................... 115
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 115
GIFSaveOptions.......................................................................................................................................................................... 116
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 116
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colors............................................................................................................................................................................... 116
dither............................................................................................................................................................................... 116
ditherAmount .............................................................................................................................................................. 116
forced .............................................................................................................................................................................. 116
interlaced....................................................................................................................................................................... 116
matte............................................................................................................................................................................... 116
palette............................................................................................................................................................................. 116
preserveExactColors .................................................................................................................................................. 116
transparency................................................................................................................................................................. 116
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 116
GrayColor...................................................................................................................................................................................... 117
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 117
gray .................................................................................................................................................................................. 117
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 117
Guide.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 118
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 118
direction......................................................................................................................................................................... 118
coordinate ..................................................................................................................................................................... 118
Guides............................................................................................................................................................................................ 119
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 119
length.............................................................................................................................................................................. 119
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 119
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 119
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 119
add ................................................................................................................................................................................... 119
getByName ................................................................................................................................................................... 119
HistoryState ................................................................................................................................................................................. 120
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 120
name................................................................................................................................................................................ 120
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 120
snapshot ........................................................................................................................................................................ 120
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 120
HistoryStates ............................................................................................................................................................................... 121
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 121
length.............................................................................................................................................................................. 121
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 121
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 121
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 121
getByName ................................................................................................................................................................... 121
HSBColor....................................................................................................................................................................................... 122
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 122
brightness...................................................................................................................................................................... 122
hue ................................................................................................................................................................................... 122
saturation ...................................................................................................................................................................... 122
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 122
IndexedConversionOptions .................................................................................................................................................. 123
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 123
colors............................................................................................................................................................................... 123
dither............................................................................................................................................................................... 123
ditherAmount .............................................................................................................................................................. 123
forced .............................................................................................................................................................................. 123
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matte............................................................................................................................................................................... 123
palette............................................................................................................................................................................. 123
preserveExactColors .................................................................................................................................................. 123
transparency................................................................................................................................................................. 123
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 123
JPEGSaveOptions ...................................................................................................................................................................... 124
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 124
embedColorProfile..................................................................................................................................................... 124
formatOptions ............................................................................................................................................................. 124
matte............................................................................................................................................................................... 124
quality ............................................................................................................................................................................. 124
scans................................................................................................................................................................................ 124
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 124
LabColor ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 125
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 125
a......................................................................................................................................................................................... 125
b ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 125
l.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 125
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 125
LayerComp................................................................................................................................................................................... 126
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 126
appearance ................................................................................................................................................................... 126
comment ....................................................................................................................................................................... 126
name................................................................................................................................................................................ 126
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 126
position .......................................................................................................................................................................... 126
selected .......................................................................................................................................................................... 126
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 126
visibility .......................................................................................................................................................................... 126
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 126
apply................................................................................................................................................................................ 126
recapture ....................................................................................................................................................................... 126
remove............................................................................................................................................................................ 126
resetfromComp ........................................................................................................................................................... 126
LayerComps................................................................................................................................................................................. 127
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 127
length.............................................................................................................................................................................. 127
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 127
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 127
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 127
add ................................................................................................................................................................................... 127
getByName ................................................................................................................................................................... 127
removeAll ...................................................................................................................................................................... 127
Layers............................................................................................................................................................................................. 128
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 128
length.............................................................................................................................................................................. 128
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 128
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 128
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 128
getByName ................................................................................................................................................................... 128
removeAll ...................................................................................................................................................................... 128
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LayerSet ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 129
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 129
allLocked........................................................................................................................................................................ 129
artLayers......................................................................................................................................................................... 129
blendMode.................................................................................................................................................................... 129
bounds............................................................................................................................................................................ 129
enabledChannels........................................................................................................................................................ 129
layers ............................................................................................................................................................................... 129
layerSets......................................................................................................................................................................... 129
linkedLayers.................................................................................................................................................................. 129
name................................................................................................................................................................................ 129
opacity ............................................................................................................................................................................ 129
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 129
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 129
visible .............................................................................................................................................................................. 129
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 130
duplicate ........................................................................................................................................................................ 130
link.................................................................................................................................................................................... 130
merge.............................................................................................................................................................................. 130
move................................................................................................................................................................................ 130
remove............................................................................................................................................................................ 130
resize ............................................................................................................................................................................... 130
rotate............................................................................................................................................................................... 130
translate ......................................................................................................................................................................... 130
unlink .............................................................................................................................................................................. 130
LayerSets ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 131
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 131
length.............................................................................................................................................................................. 131
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 131
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 131
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 131
add ................................................................................................................................................................................... 131
getByName ................................................................................................................................................................... 131
removeAll ...................................................................................................................................................................... 131
MeasurementLog ...................................................................................................................................................................... 133
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 133
exportMeasurements................................................................................................................................................ 133
deleteMeasurements ................................................................................................................................................ 133
MeasurementScale ................................................................................................................................................................... 134
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 134
pixelLength................................................................................................................................................................... 134
logicalLength ............................................................................................................................................................... 134
logicalUnits ................................................................................................................................................................... 134
NoColor ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 135
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 135
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 135
Notifier........................................................................................................................................................................................... 136
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 136
event................................................................................................................................................................................ 136
eventClass ..................................................................................................................................................................... 136
eventFile ........................................................................................................................................................................ 136
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parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 136
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 136
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 136
remove............................................................................................................................................................................ 136
Notifiers......................................................................................................................................................................................... 137
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 137
length.............................................................................................................................................................................. 137
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 137
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 137
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 137
add ................................................................................................................................................................................... 137
removeAll ...................................................................................................................................................................... 137
PathItem ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 138
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 138
kind .................................................................................................................................................................................. 138
name................................................................................................................................................................................ 138
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 138
subPathItems ............................................................................................................................................................... 138
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 138
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 138
deselect .......................................................................................................................................................................... 138
duplicate ........................................................................................................................................................................ 138
fillPath............................................................................................................................................................................. 138
makeClippingPath...................................................................................................................................................... 139
makeSelection ............................................................................................................................................................. 139
remove............................................................................................................................................................................ 139
select ............................................................................................................................................................................... 139
strokePath ..................................................................................................................................................................... 139
PathItems ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 142
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 142
length.............................................................................................................................................................................. 142
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 142
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 142
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 142
add ................................................................................................................................................................................... 142
getByName ................................................................................................................................................................... 142
removeAll ...................................................................................................................................................................... 142
PathPoint...................................................................................................................................................................................... 143
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 143
anchor............................................................................................................................................................................. 143
kind .................................................................................................................................................................................. 143
leftDirection.................................................................................................................................................................. 143
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 143
rightDirection............................................................................................................................................................... 143
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 143
PathPointInfo.............................................................................................................................................................................. 144
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 144
anchor............................................................................................................................................................................. 144
kind .................................................................................................................................................................................. 144
leftDirection.................................................................................................................................................................. 144
rightDirection............................................................................................................................................................... 144
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typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 144
PathPoints.................................................................................................................................................................................... 146
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 146
length.............................................................................................................................................................................. 146
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 146
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 146
PDFOpenOptions ...................................................................................................................................................................... 147
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 147
antiAlias.......................................................................................................................................................................... 147
bitsPerChannel ............................................................................................................................................................ 147
constrainProportions ................................................................................................................................................ 147
cropPage........................................................................................................................................................................ 147
height.............................................................................................................................................................................. 147
mode ............................................................................................................................................................................... 147
name................................................................................................................................................................................ 147
page................................................................................................................................................................................. 147
resolution....................................................................................................................................................................... 147
suppressWarnings...................................................................................................................................................... 147
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 147
usePageNumber ......................................................................................................................................................... 147
width ............................................................................................................................................................................... 147
PDFSaveOptions ........................................................................................................................................................................ 148
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 148
alphaChannels ............................................................................................................................................................. 148
annotations................................................................................................................................................................... 148
colorConversion.......................................................................................................................................................... 148
convertToEightBit....................................................................................................................................................... 148
description .................................................................................................................................................................... 148
destinationProfile ....................................................................................................................................................... 148
downgradeColorProfile............................................................................................................................................ 148
downSample ................................................................................................................................................................ 148
downSampleSize ........................................................................................................................................................ 148
downSampleSizeLimit .............................................................................................................................................. 148
embedColorProfile..................................................................................................................................................... 148
embedFonts ................................................................................................................................................................. 148
embedThumbnail....................................................................................................................................................... 148
encoding........................................................................................................................................................................ 148
interpolation................................................................................................................................................................. 148
jpegQuality ................................................................................................................................................................... 149
layers ............................................................................................................................................................................... 149
optimizeForWeb ......................................................................................................................................................... 149
outputCondition......................................................................................................................................................... 149
outputConditionID..................................................................................................................................................... 149
PDFCompatibility........................................................................................................................................................ 149
PDFStandard ................................................................................................................................................................ 149
preserveEditing ........................................................................................................................................................... 149
presetFile ....................................................................................................................................................................... 149
profileInclusionPolicy................................................................................................................................................ 149
registryName................................................................................................................................................................ 149
spotColors ..................................................................................................................................................................... 149
tileSize............................................................................................................................................................................. 149
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transparency................................................................................................................................................................. 149
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 149
useOutlines ................................................................................................................................................................... 149
vectorData..................................................................................................................................................................... 150
view.................................................................................................................................................................................. 150
PhotoCDOpenOptions ............................................................................................................................................................ 151
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 151
colorProfileName........................................................................................................................................................ 151
colorSpace..................................................................................................................................................................... 151
orientation..................................................................................................................................................................... 151
pixelSize ......................................................................................................................................................................... 151
resolution....................................................................................................................................................................... 151
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 151
PhotoshopSaveOptions .......................................................................................................................................................... 152
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 152
alphaChannels ............................................................................................................................................................. 152
annotations................................................................................................................................................................... 152
embedColorProfile..................................................................................................................................................... 152
layers ............................................................................................................................................................................... 152
spotColors ..................................................................................................................................................................... 152
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 152
PICTFileSaveOptions ................................................................................................................................................................ 153
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 153
alphaChannels ............................................................................................................................................................. 153
compression ................................................................................................................................................................. 153
embedColorProfile..................................................................................................................................................... 153
resolution....................................................................................................................................................................... 153
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 153
PICTResourceSaveOptions..................................................................................................................................................... 154
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 154
alphaChannels ............................................................................................................................................................. 154
compression ................................................................................................................................................................. 154
embedColorProfile..................................................................................................................................................... 154
name................................................................................................................................................................................ 154
resolution....................................................................................................................................................................... 154
resourceID ..................................................................................................................................................................... 154
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 154
PicturePackageOptions........................................................................................................................................................... 155
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 155
content ........................................................................................................................................................................... 155
flatten.............................................................................................................................................................................. 155
font................................................................................................................................................................................... 155
fontSize........................................................................................................................................................................... 155
layout .............................................................................................................................................................................. 155
mode ............................................................................................................................................................................... 155
opacity ............................................................................................................................................................................ 155
resolution....................................................................................................................................................................... 155
text ................................................................................................................................................................................... 155
textColor ........................................................................................................................................................................ 155
textPosition................................................................................................................................................................... 155
textRotate...................................................................................................................................................................... 155
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typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 155
PixarSaveOptions ...................................................................................................................................................................... 156
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 156
alphaChannels ............................................................................................................................................................. 156
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 156
PNGSaveOptions ....................................................................................................................................................................... 157
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 157
compression ................................................................................................................................................................. 157
interlaced....................................................................................................................................................................... 157
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 157
Preferences .................................................................................................................................................................................. 158
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 158
additionalPluginFolder............................................................................................................................................. 158
appendExtension........................................................................................................................................................ 158
askBeforeSavingLayeredTIFF.................................................................................................................................. 158
autoUpdateOpenDocuments ................................................................................................................................ 158
beepWhenDone.......................................................................................................................................................... 158
colorChannelsInColor ............................................................................................................................................... 158
colorPicker..................................................................................................................................................................... 158
columnGutter............................................................................................................................................................... 158
columnWidth ............................................................................................................................................................... 158
createFirstSnapshot................................................................................................................................................... 158
dynamicColorSliders.................................................................................................................................................. 158
editLogItems ................................................................................................................................................................ 158
exportClipboard.......................................................................................................................................................... 159
fontPreviewSize........................................................................................................................................................... 159
fullSizePreview............................................................................................................................................................. 159
gamutWarningOpacity............................................................................................................................................. 159
gridSize........................................................................................................................................................................... 159
gridStyle ......................................................................................................................................................................... 159
gridSubDivisions......................................................................................................................................................... 159
guideStyle...................................................................................................................................................................... 159
iconPreview .................................................................................................................................................................. 159
imageCacheLevels ..................................................................................................................................................... 159
imagePreviews ............................................................................................................................................................ 159
interpolation................................................................................................................................................................. 159
keyboardZoomResizesWindows........................................................................................................................... 159
macOSThumbnail....................................................................................................................................................... 159
maximizeCompatibility ............................................................................................................................................ 159
maxRAMuse.................................................................................................................................................................. 159
nonLinearHistory ........................................................................................................................................................ 159
numberofHistoryStates ............................................................................................................................................ 160
otherCursors................................................................................................................................................................. 160
paintingCursors........................................................................................................................................................... 160
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 160
pixelDoubling .............................................................................................................................................................. 160
pointSize ........................................................................................................................................................................ 160
recentFileListLength.................................................................................................................................................. 160
rulerUnits ....................................................................................................................................................................... 160
saveLogItems ............................................................................................................................................................... 160
saveLogItemsFile ........................................................................................................................................................ 160
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savePaletteLocations ................................................................................................................................................ 160
showAsianTextOptions ............................................................................................................................................ 160
showEnglishFontNames .......................................................................................................................................... 160
showSliceNumber ...................................................................................................................................................... 160
showToolTips ............................................................................................................................................................... 160
smartQuotes................................................................................................................................................................. 160
textFontSize.................................................................................................................................................................. 160
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 160
typeUnits ....................................................................................................................................................................... 161
useAdditionalPluginFolder ..................................................................................................................................... 161
useHistoryLog .............................................................................................................................................................. 161
useLowerCaseExtension .......................................................................................................................................... 161
useShiftKeyForToolSwitch....................................................................................................................................... 161
useVideoAlpha ............................................................................................................................................................ 161
windowsThumbnail................................................................................................................................................... 161
PresentationOptions ................................................................................................................................................................ 162
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 162
autoAdvance ............................................................................................................................................................... 162
includeFilename.......................................................................................................................................................... 162
interval............................................................................................................................................................................ 162
loop.................................................................................................................................................................................. 162
magnification............................................................................................................................................................... 162
PDFFileOptions............................................................................................................................................................ 162
presentation ................................................................................................................................................................ 162
transition........................................................................................................................................................................ 162
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 162
RawFormatOpenOptions ....................................................................................................................................................... 163
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 163
bitsPerChannel ............................................................................................................................................................ 163
byteOrder ...................................................................................................................................................................... 163
channelNumber .......................................................................................................................................................... 163
headerSize..................................................................................................................................................................... 163
height.............................................................................................................................................................................. 163
interleaveChannels .................................................................................................................................................... 163
retainHeader................................................................................................................................................................. 163
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 163
width ............................................................................................................................................................................... 163
RawSaveOptions........................................................................................................................................................................ 164
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 164
alphaChannels ............................................................................................................................................................. 164
spotColors ..................................................................................................................................................................... 164
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 164
RGBColor....................................................................................................................................................................................... 165
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 165
blue.................................................................................................................................................................................. 165
green ............................................................................................................................................................................... 165
hexValue ........................................................................................................................................................................ 165
red .................................................................................................................................................................................... 165
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 165
Selection ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 166
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 166
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bounds............................................................................................................................................................................ 166
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 166
solid ................................................................................................................................................................................. 166
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 166
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 166
clear ................................................................................................................................................................................. 166
contract .......................................................................................................................................................................... 166
copy ................................................................................................................................................................................. 166
cut..................................................................................................................................................................................... 166
deselect .......................................................................................................................................................................... 166
expand............................................................................................................................................................................ 166
feather............................................................................................................................................................................. 166
fill ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 167
grow ................................................................................................................................................................................ 167
invert ............................................................................................................................................................................... 167
load .................................................................................................................................................................................. 167
makeWorkPath ............................................................................................................................................................ 167
resize ............................................................................................................................................................................... 167
resizeBoundary............................................................................................................................................................ 167
rotate............................................................................................................................................................................... 167
rotateBoundary ........................................................................................................................................................... 167
select ............................................................................................................................................................................... 167
selectAll .......................................................................................................................................................................... 167
selectBorder.................................................................................................................................................................. 168
similar.............................................................................................................................................................................. 168
smooth ........................................................................................................................................................................... 168
store................................................................................................................................................................................. 168
stroke............................................................................................................................................................................... 168
translate ......................................................................................................................................................................... 168
translateBoundary...................................................................................................................................................... 168
SGIRGBSaveOptions ................................................................................................................................................................. 171
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 171
alphaChannels ............................................................................................................................................................. 171
spotColors ..................................................................................................................................................................... 171
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 171
SolidColor..................................................................................................................................................................................... 172
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 172
cmyk ................................................................................................................................................................................ 172
gray .................................................................................................................................................................................. 172
hsb.................................................................................................................................................................................... 172
lab..................................................................................................................................................................................... 172
model.............................................................................................................................................................................. 172
nearestWebColor........................................................................................................................................................ 172
rgb.................................................................................................................................................................................... 172
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 172
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 172
isEqual............................................................................................................................................................................. 172
SubPathInfo................................................................................................................................................................................. 173
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 173
closed.............................................................................................................................................................................. 173
entireSubPath .............................................................................................................................................................. 173
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operation ....................................................................................................................................................................... 173
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 173
SubPathItem................................................................................................................................................................................ 174
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 174
closed.............................................................................................................................................................................. 174
operation ....................................................................................................................................................................... 174
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 174
pathPoints ..................................................................................................................................................................... 174
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 174
SubPathItems.............................................................................................................................................................................. 175
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 175
length.............................................................................................................................................................................. 175
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 175
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 175
TargaSaveOptions..................................................................................................................................................................... 176
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 176
alphaChannels ............................................................................................................................................................. 176
resolution....................................................................................................................................................................... 176
rleCompression ........................................................................................................................................................... 176
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 176
TextFont........................................................................................................................................................................................ 177
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 177
family............................................................................................................................................................................... 177
name................................................................................................................................................................................ 177
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 177
postScriptName ......................................................................................................................................................... 177
style.................................................................................................................................................................................. 177
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 177
TextFonts...................................................................................................................................................................................... 178
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 178
length.............................................................................................................................................................................. 178
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 178
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 178
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 178
getByName ................................................................................................................................................................... 178
TextItem........................................................................................................................................................................................ 179
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 179
alternateLigatures ...................................................................................................................................................... 179
antiAliasMethod.......................................................................................................................................................... 179
autoKerning.................................................................................................................................................................. 179
autoLeadingAmount................................................................................................................................................. 179
baselineShift................................................................................................................................................................. 179
capitalization................................................................................................................................................................ 179
color................................................................................................................................................................................. 179
contents ......................................................................................................................................................................... 179
desiredGlyphScaling.................................................................................................................................................. 179
desiredLetterScaling.................................................................................................................................................. 180
desiredWordScaling .................................................................................................................................................. 180
direction......................................................................................................................................................................... 180
fauxBold ......................................................................................................................................................................... 180
fauxItalic......................................................................................................................................................................... 180
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firstLineIndent.............................................................................................................................................................. 180
font................................................................................................................................................................................... 180
hangingPunctuation ................................................................................................................................................. 180
height.............................................................................................................................................................................. 180
horizontalScale............................................................................................................................................................ 180
hyphenateAfterFirst................................................................................................................................................... 181
hyphenateBeforeLast................................................................................................................................................ 181
hyphenateCapitalWords .......................................................................................................................................... 181
hyphenateWordsLongerThan................................................................................................................................ 181
hyphenation ................................................................................................................................................................. 181
hyphenationZone....................................................................................................................................................... 181
hyphenLimit ................................................................................................................................................................. 181
justification ................................................................................................................................................................... 181
kind .................................................................................................................................................................................. 181
language ........................................................................................................................................................................ 181
leading............................................................................................................................................................................ 181
leftIndent ....................................................................................................................................................................... 181
ligatures ......................................................................................................................................................................... 181
maximumGlyphScaling ............................................................................................................................................ 181
maximumLetterScaling ............................................................................................................................................ 182
maximumWordScaling............................................................................................................................................. 182
minimumGlyphScaling............................................................................................................................................. 182
minimumLetterScaling............................................................................................................................................. 183
minimumWordScaling.............................................................................................................................................. 183
noBreak .......................................................................................................................................................................... 183
oldStyle........................................................................................................................................................................... 183
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 183
position .......................................................................................................................................................................... 183
rightIndent .................................................................................................................................................................... 183
size ................................................................................................................................................................................... 183
spaceAfter ..................................................................................................................................................................... 183
spaceBefore .................................................................................................................................................................. 184
strikeThru....................................................................................................................................................................... 184
textComposer .............................................................................................................................................................. 184
tracking........................................................................................................................................................................... 184
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 184
underline........................................................................................................................................................................ 184
useAutoLeading.......................................................................................................................................................... 184
verticalScale.................................................................................................................................................................. 184
warpBend ...................................................................................................................................................................... 184
warpDirection .............................................................................................................................................................. 184
warpHorizontalDistortion........................................................................................................................................ 184
warpStyle....................................................................................................................................................................... 184
warpVerticalDistortion.............................................................................................................................................. 184
width ............................................................................................................................................................................... 184
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................................. 185
convertToShape.......................................................................................................................................................... 185
createPath ..................................................................................................................................................................... 185
TiffSaveOptions.......................................................................................................................................................................... 186
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 186
alphaChannels ............................................................................................................................................................. 186
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annotations................................................................................................................................................................... 186
byteOrder ...................................................................................................................................................................... 186
embedColorProfile..................................................................................................................................................... 186
imageCompression.................................................................................................................................................... 186
interleaveChannels .................................................................................................................................................... 186
jpegQuality ................................................................................................................................................................... 186
layerCompression....................................................................................................................................................... 186
layers ............................................................................................................................................................................... 186
saveImagePyramid..................................................................................................................................................... 186
spotColors ..................................................................................................................................................................... 186
transparency................................................................................................................................................................. 186
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 186
UnitValue...................................................................................................................................................................................... 187
xmpMetadata ............................................................................................................................................................................. 188
Properties............................................................................................................................................................................... 188
parent.............................................................................................................................................................................. 188
rawData .......................................................................................................................................................................... 188
typename ...................................................................................................................................................................... 188
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JavaScript resource syntax..................................................................................................................................................... 189
Basic JavaScript resource example ............................................................................................................................... 190
Enable-info grammar ............................................................................................................................................................... 190
Undefined values in enable-info evaluation ............................................................................................................. 192
Using the "in" function...................................................................................................................................................... 193
Action Manager automation................................................................................................................................................. 193
Terminology dictionary .................................................................................................................................................... 193
Value type defintions .................................................................................................................................................. 194
Uniqueness rules for terminology entries.................................................................................................................. 195
Terminology definition example................................................................................................................................... 195
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AdjustmentReference ............................................................................................................................................... 197
AnchorPosition............................................................................................................................................................ 197
AntiAlias ......................................................................................................................................................................... 197
AutoKernType.............................................................................................................................................................. 197
BatchDestinationType .............................................................................................................................................. 197
BitmapConversionType............................................................................................................................................ 198
BitmapHalfToneType ................................................................................................................................................ 198
BitsPerChannelType................................................................................................................................................... 198
BlendMode.................................................................................................................................................................... 198
BMPDepthType ........................................................................................................................................................... 198
ByteOrder ...................................................................................................................................................................... 199
CameraRAWSettingsType........................................................................................................................................ 199
CameraRAWSize.......................................................................................................................................................... 199
ChangeMode................................................................................................................................................................ 199
ChannelType ................................................................................................................................................................ 199
ColorBlendMode......................................................................................................................................................... 200
ColorModel ................................................................................................................................................................... 200
ColorPicker.................................................................................................................................................................... 200
ColorProfileType ......................................................................................................................................................... 200
ColorReductionType.................................................................................................................................................. 200
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ColorSpaceType .......................................................................................................................................................... 200
CopyrightedType........................................................................................................................................................ 200
CreateFields .................................................................................................................................................................. 201
CropToType .................................................................................................................................................................. 201
DCSType......................................................................................................................................................................... 201
DepthMapSource ....................................................................................................................................................... 201
DescValueType ............................................................................................................................................................ 201
DialogModes ................................................................................................................................................................ 201
Direction ........................................................................................................................................................................ 201
DisplacementMapType ............................................................................................................................................ 202
Dither .............................................................................................................................................................................. 202
DocPositionStyle......................................................................................................................................................... 202
DocumentFill................................................................................................................................................................ 202
DocumentMode.......................................................................................................................................................... 202
EditLogItemsType....................................................................................................................................................... 202
ElementPlacement..................................................................................................................................................... 202
EliminateFields ............................................................................................................................................................ 202
ExportType.................................................................................................................................................................... 202
Extension ....................................................................................................................................................................... 202
FileNamingType .......................................................................................................................................................... 203
FontPreviewType........................................................................................................................................................ 203
FontSize.......................................................................................................................................................................... 203
ForcedColors ................................................................................................................................................................ 203
FormatOptions ............................................................................................................................................................ 203
GalleryConstrainType................................................................................................................................................ 203
GalleryFontType.......................................................................................................................................................... 204
GallerySecurityTextColorType ............................................................................................................................... 204
GallerySecurityTextPositionType.......................................................................................................................... 204
GallerySecurityTextRotateType ............................................................................................................................. 204
GallerySecurityType................................................................................................................................................... 204
GalleryThumbSizeType............................................................................................................................................. 204
Geometry....................................................................................................................................................................... 204
GridLineStyle ................................................................................................................................................................ 204
GridSize .......................................................................................................................................................................... 204
GuideLineStyle............................................................................................................................................................. 205
IllustratorPathType..................................................................................................................................................... 205
Intent............................................................................................................................................................................... 205
Justification................................................................................................................................................................... 205
Language....................................................................................................................................................................... 205
LayerCompression...................................................................................................................................................... 205
LayerKind....................................................................................................................................................................... 206
LensType........................................................................................................................................................................ 206
MagnificationType ..................................................................................................................................................... 206
MatteType ..................................................................................................................................................................... 206
MeasurementRange .................................................................................................................................................. 206
MeasurementSource ................................................................................................................................................. 206
NewDocumentMode................................................................................................................................................. 206
NoiseDistribution........................................................................................................................................................ 207
OffsetUndefinedAreas .............................................................................................................................................. 207
OpenDocumentMode............................................................................................................................................... 207
OpenDocumentType................................................................................................................................................. 207
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OperatingSystem........................................................................................................................................................ 207
Orientation.................................................................................................................................................................... 207
OtherPaintingCursors ............................................................................................................................................... 208
PaintingCursors ........................................................................................................................................................... 208
PaletteType ................................................................................................................................................................... 208
PathKind......................................................................................................................................................................... 208
PDFCompatibility........................................................................................................................................................ 208
PDFEncoding................................................................................................................................................................ 208
PDFResample ............................................................................................................................................................... 209
PDFStandard ................................................................................................................................................................ 209
PhotoCDColorSpace.................................................................................................................................................. 209
PhotoCDSize................................................................................................................................................................. 209
PICTBitsPerPixels......................................................................................................................................................... 209
PICTCompression........................................................................................................................................................ 209
PicturePackageTextType.......................................................................................................................................... 209
PointKind ....................................................................................................................................................................... 210
PointType ...................................................................................................................................................................... 210
PolarConversionType ................................................................................................................................................ 210
Preview........................................................................................................................................................................... 210
PrintColorHandling .................................................................................................................................................... 210
PurgeTarget .................................................................................................................................................................. 210
QueryStateType........................................................................................................................................................... 210
RadialBlurMethod....................................................................................................................................................... 210
RadialBlurQuality ........................................................................................................................................................ 210
RasterizeType ............................................................................................................................................................... 210
ReferenceFormType .................................................................................................................................................. 210
ResampleMethod ....................................................................................................................................................... 211
RippleSize ...................................................................................................................................................................... 211
SaveBehavior................................................................................................................................................................ 211
SaveDocumentType .................................................................................................................................................. 211
SaveEncoding .............................................................................................................................................................. 211
SaveLogItemsType..................................................................................................................................................... 211
SaveOptions ................................................................................................................................................................. 211
SelectionType............................................................................................................................................................... 212
ShapeOperation.......................................................................................................................................................... 212
SmartBlurMode ........................................................................................................................................................... 212
SmartBlurQuality......................................................................................................................................................... 212
SourceSpaceType ....................................................................................................................................................... 212
SpherizeMode.............................................................................................................................................................. 212
StrikeThruType ............................................................................................................................................................ 212
StrokeLocation............................................................................................................................................................. 212
TargaBitsPerPixels ...................................................................................................................................................... 212
TextCase......................................................................................................................................................................... 213
TextComposer.............................................................................................................................................................. 213
TextType ........................................................................................................................................................................ 213
TextureType.................................................................................................................................................................. 213
TIFFEncoding................................................................................................................................................................ 213
ToolType ........................................................................................................................................................................ 213
TransitionType............................................................................................................................................................. 213
TrimType........................................................................................................................................................................ 214
TypeUnits....................................................................................................................................................................... 214
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UndefinedAreas .......................................................................................................................................................... 214
UnderlineType ............................................................................................................................................................. 214
Units................................................................................................................................................................................. 214
Urgency.......................................................................................................................................................................... 214
WarpStyle ...................................................................................................................................................................... 214
WaveType...................................................................................................................................................................... 215
WhiteBalanceType...................................................................................................................................................... 215
ZigZagType................................................................................................................................................................... 215
Appendix A: Event ID Codes ...................................................................................................216
Index .........................................................................................................................................224
1
Introduction
This reference describes the objects and methods in the Adobe® Photoshop® CS6® JavaScriptTM type
library. A companion document, Photoshop CS6 Scripting Guide, describes basic scripting concepts and the
Photoshop object model. This document provides reference details of the Photoshop object model, and
additional information on JavaScript-specific features.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 uses ExtendScript, Adobe’s extended implementation of JavaScript. See JavaScript
support in Adobe Photoshop CS6 for additional information.
This book contains the following sections:
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This introduction, which describes scripting support in Adobe Photoshop CS6, and lists changes to the
JavaScript interface since the previous release.
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JavaScript Object Reference, which provides a complete reference for all Photoshop DOM objects and
commands.
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Scripting Constants, which lists all enumerations used in the Photoshop type library.
JavaScript support in Adobe Photoshop CS6
For a JavaScript file to be recognized by Photoshop as a valid script file, it must use either a .js or a .jsx
extension.
On the Mac OS, there is no difference in the way scripts with the two extensions function. On Windows, if
the script files is opened from inside Photoshop, there is no difference between using the .js and .jsx
extension. However, if the script is launched by double-clicking on it, a script with the .js extension is
interpreted with the Microsoft JScript engine, and it cannot launch Adobe Photoshop CS6. For Windows,
using the .jsx extension is preferrable, since it interprets the script with the ExtendScript engine.
All of the Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications, including Adobe Photoshop CS6, use ExtendScript, Adobe’s
extended implementation of JavaScript. ExtendScript files are distinguished by the .jsx extension.
ExtendScript offers all standard JavaScript features, plus additional features and utilities, such as:
●
A debugging environment (the ExtendScript Toolkit)
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A localization utility
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Tools that allow you to combine scripts and direct them to particular applications
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Platform-independent file and folder representation
Many of the JavaScript objects and methods use objects defined in ExtendScript, such as the File object,
the Folder object, and the UnitValue object. For that reason, using the .jsx extension for your script
files is preferable.
For details of these and additional features, see the JavaScript Tools Guide CS6. This document is installed
with Creative Suite 6 applications at these locations:
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In Windows:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Utilities\ExtendScript Toolkit CS6\SDK
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In Mac OS:
Applications/Utilities/Adobe Utilities/ExtendScript Toolkit CS6/SDK
The latest versions of this document and of the ExtendScript Tookit, can also be downloaded from Adobe
Developer Center, http://www.adobe.com/devnet/.
Executing scripts
The Adobe Photoshop CS6 interface includes a Scripts menu (File > Scripts) which provides quick and
easy access to your JavaScripts. Scripts can be listed directly as menu items that run when you select them,
or you can navigate to and run any JavaScript in your file system.
If Adobe Photoshop CS6 encounters an error during script execution, it displays the error message.
Installing scripts
To install a JavaScript in the Scripts menu, place it in the Scripts folder (Photoshop CS6/Presets/Scripts).
The names of the scripts in the Scripts folder, without the file name extension, will be displayed in the
Scripts menu. Any number of scripts may be installed in the Scripts menu.
Scripts added to the Scripts folder while Adobe Photoshop CS6 is running will not appear in the Scripts
menu until the next time you launch the application.
All scripts found in the Scripts folder and sub-folders are displayed at the top level of the File > Scripts
menu. The addition of sub-folders does not add a hierarchical organization to the Scripts menu.
Executing other scripts
The Browse item at the end of the Scripts menu (File > Scripts > Browse) allows you to execute scripts
which are not installed in the Scripts folder. You can also use Browse to select scripts installed in the Scripts
folder after the application was last launched.
Selecting Browse displays a file browser dialog which allows you to select a script file for execution. Only
.js or .jsx files are displayed in the browse dialog. When you select a script file, it is executed the same
way as an installed script.
Startup scripts
On startup, Adobe Photoshop CS6 executes all .jsx files that it finds in the startup folders.
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On Windows, the startup folder for user-defined scripts is:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Startup Scripts CS6\Adobe Photoshop
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On Mac OS, the startup folder for user-defined scripts is:
~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Startup Scripts CS6/Adobe Photoshop
If a script is meant to be executed only by Adobe Photoshop CS6, it must include code such as the
following:
if( BridgeTalk.appName == "photoshop" ) {
//continue executing script
}
For additional details, see the JavaScript Tools Guide CS6.
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Object model usage and naming
The JavaScript API follows JavaScript naming conventions in that all classes (object types) begin with
uppercase letters and have mixed case. Typically, in JavaScript, you instantiate classes using the new
operator:
new ClassName();
However, in the Photoshop Object Model, it is often not necessary to do this. Major object types are
collected into collection classes; for example, a list of Document objects is contained in a Documents
collection object. You then access the collection object through a corresponding collection property in its
container in the object hierarchy.
For example, the collection of all open documents is contained in the top-level Application object. You
can access this through the global variable app, or simply reference its properties directly at the top level:
app.documents[0] // get the first loaded documented
documents[0] // this is the same
A collection property has the same name as the collection object, but begins with lowercase. For example,
a Document contains a collection of LayerSets, and a LayerSet contains a collection of ArtLayers. To
access one ArtLayer object in a set:
var myLayer = activeDocument.layerSets[0].artLayers[0];
The collections, as in this example, can be treated as arrays, which is useful for iteration. They also provide
methods to create their contained objects, and to access them by name:
var newLayer = activeDocument.artLayers.add(); // Create a new ArtLayer object
newLayer.name = "My Layer"; // name it for later reference
...
var layerRef = activeDocument.artLayers.getByName("My Layer");
Some objects, such as the Font objects contained in the app.fonts collection, are created by the
application, and never by your scripts.
Your scripts do use the JavaScript new operator to create helper objects, such as those that encapsulate a
set of options for opening or saving a document in a particular format:
var opts = new PDFOpenOptions();
opts.page = 10;
app.open(myPDFFile, opts);
Changes since earlier versions—CS6 changes
The following changes have been made to the JavaScript object model and language support in Adobe
Photoshop CS6:
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New methods and properties:
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getLargeInteger has been added to the ActionDescriptor and ActionList objects.
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putLargeInteger has been added to the ActionDescriptor and ActionList objects.
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compression method has been added to the PNGSaveOptions object.
Modified enumerations:
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LARGEINTEGERTYPE has been added for the DescValueType enumeration.
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EXTRALARGE and HUGE have been added for the FontPreviewType enumeration.
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JavaScript Object Reference
The Photoshop objects (the JavaScript type library for Adobe® Photoshop® CS6) are presented
alphabetically and in tabular format in this chapter. Sample code for several object model classes is given
to help illustrate the syntax as well as usage of the object class.
Object descriptions
Object properties and methods are described in separate tables for each object. The following sections
describe the conventions used in these descriptions.
Properties notation
The Properties table for an object lists the following:
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The properties defined in each object.
●
The value type for each property.
When the value type is a constant or another object, the value is a hypertext link to the listing for that
constant or object.
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The property’s input status: read-only or read-write.
●
A description that explains what the property does.
Property
Value type
displayDialogs DialogModes
What it is
Read-write. The dialog mode for the application, which controls
what types of dialogs should be displayed when running
scripts.
For constants, like DialogModes in the sample, click the link to go to the table that shows allowed values.
Constants are represented by objects, and allowed values are properties of those objects. Specify a
constant value in the form ConstantName.VALUE. For example:
app.displayDialogs = DialogModes.ERROR;
Methods notation
The Methods table for an object lists the following:
●
The method name.
●
The parameters list.
●
The parameter value types, on lines corresponding to each parameter.
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Return value type
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A description of what the method does, and further descriptions of parameters, if needed.
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Parameter type
Returns
crop
(bounds
[, angle]
[, width]
[, height])
array of 4
UnitValue
number
UnitValue
UnitValue
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What it does
Crops the document. The
bounds parameter is an array of
four coordinates for the region
remaining after cropping, [left,
top, right, bottom].
When a parameter type or return value is a constant or another object, the value is a hypertext link to the
listing for that constant or object.
Parameters can be required or optional. Optional parameters are indicated in the table by square brackets
([]). In the example, the first parameters, bounds, is required. The remaining parameters are all optional.
You must pass a value for each required parameter. You can leave out optional parameters if there are no
remaining values to pass; however, if you wish to use the default value for any optional parameter that is
not the last one specified, pass undefined as a placeholder. You must enter the values in the order they are
listed, so that the JavaScript compiler knows which value you are entering.
For example, the following passes only the required parameter (using a previously-defined variable for the
bounding region):
app.activeDocument.crop( myRegion );
The following skips the angle parameter, specifies the width value, and omits the final height value:
var myWidth = new UnitValue( "500 pixels" );
app.executeAction( myRegion,undefined,myWidth );
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ActionDescriptor
This object provides a dictionary-style mechanism for storing data as key-value pairs. It can be used for
low-level access into Photoshop. See an example of this usage in ‘Selection sample script’ on page 168.
Many configuration files use serialized action descriptors to represent their data. It is used, for example, to
encapsulate playback options in Application.playbackParameters, and is returned by
Application.getCustomOptions().
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
count
number
Read-only. The number of keys contained in the descriptor.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
actionDescriptor object.
Methods
Method
Parameter type
Returns
What it does
Clears the descriptor.
clear
()
Erases a key from the descriptor.
erase
(key)
number
Creates a descriptor from a stream
of bytes; for reading from disk.
fromStream
(value)
string
getBoolean
(key)
getClass
(key)
number
Gets the value of a key of type
double.
number
Gets the enumeration type of a
key.
number
Gets the enumeration value of a
key.
number
Gets the value of a key of type
integer.
number
Gets the ID of the Nth key,
provided by index.
number
getKey
(index)
Gets raw byte data as a string
value.
number
getInteger
(key)
string
number
getEnumerationValue
(key)
Gets the value of a key of type
class.
number
getEnumerationType
(key)
number
number
getDouble
(key)
Gets the value of a key of type
boolean.
number
getData
(key)
boolean
number
number
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Parameter type
getLargeInteger
(key)
(key)
ActionDescriptor
putBoolean
(key,
value)
number
boolean
putClass
(key,
value)
number
number
putData
(key,
value)
number
string
putDouble
(key,
value)
number
number
putEnumerated
(key,
enumType,
value)
File
Gets the value of a key of type
File.
ActionReference
Gets the value of a key of type
ActionReference.
string
Gets the value of a key of type
string.
DescValueType
Gets the type of a key.
number
Gets the unit type of a key of type
UnitDouble.
number
Gets the value of a key of type
UnitDouble.
boolean
Checks whether the descriptor
contains the provided key.
boolean
Determines whether the
descriptor is the same as another
descriptor.
number
isEqual
(otherDesc)
Gets the value of a key of type
object.
number
hasKey
(key)
ActionDescriptor
number
getUnitDoubleValue
(key)
Gets the class ID of an object in a
key of type object.
number
getUnitDoubleType
(key)
number
number
getType
(key)
Gets the value of a key of type list.
number
getString
(key)
ActionList
number
getReference
(key)
Gets the value of a key of type
large integer.
number
getPath
(key)
number
number
getObjectValue
(key)
What it does (Continued)
number
getObjectType
(key)
Returns
number
getList
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number
number number
Sets the value for a key whose type
is boolean.
Sets the value for a key whose type
is class.
Puts raw byte data as a string
value.
Sets the value for a key whose type
is double.
Sets the enumeration type and
value for a key.
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Parameter type
Returns
number
number
Sets the value for a key whose type
is large integer.
putLargeInteger
(key,
value)
number
number
Sets the value for a key whose type
is an ActionList object.
putList
(key,
value)
number
ActionList
Sets the value for a key whose type
is an object, represented by an
Action Descriptor.
putObject
(key,
classID,
value)
number
number
ActionDescriptor
Sets the value for a key whose type
is path.
putPath
(key,
value)
number
File
Sets the value for a key whose type
is an object reference.
putReference
(key,
value)
number
ActionReference
Sets the value for a key whose type
is string.
putString
(key,
value)
number
string
Sets the value for a key whose type
is a unit value formatted as a
double.
putUnitDouble
(key,
unitID,
value)
toStream
()
What it does (Continued)
Sets the value for a key whose type
is integer.
putInteger
(key,
value)
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number
number
number
string
Gets the entire descriptor as a
stream of bytes, for writing to disk.
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ActionList
This object provides an array-style mechanism for storing data. It can be used for low-level access into
Photoshop.
This object is ideal when storing data of the same type. All items in the list must be of the same type.
You can use the "put" methods, such as putBoolean(), to append new elements, and can clear the entire
list using clear(), but cannot otherwise modify the list.
Note: The ActionList object is part of the Action Manager functionality. For details on using the Action
Manager, see the Photoshop CS6 Scripting Guide.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
count
number
Read-only. The number of commands that comprise the
action.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
ActionList object.
Methods
With the exception of the clear() method, you use the methods of this object to either get the value of a
specific type of data in the list or set (put) the value type.
Method
Parameter type
Returns
What it does
Clears the list.
clear
()
getBoolean
(index)
getClass
(index)
Gets raw byte data as a string
value.
number
Gets the value of a list element of
type double.
number
Gets the enumeration type of a list
element.
number
Gets the enumeration value of a
list element.
number
Gets the value of a list element of
type integer.
number
getInteger
(index)
string
number
getEnumerationValue
(index)
Gets the value of a list element of
type class.
number
getEnumerationType
(index)
number
number
getDouble
(index)
Gets the value of a list element of
type boolean.
number
getData
(index)
boolean
number
number
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Parameter type
Returns
What it does (Continued)
number
Gets the value of a list element of
type large integer.
ActionList
Gets the value of a list element of
type list.
number
Gets the class ID of a list element
of type object.
ActionDescriptor
Gets the value of a list element of
type object.
File
Gets the value of a list element of
type File.
ActionReference
Gets the value of a list element of
type ActionReference.
string
Gets the value of a list element of
type string.
DescValueType
Gets the type of a list element.
number
Gets the unit value type of a list
element of type Double.
number
number
Gets the unit value of a list
element of type double.
boolean
Appends a new value, true or
false.
number
Appends a new value, a class or
data type.
string
Appends a new value, a string
containing raw byte data.
getLargeInteger
(index)
number
getList
(index)
number
getObjectType
(index)
number
getObjectValue
(index)
number
getPath
(index)
number
getReference
(index)
number
getString
(index)
number
getType
(index)
number
getUnitDoubleType
(index)
number
getUnitDoubleValue
(index)
putBoolean
(value)
putClass
(value)
putData
(value)
Appends a new value, a double.
putDouble
(value)
number
putEnumerated
(enumType,
value)
number
number
number
number
Appends a new value, a large
integer.
ActionList
Appends a new value, a nested
action list.
putLargeInteger
(value)
putList
(value)
Appends a new value, an
enumerated (constant) value.
Appends a new value, an integer.
putInteger
(value)
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Parameter type
number
ActionDescriptor
Appends a new value, a path.
putPath
(value)
File
putReference
(value)
ActionReference
string
putUnitDouble
(classID,
value)
Appends a new value, a reference
to an object created in the script.
Appends a new value, a string.
putString
(value)
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Appends a new value, an object.
putObject
(classID,
value)
Returns
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number
number
Appends a new value, a unit/value
pair.
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ActionReference
This object provides information about what the action is refering to. For example, when referring to the
name of something you might use keyName. The reference would also need to know what name you are
referring to. In this case you could use classDocument for the name of the document or classLayer for the
name of the layer. It can be used for low-level access into Photoshop.Contains data associated with an
ActionDescriptor.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it does
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced Action
object.
Methods
Method
getContainer
Parameter type
Returns
What it does
ActionReference
Gets a reference contained in this
reference.
()
Container references provide
additional pieces to the reference.
This looks like another reference,
but it is actually part of the same
reference.
getDesiredClass
number
Gets a number representing the
class of the object.
number
Gets the enumeration type.
number
Gets the enumeration value.
()
getEnumeratedType
()
getEnumeratedValue
()
getForm
ReferenceFormType Gets the form of this action
reference.
()
getIdentifier
number
Gets the identifier value for a
reference whose form is identifier.
number
Gets the index value for a
reference in a list or array.
string
Gets the name of a reference.
number
Gets the offset of the object’s
index value.
number
Gets the property ID value.
()
getIndex
()
getName
()
getOffset
()
getProperty
()
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Parameter type
Puts a new class form and class
type into the reference.
number
number
number
Puts an enumeration type and ID
into a reference along with the
desired class for the reference.
putEnumerated
(desiredClass,
enumType,
value)
putIdentifier
(desiredClass,
value)
number
number
putIndex
(desiredClass,
value)
number
number
putName
(desiredClass,
value)
number
string
putOffset
(desiredClass,
value)
number
number
putProperty
(desiredClass,
value)
What it does (Continued)
number
putClass
(desiredClass)
Returns
number
number
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Puts a new identifier and value into
the reference.
Puts a new index and value into
the reference.
Puts a new name and value into
the reference.
Puts a new offset and value into
the reference.
Puts a new property and value into
the reference.
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Application
The Adobe Adobe Photoshop CS6 application object, which is the root of the object model and provides
access to all other objects. This object provides application-wide information, such as application defaults
and available fonts. It provides many important methods , such as those for opening files and loading
documents.
To access the properties and methods, you can use the pre-defined global variable app. For example:
var docRef = app.documents.add(800, 600, 72, "docRef", NewDocumentMode.RGB);
The properties and methods of the Application object are also available at the top level; you can omit
references to the Application object altogether. For example:
var docRef = documents.add(800, 600, 72, "docRef", NewDocumentMode.RGB);
This usage can be somewhat ambiguous; for clarity, it is recommended that you use an explicit reference
to app.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
activeDocument
Document
Read-write. The frontmost document.
Setting this property is equivalent to clicking an
open document in the Adobe Photoshop CS6
application to bring it to the front of the screen.
Tip: If there is no open document, accessing this
property throws an exception.
backgroundColor
SolidColor
Read-write. The default background color and color
style for documents.
build
string
Read-only. Information about the application.
colorSettings
string
Read-write. The name of the current color settings,
as selected with Edit > Color Settings.
displayDialogs
DialogModes
Read-write. The dialog mode for the application,
which controls what types of dialogs should be
displayed when running scripts.
documents
Documents
Read-only. The collection of open documents.
This is the primary point of access for documents
that are currently open in the application. The array
allows you to access any open document, or to
iterate through all open documents.
fonts
TextFonts
Read-only. The fonts installed on this system.
foregroundColor
SolidColor
Read-write. The default foreground color (used to
paint, fill, and stroke selections).
freeMemory
number
Read-only. The amount of unused memory
available to Adobe Photoshop CS6.
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locale
string
Read-only. The language location of the
application.
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An Adobe locale code consists of a 2-letter ISO-639
language code and an optional 2-letter ISO 3166
country code separated by an underscore. Case is
significant. For example, en_US, en_UK, ja_JP, de_DE,
fr_FR.
macintoshFileTypes
array of string
Read-only. A list of file image types Adobe
Photoshop CS6 can open.
measurementLog
MeasurementLog
The log of measurements taken.
name
string
Read-only. The application's name.
notifiers
Notifiers
Read-only. The collection of notifiers currently
configured (in the Scripts Events Manager menu in
the Adobe Photoshop CS6 application).
notifiersEnabled
boolean
Read-write. True if all notifiers are enabled.
path
File
Read-only. The full path to the location of the
Adobe Photoshop CS6 application.
playbackDisplayDialogs
DialogModes
Read-write. The dialog mode for playback mode,
which controls what types of dialog to display
when playing back a recorded action with the
Actions palette.
playbackParameters
ActionDescriptor
Read-write. Stores and retrieves parameters used as
part of a recorded action. Can be used, for example,
to control playback speed.
preferences
Preferences
Read-only. The application preference settings
(equivalent to selecting Edit > Preferences in the
Adobe Photoshop CS6 application in Windows or
Photoshop > Preferences in Mac OS).
preferencesFolder
File
Read-only. The full path to the Preferences folder.
recentFiles
array of File
Read-only. Files in the Recent Files list.
scriptingBuildDate
string
Read-only. The build date of the Scripting interface.
scriptingVersion
string
Read-only. The version of the Scripting interface.
systemInformation
string
Read-only. Runtime details of the application and
system.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced app
object.
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Value type
What it is (Continued)
version
string
Read-only. The version of Adobe Photoshop
application you are running.
windowsFileTypes
array of string
Read-only. A list of file image extensions Adobe
Photoshop CS6 can open.
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Methods
Method
Parameter type
batch
(inputFiles,
action,
from
[, options])
Returns
What it does
string
Runs the batch automation routine
(similar to the File > Automate >
Batch command).
array of File
string
string
BatchOptions
The inputFiles parameter specifies
the sources for the files to be
manipulated by the batch command.
Causes a "beep" sound.
beep
()
Makes Adobe Photoshop CS6 the
active (front-most) application.
bringToFront
()
number
charIDToTypeID
(charID)
string
Plays an action from the Actions
palette. The action parameter is the
name of the action, the from
parameter is the name of the action
set.
doAction
(action,
from)
string
string
Erases the user object with specified
ID value from the Photoshop registry.
eraseCustomOptions
(key)
Converts from a four character code
(character ID) to a runtime ID.
string
ActionDescriptor Plays an Action Manager event.
executeAction
number
(eventID
ActionDescriptor
[, descriptor]
[, displayDialogs]) DialogModes
ActionDescriptor Obtains information about a
executeActionGet
(reference)
ActionReference
boolean
featureEnabled
(name)
predefined or recorded action.
string
Determines whether the feature
specified by name is enabled.
The following features are supported
as values for name:
"photoshop/extended"
"photoshop/standard"
"photoshop/trial"
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ActionDescriptor Retreives user objects in the
getCustomOptions
(key)
Returns
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string
Photoshop registry for the ID with
value key.
boolean
isQuicktimeAvailable
Returns true if Quicktime is installed.
()
Loads a support file (as opposed to a
Photoshop image document) from
the specified location.
load
(document)
File
makeContactSheet
(inputFiles
[, options])
makePDFPresentation
(inputFiles,
outputFiles
[, options])
string
DEPRECATED for Adobe Photoshop CS4.
string
DEPRECATED for Adobe Photoshop CS4.
string
DEPRECATED for Adobe Photoshop CS6.
Use provided script:
File
File
GalleryOptions
makePhotomerge
(inputFiles)
DEPRECATED for Adobe Photoshop CS4.
array of File
File
PresentationOptions
makePhotoGallery
(inputFolder,
outputFolder
[, options])
string
array of File
ContactSheetOptions
array of File
runphotomergeFromScript = true;
$.evalFile( app.path +
"Presets/Scripts/Photomerge.jsx")
photomerge.createPanorama(
fileList, displayDialog );
Merges multiple files into one, with
user interaction required.
string
makePicturePackage
(inputFiles
[, options])
array of File
PicturePackageOptions
DEPRECATED for Adobe Photoshop CS4.
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open
(document
[, as]
[, asSmartObject])
Returns
What it does (Continued)
Document
Opens the specified document.
File
object or OpenDocumentType
boolean
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Use the optional as parameter to
specify the file format using the
constants in OpenDocumentType; or,
you can specify a file format together
with its open options using these
objects:
CameraRAWOpenOptions
DICOMOpenOptions
EPSOpenOptions
PDFOpenOptions
PhotoCDOpenOptions
RawFormatOpenOptions
Use the optional parameter
asSmartObject (default: false) to
create a smart object around the
opened document.
See the Application sample scripts for
an example of using the File object
in the open method.
array of File
openDialog
()
Invokes the Photoshop Open dialog
box for the user to select files.
Returns an array of File objects for
the files selected in the dialog.
Purges one or more caches.
purge
(target)
PurgeTarget
putCustomOptions
(key,
customObject
[, persistent])
string
ActionDescriptor
boolean
Saves a customized settings object in
the Photoshop registry.
key is the unique identifier for your
custom settings.
customObject is the object to save in
the registry.
persistent indicates whether the
object should persist once the script
has finished.
Pauses the script while the
application refreshes. Use to slow
down execution and show the results
to the user as the script runs. Use
carefully; your script runs much more
slowly when using this method.
refresh
()
Force the font list to get updated.
refreshFonts
()
runMenuItem
(menuID)
number
Run a menu item given the menu ID.
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showColorPicker
Returns
What it does (Continued)
boolean
Returns false if dialog is cancelled,
true otherwise.
number
Converts from a string ID to a runtime
ID.
()
stringIDToTypeID
string
(stringID)
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Toggle palette visibility.
togglePalettes
()
typeIDToCharID
typeIDToStringID
(typeID)
string
Converts from a runtime ID to a
character ID.
string
Converts from a runtime ID to a string
ID.
number
(typeID)
number
Application sample scripts
Application.jsx
This script invokes an alert box to display Properties important to an application such as version number,
the path to the application, the amount of memory available, and the number of documents open.
When a user presses the OK button on the alert box, a second dialog opens, which asks users whether they
would like the foreground and background colors set for the document presently open. If no document is
open, the script opens a new document for the user.
The script (with no document open) produces a progression of three dialogs.
//Create a Welcome message
// Use the name and version properties of the application object to
// Append the application’s name and version to the Welcome message
// use "\r" to insert a carriage return
// use the combination operator += to append info to the message
var message = "Welcome to " + app.name
message += " version " + app.version + "\r\r"
// find out where Adobe Photoshop CS6 is installed
// and add the path to the message
// add the optional parameter fsName to the path property
// to display the file system name in the most common format
message += "I’m installed in " + app.path.fsName + "\r\r"
// see how much memory Adobe Photoshop CS6 has to play with
message += "You have this much memory available for Adobe Photoshop CS6: " +
app.freeMemory + "\r\r"
// use the length property of the documents object to
// see how many documents are open
var documentsOpen = app.documents.length
message += "You currently have " + documentsOpen + " document(s) open.\r\r"
// display the message to the user
alert(message)
// answer will be true for a "Yes" answer and false for a "No" answer
var answer = confirm("Set the foreground and background to my favorite colors?")
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// set the colors
if (answer) {
// I don’t have a favorite color. Why did I ask you may wonder?
app.foregroundColor.rgb.red = Math.random() * 255
app.foregroundColor.rgb.green = Math.random() * 255
app.foregroundColor.rgb.blue = Math.random() * 255
app.backgroundColor.rgb.red = Math.random() * 255
app.backgroundColor.rgb.green = Math.random() * 255
app.backgroundColor.rgb.blue = Math.random() * 255
}
// Open a document
if (app.documents.length == 0) {
// use the application’s path and the offset to the samples folder
var sampleDocToOpen = File(app.path + "/Samples/Fish.psd")
// compose a message with the name of the file
message = "Would you like me to open a sample for you? ("
message += sampleDocToOpen.fsName
message += ")"
// ask the user another question
answer = confirm(message)
// open the document accordingly
if (answer) {
open(sampleDocToOpen)
}
}
PDFPresentation.jsx
This script presents a progression of images as an Adobe PDF slide show.
// use all the files in the Samples folder
var inputFolder = new Folder(app.path + "/Samples/")
// see if we have something interesting
if (inputFolder != null) {
// get all the files found in this folder that are Adobe Photoshop CS6 (.psd
format)
var inputFiles = inputFolder.getFiles("*.psd")
// output to the desktop
var outputFile = File("~/Desktop/JavaScriptPresentation.pdf")
// there are defaults but I like to set the options myself
var options = new PresentationOptions
options.presentation = true
options.view = true
options.autoAdvance = true
options.interval = 5
options.loop = true
options.transition = TransitionType.RANDOM
// create the presentation
makePDFPresentation(inputFiles, outputFile, options)
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alert("Presentation file saved to: " + outputFile.fsName)
}
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ArtLayer
An object within a document that contains the visual elements of the image (equivalent to a layer in the
Adobe Photoshop CS6 application).
Access an art layer in a document through the Document.artLayers collection. You can access a layer by
name; for example:
var layerRef = app.activeDocument.artLayers.getByName("my layer");
layerRef.allLocked = true;
Access the art layers in a layer set through the LayerSet.artLayers collection in the parent set.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
allLocked
boolean
Read-write. True to completely lock the contents and
settings of this layer.
blendMode
BlendMode
Read-write. The blending mode.
bounds
array of
UnitValue
Read-only. An array of coordinates that describes the
bounding rectangle of the layer.
fillOpacity
number [0.0..100] Read-write. The interior opacity of the layer, a
percentage value.
filterMaskDensity
double
Read-write. The density of the filter mask (between
0.0 and 250.0)
filterMaskFeather
double
Read-write. The feather of the filter mask (between 0.0
and 250.0)
grouped
boolean
Read-write. True if this layer is grouped with the layer
beneath it.
isBackgroundLayer
boolean
Read-write. True if this is the background layer of the
document. A document can have only one
background layer. If there is no background layer,
setting this to true causes this to become the
background layer.
kind
LayerKind
Read-write. Sets the type (such as 'text layer') for an
empty layer.
Valid only when the layer is empty and when
isBackgroundLayer is false. See
isBackgroundLayer.
You can use the kind property to make a background
layer a normal layer; however, to make a layer a
background layer, you must set isBackgroundLayer
to true.
layerMaskDensity
double
Read-write. The density of the layer mask (between
0.0 and 100.0)
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layerMaskFeather
double
Read-write. The feather of the layer mask (between
0.0 and 250.0)
linkedLayers
array of ArtLayer Read-only. The layers linked to this layer. See
or LayerSet
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ArtLayer.link.
Read-write. The name.
name
string
opacity
number [0.0..100.0]. Read-write. The master opacity of the layer, a
percentage value.
parent
Document
Read-only. The object's container.
pixelsLocked
boolean
Read-write. True if the pixels in the layer’s image
cannot be edited using the paintbrush tool.
positionLocked
boolean
Read-write. True if the pixels in the layer’s image
cannot be moved within the layer.
textItem
TextItem
Read-only. The text item that is associated with the
layer.
Valid only when kind = LayerKind.TEXT.
transparentPixelsLocked boolean
Read-write. True if editing is confined to the opaque
portions of the layer.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
artLayer object.
vectorMaskDensity
double
Read-write. The density of the vector mask (between
0.0 and 250.0)
vectorMaskFeather
double
Read-write. The feather of the vector mask (between
0.0 and 250.0)
visible
boolean
Read-write. True if the layer is visible.
xmpMetadata
xmpMetadata
Read-write. Metadata for the layer.
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Methods
Method
Parameter type
number
number
adjustColorBalance
([shadows]
[, midtones]
[, highlights]
[, preserveLuminosity]
What it does
Adjusts the brightness in the
range [-100..100] and contrast
[-100..100].
adjustBrightnessContrast
(brightness,
contrast)
Returns
array of number
array of number
array of number
boolean
Adjusts the color balance of the
layer’s component channels. For
shadows, midtones, and
highlights, the array must
include three values in the
range [-100..100], which
represent cyan or red, magenta
or green, and yellow or blue,
when the document mode is
CMYK or RGB.
See Document.mode.
adjustCurves
(curveShape)
array of array of number
Adjusts the tonal range of the
selected channel using up to
fourteen points.
Each value in the curveShape
array is a point pair, an array of
an x and y integer value.
adjustLevels
(inputRangeStart,
inputRangeEnd,
inputRangeGamma,
outputRangeStart,
outputRangeEnd)
applyAddNoise
(amount,
distribution,
monochromatic)
number
number
number
number
number
[0..253]
[(start + 2)..255]
[0.10..9.99]
[0..253]
[(start + 2)..255]
number [0.1..400]
NoiseDistribution
boolean
Adjusts the levels of the
selected channels
Applies the Add Noise filter
amount is a percentage value.
Applies the Average filter.
applyAverage
()
Applies the Blur filter.
applyBlur
()
Applies the Blur More filter.
applyBlurMore
()
Applies the Clouds filter.
applyClouds
()
Applies a custom filter.
applyCustomFilter
(characteristics,
scale,
offset)
array of number
number
number
The characteristics array has
25 members.
See Adobe Photoshop CS6 Help
for specific instructions.
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What it does (Continued)
Applies the De-Interlace filter.
applyDeInterlace
(eliminateFields,
createFields)
Returns
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EliminateFields
CreateFields
Applies the Despeckle filter.
applyDespeckle
()
Applies the Difference Clouds
filter.
applyDifferenceClouds
()
Applies the Diffuse Glow filter.
applyDiffuseGlow
(graininess,
glowAmount,
clearAmount)
number [0..10]
number [0..20]
number [0..20]
applyDisplace
(horizontalScale,
verticalScale,
displacement,
undefinedareas,
displacementMapFiles)
number [-999..999]
number [-999..999]
DisplacementMapType
UndefinedAreas
File
applyDustAndScratches
(radius,
threshold)
number [1..100]
number [0..255]
applyGaussianBlur
(radius)
number
[0.1..250.0]
number [0..20]
number [1..15]
number [50..200]
boolean
TextureType
File
applyHighPass
(radius)
Applies the Dust & Scratches
filter.
Applies the Gaussian Blur filter
within the specified radius (in
pixels)
Applies the Glass filter.
applyGlassEffect
(distortion,
smoothness,
scaling
[, invert]
[, texture]
[, textureFile])
Applies the Displace filter using
the specified horizontal and
vertical scale, mapping type,
treatment of undistorted areas,
and path to the distortion
image map.
number [0.1..250.0]
scaling is a percentage value.
Applies the High Pass filter
within the specified radius.
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What it does (Continued)
Applies the Lens Blur filter.
applyLensBlur
([source]
[, focalDistance]
[, invertDepthMap]
[, shape]
[, radius]
[, bladeCurvature]
[, rotation]
[, brightness]
[, threshold]
[, amount]
[, distribution]
[, monochromatic]
)
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DepthMapSource
number
boolean
Geometry
number
number
number
number
number
number
NoiseDistribution
boolean
source: The source for the
depth map (default:
DepthMapSource.NONE)
focalDistance : The blur focal
distance for the depth map
(default: 0).
invertDepthMask : True if the
depth map is inverted (default:
false).
shape: The shape of the iris
(default: Geometry.HEXAGON)
radius: The radius of the iris
(default: 15).
bladeCurvature: The blade
curvature of the iris (default: 0).
rotation: The rotation of the
iris (default: 0)
brightness: The brightness for
the specular highlights (default:
0).
threshold: The threshold for
the specular highlights (default:
0).
amount: The amount of noise
(default: 0)
distribution: The distribution
value for the noise (default:
NoiseDistribution.UNIFORM).
monochromatic: True if the
noise is monochromatic
(default: false).
applyLensFlare
(brightness,
flareCenter,
lensType)
number
array(UnitValue)
LensType
number [1..100]
Applies the Maximum filter
within the specified radius (in
pixels).
number [1..100]
Applies the Median Noise filter
within the specified radius (in
pixels).
applyMaximum
(radius)
applyMedianNoise
(radius)
Applies the Lens Flare filter with
the specified brightness (0 - 300,
as a percentage), the x and y
coordinates (unit value) of the
flare center, and the lens type.
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applyMinimum
(radius)
number [1..100]
What it does (Continued)
Applies the Minimum filter
within the specified radius (in
pixels) (1 - 100).
Applies the Motion Blur filter.
applyMotionBlur
(angle,
radius)
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number [-360..360]
number [1..999]
Applies the NTSC colors filter.
applyNTSC
()
Applies the Ocean Ripple filter.
applyOceanRipple
(size,
magnitude)
number [1..15]
number [0..20]
applyOffset
(horizontal,
vertical,
undefinedAreas)
UnitValue
UnitValue
OffsetUndefinedAreas
Applies the Pinch filter.
applyPinch
(amount)
number [-100..100]
Applies the Polar Coordinates
filter.
number [1..100]
RadialBlurMethod
RadialBlurQuality
Applies the Radial Blur filter in
the specified amount, using
either a spin or zoom effect and
the specified quality.
number [-999..999]
RippleSize
Applies the Ripple filter in the
specified amount, throughout
the image and in the specified
size.
applyRadialBlur
(amount,
blurMethod,
blurQuality)
applyRipple
(amount,
size)
amount is a percentage value.
PolarConversionType
applyPolarCoordinates
(conversion)
Moves the layer the specified
amount horizontally and
vertically (min/max amounts
depend on layer size), leaving
an undefined area at the layer’s
original location.
Applies the Sharpen filter.
applySharpen
()
Applies the Sharpen Edges filter.
applySharpenEdges
()
Applies the Sharpen More filter.
applySharpenMore
()
applyShear
(curve,
undefinedAreas)
array of array of number
UndefinedAreas
Applies the Shear filter. The
curve defines a curve with
[2..255] points.
Each value in the curve array is a
point pair, an array of an x and y
integer value.
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Parameter type
number [0.1..100.0]
number [0.1..100.0]
SmartBlurQuality
SmartBlurMode
Applies the Spherize filter.
applySpherize
(amount,
mode)
number [-100..100]
SpherizeMode
applyStyle
(styleName)
string
Applies the Twirl filter.
number [-999..999]
applyUnSharpMask
(amount,
radius,
threshold)
number [1..500]
number [0.1..250.0]
number [0..255]
number [1..999]
number [1..998]
number [2..min+1]
number[1..998]
number [2..min+1]
number [1..100]
number [1..100]
WaveType
UndefinedAreas
number
autoContrast
()
autoLevels
()
clear
()
Scale factors are percentage
values.
Applies the Zigzag filter.
applyZigZag
(amount,
ridges,
style)
Applies the Unsharp Mask filter.
(amount is a percentage value.
Applies the Wave filter.
applyWave
(generatorNumber,
minimumWavelength,
maximumWavelength,
minimumAmplitude,
maximumAmplitude,
horizontalScale,
verticalScale,
waveType,
undefinedAreas,
randomSeed)
Applies the specified style to the
layer. You must use a style from
the Styles list in the Layer Styles
Palette.
File
applyTwirl
(angle)
amount is a percentage value.
Applies the Texture Fill filter.
applyTextureFill
(textureFile)
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Applies the Smart Blur filter.
applySmartBlur
(radius,
threshold,
blurQuality,
mode)
Returns
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number [-100..100]
number [0..20]
ZigZagType
Adjusts the contrast of the
selected channels automatically.
Adjusts the levels of the
selected channels using the
auto levels option.
Cuts the layer without moving it
to the clipboard.
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Parameter type
copy
([merge])
boolean
Returns
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Copies the layer to the
clipboard. When the optional
argument is set to true, a
merged copy is performed (that
is, all visible layers are copied to
the clipboard).
Cuts the layer to the clipboard.
cut
()
Converts a color image to a
grayscale image in the current
color mode by assigning equal
values of each component color
to each pixel.
desaturate
()
duplicate
([relativeObject]
[, insertionLocation])
ArtLayer or LayerSet
ElementPlacement
Redistributes the brightness
values of pixels in an image to
more evenly represent the
entire range of brightness levels
within the image.
equalize
()
Inverts the colors in the layer by
converting the brightness value
of each pixel in the channels to
the inverse value on the
256-step color-values scale.
invert
()
link
(with)
merge
()
ArtLayer Creates a duplicate of the object
or
LayerSet on the screen.
ArtLayer or LayerSet
Links the layer with the
specified layer.
ArtLayer Merges the layer down,
removing the layer from the
document; returns a reference
to the art layer that this layer is
merged into.
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Parameter type
mixChannels
(outputChannels
[, monochrome])
array of array of number
boolean
Returns
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Modifies a targeted (output)
color channel using a mix of the
existing color channels in the
image.
The outputChannels
parameter is an array of channel
specifications. For each
component channel, specify a
list of adjustment values in the
range [-200..200] followed by a
'constant' value [-200..200].)
When monochrome = true, the
maximum number of channel
value specifications is 1.
Valid only when docRef.mode =
DocumentMode.RGB or CMYK.
RGB arrays must include four
values. CMYK arrays must
include five values.
move
(relativeObject,
insertionLocation)
ArtLayer or LayerSet
ElementPlacement
Moves the layer relative to the
object specified in parameters.
For art layers, only the constant
values ElementPlacement.
PLACEBEFORE and PLACEAFTER
are valid.
For layer sets, only the constant
values ElementPlacement.
PLACEBEFORE and INSIDE are
valid.
photoFilter
([fillColor]
[, density]
[, preserveLuminosity])
SolidColor
number [1..100]
boolean
Adjust the layer’s color balance
and temperature as if a color
filter had been applied.
density is a percentage value.
posterize
(levels)
number [2..225]
rasterize
(target)
remove
()
RasterizeType
Specifies the number of tonal
levels for each channel and then
maps pixels to the closest
matching level.
Converts the targeted contents
in the layer into a flat, raster
image.
Deletes the object.
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Parameter type
Resizes the layer to the specified
dimensions (as a percentage of
its current size) and places it in
the specified position.
number
AnchorPosition
Rotates rotates the layer around
the specified anchor point
(default: MIDDLECENTER).
rotate
(angle
[, anchor])
selectiveColor
(selectionMethod
[, reds]
[, yellows]
[, greens]
[, cyans]
[, blues]
[, magentas]
[, whites]
[, neutrals]
[, blacks])
AdjustmentReference
array of number
array of number
array of number
array of number
array of number
array of number
array of number
array of number
array of number
shadowHighlight
([shadowAmount]
[, shadowWidth]
[, shadowRadius]
[, highlightAmount]
[, highlightWidth]
[, highlightRadius]
[, colorCorrection]
[, midtoneContrast]
[, blackClip]
[, whiteClip])
number
number
number
number
number
number
number
number
number
number
[0..100]
[0.100]
[0..2500]
[0..100]
[0..100]
[0..2500]
[-100..100]
[-100..100]
[0.000..50.000]
[0.000..50.000]
threshold
(level)
number [1..255]
translate
([deltaX]
[, deltaY])
unlink
What it does (Continued)
number
number
AnchorPosition
resize
([horizontal]
[, vertical]
[, anchor])
Returns
UnitValue
UnitValue
Modifies the amount of a
process color in a specified
primary color without affecting
the other primary colors.
Each color array must have four
values.
Adjusts the range of tones in the
image’s shadows and highlights.
Amounts and widths are
percentage values. Radius
values are in pixels.
Converts grayscale or color
images to high-contrast, B/W
images by converting pixels
lighter than the specified
threshold to white and pixels
darker than the threshold to
black.
Moves the layer the specified
amount (in the given unit)
relative to its current position.
Unlinks the layer.
()
ArtLayer sample Script
The following script opens all the files in the samples folder, creating one multi-layered document. Each
layer is pasted into one of four quadrants and given 50% transparency. Finally the layers are sorted by
name.
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// Save the current preferences
var startRulerUnits = app.preferences.rulerUnits
var startTypeUnits = app.preferences.typeUnits
var startDisplayDialogs = app.displayDialogs
// Set Adobe Photoshop CS6 to use pixels and display no dialogs
app.preferences.rulerUnits = Units.PIXELS
app.preferences.typeUnits = TypeUnits.PIXELS
app.displayDialogs = DialogModes.NO
//Close all the open documents
while (app.documents.length) {
app.activeDocument.close()
}
// Create a new document to merge all the samples into
var mergedDoc = app.documents.add(1000, 1000, 72, "Merged Samples",
NewDocumentMode.RGB, DocumentFill.TRANSPARENT, 1)
// Use the path to the application and append the samples folder
var samplesFolder = Folder(app.path + "/Samples/")
//Get all the files in the folder
var fileList = samplesFolder.getFiles()
// open each file
for (var i = 0; i < fileList.length; i++) {
// The fileList is folders and files so open only files
if (fileList[i] instanceof File) {
open(fileList[i])
// use the document name for the layer name in the merged document
var docName = app.activeDocument.name
// flatten the document so we get everything and then copy
app.activeDocument.flatten()
app.activeDocument.selection.selectAll()
app.activeDocument.selection.copy()
// don’t save anything we did
app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES)
// make a random selection on the document to paste into
// by dividing the document up in 4 quadrants and pasting
// into one of them by selecting that area
var topLeftH = Math.floor(Math.random() * 2)
var topLeftV = Math.floor(Math.random() * 2)
var docH = app.activeDocument.width.value / 2
var docV = app.activeDocument.height.value / 2
var selRegion = Array(Array(topLeftH * docH, topLeftV * docV),
Array(topLeftH * docH + docH, topLeftV * docV),
Array(topLeftH * docH + docH, topLeftV * docV + docV),
Array(topLeftH * docH, topLeftV * docV + docV),
Array(topLeftH * docH, topLeftV * docV))
app.activeDocument.selection.select(selRegion)
app.activeDocument.paste()
// change the layer name and opacity
app.activeDocument.activeLayer.name = docName
app.activeDocument.activeLayer.fillOpacity = 50
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}
}
// sort the layers by name
for (var x = 0; x < app.activeDocument.layers.length; x++) {
for (var y = 0; y < app.activeDocument.layers.length - 1 - x; y++) {
// Compare in a non-case sensitive way
var doc1 = app.activeDocument.layers[y].name
var doc2 = app.activeDocument.layers[y + 1].name
if (doc1.toUpperCase() > doc2.toUpperCase()) {
app.activeDocument.layers[y].move(app.activeDocument.layers[y+1],
ElementPlacement.PLACEAFTER)
}
}
}
// Reset the application preferences
app.preferences.rulerUnits = startRulerUnits
app.preferences.typeUnits = startTypeUnits
app.displayDialogs = startDisplayDialogs
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ArtLayers
The collection of ArtLayer objects in a document or layer set.
Access through the Document.artLayers or LayerSet.artLayers collection. For example:
var layerRef = docRef.artLayers.add()
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of elements in the artLayers
collection.
parent
Document
Read-only. The object's container.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
artLayers object.
Methods
Method
Parameter type
add
Returns
What it does
ArtLayer
Creates a new art layer in the
document and adds the new object to
this collection.
ArtLayer
Get the first element in the artLayers
collection with the provided name.
()
getByName
(name)
removeAll
()
string
Removes all elements from the
artLayers collection.
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BatchOptions
Options for running a batch operation using the Application.batch() method.
JavaScript only supports folders as sources for batch commands. Specify the batch source folder as the
inputFiles parameter of the Application.batch() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
destination
BatchDestinationType Read-write. The type of destination for the
processed files (default:
BatchDestinationType.NODESTINATION).
destinationFolder
Folder
Read-write. The folder location for the processed
files.
Valid only when destination =
BatchDestinationType.FOLDER.
errorFile
File
Read-write. The file in which to log errors
encountered.
To display errors on the screen (and stop batch
processing when errors occur) leave blank.
fileNaming
array of
FileNamingType
Read-write. A list of file naming options
(maximum: 6).
Valid only when destination =
BatchDestinationType.FOLDER.
macintoshCompatible
boolean
Read-write. True to make the final file names
Macintosh compatible (default: true).
Valid only when destination =
BatchDestinationType.FOLDER.
overrideOpen
boolean
Read-write. True to override action open
commands (default: false).
overrideSave
boolean
Read-write. True to override save as action steps
with the specified destination (default: false).
Valid only when destination =
BatchDestinationType.FOLDER or
SAVEANDCLOSE.
startingSerial
number
Read-write. The starting serial number to use in
naming files (default: 1).
Valid only when destination =
BatchDestinationType.FOLDER.
suppressOpen
boolean
Read-write. True to suppress the file open options
dialogs (default: false).
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Property
Value type
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suppressProfile
boolean
Read-write. True to suppress the color profile
warnings (default: false).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
batchOptions object.
unixCompatible
boolean
Read-write. True to make the final file name Unix
compatible (default: true).
Valid only when destination =
BatchDestinationType.FOLDER.
windowsCompatible
boolean
Read-write. True to make the final file names
Windows compatible (default: true).
Valid only when destination =
BatchDestinationType.FOLDER.
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BitmapConversionOptions
Options for converting an image to bitmap mode, using Document.changeMode() with
ChangeMode.Bitmap.
Convert color images to grayscale before converting the image to bitmap mode. See the
ArtLayer.desaturate() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
angle
number [-180..180]
Read-write. The angle (in degrees) at which to
orient individual dots. See shape.
Valid only when method =
BitmapConversionType.HALFTONESCREEN.
frequency
number [1.0..999.99]
Read-write. The number of printer dots (per inch) to
use.
Valid only when method =
BitmapConversionType.HALFTONESCREEN.
method
BitmapConversionType Read-write. The conversion method to use (default:
BitmapConversionType.DIFFUSIONDITHER).
patternName
string
Read-write. The name of the pattern to use.
For information about pre-installed valid patterns,
see Adobe Photoshop CS6 Help on the bitmap
conversion command, or view the options availabe
in the Custom Color drop down box after choosing
the bitmap conversion command.
Valid only when method =
BitmapConversionType.CUSTOMPATTERN.
resolution
number
Read-write. The output resolution in pixels per inch
(default: 72.0).
shape
BitmapHalfToneType
Read-write. The dot shape to use.
Valid only when method =
BitmapConversionType.HALFTONESCREEN.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
bitmapConversionOptions object.
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BMPSaveOptions
Options for saving a document in BMP format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
alphaChannels
boolean
Read-write. True to save the alpha channels.
depth
BMPDepthType
Read-write. The number of bits per channel.
flipRowOrder
boolean
Read-write. True to write the image from top
to bottom (default: false).
Available only when osType =
OperatingSystem.WINDOWS.
osType
OperatingSystem
Read-write. The target OS.
(default: OperatingSystem.WINDOWS).
rleCompression
boolean
Read-write. True to use RLE compression.
Available only when osType =
OperatingSystem.WINDOWS.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
BMPSaveOptions object.
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CameraRAWOpenOptions
Options for opening a document in Camera RAW format using the Application.open() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
bitsPerChannel
BitsPerChannelType
Read-write. The number of bits per channel.
blueHue
number [-100..100]
Read-write. The blue hue of the shot.
blueSaturation
number [-100..100]
Read-write. The blue saturation of the shot.
brightness
number [0..150]
Read-write. The brightness of the shot.
chromaticAberrationBY
number [-100..100]
Read-write. The chromatic aberration B/Y of the
shot.
chromaticAberrationRC
number [-100..100]
Read-write. The chromatic aberration R/C of the
shot
colorNoiseReduction
number [0..100]
Read-write. The color noise reduction of the
shot.
colorSpace
ColorSpaceType
Read-write. The colorspace for the image.
contrast
number [-50..100]
Read-write. The contrast of the shot.
exposure
number [-4.0..4.0]
Read-write. The exposure of the shot.
greenHue
number [-100..100]
Read-write. The green hue of the shot.
greenSaturation
number [-100..100]
Read-write. The green saturation of the shot.
luminanceSmoothing
number [0..100]
Read-write. The luminance smoothing of the
shot.
redHue
number [-100..100]
Read-write. The red hue of the shot.
redSaturation
number [-100..100]
Read-write. The red saturation of the shot.
resolution
number [1..999]
Read-write. The resolution of the document in
pixels per inch.
saturation
number [-100..100]
Read-write. The saturation of the shot.
settings
CameraRAWSettingsType Read-write. The global settings for all Camera
RAW options. Default:
CameraRAWSettingsType.CAMERA.
shadows
number [0..100]
Read-write. The shadows of the shot.
shadowTint
number [-100..100]
Read-write. The shadow tint of the shot.
sharpness
number [0..100]
Read-write. The sharpness of the shot.
size
CameraRAWSize
Read-write. The size of the new document.
temperature
number [2000..50000]
Read-write. The temperature of the shot.
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Property
Value type
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tint
number [-150..150]
Read-write. The tint of the shot.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
cameraRAWOpenOptions object.
vignettingAmount
number [-100..100]
Read-write. The vignetting amount of the shot.
vignettingMidpoint
number [-100..100]
Read-write. The vignetting mid point of the
shot.
whiteBalance
WhiteBalanceType
Read-write. The white balance options for the
image. These are lighting conditions that affect
color balance.
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Channel
Information about a color element in the image.
Access through the Document.channels collection. You can access an individual channel object in this list
by index or by name. For example, this accesses a channel object in the active document by name and
assigns an opacity value:
var channelRef = app.activeDocument.channels.getByName("my channel");
channelRef.opacity = 22;
A channel is analogous to a plate in the printing process that applies a single color. The document’s color
mode determines the number of default channels; for example, an RGB document has three channels, red,
green, and blue. A color can also have an alpha channel, which stores selections as masks, or a spot
channel, which stores spot colors.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
color
SolidColor
Read-write. The color of the channel.
Not valid when kind = ChannelType.COMPONENT.
histogram
array of number
Read-only. A histogram of the color of the channel. The
array contains 256 members.
Not valid when kind = ChannelType.COMPONENT. For
component channel histogram values, use the histogram
property of the Document object instead.
kind
ChannelType
Read-write. The type of the channel.
name
string
Read-write. The name of the channel.
opacity
number [0..100]
Read-write. The opacity to use for alpha channels or the
solidity to use for spot channels.
Valid only when kind = ChannelType.MASKEDAREA or
SELECTEDAREA.
parent
Document
Read-only. The containing document.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced channel
object.
visible
boolean
Read-write. True if the channel is visible.
Methods
Method
Parameter type
duplicate
([targetDocument])
Document
Returns
What it does
Channel
Duplicates the channel.
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merge
()
remove
()
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Parameter type
Returns
What it does
Merges a spot channel into the
component channels.
Deletes the channel.
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Channels
The collection of Channel objects in a document.
Access through the Document.channels collection property. For example:
var channelRef = app.activeDocument.channels.add()
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of elements in the channels
collection.
parent
Document
Read-only. The containing document.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced channels
object.
Parameter type
Returns
What it does
Channel
Creates a new channel object and
adds it to this collection.
Channel
Get the first element in the channels
collection with the provided name.
Methods
Method
add
()
getByName
string
(name)
Removes all alpha channel objects
from the channels collection.
removeAll
()
Channels sample script
The following script opens a file if one is not already open, and then writes a histogram report
(histogram.log) for the channels in the active document.
Note: This script contains a switch construction that uses a break statement. The break statement
requires an ending semicolon (;), as in the following sample:
break;
Histogram.jsx
// Function to activate all the channels according to the documents mode
// Takes a document reference for input
function TurnOnDocumentHistogramChannels(inDocument) {
// see how many channels we need to activate
var visibleChannelCount = 0
// based on the mode of the document
switch (inDocument.mode) {
case DocumentMode.BITMAP:
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case DocumentMode.GRAYSCALE:
case DocumentMode.INDEXEDCOLOR:
visibleChannelCount = 1
break;
case DocumentMode.DUOTONE:
visibleChannelCount = 2
break;
case DocumentMode.RGB:
case DocumentMode.LAB:
visibleChannelCount = 3
break;
case DocumentMode.CMYK:
visibleChannelCount = 4
break;
case DocumentMode.MULTICHANNEL:
default:
visibleChannelCount = inDocument.channels.length + 1
break;
}
// now get the channels to activate into a local array
var aChannelArray = new Array()
// index for the active channels array
var aChannelIndex = 0
for(var channelIndex = 0; channelIndex < inDocument.channels.length;
channelIndex++) {
if (channelIndex < visibleChannelCount) {
aChannelArray[aChannelIndex++] = inDocument.channels[channelIndex]
}
}
// now activate them
inDocument.activeChannels = aChannelArray
}
// Save the current preferences
var startRulerUnits = app.preferences.rulerUnits
var startTypeUnits = app.preferences.typeUnits
var startDisplayDialogs = app.displayDialogs
// Set Adobe Photoshop CS6 to use pixels and display no dialogs
app.preferences.rulerUnits = Units.PIXELS
app.preferences.typeUnits = TypeUnits.PIXELS
app.displayDialogs = DialogModes.NO
// if there are no documents open then try to open a sample file
if (app.documents.length == 0) {
open(File(app.path + "/Samples/Fish.psd"))
}
// get a reference to the working document
var docRef = app.activeDocument
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// create the output file
// first figure out which kind of line feeds we need
if ($.os.search(/windows/i) != -1) {
fileLineFeed = "Windows"
} else {
fileLineFeed = "Macintosh"
}
// create the output file accordingly
fileOut = new File("~/Desktop/Histogram.log")
fileOut.lineFeed = fileLineFeed
fileOut.open("w", "TEXT", "????")
// write out a header
fileOut.write("Histogram report for " + docRef.name)
// find out how many pixels I have
var totalCount = docRef.width.value * docRef.height.value
// more info to the out file
fileOut.write(" with a total pixel count of " + totalCount + "\n")
// channel indexer
var channelIndex = 0
// remember which channels are currently active
var myActiveChannels = app.activeDocument.activeChannels
// document histogram only works in these modes
if (docRef.mode == DocumentMode.RGB ||
docRef.mode == DocumentMode.INDEXEDCOLOR ||
docRef.mode == DocumentMode.CMYK) {
// activate the main channels so we can get the documents histogram
TurnOnDocumentHistogramChannels(docRef)
// Output the documents histogram
OutputHistogram(docRef.histogram, "Luminosity", fileOut)
}
// local reference to work from
var myChannels = docRef.channels
// loop through each channel and output the histogram
for (var channelIndex = 0; channelIndex < myChannels.length; channelIndex++) {
// the channel has to be visible to get a histogram
myChannels[channelIndex].visible= true
// turn off all the other channels
for (var secondaryIndex = 0; secondaryIndex < myChannels.length;
secondaryIndex++) {
if (channelIndex != secondaryIndex) {
myChannels[secondaryIndex].visible= false
}
}
// Use the function to dump the histogram
OutputHistogram(myChannels[channelIndex].histogram,
myChannels[channelIndex].name, fileOut)
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}
// close down the output file
fileOut.close()
alert("Histogram file saved to: " + fileOut.fsName)
// reset the active channels
docRef.activeChannels = myActiveChannels
// Reset the application preferences
app.preferences.rulerUnits = startRulerUnits
app.preferences.typeUnits = startTypeUnits
app.displayDialogs = startDisplayDialogs
// Utility function that takes a histogram and name
// and dumps to the output file
function OutputHistogram(inHistogram, inHistogramName, inOutFile) {
// find ouch which count has the largest number
// I scale everything to this number for the output
var largestCount = 0
// a simple indexer I can reuse
var histogramIndex = 0
// see how many samples we have total
var histogramCount = 0
// search through all and find the largest single item
for (histogramIndex = 0; histogramIndex < inHistogram.length;
histogramIndex++) {
histogramCount += inHistogram[histogramIndex]
if (inHistogram[histogramIndex] > largestCount)
largestCount = inHistogram[histogramIndex]
}
// These should match
if (histogramCount != totalCount) {
alert("Something bad is happening!")
}
// see how much each "X" is going to count as
var pixelsPerX = largestCount / 100
// output this data to the file
inOutFile.write("One X = " + pixelsPerX + " pixels.\n")
// output the name of this histogram
inOutFile.write(inHistogramName + "\n")
// loop through all the items and output in the following format
// 001
// 002
for (histogramIndex = 0; histogramIndex < inHistogram.length;
histogramIndex++) {
// I need an extra "0" for this line item to keep everything in line
if (histogramIndex < 10)
inOutFile.write("0")
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// I need an extra "0" for this line item to keep everything in line
if (histogramIndex < 100)
inOutFile.write("0")
// output the index to file
inOutFile.write(histogramIndex)
// some spacing to make it look nice
inOutFile.write(" ")
// figure out how many X’s I need
var outputX = inHistogram[histogramIndex] / largestCount * 100
// output the X’s
for (var a = 0; a < outputX; a++)
inOutFile.write("X")
inOutFile.write("\n")
}
inOutFile.write("\n")
}
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CMYKColor
Defines a CMYK color, used in the SolidColor object.
See also GrayColor, HSBColor, LabColor, NoColor, RGBColor
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
black
number [0.0..100.00]
Read-write. The black color value (as percent).
cyan
number [0.0..100.00]
Read-write. The cyan color value (as percent).
magenta
number [0.0..100.00]
Read-write. The magenta color value (as percent).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced CMYKColor
object.
yellow
number [0.0..100.00]
Read-write. The yellow color value (as percent).
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ColorSampler
A color sampler for a document. Access through the Document.colorSamplers collection. For example:
var colorSamplerRef = app.activeDocument.colorSamplers[0];
var currentColor = colorSamplerRef.color;
Note: For additional information about color samplers, see Adobe Photoshop CS6 help on the Color
SamplerTool.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
color
SolidColor
Read-only. The color of the color sampler.
position
array of
UnitValue
Read-only. The position of the color sampler in the
document. The array (x,y) represents the horizontal and
vertical location of the count item.
parent
Document
Read-only. The containing document.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced ColorSampler
object.
Parameter type
Returns
Methods
Method
move
(position)
array of
UnitValue
What it does
Moves the color sampler to a new location
in the document.
The position parameter (x,y) represents
the new horizontal and vertical locations
of the moved color sampler.
remove
()
Deletes the ColorSampler object.
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ColorSamplers
The collection of ColorSampler objects in a document. Access through the Document.colorSamplers
collection property. For example:
app.activeDocument.colorSamplers.removeAll()
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of elements in the
ColorSamplers collection.
parent
Document
Read-only. The containing document.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
ColorSamplers object.
Parameter type
Returns
What it does
ColorSampler
Creates a new color sampler object
and adds it to this collection.
Methods
Method
add
(position)
array of UnitValue
The position parameter (x,y)
represents the new horizontal and
vertical locations of the moved color
sampler.
removeAll
()
Removes all ColorSampler objects
from the ColorSamplers collection.
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ContactSheetOptions
Options for creating a contact sheet with the Application.makeContactSheet() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
acrossFirst
boolean
Read-write. True to place the images horizontally
(left to right, then top to bottom) first (default: true).
bestFit
boolean
Read-write. True to rotate images for the best fit
(default: false).
caption
boolean
Read-write. True to use the filename as a caption for
the image (default: true).
columnCount
number[1..100]
Read-write. The number of columns to include
(default: 5).
flatten
boolean
Read-write. True to flatten all layers in the final
document (default: true).
font
GalleryFontType
Read-write. The font used for the caption (default:
GalleryFontType.ARIAL).
fontSize
number
Read-write. The font size to use for the caption
(default: 12).
height
number [0..29000]
Read-write. The height (in pixels) of the resulting
document (default: 720).
horizontal
number
Read-write. The horizontal spacing (in pixels)
between images (default: 1).
mode
NewDocumentMode
Read-write. The document color mode (default:
NewDocumentMode.RGB).
resolution
number [35..1200]
Read-write. The resolution of the document in pixels
per inch (default: 72.0).
rowCount
number [1..100]
Read-write. The number of rows to use (default: 6).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
contactSheetOptions object.
useAutoSpacing
boolean
Read-write. True to auto space the images (default:
true).
vertical
number [0..29000]
Read-write. The vertical spacing (in pixels) between
images (default: 1).
Valid only when useAutoSpacing = false.
width
number [100..29000] Read-write. The width (in pixels) of the resulting
document (default: 576).
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CountItem
A counted item in a document. Access through the Document.countItems collection. See the
Document.autoCount() method.
Note: This feature is available in the Extended Version only.
For additional information about count items, see Adobe Photoshop CS6 help on the Count Tool.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
position
array of
UnitValue
Read-only. The position of the count item in the document.
parent
Document
Read-only. The containing document.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced CountItem
object.
Parameter type
Returns
Methods
Method
remove
()
What it does
Deletes the CountItem object.
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CountItems
The collection of CountItem objects in the document.
Access through the Document.countItems collection property. For example:
app.activeDocument.countItems.removeAll()
Note: This feature is available in the Extended Version only.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of elements in the CountItems
collection.
parent
Document
Read-only. The containing document.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced CountItems
object.
Parameter type
Returns
What it does
CountItem
Creates a new count item object and
adds it to this collection.
Methods
Method
add
(position)
array of UnitValue
Parameter position (x,y) represents
the horizontal and vertical positions,
respectively, of the CountItem object.
CountItem
getByName
(name)
removeAll
()
string
Get the first element in the
CountItems collection with the
provided name.
Removes all CountItem objects from
the CountItems collection.
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DCS1_SaveOptions
Options for saving a CMYK document in DCS1 format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
dCS
DCSType
Read-write. (default: DCSType.COLORCOMPOSITE).
embedColorProfile
boolean
Read-write. True to embed the color profile in the
document
encoding
SaveEncoding
Read-write. The type of encoding to use for document
(default: SaveEncoding.BINARY ).
halftoneScreen
boolean
Read-write. True to include halftone screen (default:
false).
interpolation
boolean
Read-write. True to use image interpolation (default:
false)
preview
Preview
Read-write. The type of preview (default:
Preview.MACOSEIGHTBIT ).
transferFunction
boolean
Read-write. True to include the Transfer functions to
compensate for dot gain between the image and film
(default: false).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
DCS1_SaveOptions object.
vectorData
boolean
Read-write. True to include vector data.
Valid only if the document includes vector data
(unrasterized text).
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DCS2_SaveOptions
Options for saving a CMYK document in DCS2 format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
dCS
DCSType
Read-write. The type of composite file to create
(default: DCSType.NOCOMPOSITE).
embedColorProfile
boolean
Read-write. True to embed the color profile in the
document.
encoding
SaveEncoding
Read-write. The type of encoding to use (default:
SaveEncoding.BINARY ).
halftoneScreen
boolean
Read-write. True to include the halftone screen
(default: false).
interpolation
boolean
Read-write. True to use image interpolation (default:
false).
multiFileDCS
boolean
Read-write. True to save color channels as multiple
files or a single file (default: false).
preview
Preview
Read-write. The preview type (default:
Preview.MACOSEIGHTBIT ).
spotColors
boolean
Read-write. True to save spot colors.
transferFunction
boolean
Read-write. True to include the Transfer functions to
compensate for dot gain between the image and film
(default: false).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
DCS2_SaveOptions object.
vectorData
boolean
Read-write. True to include vector data.
Valid only if the document includes vector data
(unrasterized text).
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DICOMOpenOptions
Options for opening a document in DICOM format using the Application.open() method.
Note: This feature is available in the Extended Version only.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
anonymize
boolean
Read-write. True to make the patient
information anonymous.
columns
number
Read-write. Number of columns in n-up
configuration.
reverse
boolean
Read-write. True to reverse (invert) the image.
rows
number
Read-write. The number of rows in n-up
configuration.
showOverlays
boolean
Read-write. True to show overlays.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
DICOMOpenOptions object.
windowLevel
number
Read-write. The contrast of the image in
Houndsfield units.
windowWidth
number
Read-write. The brightness of the image in
Houndsfield units.
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Document
The active containment object for layers and all other objects in the script; the basic canvas for the file.
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Access the object for the currently active document through Application.activeDocument.
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You can access other documents, or iterate through all open documents using the list in the
Application.documents collection. You can access individual documents in the list by index, or use
Documents.getByName() to retrieve them by name.
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Create documents programmatically using the Documents.add() method.
See Document sample script and the Documents collection object for examples.
Note: In Adobe Photoshop CS6, a document can also be referred to as an image or a canvas.
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The term image refers to the entire document and its contents. You can trim or crop an image.
You resize an image using the resizeImage() method.
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The term canvas refers to the space in which the document sits on the screen. You can rotate or
flip the canvas. You resize the canvas using the resizeCanvas() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
activeChannels
array of Channel
Read-write. The selected channels.
activeHistoryBrushSource Guide
Read-write. The history state to use with the
history brush.
activeHistoryState
Guide
Read-write. The selected HistoryState object.
activeLayer
ArtLayer or
LayerSet
Read-write. The selected layer.
artLayers
ArtLayers
Read-only. The art layers collection.
backgroundLayer
ArtLayer
Read-only. The background layer of the
document.
bitsPerChannel
BitsPerChannelType
Read-write. The number of bits per channel.
channels
Channels
Read-only. The channels collection.
colorProfileName
string
Read-write. The name of the color profile.
Valid only when colorProfileType =
ColorProfile.CUSTOM or WORKING.
colorProfileType
ColorProfileType
Read-write. Whether the document uses the
working color profile, a custom profile, or no
profile.
colorSamplers
ColorSamplers
Read-only. The current color samplers
associated with this document.
componentChannels
array of Channel
Read-only. The color channels that make up
the document; for instance, the Red, Green,
and Blue channels for an RGB document.
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countItems
CountItems
Read-only. The current count items.
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items, see Adobe Photoshop CS6 help
on the Count Tool.
fullName
File
Read-only. The full path name of the
document.
guides
Guides
Read-only. The guides collection.
height
UnitValue
Read-only. The height of the document (unit
value).
histogram
array of number
Read-only. A histogram showing the number
of pixels at each color intensity level for the
composite channel. The array c ontains 256
members.
Valid only when mode = DocumentMode.RGB,
CMYK; or INDEXEDCOLOR.
historyStates
HistoryStates
Read-only. The history states collection.
info
DocumentInfo
Read-only. Metadata about the document.
layerComps
LayerComps
Read-only. The layer compositions collection.
layers
Layers
Read-only. The layers collection.
layerSets
LayerSets
Read-only. The layer set collection.
managed
boolean
Read-only. True if the document a is workgroup
document.
measurementScale
MeasurementScale
Read-only. The measurement scale for the
document.
Note: The measurement scale feature is
available in the Extended version only.
mode
DocumentMode
Read-only. The color profile.
name
string
Read-only. The document's name.
parent
Application
Read-only. The application object that contains
this document.
path
File
Read-only. The path to the document.
pathItems
PathItems
Read-only. The path items collection.
pixelAspectRatio
number
[0.100..10.000]
Read-write. The (custom) pixel aspect ratio to
use.
printSettings
DocumentPrintSettin Read-only. The print settings for the document.
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Value type
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quickMaskMode
boolean
Read-write. True if the document is in Quick
Mask mode.
resolution
number
Read-only. The document’s resolution (in pixels
per inch).
saved
boolean
Read-only. True if the document has been
saved since the last change.
selection
Selection
Read-only. The selected area of the document.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the Document
object.
width
UnitValue
Read-only. The width of the document (unit
value).
xmpMetadata
xmpMetadata
Read-only. XMP metadata for the document.
Camera RAW settings for the image are stored
here for example.
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Methods
Method
Parameter type
Returns
Counts the number of objects in a
document. Available in the Extended
Version only.
autoCount
(channel,
threshold)
What it does
Channel
number
Creates a CountItem object for each
object counted.
For additional information about how to
set up objects to count, see the Count Tool
in the Adobe Photoshop CS6 Help
Changes the color profile of the
document.
changeMode
(destinationMode
[, options])
ChangeMode
BitmapConversionOptions
or
IndexedConversionOptions
Closes the document. If any changes have
been made, the script presents an alert
with three options: save, do not save,
prompt to save. The optional parameter
specifies a selection in the alert box
(default: SaveOptionsType.
PROMPTTOSAVECHANGES).
close
([saving])
SaveOptions
Changes the color profile.
convertProfile
(destinationProfile,
intent
[, blackPointCompensation]
[, dither])
string
Intent
boolean
boolean
The destinationProfile parameter must
be either a string that names the color
mode or Working RGB, Working CMYK,
Working Gray, Lab Color (meaning one
of the working color spaces or Lab color).
Crops the document. The bounds
parameter is an array of four coordinates
for the region remaining after cropping,
[left, top, right, bottom].
crop
(bounds
[, angle]
[, width]
[, height])
array of 4 UnitValue
number
UnitValue
UnitValue
Document
duplicate
([name ]
[, mergeLayersOnly]
)
string
boolean
Creates a duplicate of the document
object.
The optional parameter name provides the
name for the duplicated document.
The optional parameter
mergeLayersOnly indicates whether to
only duplicate merged layers.
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Exports the paths in the document to an
Illustrator file, or exports the document to
a file with Web or device viewing
optimizations.
exportDocument
(exportIn
[, exportAs]
[, options])
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File
ExportType
ExportOptionsIllustrator
—or—
ExportOptionsSaveForWeb
This is equivalent to choosing File >
Export > Paths To Illustrator, or File >
Save For Web and Devices.
Flattens all layers in the document.
flatten
()
Flips the image within the canvas in the
specified direction.
flipCanvas
(direction)
Direction
Imports annotations into the document.
importAnnotations
(file)
File
Flattens all visible layers in the document.
mergeVisibleLayers
()
ArtLayer
paste
([intoSelection])
boolean
Prints the document.
print
([sourceSpace]
[, printSpace]
[, intent]
[blackPointCompensation])
Pastes the contents of the clipboard into
the document. If the optional argument is
set to true and a selection is active, the
contents are pasted into the selection.
SourceSpaceType
string
Intent
boolean
printSpace specifies the color space for
the printer. Valid values are nothing (that
is, the same as the source); or Working
RGB, Working CMYK, Working Gray, Lab
Color (meaning one of the working color
spaces or Lab color); or a string specifying
a specific colorspace (default is same as
source).
Print one copy of the document.
printOneCopy
()
Rasterizes all layers.
rasterizeAllLayers
()
Record measurements of document.
recordMeasurements
([source]
[, dataPoints])
MeasurementSource
array of string
resizeCanvas
([width]
[, height]
[, anchor])
UnitValue
UnitValue
AnchorPosition
Changes the size of the image.
resizeImage
([width]
[, height]
[, resolution]
[, resampleMethod])
Changes the size of the canvas to display
more or less of the image but does not
change the image size. See resizeImage.
UnitValue
UnitValue
number
ResampleMethod
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Expands the document to show clipped
sections.
revealAll
()
Rotates the canvas (including the image)
in clockwise direction.
rotateCanvas
(angle)
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number
Saves the document.
save
()
Saves the document in a specific format.
saveAs
(saveIn
[, options]
[, asCopy]
[, extensionType])
File
object (see description)
boolean
Extension
Specify the save options appropriate to
the format by passing one of these
objects:
BMPSaveOptions
DCS1_SaveOptions
DCS2_SaveOptions
EPSSaveOptions
GIFSaveOptions
JPEGSaveOptions
PDFSaveOptions
PhotoshopSaveOptions
PICTFileSaveOptions
PICTResourceSaveOptions
PixarSaveOptions
PNGSaveOptions
RawSaveOptions
SGIRGBSaveOptions
TargaSaveOptions
TiffSaveOptions
array of
Document
splitChannels
()
suspendHistory
(historyString
javaScriptString)
string
string
Splits the document channels into
separate images.
Provides a single entry in history states for
the entire script provided by
javaScriptString. Allows a single undo
for all actions taken in the script.
The historyString parameter provides
the string to use for the history state.
The javaScriptString parameter
provides a string of JavaScript code to
excute while history is suspended.
Applies trapping to a CMYK document.
trap
(width)
number
trim
([type]
[, top]
[, left]
[, bottom]
[, right])
TrimType
boolean
boolean
boolean
boolean
Valid only when docRef.mode =
DocumentMode.CMYK.
Trims the transparent area around the
image on the specified sides of the canvas.
Default is true for all Boolean parameters.
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Document sample script
The following script creates a document that contains two images (a sunflower and a duck) obtained from
the Adobe Photoshop CS6 Samples folder and employs the following steps:
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Determines which image is larger.
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Resizes the smaller image to match the larger image.
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Creates a merged document twice as high as either image in order to hold both images.
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Selects part of the document and pastes the sunflower into the selection.
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Inverts the selection and pastes the duck into the lower part of the document.
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Positions the sunflower over the duck.
Document.jsx
// Save the current preferences
var startRulerUnits = app.preferences.rulerUnits
var startTypeUnits = app.preferences.typeUnits
var startDisplayDialogs = app.displayDialogs
// Set Adobe Photoshop CS6 to use pixels and display no dialogs
app.preferences.rulerUnits = Units.PIXELS
app.preferences.typeUnits = TypeUnits.PIXELS
app.displayDialogs = DialogModes.NO
// first close all the open documents
while (app.documents.length) {
app.activeDocument.close()
}
// Open the sunflower and duck files from the samples folder
var flowerDoc = open(File(app.path + "/Samples/Sunflower.psd"))
var duckDoc = open(File(app.path + "/Samples/Ducky.tif"))
//
//
//
if
Find out which document is larger
Resize the smaller document the to the larger document’s size
The resize requires the document be the active/front document
((flowerDoc.width.value * flowerDoc.height.value) >
(duckDoc.width.value * duckDoc.height.value)) {
app.activeDocument = duckDoc
duckDoc.resize(flowerDoc.width, flowerDoc.height)
}
else {
app.activeDocument = flowerDoc
flowerDoc.resizeImage(duckDoc.width, duckDoc.height)
}
// Create a new document twice as high as two files
var mergedDoc = app.documents.add(duckDoc.width, duckDoc.height * 2,
duckDoc.resolution, "FlowerOverDuck")
// Copy the flower to the top; make it the active document so we can manipulate it
app.activeDocument = flowerDoc
flowerDoc.activeLayer.copy()
//Paste the flower to the merged document, making the merged document active
app.activeDocument = mergedDoc
// Select a square area at the top of the new document
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var selRegion = Array(Array(0, 0),
Array(mergedDoc.width.value, 0),
Array(mergedDoc.width.value, mergedDoc.height.value / 2),
Array(0, mergedDoc.height.value / 2),
Array(0, 0))
// Create the selection
mergedDoc.selection.select(selRegion)
//Paste in the flower
mergedDoc.paste(TRUE)
// do the same thing for the duck
app.activeDocument = duckDoc
duckDoc.activeLayer.copy()
app.activeDocument = mergedDoc
mergedDoc.selection.select(selRegion)
// Inverting the selection so the bottom of the document is now selected
mergedDoc.selection.invert()
// Paste the duck
mergedDoc.paste(TRUE)
// get rid of our originals without modifying them
duckDoc.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES)
flowerDoc.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES)
// Reset the application preferences
app.preferences.rulerUnits = startRulerUnits
app.preferences.typeUnits = startTypeUnits
app.displayDialogs = startDisplayDialogs
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DocumentPrintSettings
The print settings for a document.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
backgroundColor
SolidColor
Read-write. Background color of page.
bleedWidth
UnitValue
Read-write. Bleed width
caption
boolean
Read-write. Print the caption found in FileInfo.
centerCropMarks
boolean
Read-write. Print center crop marks.
colorBars
boolean
Read-write. Print color calibration bars.
copies
number
Read-write. Number of copies to print.
cornerCropMarks
boolean
Read-write. Print corner crop marks.
colorHandling
PrintColorHandling
Read-only. Color handling.
activePrinter
string
Read-write. The currently active printer.
flip
boolean
Read-write. Flip the image horizontally.
hardProof
boolean
Read-write. Print a hard proof.
interpolate
boolean
Read-write.
labels
boolean
Read-write. Prints the document title.
mapBlack
boolean
Read-write. Map blacks.
negative
boolean
Read-write. Invert the image colors.
renderIntent
Intent
Read-write. Color conversion intent when print
space is different from the source space.
posX
UnitValue
Read-only. The x position of the image on
page.
posY
UnitValue
Read-only. The y position of the image on
page.
printBorder
UnitValue
Read-write. The width of the print border.
printerName
string
Read-write. Name of the printer.
printSpace
string
Read-write. color space for printer. Can be
nothing (meaning same as source); 'Working
RGB', 'Working CMYK', 'Working Gray', 'Lab
Color' (meaning one of the working spaces or
Lab color); or a string specifying a specific
colorspace (default is same as source)
registrationMarks
boolean
Read-write. Print registration marks.
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scale
number
Read-only. Scale of image on page.
vectorData
boolean
Read-write. Include vector data.
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Methods
Method
Parameter type
What it does
Set the position of the image on the page.
setPagePosition
(docPosition,
posX,
posY,
scale)
Returns
DocPositionStyle
UnitValue
UnitValue
number
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DocumentInfo
Metadata about a document object.
Access through the Document.info property. For example, the following sets the author, caption, and
copyrighted properties:
var docRef = open(fileList[i])
// set the file info
docRef.info.author = "Mr. Adobe programmer"
docRef.info.caption = "Adobe Photo shoot"
docRef.info.copyrighted = CopyrightedType.COPYRIGHTEDWORK
These values can be set interactively by choosing File > File Info.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
author
string
Read-write.
authorPosition
string
Read-write.
caption
string
Read-write.
captionWriter
string
Read-write.
category
string
Read-write.
city
string
Read-write.
copyrighted
CopyrightedType
Read-write. The copyrighted status.
copyrightNotice
string
Read-write.
country
string
Read-write.
creationDate
string
Read-write.
credit
string
Read-write.
exif
array of array [tag data]
Read-only. Camera data that includes
camera settings used when the image
was taken.
Each array member is a tag pair, an array
of [tag, tag_data]; for example, [
"camera" "Cannon"].
headline
string
Read-write.
instructions
string
Read-write.
jobName
string
Read-write.
keywords
array of string
Read-write. A list of keywords that can
identify the document or its contents.
ownerUrl
string
Read-write.
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Value type
What it is (Continued)
parent
Document
Read-only. The info object's container.
provinceState
string
Read-write.
source
string
Read-write.
supplementalCategories
array of string
Read-write.
title
string
Read-write.
transmissionReference
string
Read-write.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the
referenced info object.
urgency
Urgency
Read-write.
DocumentInfo sample Script
The following script sets document info (metadata) for all of the files in a specified folder and then saves
the modified files as low-quality JPEG images in a new folder without changing the originals.
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Ask the user to specify the folder that contains the original files and the output folder for the JPEG
images, and then check that the folders exist.
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Open each file and use the documentInfo object properties to tag it with the following metadata:
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author: Adobe programmer
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caption: Adobe Photo shoot
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captionWriter: Adobe programmer
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city: San Jose
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copyrightNotice: Copyright (c) Adobe programmer Photography
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copyrighted status: Copyrighted Work
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country: USA
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state: CA
Save the new documents in JPEG format with a low quality setting.
DocumentInfo.jsx
// Save the current preferences
var startDisplayDialogs = app.displayDialogs
// Set Adobe Photoshop CS6 to use pixels and display no dialogs
app.displayDialogs = DialogModes.NO
// ask the user for the input and output folders
var inputFolder = Folder.selectDialog("Select a folder to tag")
var outputFolder = Folder.selectDialog("Select a folder for the output files")
// see if we got something interesting from the dialog
if (inputFolder != null && outputFolder != null) {
// get all the files found in this folder
var fileList = inputFolder.getFiles()
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// save the outputs in JPEG
var jpegOptions = new JPEGSaveOptions()
// set the jpeg quality really low so the files are small
jpegOptions.quality = 1
// open each one in turn
for (var i = 0; i < fileList.length; i++) {
// The fileList includes both folders and files so open only files
if (fileList[i] instanceof File && fileList[i].hidden == false) {
// get a reference to the new document
var docRef = open(fileList[i])
// tag all of the documents with photo shoot information
docRef.info.author = "Adobe programmer"
docRef.info.caption = "Adobe Photo shoot"
docRef.info.captionWriter = "Adobe programmer"
docRef.info.city = "San Jose"
docRef.info.copyrightNotice = "Copyright (c) Adobe programmer
Photography"
docRef.info.copyrighted = CopyrightedType.COPYRIGHTEDWORK
docRef.info.country = "USA"
docRef.info.provinceState = "CA"
// change the date to a Adobe Photoshop CS6 date format
// "YYYYMMDD"
var theDate = new Date()
// the year is from 1900 ????
var theYear = (theDate.getYear() + 1900).toString()
// convert the month from 0..12 to 00..12
var theMonth = theDate.getMonth().toString()
if (theDate.getMonth() < 10) {
theMonth = "0" + theMonth
}
// convert the day from 0..31 to 00.31
var theDay = theDate.getDate().toString()
if (theDate.getDate() < 10) {
theDay = "0" + theDay
}
// stick them all together
docRef.info.creationDate = theYear + theMonth + theDay
// flatten because we are saving to JPEG
docRef.flatten()
// go to 8 bit because we are saving to JPEG
docRef.bitsPerChannel = BitsPerChannelType.EIGHT
// save and close
docRef.saveAs(new File(outputFolder + "/Output" + i + ".jpg"), jpegOptions)
// don’t modify the original
docRef.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES)
}
}
}
// Reset the application preferences
app.displayDialogs = startDisplayDialogs
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Documents
The collection of open Document objects.
Access this list through the Application.documents collection property, which is available through the app
global variable, or directly at the top level. For example, the following adds a new document to the
collection:
app.documents.add(800, 500, 72, "myDocument", NewDocumentMode.RGB)
—or—
documents.add(800, 500, 72, "myDocument", NewDocumentMode.RGB)
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of elements in the documents
collection.
parent
Application
Read-only. The containing application.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced documents
object.
Methods
Method
Parameter type
add
([width]
[, height]
[, resolution]
[, name]
[, mode]
[, initialFill]
[,pixelAspectRatio]
[, bitsPerChannel]
Returns
What it does
Document
Creates a new document object and
adds it to this collection.
UnitValue
UnitValue
number
string
NewDocumentMode
DocumentFill
number [0.1..10.00]
BitsPerChannelType
string
pixelAspectRatio: Default is 1.0, a
square aspect ratio.
bitsPerChannelType: Default is
BitsPerChannelType.EIGHT.
[,colorProfileName])
getByName
(name)
string
Document
Gets the first element in the
documents collection with the
provided name
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EPSOpenOptions
Options for opening a document in EPS format using the Application.open() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
antiAlias
boolean
Read-write. True to use antialias.
constrainProportions
boolean
Read-write. True to constrain the proportions of
the image.
height
UnitValue
Read-write. The height of the image (unit
value).
mode
OpenDocumentMode
Read-write. The color profile to use as the
document mode.
resolution
number
Read-write. The resolution of the document in
pixels per inch.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
EPSOpenOptions object.
width
UnitValue
Read-write. The width of the image (unit value).
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EPSSaveOptions
Options for saving a document in EPS format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
embedColorProfile
boolean
Read-write. True to embed the color profile in this
document.
encoding
SaveEncoding
Read-write. The type of encoding to use (default:
SaveEncoding.BINARY ).
halftoneScreen
boolean
Read-write. True to include the halftone screen
(default: false).
interpolation
boolean
Read-write. True to use image interpolation (default:
false).
preview
Preview
Read-write. The preview type.
psColorManagement
boolean
Read-write. True to use Postscript color management
(default: false).
transferFunction
boolean
Read-write. True to include the Transfer functions to
compensate for dot gain between the image and film
(default: false).
transparentWhites
boolean
Read-write. True to display white areas as
transparent.
Valid only when document.mode =
DocumentMode.BITMAP. See also changeMode().
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
EPSSaveOptions object.
vectorData
boolean
Read-write. True to include vector data.
Valid only if the document includes vector data (text).
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ExportOptionsIllustrator
Options for exporting PathItem objects to an Adobe Illustrator® file using using the
Document.exportDocument() method. These options are the options that you can provide when you
choose File > Export > Paths To Illustrator.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
path
IllustratorPathType
Read-write. The type of path to export
(default:
IllustratorPathType.DOCUMENTBOUNDS).
pathName
string
Read-write. The name of the path to export.
Valid only when path =
IllustratorPathType.NAMEDPATH.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
exportOptionsIllustrator object.
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ExportOptionsSaveForWeb
Options for optimizing a document for the web or devices using the Document.exportDocument()
method. These are the options that you can provide when you choose File > Save For Web and Devices.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
blur
number
Read-write. Applies blur to the image to reduce
artifacts (default: 0.0).
colorReduction
ColorReductionType Read-write. The color reduction algorithm (default:
ColorReductionType.SELECTIVE).
colors
number
Read-write. The number of colors in the palette
(default: 256).
dither
Dither
Read-write. The type of dither (default:
Dither.DIFFUSION).
ditherAmount
number
Read-write. The amount of dither (default: 100).
Valid only when
dither = Dither.DIFFUSION.
format
SaveDocumentType
Read-write. The file format to use (default:
SaveDocumentType.COMPUSERVEGIF).
Note: For this property, only COMPUSERVEGIF,
JPEG, PNG-8, PNG-24, and BMP are
supported.
includeProfile
boolean
Read-write. True to include the document’s
embedded color profile (default: false).
interlaced
boolean
Read-write. True to download in multiple passes;
progressive (default: false).
lossy
number
Read-write. The amount of lossiness allowed
(default: 0).
matteColor
RGBColor
Read-write. The colors to blend transparent pixels
against.
optimized
boolean
Read-write. True to create smaller but less
compatible files (default: true).
Valid only when
format = SaveDocumentType.JPEG.
PNG8
boolean
Read-write. Indicates the number of bits; true = 8,
false = 24 (default: true).
Valid only when
format = SaveDocumentType.PNG.
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Property
Value type
What it is (Continued)
quality
number [0..100]
Read-write. The quality of the produced image as a
percentage; default: 60.
transparency
boolean
Read-write. Indication of transparent areas of the
image should be included in the saved
image(default: true).
transparencyAmount
number
Read-write. The amont of transparency dither
(default: 100).
Valid only if transparency = true.
transparencyDither
Dither
Read-write. The transparency dither algorithm
(default: transparencyDither = Dither.NONE).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
ExportOptionsSaveForWeb object.
webSnap
number
Read-write. The tolerance amount within which to
snap close colors to web palette colors (default: 0).
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Folder
ExtendScript defines the JavaScript classes File and Folder to encapsulate file-system references in a
platform-independent manner; see ‘JavaScript support in Adobe Photoshop CS6’ on page 32. For
references details of these classes, see the JavaScript Tools Guide.
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GalleryBannerOptions
Options for the bannerOptions property of the GalleryOptions object.
Tip: You can preserve default values for many of these properties by setting the GalleryOptions property
preserveAllMetadata to true; this is the same as choosing File > Automate > Web Photo Gallery, and
then choosing Preserve all metadata in the Options area of the Web Photo Gallery dialog.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
contactInfo
string
Read-write. The web photo gallery
contact info.
date
string
Read-write. The web photo gallery date
(default: current date).
font
GalleryFontType
Read-write. The font setting for the
banner text (default:
GalleryFontType.ARIAL).
fontSize
number [1..7]
Read-write. The font size for the banner
text (default: 3).
photographer
string
Read-write. The web photo gallery
photographer.
siteName
string
Read-write. The web photo gallery site
name (default:
Adobe Web Photo Gallery).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the
referenced galleryBannerOptions
object.
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GalleryCustomColorOptions
Options for the customColorOptions property of the GalleryOptions object.
Tip: You can preserve default values for many of these properties by setting the GalleryOptions property
preserveAllMetadata to true; this is the same as choosing File > Automate > Web Photo Gallery, and
then choosing Preserve all metadata in the Options area of the Web Photo Gallery dialog.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
activeLinkColor
RGBColor
Read-write. The color to use to indicate
an active link.
backgroundColor
RGBColor
Read-write. The background color.
bannerColor
RGBColor
Read-write. The banner color.
linkColor
RGBColor
Read-write. The color to use to indicate a
link.
textColor
RGBColor
Read-write. The text color.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the
referenced
galleryCustomColorOptions object.
visitedLinkColor
RGBColor
Read-write. The color to use to indicate a
visited link.
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GalleryImagesOptions
Options for the imagesOptions property of the GalleryOptions object.
Tip: You can preserve default values for many of these properties by setting the GalleryOptions property
preserveAllMetadata to true; this is the same as choosing File > Automate > Web Photo Gallery, and
then choosing Preserve all metadata in the Options area of the Web Photo Gallery dialog.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
border
number [0..99]
Read-write. The size (in pixels) of the border
that separates images (default: 0).
caption
boolean
Read-write. True to generate image captions
(default: false).
dimension
number
Read-write. The resized image dimensions in
pixels (default: 350).
Valid only when resizeImages = true.
font
GalleryFontType
Read-write. The font to use for image
captions (default: GalleryFontType.ARIAL).
fontSize
number [1..7]
Read-write. The font size for image captions
(default: 3).
Valid only when caption = true.
imageQuality
number [0..12]
Read-write. The quality setting for a JPEG
image (default: 5).
includeCopyright
boolean
Read-write. True to include copyright
information in captions (default: false).
Valid only when caption = true.
includeCredits
boolean
Read-write. True to include the credits in
image captions (default: false).
Valid only when caption = true.
includeFilename
boolean
Read-write. True to include the file name in
image captions (default: true).
Valid only when caption = true.
includeTitle
boolean
Read-write. True to include the title in image
captions (default: false).
Valid only when caption = true.
numericLinks
boolean
Read-write. True to add numeric links
(default: true).
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resizeConstraint
GalleryConstrainType
Read-write. The image dimensions to
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GalleryConstrainType.CONSTRAINBOTH).
Valid only when resizeImages = true.
resizeImages
boolean
Read-write. True to automatically resize
images for placement on the gallery pages
(default: true).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
galleryImagesOptions object.
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GalleryOptions
Options for a Web photo gallery, created with Application.makePhotoGallery().
Tip: You can preserve default values for many of these properties by choosing File > Automate > Web
Photo Gallery, and then choosing Preserve all metadata in the Options area of the Web Photo
Gallery dialog.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
addSizeAttributes
boolean
Read-write. True to add width and
height attributes for images (default:
true).
bannerOptions
GalleryBannerOptions
Read-write. The options related to
banner settings.
customColorOptions
GalleryCustomColorOptions Read-write. The options related to
custom color settings.
emailAddress
string
Read-write. The email address to show
on the web page.
imagesOptions
GalleryImagesOptions
Read-write. The options related to
images settings.
includeSubFolders
boolean
Read-write. True to include all files
found in sub folders of the input
folder (default: true).
layoutStyle
string
Read-write. The style to use for laying
out the web page (default: Centered
Frame 1 - Basic).
preserveAllMetadata
boolean
Read-write. True to save metadata
(default: false).
securityOptions
GallerySecurityOptions
Read-write. The options related to
security settings.
thumbnailOptions
GalleryThumbnailOptions
Read-write. The options related to
thumbnail image settings.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the
referenced galleryOptions object.
useShortExtension
boolean
Read-write. True to use the short web
page extension .htm. If false, use the
web page extension .html (default:
true).
useUTF8Encoding
boolean
Read-write. True to use UTF-8
encoding for the web page (default:
false).
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GallerySecurityOptions
Options for the securityOptions property of the GalleryOptions object.
Tip: You can preserve default values for many of these properties by setting the GalleryOptions property
preserveAllMetadata to true; this is the same as choosing File > Automate > Web Photo Gallery, and
then choosing Preserve all metadata in the Options area of the Web Photo Gallery dialog.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
content
GallerySecurityType
Read-write. The web photo gallery
security content (default:
GallerySecurityType.NONE).
font
GalleryFontType
Read-write. The web photo gallery
security font (default:
GalleryFontType.ARIAL).
fontSize
number [1..72]
Read-write. The web photo gallery
security font size (default: 3).
opacity
number
Read-write. The web page security
opacity as a percent (default: 100).
text
string
Read-write. The web photo gallery
security custom text.
textColor
GallerySecurityTextColorType
Read-write. The web page security text
color.
textPosition
GallerySecurityTextPositionType
Read-write. The web photo gallery
security text position (default:
GallerySecurityTextPositionType.
CENTERED).
textRotate
GallerySecurityTextRotateType
Read-write. The web photo gallery
security text orientation to use (default:
GallerySecurityTextRotateType.
ZERO).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the
referenced gallerySecurityOptions
object.
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GalleryThumbnailOptions
Options for the thumbnailOptions property of the GalleryOptions object.
Tip: You can preserve default values for many of these properties by setting the GalleryOptions property
preserveAllMetadata to true; this is the same as choosing File > Automate > Web Photo Gallery, and
then choosing Preserve all metadata in the Options area of the Web Photo Gallery dialog.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
border
number [0..99]
Read-write. The amount of border pixels you
want around your thumbnail images (default:
0).
caption
boolean
Read-write. True if there is a caption (default:
false).
columnCount
number
Read-write. The number of columns on the
page (default: 5).
dimension
number
Read-write. The web photo gallery thumbnail
dimension in pixels (default: 75).
font
GalleryFontType
Read-write. The web photo gallery font
(default: GalleryFontType.ARIAL).
fontSize
number [1..7]
Read-write. The font size for thumbnail
images text (default: 3).
includeCopyright
boolean
Read-write. True to include copyright
information for thumbnails (default: false).
includeCredits
boolean
Read-write. True to include credits for
thumbnails (default: false).
includeFilename
boolean
Read-write. True to include file names for
thumbnails (default: false).
includeTitle
boolean
Read-write. True to include titles for
thumbnails (default: false).
rowCount
number
Read-write. The number of rows on the page
(default: 3).
size
GalleryThumbSizeType
Read-write. The thumbnail image size
(default: GalleryThumbSizeType.MEDIUM).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
GalleryThumbnailOptions object.
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GIFSaveOptions
Options for saving a document in GIF format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
colors
number
Read-write. The number of palette colors.
Valid only when palette =
Palette.LOCALADAPTIVE, LOCALPERCEPTUAL,
LOCALSELECTIVE, MACOSPALETTE, UNIFORM,
WEBPALETTE; or WINDOWSPALETTE .
dither
Dither
Read-write. The dither type.
ditherAmount
number [1..100]
Read-write. The amount of dither (default: 75).
Valid only when dither = Dither.DIFFUSION.
forced
ForcedColors
Read-write. The type of colors to force into the
color palette.
interlaced
boolean
Read-write. True if rows should be interlaced
(default: false).
matte
MatteType
Read-write. The color to use to fill anti-aliased
edges adjacent to transparent areas of the image
(default: MatteType.WHITE).
When transparency = false, the matte color is
applied to transparent areas.
palette
PaletteType
Read-write. The type of palette to use (default:
Palette.LOCALSELECTIVE).
preserveExactColors
boolean
Read-write. True to protect colors in the image
that contain entries in the color table from being
dithered.
Valid only when dither = Dither.DIFFUSION.
transparency
boolean
Read-write. True to preserve transparent areas of
the image during conversion to GIF format.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
GIFSaveOptions object.
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GrayColor
Defines a gray color, used in the SolidColor object.
See also CMYKColor, HSBColor, LabColor, NoColor, RGBColor
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
gray
number [0.0..100.0] Read-write. The gray value (default: 0.0).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced grayColor
object.
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Guide
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
direction
Direction
Read-write. Indicates whether the guide is
vertical or horizontal.
coordinate
UnitValue
Read-write. Location of the guide from origin
of image.
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Guides
The collection of open Guide objects.
Access this list through the Document.guides collection property, which is available through the
activeDocument object. For example, the following adds a new guide to the collection:
activeDocument.guides.add (Direction.HORIZONTAL,UnitValue(20,20))
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of elements in the guides
collection.
parent
Document
Read-only. The containing document.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced guides
object.
Methods
Method
Parameter type
add
(direction
, coordinate)
getByName
(name)
Returns
What it does
Guide
Creates a new guide object and adds
it to this collection.
Guide
Gets the first element in the guides
collection with the provided name
Direction
UnitValue
string
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HistoryState
A version of the document stored automatically (and added to the HistoryStates collection), which
preserves the document’s state, each time the document is changed.
Access through Document.historyStates collection. You can access a state in the list by name. For example,
this assigns a property value in the state object named "AddLayerMask":
var stateRef = app.activeDocument.historyState.getByName("AddLayerMask");
stateRef.snapshot = true;
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
name
string
Read-only. The HistoryState object's name.
parent
Document
Read-only. The containing document.
snapshot
boolean
Read-only. True if the history state is a snapshot.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced HistoryState
object.
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HistoryStates
The collection of Guide objects in the document.
Access through Document.historyStates collection property. For example, this accesses one of the states in
the collection by index:
myState = app.activeDocument.historyStates[7];
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of elements in the HistoryStates
collection.
parent
Document
Read-only. The containing document.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
HistoryStates object.
Parameter type
Returns
What it does
Guide
Get the first element in the
HistoryStates collection with the
provided name.
Methods
Method
getByName
(name)
string
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Defines an HSB color, used in the SolidColor object.
See also CMYKColor, GrayColor, LabColor, NoColor, RGBColor
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
brightness
number[0.0..100.0]
Read-write. The brightness value.
hue
number [0.0..360.0] Read-write. The hue value.
saturation
number [0.0..100.0] Read-write. The saturation value.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced HSBColor
object.
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IndexedConversionOptions
Options for converting an RGB image to an indexed color model using Document.changeMode().
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
colors
number
Read-write. The number of palette colors.
Valid only when palette =
Palette.LOCALADAPTIVE, LOCALPERCEPTUAL,
LOCALSELECTIVE, MACOSPALETTE, UNIFORM,
WEBPALETTE, or WINDOWSPALETTE.
dither
Dither
Read-write. The dither type.
ditherAmount
number [1..100]
Read-write. The amount of dither.
Valid only when dither = Dither.diffusion.
forced
ForcedColors
Read-write. The type of colors to force into the
color palette.
matte
MatteType
Read-write. The color to use to fill anti-aliased
edges adjacent to transparent areas of the image
(default: MatteType.WHITE).
When transparency = false, the matte color is
applied to transparent areas.
palette
PaletteType
Read-write. The palette type (default:
Palette.EXACT ).
preserveExactColors
boolean
Read-write. True to protect colors in the image
that contain entries in the color table from being
dithered.
Valid only when dither = Dither.DIFFUSION.
transparency
boolean
Read-write. True to preserve transparent areas of
the image during conversion to GIF format.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
IndexedConversionOptions object.
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JPEGSaveOptions
Options for saving a document in JPEG format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
embedColorProfile
boolean
Read-write. True to embed the color profile in the
document.
formatOptions
FormatOptions
Read-write.The download format to use (default:
FormatOptions.STANDARDBASELINE).
matte
MatteType
Read-write. The color to use to fill anti-aliased edges
adjacent to transparent areas of the image (default:
MatteType.WHITE).
When transparency is turned off for an image, the
matte color is applied to transparent areas.
quality
number [0..12]
Read-write. The image quality setting to use; affects
file size and compression (default: 3).
scans
number [3..5]
Read-write. The number of scans to make to
incrementally display the image on the page
(default: 3).
Valid only for when formatOptions =
FormatOptions.PROGRESSIVE.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
JPEGSaveOptions object.
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LabColor
Defines an LAB color, used in the SolidColor object.
See also CMYKColor, GrayColor, HSBColor, NoColor, RGBColor
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
a
number [-128.0..127.0]
Read-write. The a-value.
b
number [-128.0..127.0]
Read-write. The b-value.
l
number [0.0..100.0]
Read-write. The L-value.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
LabColor object.
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LayerComp
A snapshot of a state of the layers in a document, which can be used to view different page layouts or
compositions.
Access through Document.layerComps collection. You can access a layer comp by its name. For example,
this sets the comment property value for a LayerComp object named myLayerComp:
var layercompRef = app.activeDocument.layerComps.getByName("myLayerComp");
layercompRef.comment = "View from shoreline";
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
appearance
boolean
Read-write. True to use layer appearance (layer styles) settings.
comment
string
Read-write. A description of the layer comp.
name
string
Read-write. The name of the layer comp.
parent
Document
Read-write. The containing document.
position
boolean
Read-write. True to use layer position.
selected
boolean
Read-only. True if the layer comp is currently selected.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced layerComp object.
visibility
boolean
Read-write. True to use layer visibility settings .
Methods
Method
apply
Parameter type
Returns
What it does
Applies the layer comp to the document.
()
recapture
()
remove
Recaptures the current layer state(s) for
this layer comp.
Deletes the layerComp object.
()
resetfromComp
()
Resets the layer comp state to the
document state.
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LayerComps
The collection of LayerComp objects in the document.
Access through the Document.layerComps collection property. For example:
app.activeDocument.layerComps.add("myLayerComp", "View from Shoreline",
true, true, true);
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of elements in the layerComps
collection.
parent
Document
Read-only. The containing document.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
layerComps object.
Parameter type
Returns
What it does
LayerComp
Creates a new layer composition
object and adds it to this collection.
LayerComp
Gets the first element in the
collection with the provided name.
Methods
Method
add
(name,
comment,
appearance,
position,
visibility)
string
string
boolean
boolean
boolean
getByName
(name)
removeAll
()
string
Removes all member objects from
the layerComps collection.
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Layers
The collection of layer objects, including ArtLayer and LayerSet objects, in the document. Access through
Document.layers, or the LayerSet.layers collections properties.
For example, this uses the length property to count the number of layer objects in the active document,
then displays the number on the screen:
var layerNum = app.activeDocument.layers.length
alert(layerNum)
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of elements in the layers
collection.
parent
Document or
LayerSet
Read-only. The containing document or layer set.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced layers object.
Parameter type
Returns
What it does
Layer
Gets the first element in the layers
collection with the provided name.
Methods
Method
getByName
(name)
removeAll
()
string
Removes all layers from the collection.
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LayerSet
A group of layer objects, which can include ArtLayer objects and other (nested) LayerSet objects. A single
command can manipulate all layers in the set.
Access top-level layers sets in a document through the Document.layerSets collection. You can access a
layer set by name. For example, the following sets the allLocked value for "myLayerSet":
var layerSetRef = app.activeDocument.layerSets.getByName("myLayerSet");
layerSetRef.allLocked = true
Access nested layer sets through the LayerSet.layerSets collection in the parent set. For example:
app.activeDocument.layerSets[0].layerSets[0];
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
allLocked
boolean
Read-write. True if the contents in the layers in this set
are not editable.
artLayers
ArtLayers
Read-only. The art layers in this layer set.
blendMode
BlendMode
Read-write. The blend mode to use for the layer set.
bounds
array of UnitValue Read-only. The bounding rectangle of the layer set.
enabledChannels
array of Channel
Read-write. The channels enabled for the layer set; must
be a list of component channels. See Channel.kind.
layers
Layers
Read-only. The layers in this layer set.
layerSets
LayerSets
Read-only. Nested layer sets contained within this layer
set.
linkedLayers
array of ArtLayer
and/or LayerSet
Read-only. The layers linked to this layerSet object.
name
string
Read-write. The name of this layer set.
opacity
number [0.0..100.0] Read-write. The master opacity of the set.
parent
Document or
LayerSet
Read-only. The containing document or layer set.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced LayerSet
object.
visible
boolean
Read-write. True if the set is visible.
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Methods
Method
Parameter type
LayerSet
duplicate
([relativeObject]
[, insertionLocation])
Returns
ArtLayer
LayerSet
Links the layer set with another
layer.
or
ArtLayer
merge
()
insertionLocation)
Merges the layerset; returns a
reference to the art layer created
by this method.
Moves the object.
move
(relativeObject,
Creates a duplicate of the object.
ArtLayer or
LayerSet
ElementPlacement
link
(with)
What it does
ArtLayer or
LayerSet
ElementPlacement
Deletes the object.
remove
()
resize
([horizontal]
[, vertical]
[, anchor])
number
number
AnchorPosition
rotate
(angle
[, anchor])
number
AnchorPosition
translate
([deltaX]
[, deltaY])
unlink
()
UnitValue
UnitValue
Resizes all layers in the layer set to
to the specified dimensions (as a
percentage of its current size) and
places the layer set in the
specified position.
Rotates all layers in the layer set
around the specified anchor point
(default:
AnchorPosition.MIDDLECENTER)
Moves the position relative to its
current position.
Unlinks the layer set.
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LayerSets
The collection of LayerSet objects in the document.
Access the top-level layer sets in a document through the Document.layerSets collection property. For
example:
var layerSetRef = app.activeDocument.layerSets.add()
Access the nested layer sets through the LayerSet.layerSets collection property in the parent set. For
example:
var layerSetRef = app.activeDocument.layerSets.getByName("myParentSet");
var childSet = layerSetRef.layerSets.getByName("myChildSet");
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of elements in the LayerSets
collection.
parent
Document or
LayerSet
Read-only. The containing document or layer set.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced layerSets
object.
Parameter type
Returns
What it does
LayerSet
Creates a new layer set object and adds it to
the collection.
LayerSet
Gets the first element in the collection with
the provided name.
Methods
Method
add
()
getByName
(name)
string
removeAll
()
Removes all member layer sets, and any
layers or layer sets they contain, from the
document.
LayerSets sample script
The following script creates three layer sets, then nests a second layer set in each layer set, and then
creates a text layer in each nested set that that displays the text "Layer in n Set Inside n Set", where n
represents the ordinal number of the set (first, second, or third).
Note: This script uses the ExtendScript $ debugging object. For further details, see the JavaScript Tools
Guide.
LayerSets.jsx
$.level = 1
//close all open documents
while (app.documents.length) {
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app.activeDocument.close()
}
// create a working document
var docRef = app.documents.add()
// create an array to hold the layer sets
var myLayerSets = new Array()
// Create an array to hold the text
var textArray = Array("First", "Second", "Third")
//Create an indexer variable
var i = 0
// Create three layer sets at the top level
for (i = 0; i < 3; i++) {
myLayerSets[i] = new Array()
myLayerSets[i][0] = docRef.layerSets.add()
}
// Rearrange the layer sets with the first one on top, second next, etc.
myLayerSets[1][0].moveAfter(myLayerSets[0][0])
myLayerSets[2][0].moveAfter(myLayerSets[1][0])
// Create a layer set inside each layer set
for (i = 0; i < 3; i++) {
myLayerSets[i][0].name = textArray[i] + " Set"
myLayerSets[i][1] = myLayerSets[i][0].layerSets.add()
myLayerSets[i][1].name = "Inside " + textArray[i] + " Set"
}
// Create an array to hold the layers
var myLayers = new Array()
// Create a text layer with a description inside each layer set
for (i = 0; i < 3; i++) {
myLayers[i] = myLayerSets[i][1].artLayers.add()
myLayers[i].kind = LayerKind.TEXT
myLayers[i].textItem.contents = "Layer in " + textArray[i] + " Set Inside "
+ textArray[i] + " Set"
myLayers[i].textItem.position = Array(app.activeDocument.width * i * 0.33,
app.activeDocument.height * (i + 1) * 0.25)
myLayers[i].textItem.size = 12
}
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MeasurementLog
The measurement log for the application. Access through the Application.measurementLog property.
Note: This feature is available in the Extended Version only.
Methods
Method
Parameter type
File
MeasurementRange
array of string
deleteMeasurements
([range])
What it does
Export measurement to a file.
exportMeasurements
([file]
[, range])
[, dataPoints])
Returns
MeasurementRange
Delete measurements from
the log.
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MeasurementScale
The measurement scale for the document. Access through the Document.measurementScale property.
For example:
app.activeDocument.measurementScale.pixelLength = 25
Note: This feature is available in the Extended Version only.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
pixelLength
number
Read-write. The length in pixels this scale equates to.
logicalLength
number
Read-write. The logical length this scale equates to.
logicalUnits
string
Read-write. The logical units for this scale.
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NoColor
Represents a missing color object, used in the SolidColor object.
See also CMYKColor, GrayColor, HSBColor, LabColor, RGBColor
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced noColor
object.
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Notifier
An event-handler object that tells a script to execute specified code when a specified event occurs.
Notifiers must be enabled using the Application.notifiersEnabled property.
Access through the Application.notifiers collection.
Note: Events that occur within scripts do not generally trigger notifiers, because they occur inside a "play
script" event.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
event
string
Read-only. The event identifier, a four-character code or a
unique string.
For a list of four-character codes, see Appendix A: Event ID
Codes.
eventClass
string
Read-only. The class identifier, a four-character code or a
unique string.
When an event applies to multiple types of objects, use this
propery to distinguish which object this notifier applies to.
For example, the Make event ("Mk ") can apply to
documents ("Dcmn"), channels ("Chnl") and other objects.
eventFile
File
Read-only. The path to the file to execute when the event
occurs and activates the notifier.
parent
Application
Read-only. The containing application.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced object.
Parameter type
Returns
Methods
Method
remove
()
What it does
Deletes this object.
You can also remove a Notifier object
from the Script Events Manager
drop-down list by deleting the file named
Script Events Manager.xml from the
Photoshop preferences folder. See Adobe
Photoshop CS6 help for more information.
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Notifiers
The collection of Notifier objects in the document. Access through the Application.notifiers collection
property. For example:
var notRef = app.notifiers.add("OnClickGoButton", eventFile)
Notifiers must be enabled using the Application.notifiersEnabled property.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of elements in the notifiers
collection.
parent
Application
Read-only. The notifiers object’s container
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced notifiers object.
Methods
Method
Parameter type Returns
Notifier
add
(event,
eventFile
[, eventClass])
string
File
string
What it does
Creates a notifier object and adds it to this
collection.
event defines the class ID of the event: use a
4-characters code or a unique string. See
Appendix A: Event ID Codes.
eventFile defines the script file that
executes when the event occurs.
When an event applies to multiple types of
objects, use the eventClass (a 4-character ID
or unique string) to distinguish which object
this Notifier applies to. For example, the
Make event ("Mk ") applies to documents
("Dcmn"), channels ("Chnl") and other
objects.
Tip: When specifying an event or event calss
wtih a 4-character ID code, omit the
single quotes in your code.
removeAll
()
Removes all member objects from the
notifiers collection.
You can also remove a notifier object from
the Script Events Manager drop-down list by
deleting the file named Script Events
Manager.xml from the Photoshop
preferences folder. See Adobe
Photoshop CS6 help for more information.
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PathItem
A path or drawing object, such as the outline of a shape or a straight or curved line, which contains sub
paths that define its geometry.
Access through the collection in the Document.pathItems property. For example, this selects a named
path item:
var currentPathItem = app.activeDocument.pathItems.getByName("myPath");
currentPathItem.select()
Create these objects by passing a set of SubPathInfo objects to the PathItems.add() method. This method
creates a SubPathItem object for each SubPathInfo object, and creates and returns a new PathItem object
for the path represented by all of the subpaths.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
kind
PathKind
Read-write. The type.
name
string
Read-write. The name.
parent
Document
Read-only. The containing document.
subPathItems
SubPathItems
Read-only. The contained sub-path objects.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
pathItem object.
Methods
Method
Parameter type
()
duplicate
string
fillPath
([fillColor]
[, mode]
[, opacity]
[, preserveTransparency]
[, feather]
[, wholePath]
[, antiAlias])
What it does
Deselects this pathItem
object.
deselect
(name)
Returns
SolidColor
ColorBlendMode
number [0..100]
boolean
number [0.0..250.0]
boolean
boolean
Duplicates this
pathItem object with
the new name.
Fills the area enclosed by
this path.
opacity is a percentage.
feather is in pixels.
If wholePath is true, all
subpaths are used when
doing the fill (default:
true).
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Parameter type
Returns
makeClippingPath
([flatness])
number [0.2..100]
makeSelection
([feather]
[, antiAlias]
[, operation])
number [0.0..250.0]
boolean
SelectionType
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What it does
Makes this the clipping
path for this document.
flatness tells the
PostScript printer how to
approximate curves in
the path.
Makes a Selection object
whose border is this
path.
feather is in pixels.
Deletes this object.
remove
()
Makes this the active or
selected PathItem
object.
select
()
strokePath
([tool]
[, simulatePressure])
ToolType
boolean
Strokes the path with
the specified tool.
PathItem sample script
The following creates a path in three segments: two diagonal lines that form a V, and a curved line above
the V that makes it look like a 2D ice cream cone.
Paths.jsx
// Save the current preferences
var startRulerUnits = app.preferences.rulerUnits
var startTypeUnits = app.preferences.typeUnits
var startDisplayDialogs = app.displayDialogs
// Set Adobe Photoshop CS6 to use pixels and display no dialogs
app.preferences.rulerUnits = Units.PIXELS
app.preferences.typeUnits = TypeUnits.PIXELS
app.displayDialogs = DialogModes.NO
// first close all the open documents
while (app.documents.length) {
app.activeDocument.close()
}
// create a document to work with
var docRef = app.documents.add(5000, 7000, 72, "Simple Line")
//line 1--it’s a straight line so the coordinates for anchor, left, and right
//for each point have the same coordinates
var lineArray = new Array()
lineArray[0] = new PathPointInfo
lineArray[0].kind = PointKind.CORNERPOINT
lineArray[0].anchor = Array(100, 100)
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lineArray[0].leftDirection = lineArray[0].anchor
lineArray[0].rightDirection = lineArray[0].anchor
lineArray[1] = new PathPointInfo
lineArray[1].kind = PointKind.CORNERPOINT
lineArray[1].anchor = Array(150, 200)
lineArray[1].leftDirection = lineArray[1].anchor
lineArray[1].rightDirection = lineArray[1].anchor
var lineSubPathArray = new Array()
lineSubPathArray[0] = new SubPathInfo()
lineSubPathArray[0].operation = ShapeOperation.SHAPEXOR
lineSubPathArray[0].closed = false
lineSubPathArray[0].entireSubPath = lineArray
// line 2
var lineArray2 = new Array()
lineArray2[0] = new PathPointInfo
lineArray2[0].kind = PointKind.CORNERPOINT
lineArray2[0].anchor = Array(150, 200)
lineArray2[0].leftDirection = lineArray2[0].anchor
lineArray2[0].rightDirection = lineArray2[0].anchor
lineArray2[1] = new PathPointInfo
lineArray2[1].kind = PointKind.CORNERPOINT
lineArray2[1].anchor = Array(200, 100)
lineArray2[1].leftDirection = lineArray2[1].anchor
lineArray2[1].rightDirection = lineArray2[1].anchor
lineSubPathArray[1] = new SubPathInfo()
lineSubPathArray[1].operation = ShapeOperation.SHAPEXOR
lineSubPathArray[1].closed = false
lineSubPathArray[1].entireSubPath = lineArray2
//ice cream curve
//it’s a curved line, so there are 3 points, not 2
//coordinates for the middle point (lineArray3[1]) are different.
//The left direction is positioned "above" the anchor on the screen.
//The right direction is positioned "below" the anchor
//You can change the coordinates for these points to see
//how the curve works...
var lineArray3 = new Array()
lineArray3[0] = new PathPointInfo
lineArray3[0].kind = PointKind.CORNERPOINT
lineArray3[0].anchor = Array(200, 100)
lineArray3[0].leftDirection = lineArray3[0].anchor
lineArray3[0].rightDirection = lineArray3[0].anchor
lineArray3[1] = new PathPointInfo
lineArray3[1].kind = PointKind.CORNERPOINT
lineArray3[1].anchor = Array(150, 50)
lineArray3[1].leftDirection = Array(100, 50)
lineArray3[1].rightDirection = Array(200, 50)
lineArray3[2] = new PathPointInfo
lineArray3[2].kind = PointKind.CORNERPOINT
lineArray3[2].anchor = Array(100, 100)
lineArray3[2].leftDirection = lineArray3[2].anchor
lineArray3[2].rightDirection = lineArray3[2].anchor
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lineSubPathArray[2] = new SubPathInfo()
lineSubPathArray[2].operation = ShapeOperation.SHAPEXOR
lineSubPathArray[2].closed = false
lineSubPathArray[2].entireSubPath = lineArray3
//create the path item
var myPathItem = docRef.pathItems.add("A Line", lineSubPathArray)
// stroke it so we can see something
myPathItem.strokePath(ToolType.BRUSH)
// Reset the application preferences
preferences.rulerUnits = startRulerUnits
preferences.typeUnits = startTypeUnits
displayDialogs = startDisplayDialogs
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PathItems
The collection of PathItem objects in a document.
Access through the Document.pathItems collection property. For example, this creates a new path item
using a previously-defined set of subpaths:
app.activeDocument.pathItems.add("myPath", lineSubPathInfoArray);
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of pathItem objects in the
pathItems collection.
parent
Document
Read-only. The pathItems object's container.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced pathItems
object.
Methods
Method
Parameter type
string
array of SubPathInfo
removeAll
()
to this collection.
A new SubPathItem object is created for
each SubPathInfo object provided in
entirePath, and those SubPathItem
objects are added to the subPathItems
collection of the returned PathItem.
PathItem Get the first element in the pathItems
getByName
(name)
What it does
PathItem Creates a new path item object and adds it
add
(name,
entirePath)
Returns
string
collection with the provided name.
Removes all pathItem objects from the
pathItems collection.
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PathPoint
Represents the anchor and control-handle endpoints for a path segment. Each point (the anchor point,
left-direction point, and right-direction point) is an array containing X and Y position coordinates.
●
Use the PathPoint object to retrieve information about the points that describe existing path
segments. The properties are read-only. Access PathPoint objects through the SubPathItem.pathPoints
property.
●
Use PathPointInfo with PathItems.add() to create path points. The properties are writeable.
For paths that are straight segments (not curved), the coordinates of all three points are the same. For
curved segements, the the coordinates are different. The difference between the anchor point and the left
or right direction points determines the arc of the curve. You use the left direction point to bend the curve
"outward" or make it convex; you use the right direction point to bend the curve "inward" or make it
concave.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
anchor
array of number
Read-only. The X and Y coordinates of the anchor point of the
curve.
kind
PointKind
Read-only. The role (corner or smooth) this point plays in the
containing path segment.
leftDirection
array of number
Read-only. The location of the left-direction endpoint (’in’
position).
parent
SubPathItem
Read-only. The containing subpath object.
rightDirection
array of number
Read-only. The location of the right-direction endpoint (’out’
position).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced PathPoint
object.
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PathPointInfo
Used to create a PathPoint, which represents the anchor and control-handle endpoints for a path segment.
Each point (the anchor point, left-direction point, and right-direction point) is an array containing X and Y
position coordinates.
●
Use the JavaScript new operator to create these objects, and store them in the
SubPathInfo.entireSubPath property before using that object to create a path item with
PathItems.add().
See the PathPointInfo sample script below.
●
The resulting SubPathItem objects contain the resulting PathPoint objects. Use the PathPoint object to
retrieve information about the points that describe existing path segments. The properties are
read-only.
For paths that are straight segments (not curved), the coordinates of all three points are the same. For
curved segements, the the coordinates are different. The difference between the anchor point and the left
or right direction points determines the arc of the curve. You use the left direction point to bend the curve
"outward" or make it convex; you use the right direction point to bend the curve "inward" or make it
concave.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
anchor
array of number Read-write. The X and Y coordinates of the anchor point of
the curve.
Read-write. The role (corner or smooth) this point plays in the
containing path segment.
kind
PointKind
leftDirection
array of number Read-write. The location of the left-direction endpoint (’in’
position).
rightDirection
array of number Read-write. The location of the right-direction endpoint (’out’
position).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced PathPointInfo
object.
PathPointInfo sample script
function drawLine(doc, start, stop) {
var startPoint = new PathPointInfo();
startPoint.anchor = start;
startPoint.leftDirection = start;
startPoint.rightDirection = start;
startPoint.kind = PointKind.CORNERPOINT;
var stopPoint = new PathPointInfo();
stopPoint.anchor = stop;
stopPoint.leftDirection = stop;
stopPoint.rightDirection = stop;
stopPoint.kind = PointKind.CORNERPOINT;
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var spi = new SubPathInfo();
spi.closed = false;
spi.operation = ShapeOperation.SHAPEXOR;
spi.entireSubPath = [startPoint, stopPoint];
var line = doc.pathItems.add("Line", [spi]);
line.strokePath(ToolType.PENCIL);
line.remove();
};
drawLine(app.activeDocument, [100,100], [200,200]);
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PathPoints
A collection of PathPoint objects that define a subpath, kept in the SubPathItem.pathPoints property.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of elements in the collection.
parent
SubPathItem
Read-only. The containing subpath object.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced PathPoints
object.
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PDFOpenOptions
Options for opening a document in generic Adobe PDF format using the Application.open() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
antiAlias
boolean
Read-write. True to use antialias.
bitsPerChannel
BitsPerChannelType Read-write. The number of bits per channel.
constrainProportions
boolean
DEPRECATED for Adobe Photoshop CS6.
cropPage
CropToType
Read-write. The method of cropping to use.
height
UnitValue
DEPRECATED for Adobe Photoshop CS6.
mode
OpenDocumentMode
Read-write. The color model to use.
name
string
Read-write. The name of the object.
page
number
Read-write. The page or image to which to open
the document, depending on the value of
usePageNumber.
resolution
number
Read-write. The resolution of the document (in
pixels per inch).
suppressWarnings
boolean
Read-write. True to suppress warnings when
opening the document.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
PDFOpenOptions object.
usePageNumber
boolean
Read-write. When true, the page property refers
to a page number; when false, it refers to an
image number.
width
UnitValue
DEPRECATED for Adobe Photoshop CS6.
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PDFSaveOptions
Options for saving a document in Adobe PDF format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
alphaChannels
boolean
Read-write. True to save the alpha channels
with the file.
annotations
boolean
Read-write. True to save comments with the
file.
colorConversion
boolean
Read-write. True to convert the color profile
to a destination profile.
convertToEightBit
boolean
Read-write. True to convert a 16-bit image
to 8-bit for better compatibility with other
applications.
description
string
Read-write. Description of the save options
to use.
destinationProfile
string
Read-write. Description of the final RGB or
CMYK output device, such as a monitor or a
press standard.
downgradeColorProfile
boolean
DEPRECATED for Adobe Photoshop CS6.
downSample
PDFResample
Read-write. The down sample method to
use.
downSampleSize
number
Read-write. The size to downsample images
if they exceed the limit in pixels per inch.
downSampleSizeLimit
number
Read-write. Limits downsampling or
subsampling to images that exceed this
value in pixels per inch.
embedColorProfile
boolean
Read-write. True to embed the color profile
in the document.
embedFonts
boolean
DEPRECATED for Adobe Photoshop CS6.
embedThumbnail
boolean
Read-write. True to include a small preview
image in Adobe PDF files.
encoding
PDFEncoding
Read-write. The type of compression to use
(default: PDFEncoding.PDFZIP).
interpolation
boolean
DEPRECATED for Adobe Photoshop CS6.
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jpegQuality
number [0..12]
Read-write. The quality of the produced
image, which is inversely proportionate to
the compression amount.
Valid only when encoding =
PDFEncoding.JPEG .
layers
boolean
Read-write. True to save the document’s
layers.
optimizeForWeb
boolean
Read-write. True to improve performance of
PDF files on Web servers.
outputCondition
string
Read-write. An optional comment field for
inserting descriptions of the output
condition. The text is stored in the PDF/X
file.
outputConditionID
string
Read-write. Indentifier for the output
condition.
PDFCompatibility
PDFCompatibility
Read-write. The PDF version to make the
document compatible with.
PDFStandard
PDFStandard
Read-write. The PDF standard to make the
document compatible with.
preserveEditing
boolean
Read-write. True to reopen the PDF in
Adobe Photoshop CS6 with native
Photoshop data intact.
presetFile
string
Read-write. The preset file to use for
settings.
Note: This option overrides other settings.
profileInclusionPolicy
boolean
Read-write. True to show which profiles to
include.
registryName
string
Read-write. URL where the output condition
is registered.
spotColors
boolean
Read-write. True to save spot colors.
tileSize
nunber
Read-write. Compression option.
Valid only when encoding =
PDFEncoding.JPEG2000.
transparency
boolean
DEPRECATED for Adobe Photoshop CS6.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
PDFSaveOptions object.
useOutlines
boolean
DEPRECATED for Adobe Photoshop CS6.
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Value type
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vectorData
boolean
DEPRECATED for Adobe Photoshop CS6.
view
boolean
Read-write. True to open the saved PDF in
Adobe Acrobat.
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PhotoCDOpenOptions
DEPRECATED in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Kodak PhotoCD is now found in the Goodies folder on the Adobe
Photoshop CS6 Install DVD.
Options for opening a document in Kodak Photo CD (PCD) format (including high-resolution files from Pro
Photo CD discs) using the Application.open() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
colorProfileName
string
Read-write. The profile to use when reading the
image.
colorSpace
PhotoCDColorSpace
Read-write. The colorspace for the image.
orientation
Orientation
Read-write. The image orientation.
pixelSize
PhotoCDSize
Read-write. The image dimensions.
resolution
number
Read-write. The image resolution (in pixels per
inch).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
photoCDOpenOptions object.
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PhotoshopSaveOptions
Options for saving a document in PSD format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
alphaChannels
boolean
Read-write. True to save the alpha channels.
annotations
boolean
Read-write. True to save the annotations.
embedColorProfile
boolean
Read-write. True to embed the color profile in the
document.
layers
boolean
Read-write. True to preserve the layers.
spotColors
boolean
Read-write. True to save the spot colors.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
photoshopSaveOptions object.
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PICTFileSaveOptions
Options for saving a document in PICT format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
alphaChannels
boolean
Read-write. True to save the alpha channels.
compression
PICTCompression
Read-write. The type of compression to use
(default: PICTCompression.NONE).
embedColorProfile
boolean
Read-write. True to embed the color profile in the
document.
resolution
PICTBitsPerPixels
Read-write. The number of bits per pixel.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
PICTFileSaveOptions object.
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PICTResourceSaveOptions
Options for saving a document as a PICT Resource file using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
alphaChannels
boolean
Read-write. True to save the alpha channels.
compression
PICTCompression
Read-write. The type of compression to use (default:
PICTCompression.NONE).
embedColorProfile
boolean
Read-write. True to embed the color profile in the
document.
name
string
Read-write. The name of the PICT resource.
resolution
PICTBitsPerPixels
Read-write. The number of bits per pixel.
resourceID
number
Read-write. The ID of the PICT resource (default:
128).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
PICTResourceSaveOptions object.
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PicturePackageOptions
Options for a picture package created with Application.makePicturePackage().
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
content
PicturePackageTextType
Read-write. The content information (default:
PicturePackageTextType.NONE).
flatten
boolean
Read-write. True if all layers in the final
document are flattened (default: true).
font
GalleryFontType
Read-write. The font used for security text
(default: GalleryFontType.ARIAL).
fontSize
number
Read-write. The font size used for security
text (default: 12).
layout
string
Read-write. The layout to use to generate the
picture package (default: "(2)5x7").
mode
NewDocumentMode
Read-write. Read-write. The color profile to
use as the document mode (default:
NewDocumentMode.RGB).
opacity
number
Read-write. The web page security opacity as
a percent (default: 100).
resolution
number
Read-write. The resolution of the document
in pixels per inch (default: 72.0).
text
string
Read-write. The picture package custom text.
Valid only when content =
PicturePackageType.USER.
textColor
RGBColor
Read-write. The color to use for security text.
textPosition
GallerySecurityTextPositionType
Read-write. The security text position
(default:
GallerySecurityTextPositionType.
CENTERED).
textRotate
GallerySecurityTextRotateType
Read-write. The orientation to use for
security text (default:
GallerySecurityTextRotateType.ZERO).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
PicturePackageOptions object.
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PixarSaveOptions
Options for saving a document in Pixar format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
alphaChannels
boolean
Read-write. True to save the alpha
channels.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the
referenced PixarSaveOptions
object.
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PNGSaveOptions
Options for saving a document in PNG format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
compression
number [0..9]
Read-write. The compression value (default: 0).
interlaced
boolean
Read-write. True to interlace rows (default: false).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
PNGSaveOptions object.
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Preferences
Represents application preferences for Photoshop. Access this object through the Application.preferences
property. For example:
app.preferences.rulerUnits = Units.PIXELS
app.preferences.typeUnits = TypeUnits.PIXELS
Setting values in this object is equivalent to selecting Edit > Preferences (in Windows) or Photoshop >
Preferences (in Mac OS) in the Adobe Photoshop CS6 application. For explanations of individual settings,
see Adobe Photoshop CS6 Help.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
additionalPluginFolder
File
Read-write. The path to an additional
plug-in folder.
Valid only when
useAdditionalPluginFolder = true.
appendExtension
SaveBehavior
Read-write. The preferred policy for
writing file extensions in Windows.
askBeforeSavingLayeredTIFF
boolean
Read-write. True to ask the user to verify
layer preservation options when saving a
file in TIFF format.
autoUpdateOpenDocuments
boolean
Read-write. True to automatically update
open documents.
beepWhenDone
boolean
Read-write. True to beep when a process
finishes.
colorChannelsInColor
boolean
Read-write. True to display component
channels in the Channels palette in color.
colorPicker
ColorPicker
Read-write. The preferred color selection
tool.
columnGutter
number [0.1..600.0]
Read-write. The width of the column
gutters (in points).
columnWidth
number [0.1..600.0]
Read-write. Column width (in points)
createFirstSnapshot
boolean
Read-write. True to automatically make
the first snapshot when a new document
is created.
dynamicColorSliders
boolean
Read-write. True if dynamic color sliders
appear in the Color palette.
editLogItems
EditLogItemsType
Read-write. The preferred level of detail
in the history log. Valid only when
useHistoryLog = true.
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Value type
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exportClipboard
boolean
Read-write. True to retain Adobe
Photoshop CS6 contents on the
clipboard after you exit the application.
fontPreviewSize
FontPreviewType
Read-write. The preferred type size to use
for font previews in the type tool font
menus.
fullSizePreview
boolean
Read-write. True to show image preview
as a full size image, false to show
thumbnail (in Mac OS only).
gamutWarningOpacity
number [0..100]
Read-write. Opacity value as a
percentage.
gridSize
GridSize
Read-write. The preferred size to use for
squares in the grid.
gridStyle
GridLineStyle
Read-write. The preferred formatting
style for non-printing grid lines.
gridSubDivisions
number [1..100]
Read-write. Number of grid subdivisions.
guideStyle
GuideLineStyle
Read-write. The preferred formatting
style for non-printing guide lines.
iconPreview
boolean
Read-write. True to use icon previews (in
Mac OS only).
imageCacheLevels
number [1..8]
Read-write. The number of images to
hold in the cache.
imagePreviews
SaveBehavior
Read-write. The preferred policy for
writing image previews in Windows.
interpolation
ResampleMethod
Read-write. The method to use to assign
color values to any new pixels created
when an image is resampled or resized.
keyboardZoomResizesWindows
boolean
Read-write. True to automatically resize
the window when zooming in or out
using keyboard shortcuts.
macOSThumbnail
boolean
Read-write. True to create a thumbnail
when saving the image (in Mac OS only).
maximizeCompatibility
QueryStateType
Read-write. The preferred policy for
checking whether to maximize
compatibility when opening PSD files.
maxRAMuse
number [5..100]
Read-write. The maximum percentage of
available RAM used by Adobe
Photoshop CS6 (5 - 100).
nonLinearHistory
boolean
Read-write. True to allow non-linear
history.
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Value type
What it is (Continued)
numberofHistoryStates
number
Read-write. The number of history states
to preserve.
otherCursors
OtherPaintingCursors Read-write. The preferred type of pointer
to use with certain tools.
paintingCursors
PaintingCursors
Read-write. The preferred type of pointer
to use with certain tools.
parent
Application
Read-write. The containing application.
pixelDoubling
boolean
Read-write. True to halve the resolution
(double the size of pixels) to make
previews display more quickly.
pointSize
PointType
Read-write. The point/pica size.
recentFileListLength
number [0..30]
Read-write. The number of items in the
recent file list.
rulerUnits
Units
Read-write. The unit the scripting system
will use when receiving and returning
values.
saveLogItems
SaveLogItemsType
Read-write. Thepreferred location of
history log data when saving the history
items.
saveLogItemsFile
File
Read-write. The path to the history log
file, when the preferred location is a file.
savePaletteLocations
boolean
Read-write. True to make new palette
locations the default location.
showAsianTextOptions
boolean
Read-write. True to display Asian text
options in the Paragraph palette.
showEnglishFontNames
boolean
Read-write. True to list Asian font names
in English.
showSliceNumber
boolean
Read-write. True to display slice numbers
in the document window when using the
Slice tool.
showToolTips
boolean
Read-write. True to show pop up
definitions on mouse over.
smartQuotes
boolean
Read-write. True to use curly, false to use
straight quote marks.
textFontSize
FontSize
Read-write. Size of the small font used in
panels and dialogs.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the
referenced preferences object.
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Value type
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typeUnits
TypeUnits
Read-write. The preferred unit for text
character measurements.
useAdditionalPluginFolder
boolean
Read-write. True to use an additional
folder for compatible plug-ins stored
with a different application.
useHistoryLog
boolean
Read-write. True to create a log file for
history states.
useLowerCaseExtension
boolean
Read-write. True to use lowercase for file
extensions.
useShiftKeyForToolSwitch
boolean
Read-write. True to enable cycling
through a set of hidden tools.
useVideoAlpha
boolean
Read-write. True to enable Adobe
Photoshop CS6 to send transparency
information to your computer’s video
board. (Requires hardware support.)
windowsThumbnail
boolean
Read-write. True to create a thumbnail
when saving the image in Windows.
(Requires hardware support.)
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PresentationOptions
Options for Adobe PDF presentations created using Application.makePDFPresentation().
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
autoAdvance
boolean
Read-write. True to auto advance images when when
viewing the presentation (default: true).
Valid only when presentation = true.
includeFilename
boolean
Read-write. True to include the file name for the image
(default: false).
interval
number [1..60]
Read-write. The time in seconds before the view is auto
advanced (default: 5).
Valid only when autoAdvance = true.
loop
boolean
Read-write. True to begin the presentation again after
the last page (default: false).
Valid only when autoAdvance = true.
magnification
MagnificationType Read-write. The magnification type to use when viewing
the image.
PDFFileOptions
PDFSaveOptions
Read-write. Options to use when creating the PDF file.
presentation
boolean
Read-write. True if the output will be a presentation
(default: false); when false, the output is a Multi-Page
document.
transition
TransitionType
Read-write. The method for transition from one image to
the next (default: TransitionType.NONE).
Valid only when autoAdvance = true. .
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
PresentationOptions object.
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RawFormatOpenOptions
Options for opening a document in RAW format using the Application.open() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
bitsPerChannel
number
Read-write. The number of bits for each channel.
The only valid values are BitsPerChannelType.EIGHT
or BitsPerChannelType.SIXTEEN.
byteOrder
ByteOrder
Read-write. The order in which multibyte values are
read.
Valid only when bitsPerChannel =
BitsPerChannelType.SIXTEEN.
channelNumber
number [1..56]
Read-write. The number of channels in the image. The
value of cannot exceed the number of channels in the
image.
When bitsPerChannel =
BitsPerChannelType.SIXTEEN, the only valid values
are 1, 3, or 4.
headerSize
number
[0..1919999]
Read-write. The number of bytes of information that
will appear in the file before actual image information
begins; that is, the number of zeroes inserted at the
beginning of the file as placeholders.
height
number
Read-write. The height of the image (in pixels).
interleaveChannels
boolean
Read-write. True to store color values sequentially.
retainHeader
boolean
Read-write. True to retain the header when saving.
Valid only when headerSize is 1 or greater.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
RawFormatOpenOptions object.
width
number
Read-write. The image width in pixels.
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RawSaveOptions
Options for saving a document in RAW format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
alphaChannels
boolean
Read-write. True if alpha channels should be saved.
spotColors
boolean
Read-write. True if the spot colors should be saved.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced RawSaveOptions
object.
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RGBColor
Defines an RGB color, used in the SolidColor object.
See also CMYKColor, GrayColor, HSBColor, LabColor, NoColor.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
blue
number [0..255]
Read-write. The blue color value (default: 255).
green
number [0..255]
Read-write. The green color value (default: 255)
hexValue
string
Read-write. The hexadecimal representation of the color.
red
number [0..255]
Read-write. The red color value (default: 255)
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced RGBColor object.
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Selection
The selected area of a document or layer. Access through the Document.selection property. For example:
app.activeDocument.selection.fill(app.foregroundColor)
Many of the properties and methods use the UnitValue type, which combines measurement values with
the measurement unit. For information about this type, see the JavaScript Tools Guide.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
bounds
array of UnitValue
Read-only. The bounding rectangle of the entire selection.
parent
Document
Read-only. The object's container.
solid
boolean
Read-only. True if the bounding rectangle is a solid.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced selection
object.
Methods
Method
Parameter type
()
contract
UnitValue
copy
([merge])
boolean
()
Copies the selection to the
clipboard. When the
optional argument is used
and set to true, a merged
copy is performed (all visible
layers in the selection are
copied).
Deselects the current
selection.
deselect
()
UnitValue
Expands the selection by the
specified amount.
UnitValue
Feathers the edges of the
selection by the specified
amount.
expand
feather
(by)
Contracts (reduces) the
selection by the specified
amount.
Clears the current selection
and copies it to the
clipboard.
cut
(by)
What it does
Clears the selection and
does not copy it to the
clipboard.
clear
(by)
Returns
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ColorBlendMode
number [1..100]
boolean
grow
(tolerance,
antiAlias)
What it does (Continued)
Fills the selection.
fill
(filltype
[, mode]
[, opacity]
[, preserveTransparency])
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number
boolean
opacity is a percentage
value.
Grows the selection to
include all adjacent pixels
falling within the specified
tolerance range.
Inverts the selection
(deselects the selection and
selects the rest of the layer
or document).
invert
()
Tip: To flip the selection
shape, see rotate.
load
(from
[, combination]
[, inverting])
makeWorkPath
Channel
SelectionType
boolean
number
([tolerance])
resize
([horizontal]
[, vertical]
[, anchor])
number
number
AnchorPosition
number
AnchorPosition
Rotates the selection by the
specified amount around
the specified anchor point.
number
AnchorPosition
Rotates the boundary of the
selection around the
specified anchor.
rotateBoundary
(angle
[, anchor])
Selects the specified region.
select
(region
[, type]
[, feather]
[, antiAlias])
selectAll
()
Resizes the selected area to
the specified dimensions
and anchor position.
Changes the size of the
selection to the specified
dimensions around the
specified anchor.
rotate
(angle
[, anchor])
Makes this selection item
the work path for this
document.
number
number
AnchorPosition
resizeBoundary
([horizontal]
[, vertical]
[, anchor])
Loads the selection from the
specified channel.
array of number
SelectionType
number
boolean
The region parameter is an
array of four coordinates,
[left, top, right, bottom].
Selects the entire layer.
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Returns
selectBorder
(width)
UnitValue
similar
(tolerance,
antiAlias)
number
boolean
smooth
(radius)
number
store
(into
[, combination])
Channel
SelectionType
stroke
(strokeColor,
width
[, location]
[, mode]
[, opacity]
[, preserveTransparency])
SolidColor
number
StrokeLocation
ColorBlendMode
number [1..100]
boolean
translate
([deltaX]
[, deltaY])
UnitValue
UnitValue
translateBoundary
([deltaX]
[, deltaY])
UnitValue
UnitValue
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Selects the selection border
only (in the specified width);
subsequent actions do not
affect the selected area
within the borders.
Grows the selection to
include pixels throughout
the image falling within the
tolerance range.
Cleans up stray pixels left
inside or outside a
color-based selection
(within the radius specified
in pixels).
Saves the selection as a
channel.
Strokes the selection border.
opacity is a percentage
value.
Moves the entire selection
relative to its current
position.
Moves the selection relative
to its current position.
Selection sample script
The following script creates a checkerboard using the following steps:
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Create an 800 x 800 pixel document.
●
Divide the entire document into 100 x 100 pixel squares.
●
Select every other square in the first row, then shift the selection criteria to select the alternate squares
in the following row. Repeat until every other square in the document is selected.
●
Fill the selected squares with the foreground color from the palette.
●
Invert the selection and fill the newly selected squares with the background color from the palette.
●
Deselect the squares to remove the selection outlines (the "marching ants").
Selection.jsx
// Save the current preferences
var startRulerUnits = app.preferences.rulerUnits
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var startTypeUnits = app.preferences.typeUnits
var startDisplayDialogs = app.displayDialogs
// Set Adobe Photoshop CS6 to use pixels and display no dialogs
app.preferences.rulerUnits = Units.PIXELS
app.preferences.typeUnits = TypeUnits.PIXELS
app.displayDialogs = DialogModes.NO
//Close all the open documents
while (app.documents.length) {
app.activeDocument.close()
}
//Create variables for the 800 pixel board divided in even 100 x 100 squares
var docSize = 800
var cells = 8
var cellSize = docSize / cells
// create a new document
var checkersDoc = app.documents.add(docSize, docSize, 72, "Checkers")
// Create a variable to use for selecting the checker board
// That allows me to shift the selection one square to the right
//on every other row, and then shift back for the rows in between.
var shiftIt = true
// loop through vertically to create the first row
for (var v = 0; v < docSize; v += cellSize) {
// Switch the shift for a new row
shiftIt = !shiftIt
// loop through horizontally
for (var h = 0; h < docSize; h += (cellSize * 2)) {
// push over the cellSize to start with only
if (shiftIt && h == 0) {
h += cellSize
}
// Select a square
selRegion = Array(Array(h, v),
Array(h + cellSize, v),
Array(h + cellSize, v + cellSize),
Array(h, v + cellSize),
Array(h, v))
// In the first ineration of the loop, start the selection
//In subsequent iterations, use the EXTEND constant value
//of the select() method to add to the selection (in the loop’s else clause)
if (h == 0 && v == 0) {
checkersDoc.selection.select(selRegion)
} else {
checkersDoc.selection.select(selRegion, SelectionType.EXTEND)
}
// turn this off for faster execution
// turn this on for debugging
WaitForRedraw()
}
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// Fill the current selection with the foreground color
checkersDoc.selection.fill(app.foregroundColor)
//Invert the selection
checkersDoc.selection.invert()
// Fill the new selection with the background color
checkersDoc.selection.fill(app.backgroundColor)
// Clear the selection to get rid of the non-printing borders
checkersDoc.selection.deselect()
// Reset the application preferences
app.preferences.rulerUnits = startRulerUnits
app.preferences.typeUnits = startTypeUnits
app.displayDialogs = startDisplayDialogs
// A helper function for debugging
// It also helps the user see what is going on
// if you turn it off for this example you
// get a flashing cursor for a number time
function WaitForRedraw()
{
var eventWait = charIDToTypeID("Wait")
var enumRedrawComplete = charIDToTypeID("RdCm")
var typeState = charIDToTypeID("Stte")
var keyState = charIDToTypeID("Stte")
var desc = new ActionDescriptor()
desc.putEnumerated(keyState, typeState, enumRedrawComplete)
executeAction(eventWait, desc, DialogModes.NO)
}
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Options for saving a document in SGIRGB format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Note: The SGIRGB format is not installed automatically with Adobe Photoshop CS6.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
alphaChannels
boolean
Read-write. True to save the alpha
channels.
spotColors
boolean
Read-write. True to save the spot
colors.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the
referenced SGIRGBSaveOptions
object.
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SolidColor
A color definition used in the document. Maps a color to equivalents in all available color models.
●
Used in Application.backgroundColor and foregroundColor properties, in Channel.color, in
ColorSampler.color, and in TextItem.color
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Passed to PathItem.fillPath(), Selection.fill(), and Selection.stroke().
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
cmyk
CMYKColor
Read-write. The CMYK color mode.
gray
GrayColor
Read-write. The Grayscale color mode.
hsb
HSBColor
Read-write. The HSB color mode.
lab
LabColor
Read-write. The LAB color mode.
model
ColorModel
Read-write. The color model.
nearestWebColor
RGBColor
Read-only. The nearest web color to the current color.
rgb
RGBColor
Read-write. The RGB color mode.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced SolidColor
object.
Parameter type
Returns
What it does
boolean
True if the SolidColor object is visually
equal to the specified color.
Methods
Method
isEqual
(color)
SolidColor
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SubPathInfo
An array of PathPoint objects that describes a straight or curved segment of a path, used to create a
SubPathItem.
Pass an array of these objects to the PathItems.add() method. This method creates a SubPathItem object
for each SubPathInfo object, and creates and returns a new PathItem object for the path represented by
all of the subpaths.
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Use SubPathInfo to create subpaths; the properties are writeable.
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Use the SubPathItem object to retrieve information about existing subpaths. The properties are
read-only.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
closed
boolean
Read-write. True if the path describes an enclosed area.
entireSubPath
array of PathPoint Read-write.
operation
ShapeOperation
Read-write. The subpath’s operation on other
subpaths. Specifies how to combine the shapes if the
destination path already has a selection.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
SubPathInfo object.
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SubPathItem
Represents a subpath; a collection of subpaths make up a PathItem.
Create these objects by passing SubPathInfo objects to the PathItems.add() method. This method creates
a SubPathItem object for each SubPathInfo object, and creates and returns a new PathItem object for the
path represented by all of the subpaths. Access these objects in the PathItem.subPathItems collection.
●
Use the SubPathItem object to retrieve information about existing subpaths. The properties are
read-only.
●
Use SubPathInfo to create subpaths; the properties are writeable.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
closed
boolean
Read-only. True if the path is closed.
operation
ShapeOperation
Read-only. How this object behaves when it intersects
another SubPathItem object. Specifies how to combine the
shapes if the destination path already has a selection.
parent
PathItem
Read-only. The object's container.
pathPoints
PathPoints
Read-only. The PathPoints collection.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced SubPathItem
object.
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A collection of SubPathItem objects that make up a PathItem. Access this object in the
PathItem.subPathItems collection property.
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Use SubPathInfo to create subpaths; the properties are writeable.
●
Use the SubPathItem object to retrieve information about existing subpaths. The properties are
read-only.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of elements in the collection.
parent
PathItem
Read-only. The containing path item.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced SubPathItems
object.
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TargaSaveOptions
Options for saving a document in TGA (Targa) format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
alphaChannels
boolean
Read-write. True to save the alpha channels.
resolution
TargaBitsPerPixels Read-write. The number of bits per pixel (default:
TargaBitsPerPixels.TWENTYFOUR).
rleCompression
boolean
Read-write. True to use RLE compression (default: true).
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
TargaSaveOptions object.
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TextFont
Describes a font that is available to the application. Access this object in the Application.fonts collection.
For example:
var myFont = app.fonts.getByName("ArialMT");
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
family
string
Read-only. The font family.
name
string
Read-only. The name of the font.
parent
Application
Read-only. The containing application.
postScriptName
string
Read-only. The PostScript name of the font.
style
string
Read-only. The font style.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced TextFont
object.
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TextFonts
The collection of fonts available on your computer. Fonts are represented by TextFont objects. Access this
object in the Application.fonts collection property. For example, this displays the number of available
fonts:
alert(app.fonts.length);
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
length
number
Read-only. The number of elements in the collection.
parent
Application
Read-only. The containing application.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced TextFonts object.
Parameter type
Returns
What it does
TextFont
Gets the first element in the TextFonts
collection with the provided name.
Methods
Method
getByName
(name)
string
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TextItem
The text in an ArtLayer object whose kind property is LayerKind.TEXT. Access this object in the
ArtLayer.textItem property. For example:
myLayers[i].textItem.contents = "Layer in " + textArray[i] + " Set Inside "
Many of the properties use the UnitValue type, which combines a measurement value with a
measurement unit. For information about this type, see the JavaScript Tools Guide.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
alternateLigatures
boolean
Read-write. True to use alternate ligatures.
Note: Alternate ligatures are the same as
Discretionary Ligatures. See Adobe
Photoshop CS6 Help for more information.
antiAliasMethod
AntiAlias
Read-write. The method of anti aliasing to use.
autoKerning
AutoKernType
Read-write. The auto kerning option to use.
autoLeadingAmount
number
[0.01..5000.00]
Read-write. The percentage to use for auto (default)
leading (in points).
Valid only when useAutoLeading = true.
baselineShift
UnitValue
Read-write. The unit value to use in the baseline
offset of text.
capitalization
TextCase
Read-write. The text case.
color
SolidColor
Read-write. The text color.
contents
string
Read-write. The actual text in the layer.
desiredGlyphScaling
number [50..200] Read-write. The desired amount by which to scale the
horizontal size of the text letters. A percentage value;
at 100, the width of characters is not scaled.
Valid only when justification =
Justification.CENTERJUSTIFIED,
FULLYJUSTIFIED, LEFTJUSTIFIED, or
Justification.RIGHTJUSTIFIED.
When used, the minimumGlyphScaling and
maximumGlyphScaling values are also required.
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Property
Value type
What it is (Continued)
desiredLetterScaling
number
[100..500]
Read-write. The amount of space between letters (at
0, no space is added between letters).
Equivalent to Letter Spacing in the Justification
dialog (Select Justification on the Paragraphs
palette menu).
Valid only when justification =
Justification.CENTERJUSTIFIED,
FULLYJUSTIFIED, LEFTJUSTIFIED, or
Justification.RIGHTJUSTIFIED.
When used, the minimumLetterScaling and
maximumLetterScaling values are also required.
desiredWordScaling
number [0..1000] Read-write. The amount (percentage) of space
between words (at 100, no additional space is added
between words).
Equivalent to Word Spacing in the Justification
dialog (Select Justification on the Paragraphs
palette menu).
Valid only when justification =
Justification.CENTERJUSTIFIED,
FULLYJUSTIFIED, LEFTJUSTIFIED, or
Justification.RIGHTJUSTIFIED.
When used, the minimumWordScaling and
maximumWordScaling values are also required.
direction
Direction
Read-write. The text orientation.
fauxBold
boolean
Read-write. True to use faux bold (default: false).
Setting this to true is equivalent to selecting text and
clicking Faux Bold in the Character palette.
fauxItalic
boolean
Read-write. True to use faux italic (default: false).
Setting this to true is equivalent to selecting text and
clicking Faux Italic in the Character palette.
firstLineIndent
UnitValue
[-1296..1296]
points
Read-write. The amount (unit value) to indent the
first line of paragraphs.
font
string
Read-write. The text face of the character. Use the
PostScript Name of the font. See TextFont and use
the postScriptName property.
hangingPunctuation
boolean
Read-write. True to use Roman hanging punctuation.
height
UnitValueX
Read-write. The height of the bounding box (unit
value) for paragraph text.
Valid only when kind = TextType.PARAGRAPHTEXT.
horizontalScale
number [0..1000] Read-write. Character scaling (horizontal) in
proportion to verticalScale (a percentage value).
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Value type
What it is (Continued)
hyphenateAfterFirst
number [1..15]
Read-write. The number of letters after which
hyphenation in word wrap is allowed.
hyphenateBeforeLast
number [1..15]
Read-write. The number of letters before which
hyphenation in word wrap is allowed.
hyphenateCapitalWords
boolean
Read-write. True to allow hyphenation in word wrap
of capitalized words.
hyphenateWordsLongerThan number [2..25]
Read-write. The minimum number of letters a word
must have in order for hyphenation in word wrap to
be allowed.
hyphenation
boolean
Read-write. True to use hyphenation in word wrap.
hyphenationZone
UnitValue
[0..720] pica
Read-write. The distance at the end of a line that will
cause a word to break in unjustified type.
hyphenLimit
number
Read-write. The maximum number of consecutive
lines that can end with a hyphenated word.
justification
Justification
Read-write. The paragraph justification.
kind
TextType
Read-write. The text-wrap type.
language
Language
Read-write. The language to use.
leading
UnitValue
Read-write. The leading amount.
leftIndent
UnitValue
[-1296..1296]
points
Read-write. The amoun of space to indent text from
the left.
ligatures
boolean
Read-write. True to use ligatures.
maximumGlyphScaling
number [50..200] Read-write. The maximum amount to scale the
horizontal size of the text letters (a percentage value;
at 100, the width of characters is not scaled).
Valid only when justification =
Justification.CENTERJUSTIFIED,
FULLYJUSTIFIED, LEFTJUSTIFIED, or
Justification.RIGHTJUSTIFIED.
When used, the minimumGlyphScaling and
desiredGlyphScaling values are also required.
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Value type
What it is (Continued)
maximumLetterScaling
number
[100..500]
Read-write. The maximum amount of space to allow
between letters (at 0, no space is added between
letters).
Equivalent to Letter Spacing in the Justification
dialog (Select Justification on the Paragraphs
palette menu).
Valid only when justification =
Justification.CENTERJUSTIFIED,
FULLYJUSTIFIED, LEFTJUSTIFIED, or
Justification.RIGHTJUSTIFIED.
When used, the minimumLetterScaling and
desiredLetterScaling values are also required.
maximumWordScaling
number [0..1000] Read-write. The maximum amount of space to allow
between words (a percentage value; at 100, no
additional space is added between words).
Equivalent to Word Spacing in the Justification
dialog (Select Justification on the Paragraphs
palette menu).
Valid only when justification =
Justification.CENTERJUSTIFIED,
FULLYJUSTIFIED, LEFTJUSTIFIED, or
Justification.RIGHTJUSTIFIED.
When used, the minimumWordScaling and
desiredWordScaling values are also required.
minimumGlyphScaling
number [50..200] Read-write. The minimum amount to scale the
horizontal size of the text letters (a percentage value;
at 100, the width of characters is not scaled).
Valid only when justification =
Justification.CENTERJUSTIFIED,
FULLYJUSTIFIED, LEFTJUSTIFIED, or
Justification.RIGHTJUSTIFIED.
When used, the maximumGlyphScaling and
desiredGlyphScaling values are also required.
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Property
Value type
What it is (Continued)
minimumLetterScaling
number
[100..500]
Read-write. The minimum amount of space to allow
between letters (a percentage value; at 0, no space is
removed between letters).
Equivalent to Letter Spacing in the Justification
dialog (Select Justification on the Paragraphs
palette menu).
Valid only when justification =
Justification.CENTERJUSTIFIED,
FULLYJUSTIFIED, LEFTJUSTIFIED, or
Justification.RIGHTJUSTIFIED.
When used, the maximumLetterScaling and
desiredLetterScaling values are also required.
minimumWordScaling
number [0..1000] Read-write. The minimum amount of space to allow
between words (a percentage value; at 100, no
additional space is removed between words).
Equivalent to Word Spacing in the Justification
dialog (Select Justification on the Paragraphs
palette menu).
Valid only when justification =
Justification.CENTERJUSTIFIED,
FULLYJUSTIFIED, LEFTJUSTIFIED, or
Justification.RIGHTJUSTIFIED.
When used, the maximumWordScaling and
desiredWordScaling values are also required.
noBreak
boolean
Read-write. True to disallow line breaks in this text.
Tip: When true for many consecutive characters, can
prevent word wrap and thus may prevent some
text from appearing on the screen.
oldStyle
boolean
Read-write. True to use old style type.
parent
ArtLayer
Read-write. The containing layer.
position
array of
UnitValue
Read-write. The position of origin for the text. The
array members specify the X and Y coordinates.
Equivalent to clicking the text tool at a point in the
document to create the point of origin for text.
rightIndent
UnitValue
[-1296..1296]
points
Read-write. The amount of space to indent text from
the right.
size
UnitValue
Read-write. The font size in UnitValue . NOTE: Type
was points for CS3 and older..
spaceAfter
UnitValue
[-1296..1296]
points
Read-write. The amount of space to use after each
paragraph.
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Value type
What it is (Continued)
spaceBefore
UnitValue
[-1296..1296]
points
Read-write. The amount of space to use before each
paragraph.
strikeThru
StrikeThruType
Read-write. The text strike-through option to use.
textComposer
TextComposer
Read-write. The composition method to use to
evaluate line breaks and optimize the specified
hyphenation and justification options.
Valid only when kind = TextType.PARAGRAPHTEXT.
tracking
number
[-1000..10000]
Read-write. The amount of uniform spacing between
multiple characters.
Tracking units are 1/1000 of an em space. The width
of an em space is relative to the current type size. In a
1-point font, 1 em equals 1 point; in a 10-point font, 1
em equals 10 points. So, for example, 100 units in a
10-point font are equivalent to 1 point.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
textItem object.
underline
UnderlineType
Read-write. The text underlining options.
useAutoLeading
boolean
Read-write. True to use a font's built-in leading
information.
verticalScale
number [0-1000]
Read-write. Vertical character scaling in proportion to
horizontalScale (a percentage value).
warpBend
number
[-100..100]
Read-write. The warp bend percentage.
warpDirection
Direction
Read-write. The warp direction.
[-100..100]
Read-write. The horizontal distortion of the warp (a
percentage value).
warpStyle
WarpStyle
Read-write. The style of warp to use.
warpVerticalDistortion
number
[-100..100]
Read-write. The vertical distortion of the warp (a
percentage value).
width
UnitValue
Read-write. The width of the bounding box for
paragraph text.
warpHorizontalDistortion number
Valid only when kind = TextType.PARAGRAPHTEXT.
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Methods
Method
convertToShape
()
createPath
()
Parameter type
Returns
What it does
Converts the text item and its containing layer to
a fill layer with the text changed to a clipping
path.
Creates a clipping path from the outlines of the
actual text items (such as letters or words).
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TiffSaveOptions
Options for saving a document in TIFF format using the Document.saveAs() method.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
alphaChannels
boolean
Read-write. True to save the alpha channels.
annotations
boolean
Read-write. True to save the annotations.
byteOrder
ByteOrder
Read-write. The order in which the document’s
multibyte values are read (default:
ByteOrder.MACOS in Mac OS, ByteOrder.IBM
in Windows).
embedColorProfile
boolean
Read-write. True to embed the color profile in
the document.
imageCompression
TIFFEncoding
Read-write. The compression type (default:
TIFFEncoding.NONE).
interleaveChannels
boolean
Read-write. True if the channels in the image
will be interleaved.
jpegQuality
number [0..12]
Read-write. The quality of the produced
image, which is inversely proportionate to the
amount of JPEG compression.
Valid only when imageCompression =
TIFFEncoding.JPEG.
layerCompression
LayerCompression
Read-write. The method of compression to use
when saving layers (as opposed to saving
composite data).
Valid only when layers = true.
layers
boolean
Read-write. True to save the layers.
saveImagePyramid
boolean
Read-write. True to preserve multi-resolution
information (default: false).
spotColors
boolean
Read-write. True to save the spot colors.
transparency
boolean
Read-write. True to save the transparency as
an additional alpha channel when the file is
opened in another application.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
TiffSaveOptions object.
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UnitValue
ExtendScript defines the JavaScript class UnitValue to represent measurement values together with their
measurement units; see ‘JavaScript support in Adobe Photoshop CS6’ on page 32. For references details of
these classes, see the JavaScript Tools Guide.
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xmpMetadata
Camera RAW image XMP metadata.
For camera RAW image files, the XMP metadata is stored in a sidecar file, which is a file in the same folder as
the RAW file with the same base name and an XMP extension.
Properties
Property
Value type
What it is
parent
Document
Read-only. The containing document.
rawData
string
Read-write. A string containing the XMP metadata in
XML (RDF) format. See the XMP Specification for
details of this format.
typename
string
Read-only. The class name of the referenced
xmpMetadata object.
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JavaScript Resource
This section describes the JavaScript resource that enables your JavaScripts to behave like a plug-in. This
includes:
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the ability to specify a menu the script appears in as a command,
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a terminology resource so the script can function with the Action Manager, which allows your script to
record and be automated by scripting parameters,
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a category to enable ordering and grouping of commands within menus, and
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an enable string that indicates whether the command is enabled or disabled given a set of conditions.
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The strings must be valid XML syntax. The "&" character will not work for example. Use the &amp;&amp;
for example to get logical ‘&&’ in the enableinfo block.
JavaScript resource syntax
The JavaScript Resource has an HTML-style syntax, with each <tag> matched by a closing </tag>. This
resource needs to appear within comments ( /* ... */) and should be defined at the top of your script
file (within the first 10,240 characters of the file.)
Tag
Description
<javascriptresource>
The resource definition tag.
<name>
The command name that appears in the Photoshop menu.
If this tag is not provided in the resource, the name of the command in the
menu defaults to the name of the script.
<menu>
The menu the command appears in. If this tag is not provided, the
command appears in the File > Scripts menu.
Note: Currently the only supported values for <menu> are automate,
filter and help. automate puts the script in the File >
Automate menu for example.
<about>
A string that appears in an About box, which the user can select from the
Help > About Plug-in menu.
<enableinfo>
A boolean expression that indicates whether the command is enabled in
the menu. See Enable-info grammar.
Note: If you provide this tag, the menu item is enabled if and only if there
is at least one document open, and the boolean expression
evaluates to true. If you always want the menu item enabled, do not
use this tag.
<eventid>
A unique string that identifies the event. Using a UUID will ensure that your
script wont share this identifier with another script.
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Tag
Description
<category>
The category the command appears within in the menu. Used to group
and order commands in the menu. Commands are placed in the menu
alphabetically based on the string in <category>. If two commands use
the same category, they are grouped together.
<terminology>
The terminology dictionary for the script to function with the Action
Manager. See the Terminology dictionary.
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Basic JavaScript resource example
This example shows a very basic <javascriptresource>. With this resource, the script can be executed
by selecting the command Add a Document, which appears in the Automate menu. This command is
enabled in the menu, provided at least one document is already open. If the user requests information
about the script from the About Plug-in menu, the string contained in the <about> tag is displayed in a
dialog box.
/*
<javascriptresource>
<name>Add a Document</name>
<type>automate</type>
<about>A short string providing information about the script.</about>
<enableinfo>true</enableinfo>
</javascriptresource>
*/
app.documents.add();
Enable-info grammar
The <enableinfo> tag provides a boolean expression that, when evaluated, indicates whether the
command is enabled in the menu. You can use this expression to enable or disable the menu item based
on various characteristics of the document. The Enable Info grammar is as follows:
<booleanExpression> :=
<conjunction> { "||" <conjunction> }
<conjunction> :=
<relation> {"&&" <relation> }
<relation> :=
<equality> {<relationOperator><equality>}
<equality> :=
<simpleExpression> {<equalityOperator><simpleExpression>}
<simpleExpression> :=
<term> {<addOperator><term>}
<term> :=
<factor> {<mulOperator><factor>}
<factor> :=
<integer> | <intrinsic> | <ident> |
"(" <booleanExpression ")" | "(" simpleExpression ")" |
"+" <factor> | "-" <factor> | "!" <factor>
<integer> :=
digit {digit}
<intrinsic> :=
<limitFunction> | <dimFunction> | <inFunction>
<limitFunction> :=
( "min" | "max") "(" <simpleExpression> ","
<simpleExpression> { "," <simpleExpression> } ")"
<dimFunction> :=
"dim" "(" <simpleExpression> "," <simpleExpression> ")"
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<ident> :=
(alpha | "_") {alpha | digit | "_" }
<mulOperator> :=
"*" | "/"
<addOperator> :=
"+" | "-"
<equalityOperator> :=
"==" | "!="
<relationOperator> :=
"<" | "<=" | ">=" | ">"
<inFunction> :=
"in" "(" <simpleExpression> {"," <simpleExpression> } ")"
Operator precedence is shown in the following table. Operators are listed with the highest order of
precedence at the top of the table
Operator
Description
||
Or
&&
And
+ -
Addition or subtraction
* /
Multiply or divide
< <= >= >
Less than, less than or equal, greater than or equal, greater than
== !=
Equals, or does not equal.
(..) in() max() min()
unary + - !
Functions
Unary operators: increment, decrement, not
The grammar provides variables and constants that you can use in the <enableinfo> expression. The
following table provides a list of the constants that are available.
Constant Name
Description
true
Boolean true
false
Boolean false
BitmapMode
Bitmap mode.
GrayScaleMode
Grayscale mode, 8 bit depth.
IndexedMode
Indexed color mode.
RGBMode
RGB color mode.
CMYKMode
CMYK color mode.
HSLMode
HSL color mode.
HSBMode
HSB color mode
MultiChannelMode
Multichannel mode.
DuotoneMode
Duotone mode.
LabMode
Lab color mode.
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Constant Name
Description
Gray16Mode
Grayscale mode, 16 bits per channel
RGB48Mode
RGB color mode, 16 bits per channel.
Lab48Mode
LAB mode, 16 bits per channel.
CMYK64Mode
CMYK mode, 16 bits per channel.
DeepMultichannelMode
Deep multichannel mode.
Duotone16Mode
Duotone mode, 16 bit depth.
RGB96Mode
RGB color mode, 32 bits per channel.
Gray32Mode
Grayscale mode, 32 bit depth.
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The following table show the set of variables you can use in the <enableinfo> expression. The value of
these variables is set based on the properties of the active document.
Variable Name
Description
PSHOP_ImageMode
Image mode of the active document.
PSHOP_ImageDepth
Depth of the active document.
PSHOP_HasLayerMask
Boolean indicating presence of layer mask.
PSHOP_HasSelectionMask
Boolean indicating presence of selection mask.
PSHOP_HasTransparencyMask
Boolean indicating presence of transparency mask.
PSHOP_NumTargetChannels
Number of target channels.
PSHOP_NumTrueChannels
Numer of image channels.
PSHOP_IsAdjustorSheet
Boolean
PSHOP_IsTargetComposite
Boolean indicating whether channels are flattened.
PSHOP_IsTargetSection
Boolean.
PSHOP_IsTargetVisible
Boolean.
PSHOP_ImageWidth
Width of the image.
PSHOP_ImageHeight
Height of the image.
PSHOP_TargetProtectFlags.
Undefined values in enable-info evaluation
If any arithmetic or relation operation contains an operand whose value is undefined, or a variable that is
undefined, the result of that evaluation is false.
Boolean values are treated as in C/C++, where non-zero values are true, and zero is false, with the
exception that an undefined value is also false.
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Using the "in" function
The in function (see <inFunction>) returns true is the first parameter is equal to at least one of the
subsequent parameters. A typical use might be to see if the image mode of the active document is one of
a set of image modes. For example:
in(PSHOP_ImageMode, RGBMode, CMYKMode, LabMode)
Action Manager automation
For your script to be able to record scripting parameters and be automated by them, it requires the
addition of two basic mechanisms:
●
A terminology dictionary that maps your script’s user interface to human readable text, providing text
and type information for each parameter the script uses.
●
Code to read parameter information when it comes from the Action Manager, rather than from the
user-interface, and code to write parameter information to the Action Manger. This code uses the
Action Manager classes ActionDescriptor, ActionList, and ActionReference.
See Conditional Mode Change.jsx for an example of a script that can record and be automated by
scripting parameters. This file can be found in the Presets/Scripts folder.
Terminology dictionary
The JavaScript resource provides a <terminology> tag that allows you to provide the terminology
dictionary for your script. The first step in creating a terminology dictionary is to review your script’s user
interface, and create human-readable strings for each element in your user interface.
For example, in the Conditional Mode Change command, the user interface requests a source mode and a
target mode. Both source mode and target mode have several options. All of these elements of the user
interface need to have entries in the terminology dictionary.
The terminology dictionary is created in a PDF dictionary format, with the following entries, and must have
the following format in the <javascriptresource>:
<terminology><![CDATA[<<<
/Version integer
/Events <<event dictionary>>
/Classes <<class dictionary>>
/Enumerations <<enumeration dictionary>>
>>> ]]></terminology>
Note: The information in the terminology tag needs to be wrapped in a CDATA block so the xml parser will
ignore "/" and other tags that appear in the terminology.
The defintions for events, classes and enumerations dictionaries are provided below.
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/eventName [
(String event name)
/direct parameter type
<<
/parameterName [
(String name)
/parameter type
]
...
>>
]
//
//
//
//
//
//
//
Name used in string-based API
required
optional; if omitted, no parameter
optional parameter dictionary
Name used in string-based API
required
required
// other parameters
The /Classes dictionary contains and entry for each class:
/className [
(ZString class name)
<<
/propertyName [
(String name)
/property type
]
...
>>
]
//
//
//
//
//
//
Name used in string-based API
required
property dictionary
Name used in string-based API
required
required
// other properties
The /Enumerations dictionary contains an entry for each enumerated type:
/enumTypeName
<<
/enumValue (String name)
...
>>
// Name used in string-based API
// required
Value type defintions
For /parameter type and /property type definitons, you can use the Class and Enumeration type
declarations you make in your own terminology dictionary, you can use declarations provided by
Photoshop or you can use basic value types.
Basic Value Types
The basic value types are shown in the following table:
Name
Code
Description
typeInteger
'long'
int32
typeFloat
'doub'
IEEE 64 bit double
typeBoolean
'bool'
TRUE or FALSE.
typeText
'TEXT'
Block of any number of readable characters.
typeAlias
'alis'
Macintosh file system path.
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Description
typePaths
'Pth '
Windows file system path.
typePlatformFilePath 'alis' or'Pth
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typeAlias for Mac OS, typePath for Windows.
Predefined Class Types
Photoshop provides a number of predefined classes that are available for use in the terminology
dictionary. A useful subset of those classes is shown in the table below. Use these classes when they are
appropriate, but you can define new classes in the terminology resource, if necessary.
Name
Code
Description
classColor
'Clr '
Class for color classes.
classRGBColor
'RGBC'
keyRed, keyGreen, keyBlue
classCMYKColor
'CMYC'
keyCyan, keyMagenta, keyYellow, keyBlack.
classUnspecifiedColo 'UnsC'
r
Unspecified.
classGrayscale
'Grsc'
keyGray
classBookColor
'BkCl '
Book color
classLabColor
'LbCl'
keyLuminance, keyA, keyB.
Uniqueness rules for terminology entries
Generally, the names for terminology entries must be unique within a particular category and scope. It is
best to not make names unique unnecessarily; generic terms are prefereable, and if a name already exists
for something, go ahead and use it. Case matters in considering uniqueness of terminology entries.
The uniqueness rules for terminology entries are:
●
All event names must be different from all other event names.
●
All class names must be different from all other names.
●
All enumeration type names must be different from all other enumeration type names.
●
All keys must be different from all other keys used in the same class or event.
●
All enumeration values must be different from all other enumeration values in the same enumeration
type.
●
A class, event, enumeration type, key, and enumeration value can all have the same name.
Terminology definition example
This example demonstrates the terminology definition for a new event; the example uses ZStrings. The
event is called newAnnot, and it takes three parameters:
●
annotType, an enumeration (annotType)
●
at, a class (point), and
●
size, a class (annotSizeClass).
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The annotSizeClass has two properties: width, and height, both of type floatType. The enumeration
annotType has three values: annotUnknown, annotText, and annotSound.
<terminology><![CDATA[<<<
/Version 1
/Events
/newAnnot [(New Annotation) <<
/annotType [(Type) /annotType]
/at [(At) /Point]
/size [(Size) /annotSizeClass] >>]
/Classes
/annotSizeClass [(Size) <<
/width [(Width) /floatType]
/height [(Height) /floatType]
>>]
/Enumerations
/annotType <<
/annotUnknown (Unknown)
/annotText (Text)
/annotSound (Sound)
>>> ]]></terminology>
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Scripting Constants
This section lists and describes the enumerations defined for use with Adobe Photoshop CS6 JavaScript
properties and methods.
Constant type
Values
What it means
AdjustmentReference
ABSOLUTE
RELATIVE
Method to use for interpreting
selective color adjustment
specifications:
ABSOLUTE = % of the whole.
RELATIVE = % of the existing color
amount.
Pass to ArtLayer.selectiveColor().
AnchorPosition
BOTTOMCENTER
BOTTOMLEFT
BOTTOMRIGHT
MIDDLECENTER
MIDDLELEFT
MIDDLERIGHT
TOPCENTER
TOPLEFT
TOPRIGHT
The point around which to transform
an object. This is the point that does
not move when an object is rotated or
resized using methods in ArtLayer,
LayerSet, and Selection, or when the
entire canvas is resized with
Document.resizeCanvas().
AntiAlias
CRISP
NONE
SHARP
SMOOTH
STRONG
Method to use to smooth edges by
softening the color transition between
edge pixels and background pixels.
Used in a TextItem.antiAliasMethod.
AutoKernType
MANUAL
METRICS
OPTICAL
The type of kerning to use for
characters. Used in
TextItem.autoKerning.
BatchDestinationType
FOLDER
NODESTINATION
SAVEANDCLOSE
The destination, if any, for
batch-processed files, specified in the
BatchOptions used with the
Application.batch() method:
FOLDER: Save modified versions of the
files to a new location (leaving the
originals unchanged).
NODESTINATIONTYPE: Leave all files
open.
SAVEANDCLOSE: Save changes and
close the files.
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Constant type
Values
What it means
BitmapConversionType
CUSTOMPATTERN
DIFFUSIONDITHER
HALFTHRESHOLD
HALFTONESCREEN
PATTERNDITHER
Specifies the quality of an image you
are converting to bitmap mode. Used
in BitmapConversionOptions.
BitmapHalfToneType
CROSS
DIAMOND
ELLIPSE
LINE
ROUND
SQUARE
Specifies the shape of the dots (ink
deposits) in the halftone screen. Used
in BitmapConversionOptions.
BitsPerChannelType
EIGHT
ONE
SIXTEEN
THIRTYTWO
The number of bits per color channel.
Value of Document.bitsPerChannel;
pass to Documents.add(). Also used in
PDFOpenOptions and
CameraRAWOpenOptions.
BlendMode
COLORBLEND
COLORBURN
COLORDODGE
DARKEN
DIFFERENCE
DISSOLVE
DIVIDE
EXCLUSION
HARDLIGHT
HARDMIX
HUE
LIGHTEN
LINEARBURN
LINEARDODGE
LINEARLIGHT
LUMINOSITY
MULTIPLY
NORMAL
OVERLAY
PASSTHROUGH
PINLIGHT
SATURATION
SCREEN
SOFTLIGHT
SUBTRACT
VIVIDLIGHT
Controls how pixels in an image are
blended when a filter is applied. The
value of ArtLayer.blendMode and
LayerSet.blendMode.
BMPDepthType
BMP_A1R5G5B5
BMP_A4R4G4B4
BMP_A8R8G8B8
BMP_R5G6B5
BMP_R8G8B8
BMP_X1R5G5B5
BMP_X4R4G4B4
BMP_X8R8G8B8
EIGHT
FOUR
ONE
SIXTEEN
THIRTYTWO
TWENTYFOUR
The number of bits per channel (also
called pixel depth or color depth). The
number selected indicates the
exponent of 2. For example, a pixel
with a bit-depth of EIGHT has 28, or
256, possible color values.
Used in BMPSaveOptions.
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Constant type
Values
What it means
ByteOrder
IBM
MACOS
The platform-specific order in which
multibyte values are read.
CameraRAWSettingsType
CAMERA
CUSTOM
SELECTEDIMAGE
The default CameraRaw settings to
use: the camera settings, custom
settings, or the settings of the selected
image. Set in
CameraRAWOpenOptions.
CameraRAWSize
EXTRALARGE
LARGE
MAXIMUM
MEDIUM
MINIMUM
SMALL
The camera RAW size type options:.
EXTRALARGE=5120 x 4096
LARGE=4096 x 2731
MAXIMUM=6144 X 4096
MEDIUM=3072 x 2048
MINIMUM=1536 x 1024
SMALL=2048 x 1365
Set in CameraRAWOpenOptions.
ChangeMode
ChannelType
BITMAP
CMYK
GRAYSCALE
INDEXEDCOLOR
LAB
MULTICHANNEL
RGB
COMPONENT
MASKEDAREA
SELECTEDAREA
SPOTCOLOR
The new color profile or mode for a
document, specified in
Document.changeMode().
Note: Color images must be changed
to GRAYSCALE mode before you
can change them to BITMAP
mode.
The type of a color channel:
COMPONENT: related to document color
mode.
MASKEDAREA: Alpha channel where
color indicates masked area.
SELECTEDAREA: Alpha channel where
color indicates selected are.
SPOTCOLOR: Alpha channel to store a
spot color.
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Constant type
Values
What it means
ColorBlendMode
BEHIND
CLEAR
COLOR
COLORBURN
COLORDODGE
DARKEN
DARKERCOLOR
DIFFERENCE
DISSOLVE
EXCLUSION
HARDLIGHT
HARDMIXBLEND
HUE
LIGHTEN
LIGHTERCOLOR
LINEARBURN
LINEARDODGE
LINEARLIGHT
LUMINOSITY
MULTIPLY
NORMAL
OVERLAY
PINLIGHT
SATURATION
SCREEN
SOFTLIGHT
VIVIDLIGHT
The way color should be blended in a
fill or stroke operation. Pass to
PathItem.fillPath(), Selection.fill(),
Selection.stroke()
ColorModel
CMYK
GRAYSCALE
HSB
LAB
NONE
RGB
The color model to use for a
SolidColor.
ColorPicker
ADOBE
APPLE
PLUGIN
WINDOWS
The preferred color-selection tool, set
in Preferences.
ColorProfileType
CUSTOM
NONE
WORKING
The type of color profile used to
manage this document, set in
Document.colorProfileType.
ColorReductionType
ADAPTIVE
BLACKWHITE
CUSTOM
GRAYSCALE
MACINTOSH
PERCEPTUAL
RESTRICTIVE
SELECTIVE
WINDOWS
The color reduction algorithm option
for ExportOptionsSaveForWeb.
ColorSpaceType
ADOBERGB
COLORMATCHRGB
PROPHOTORGB
SRGB
The type of color space to use in
CameraRAWOpenOptions.
CopyrightedType
COPYRIGHTEDWORK
PUBLICDOMAIN
UNMARKED
The copyright status of a document.
Used in
DocumentPrintSettings.copyrighted.
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Constant type
Values
What it means
CreateFields
DUPLICATION
INTERPOLATION
The method to use for creating fields.
Pass to ArtLayer.applyDeInterlace().
CropToType
ARTBOX
BLEEDBOX
BOUNDINGBOX
CROPBOX
MEDIABOX
TRIMBOX
The style to use when cropping a page
in a PDF document. Set in
PDFOpenOptions.cropPage.
DCSType
COLORCOMPOSITE
GRAYSCALECOMPOSITE
NOCOMPOSITE
The type of composite DCS file to
create with DCS1_SaveOptions or
DCS2_SaveOptions:
COLORCOMPOSITE: Creates a color
composite file in addition to DCS files.
GRAYSCALECOMPOSITE: Creates a
grayscale composite file in addition to
DCS files.
NOCOMPOSITE: Does not create a
composite file.
DepthMapSource
IMAGEHIGHLIGHT
LAYERMASK
NONE
TRANSPARENCYCHANNEL
The source to use for the depth map.
Pass to ArtLayer.applyLensBlur().
DescValueType
ALIASTYPE
BOOLEANTYPE
CLASSTYPE
DOUBLETYPE
ENUMERATEDTYPE
INTEGERTYPE
LARGEINTEGERTYPE
LISTTYPE
OBJECTTYPE
RAWTYPE
REFERENCETYPE
STRINGTYPE
UNITDOUBLE
The value type of an action key,
returned by
ActionDescriptor.getType() and
ActionList.getType().
DialogModes
ALL
ERROR
NO
Controls the type of dialogs
Photoshop displays when running
scripts.
Direction
HORIZONTAL
VERTICAL
●
The direction in which to flip the
document canvas, passed to
Document.flipCanvas().
●
The orientation of text in
TextItem.direction.
●
The direction of text warping in
TextItem.warpDirection.
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Constant type
Values
What it means
DisplacementMapType
STRETCHTOFIT
TILE
Describes how the displacement map
fits the image if the image is not the
same size as the map. Pass to
ArtLayer.applyDisplace().
Dither
DIFFUSION
NOISE
NONE
PATTERN
The type of dithering to use in
GIFSaveOptions,
IndexedConversionOptions and
ExportOptionsSaveForWeb.
DocPositionStyle
PRINTCENTERED
USERDEFINED
The type of positioning to use in
DocPosition
DocumentFill
BACKGROUNDCOLOR
TRANSPARENT
WHITE
The fill type of a new document,
passed to Documents.add().
DocumentMode
BITMAP
CMYK
DUOTONE
GRAYSCALE
INDEXEDCOLOR
LAB
MULTICHANNEL
RGB
The color mode of a open document,
Document.mode. See also
Document.changeMode().
EditLogItemsType
CONCISE
DETAILED
SESSIONONLY
The preferred level of detail in th
history log, set in Preferences:
CONCISE: Save a concise history log.
DETAILED: Save a detailed history log.
SESSIONONLY: Save history log only for
the session.
INSIDE
PLACEATBEGINNING
PLACEATEND
PLACEBEFORE
PLACEAFTER
The object’s position in the Layers
palette.
EliminateFields
EVENFIELDS
ODDFIELDS
The type of fields to eliminate. Pass to
ArtLayer.applyDeInterlace().
ExportType
ILLUSTRATORPATHS
SAVEFORWEB
The type of export for
Document.exportDocument().
ElementPlacement
Note: Not all values are valid for all
object types. See the specific
object description to make sure
you are using a valid value.
This is equivalent to choosing File >
Export > Paths To Illustrator, or File
> Save For Web and Devices.
Extension
LOWERCASE
NONE
UPPERCASE
The policy and format for appending
an extension to the filename when
saving with Document.saveAs().
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Constant type
Values
What it means
FileNamingType
DDMM
DDMMYY
DOCUMENTNAMELOWER
DOCUMENTNAMEMIXED
DOCUMENTNAMEUPPER
EXTENSIONLOWER
EXTENSIONUPPER
MMDD
MMDDYY
SERIALLETTERLOWER
SERIALLETTERUPPER
SERIALNUMBER1
SERIALNUMBER2
SERIALNUMBER3
SERIALNUMBER4
YYDDMM
YYMMDD
YYYYMMDD
File naming options for the
BatchOptions used with the
Application.batch() method.
FontPreviewType
HUGE
EXTRALARGE
LARGE
MEDIUM
NONE
SMALL
The preferred type size to use for font
previews in the type tool font menus ,
set in Preferences.
FontSize
LARGE
MEDIUM
SMALL
The preferred type size to use for
panels and dialogs, set in Preferences.
ForcedColors
BLACKWHITE
NONE
PRIMARIES
WEB
The type of colors to be included the
color table regardless of their usage.
Used in GIFSaveOptions and
IndexedConversionOptions.
BLACKWHITE: Pure black and pure
white.
NONE: None
PRIMARIES: Red, green, blue, cyan,
magenta, yellow, black, and white.
WEB: the 216 web-safe colors.
FormatOptions
OPTIMIZEDBASELINE
PROGRESSIVE
STANDARDBASELINE
The option with which to save a JPEG
file, in JPEGSaveOptions.
OPTIMIZEDBASELINE: Optimized color
and a slightly reduced file size.
PROGRESSIVE: Displays a series of
increasingly detailed scans as the
image downloads.
STANDARDBASELINE: Format
recognized by most web browsers.
GalleryConstrainType
CONSTRAINBOTH
CONSTRAINHEIGHT
CONSTRAINWIDTH
The type of proportions to constrain
for images. Used in
GalleryImagesOptions.
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Constant type
Values
What it means
GalleryFontType
ARIAL
COURIERNEW
HELVETICA
TIMESNEWROMAN
The fonts to use for the Web photo
gallery captions and other text. Used
in GalleryBannerOptions,
GalleryImagesOptions, and
GalleryThumbnailOptions.
Also used in PicturePackageOptions.
GallerySecurityTextColorType
BLACK
CUSTOM
WHITE
GallerySecurityTextPositionType CENTERED
LOWERLEFT
LOWERRIGHT
UPPERLEFT
UPPERRIGHT
The color to use for text displayed over
gallery images as an antitheft
deterrent. Used in
GallerySecurityOptions.
The position of the text displayed over
gallery images as an antitheft
deterrent. Used in
GallerySecurityOptions.
Also used in PicturePackageOptions.
GallerySecurityTextRotateType
CLOCKWISE45
CLOCKWISE90
COUNTERCLOCKWISE45
COUNTERCLOCKWISE90
ZERO
The orientation of the text displayed
over gallery images as an antitheft
deterrent. Used in
GallerySecurityOptions.
Also used in PicturePackageOptions.
CAPTION
COPYRIGHT
CREDIT
CUSTOMTEXT
FILENAME
NONE
TITLE
The content to use for text displayed
over gallery images as an antitheft
deterrent. Used in
GallerySecurityOptions.
GalleryThumbSizeType
CUSTOM
LARGE
MEDIUM
SMALL
The size of thumbnail images in the
web photo gallery. Used in
GalleryThumbnailOptions.
Geometry
HEPTAGON
HEXAGON
OCTAGON
PENTAGON
SQUARE
TRIANGLE
Geometric options for shapes, such as
the iris shape in the Lens Blur Filter.
GridLineStyle
DASHED
DOTTED
SOLID
The preferred line style for the
nonprinting grid displayed over
images, set in Preferences.
GridSize
LARGE
MEDIUM
NONE
SMALL
The preferred size of grid line spacing,
set in Preferences.
GallerySecurityType
Note: All types draw from the image’s
file information except
CUSTOMTEXT.
Pass to ArtLayer.applyLensBlur().
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Constant type
Values
What it means
GuideLineStyle
DASHED
SOLID
The preferred line style for
nonprinting guides displayed over
images, set in Preferences.
IllustratorPathType
ALLPATHS
DOCUMENTBOUNDS
NAMEDPATH
The paths to export to an Illustrator
file using
Document.exportDocument().
Intent
ABSOLUTECOLORIMETRIC
PERCEPTUAL
RELATIVECOLORIMETRIC
SATURATION
The rendering intent to use when
converting from one color space to
another with
Document.convertProfile() or
Document.print()
Justification
CENTER
CENTERJUSTIFIED
FULLYJUSTIFIED
LEFT
LEFTJUSTIFIED
RIGHT
RIGHTJUSTIFIED
The placement of paragraph text
within the bounding box. Used in
TextItem.justification.
Language
BRAZILLIANPORTUGUESE
CANADIANFRENCH
DANISH
DUTCH
ENGLISHUK
ENGLISHUSA
FINNISH
FRENCH
GERMAN
ITALIAN
NORWEGIAN
NYNORSKNORWEGIAN
OLDGERMAN
PORTUGUESE
SPANISH
SWEDISH
SWISSGERMAN
The language to use for text. Used in
TextItem.language.
LayerCompression
RLE
ZIP
Compression methods for data for
pixels in layers, when saving to TIFF
format. Used in TiffSaveOptions.
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Values
What it means
LayerKind
BLACKANDWHITE
BRIGHTNESSCONTRAST
CHANNELMIXER
COLORBALANCE
CURVES
EXPOSURE
GRADIENTFILL
GRADIENTMAP
HUESATURATION
INVERSION
LEVELS
NORMAL
PATTERNFILL
PHOTOFILTER
POSTERIZE
SELECTIVECOLOR
SMARTOBJECT
SOLIDFILL
TEXT
THRESHOLD
LAYER3D
VIBRANCE
VIDEO
The type of a layer object, in
ArtLayer.kind.
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Note: You can create a text layer only
from an empty art layer.
LensType
MOVIEPRIME
PRIME105
PRIME35
ZOOMLENS
The type of lens to use. Pass to
ArtLayer.applyLensFlare().
MagnificationType
ACTUALSIZE
FITPAGE
The type of magnification to use when
viewing an image. Used in
PresentationOptions.
MatteType
BACKGROUND
BLACK
FOREGROUND
NETSCAPE
NONE
SEMIGRAY
WHITE
The color to use to fill anti-aliased
edges adjacent to transparent areas of
the image. When transparency is
turned off for an image, the matte
color is applied to transparent areas.
Used in GIFSaveOptions,
IndexedConversionOptions, and
JPEGSaveOptions.
MeasurementRange
ALLMEASUREMENTS
ACTIVEMEASUREMENTS
The measurement to act upon. Pass to
MeasurementLog methods.
MeasurementSource
MEASURESELECTION
MEASURECOUNTTOOL
MEASURERULERTOOL
The source for recording
measurements. Pass to
Document.recordMeasurements().
NewDocumentMode
BITMAP
CMYK
GRAYSCALE
LAB
RGB
The color profile to use for a new
document.
Pass to Documents.add().
Also used in ContactSheetOptions and
PicturePackageOptions.
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Constant type
Values
What it means
NoiseDistribution
GAUSSIAN
UNIFORM
Distribution method to use when
applying an Add Noise filter. Pass to
ArtLayer.applyAddNoise().
OffsetUndefinedAreas
REPEATEDGEPIXELS
SETTOBACKGROUND
WRAPAROUND
Method to use to fill the empty space
left by offsetting a an image or
selection. Pass to
ArtLayer.applyOffset().
OpenDocumentMode
CMYK
GRAYSCALE
LAB
RGB
The color profile to use when opening
an EPS or PDF document. Pass to
app.open() in EPSOpenOptions or
PDFOpenOptions.
OpenDocumentType
ALIASPIX
BMP
CAMERARAW
COMPUSERVEGIF
DICOM
ELECTRICIMAGE
EPS
EPSPICTPREVIEW
EPSTIFFPREVIEW
FILMSTRIP
JPEG
PCX
PDF
PHOTOCD
PHOTOSHOP
PHOTOSHOPDCS_1
PHOTOSHOPDCS_2
PHOTOSHOPEPS
PHOTOSHOPPDF
PICTFILEFORMAT
PICTRESOURCEFORMAT
PIXAR
PNG
PORTABLEBITMAP
RAW
SCITEXCT
SGIRGB
SOFTIMAGE
TARGA
TIFF
WAVEFRONTRLA
WIRELESSBITMAP
The format in which to open the
document, using app.open().
Note: PHOTOCD is deprecated. Kodak
PhotoCD is now found in the
Goodies folder on the Adobe
Photoshop CS6 Install DVD.
Note: The DICOM option is for the
Extended version only.
OperatingSystem
OS2
WINDOWS
The target operating system in
BMPSaveOptions.
Orientation
LANDSCAPE
PORTRAIT
Page orientation for
PhotoCDOpenOptions, deprecated in
Photoshop CS3.
Note: Kodak PhotoCD is now found in
the Goodies folder on the
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Install
DVD.
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Constant type
Values
What it means
OtherPaintingCursors
PRECISEOTHER
STANDARDOTHER
The preferred pointer for the following
tools: Eraser, Pencil, Paintbrush,
Healing Brush, Rubber Stamp, Pattern
Stamp, Smudge, Blur, Sharpen, Dodge,
Burn, Sponge.
Set in Preferences.
PaintingCursors
BRUSHSIZE
PRECISE
STANDARD
The preferred pointer for the following
tools: Marquee, Lasso, Polygonal
Lasso, Magic Wand, Crop, Slice, Patch
Eyedropper, Pen, Gradient, Line, Paint
Bucket, Magnetic Lasso, Magnetic Pen,
Freeform Pen, Measure, Color Sampler.
Set in Preferences.
PaletteType
EXACT
LOCALADAPTIVE
LOCALPERCEPTUAL
LOCALSELECTIVE
MACOSPALETTE
MASTERADAPTIVE
MASTERPERCEPTUAL
MASTERSELECTIVE
PREVIOUSPALETTE
UNIFORM
WEBPALETTE
WINDOWSPALETTE
The palette type to use in
GIFSaveOptions and
IndexedConversionOptions.
PathKind
CLIPPINGPATH
NORMALPATH
TEXTMASK
VECTORMASK
WORKPATH
The type of a PathItem.
PDFCompatibility
PDF13
PDF14
PDF15
PDF16
PDF17
The PDF version to make the
document compatible with. Used in
PDFSaveOptions.
PDFEncoding
JPEG
JPEG2000HIGH
JPEG2000LOSSLESS
JPEG2000LOW
JPEG2000MED
JPEG2000MEDHIGH
JPEG2000MEDLOW
JPEGHIGH
JPEGLOW
JPEGMED
JPEGMEDHIGH
JPEGMEDLOW
NONE
PDFZIP
PDFZIP4BIT
The type of compression to use when
saving a document in PDF format.
Used in PDFSaveOptions.
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Constant type
Values
What it means
PDFResample
NONE
PDFAVERAGE
PDFBICUBIC
PDFSUBSAMPLE
The down sample method to use.
Used in PDFSaveOptions.
PDFStandard
NONE
PDFX1A2001
PDFX1A2003
PDFX32002
PDFX32003
PDFX42008
The PDF standard to make the
document compatible with. Used in
PDFSaveOptions.
PhotoCDColorSpace
LAB16
LAB8
RGB16
RGB8
The color space for
PhotoCDOpenOptions, deprecated in
Photoshop CS3.
Note: Kodak PhotoCD is now found in
the Goodies folder on the
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Install
DVD.
PhotoCDSize
EXTRALARGE
LARGE
MAXIMUM
MEDIUM
MINIMUM
SMALL
The pixel dimensions of the image in
PhotoCDOpenOptions, deprecated in
Photoshop CS3.
EXTRALARGE = 1024x1536
LARGE = 512x768
MAXIMUM = 2048x3072
MEDIUM = 256x384
MINIMUM = 64x96
SMALL = 128x192
Note: Kodak PhotoCD is now found in
the Goodies folder on the
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Install
DVD.
PICTBitsPerPixels
EIGHT
FOUR
SIXTEEN
THIRTYTWO
TWO
The number of bits per pixel to use
when compression a PICT file. Used in
PICTFileSaveOptions and
PICTResourceSaveOptions.
Note: Use 16 or 32 for RGB images;
use 2, 4, or 8 for bitmap and
grayscale images.
PICTCompression
JPEGHIGHPICT
JPEGLOWPICT
JPEGMAXIMUMPICT
JPEGMEDIUMPICT
NONE
The type of compression to use when
saving an image as a PICT file. Used in
PICTFileSaveOptions and
PICTResourceSaveOptions.
PicturePackageTextType
CAPTION
COPYRIGHT
CREDIT
FILENAME
NONE
ORIGIN
USER
The function or meaning of text in a
Picture Package. Used in
PicturePackageOptions.
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Constant type
Values
What it means
PointKind
CORNERPOINT
SMOOTHPOINT
The role a PathPoint plays in a
PathItem.
PointType
POSTSCRIPT
TRADITIONAL
The preferred measurement to use for
type points, set in
Preferences.pointSize:
POSTSCRIPT = 72 points/inch.
TRADITIONAL = 72.27 points/inch.
PolarConversionType
POLARTORECTANGULAR
RECTANGULARTOPOLAR
The method of polar distortion to use.
Pass to
ArtLayer.applyPolarCoordinates().
Preview
EIGHTBITTIFF
MACOSEIGHTBIT
MACOSJPEG
MACOSMONOCHROME
MONOCHROMETIFF
NONE
The type of image to use as a
low-resolution preview in the
destination application.
Used in DCS1_SaveOptions,
DCS2_SaveOptions, and
EPSSaveOptions.
PrintColorHandling
PRINTERMANAGED
PHOTOSHOPMANAGED
SEPARATIONS
The type of color handling to use for
ColorHandling
PurgeTarget
ALLCACHES
CLIPBOARDCACHE
HISTORYCACHES
UNDOCACHES
Cache to be targeted in an
Application.purge() operation.
QueryStateType
ALWAYS
ASK
NEVER
The preferred policy for checking
whether to maximize compatibility
when opening PSD files, set in
Preferences.maximizeCompatibility.
RadialBlurMethod
SPIN
ZOOM
The blur method to use. Pass to
ArtLayer.applyRadialBlur().
RadialBlurQuality
BEST
DRAFT
GOOD
The smoothness or graininess of the
blurred image. Pass to
ArtLayer.applyRadialBlur().
RasterizeType
ENTIRELAYER
FILLCONTENT
LAYERCLIPPINGPATH
LINKEDLAYERS
SHAPE
TEXTCONTENTS
The layer element to rasterize, using
ArtLayer.rasterize().
ReferenceFormType
CLASSTYPE
ENUMERATED
IDENTIFIER
INDEX
NAME
OFFSET
PROPERTY
The type of an ActionReference
object, returned by getForm().
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Constant type
Values
What it means
ResampleMethod
BICUBIC
BICUBICSHARPER
BICUBICSMOOTHER
BILINEAR
NEARESTNEIGHBOR
NONE
The method to use for image
interpolation. Passed to
Document.resizeImage(), and used as
the value of Preferences.interpolation.
RippleSize
LARGE
MEDIUM
SMALL
The size of undulations to use. Pass to
ArtLayer.applyRipple().
SaveBehavior
ALWAYSSAVE
ASKWHENSAVING
NEVERSAVE
The application’s preferred behavior
when saving a document. See
Preferences.appendExtension and
imagePreviews
SaveDocumentType
ALIASPIX
BMP
COMPUSERVEGIF
ELECTRICIMAGE
JPEG
PCX
PHOTOSHOP
PHOTOSHOPDCS_1
PHOTOSHOPDCS_2
PHOTOSHOPEPS
PHOTOSHOPPDF
PICTFileFORMAT
PICTRESOURCEFORMAT
PIXAR
PNG
PORTABLEBITMAP
RAW
SCITEXCT
SGIRGB
SOFTIMAGE
TARGA
TIFF
WAVEFRONTRLA
WIRELESSBITMAP
The format in which to save a
document when exporting with
Document.exportDocument(). Pass in
ExportOptionsSaveForWeb.format, to
to specify the type of file to write. Only
the following are supported for
export: COMPUSERVEGIF, JPEG, PNG-8,
PNG-24, and BMP.
SaveEncoding
ASCII
BINARY
JPEGHIGH
JPEGLOW
JPEGMAXIMUM
JPEGMEDIUM
The type of encoding to use when
saving a file to DCS or EPS with
Document.saveAs().
SaveLogItemsType
LOGFILE
LOGFILEANDMETADATA
METADATA
The preferred location of history log
data, set in Preferences.saveLogItems.
SaveOptions
DONOTSAVECHANGES
PROMPTTOSAVECHANGES
SAVECHANGES
The policy for closing a document
with Document.close().
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Constant type
Values
What it means
SelectionType
DIMINISH
EXTEND
INTERSECT
REPLACE
The selection behavior when a
selection already exists:
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DIMINISH: Remove the selection from
the already selected area.
EXTEND: Add the selection to an
already selected area.
INTERSECT: Make the selection only
the area where the new selection
intersects the already selected area.
REPLACE: Replace the selected area.
Used in PathItem.makeSelection(),
Selection.load(), Selection.select(), and
Selection.store().
ShapeOperation
SHAPEADD
SHAPEINTERSECT
SHAPESUBTRACT
SHAPEXOR
How to combine the shapes if the
destination path already has a
selection.
Set for SubPathInfo.operation, stored
in the resulting SubPathItem.
SmartBlurMode
EDGEONLY
NORMAL
OVERLAYEDGE
The method to use for smart blurring:
EDGEONLY, OVERLAYEDGES: Apply blur
only to edges of color transitions.
NORMAL: Apply blur to entire image.
Pass to ArtLayer.applySmartBlur().
SmartBlurQuality
HIGH
LOW
MEDIUM
The blur quality to use. Pass to
ArtLayer.applySmartBlur().
SourceSpaceType
DOCUMENT
PROOF
The color space for source when
printing with Document.print().
SpherizeMode
HORIZONTAL
NORMAL
VERTICAL
The curve (or stretch shape) to use for
the distortion. Pass to
ArtLayer.applySpherize().
StrikeThruType
STRIKEBOX
STRIKEHEIGHT
STRIKEOFF
The style of strikethrough to use in
text. Used in TextItem.strikeThru.
StrokeLocation
CENTER
INSIDE
OUTSIDE
The placement of path or selection
boundary strokes. Pass to
Selection.stroke().
TargaBitsPerPixels
SIXTEEN
THIRTYTWO
TWENTYFOUR
The resolution to use when saving an
image in Targa format. Used in
TargaSaveOptions.
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Constant type
Values
What it means
TextCase
ALLCAPS
NORMAL
SMALLCAPS
The capitalization style to use in text.
Used in TextItem.capitalization.
TextComposer
ADOBEEVERYLINE
ADOBESINGLELINE
The composition method to use to
optimize the specified hyphenation
and justification options. Used in
TextItem.textComposer.
TextType
PARAGRAPHTEXT
POINTTEXT
The type of text, used in TextItem.kind.
PARAGRAPHTEXT: Text that wraps
within a bounding box.
POINTTEXT: Text that does not wrap.
TextureType
BLOCKS
CANVAS
FILE
FROSTED
TINYLENS
The type of texture or glass surface
image to load for a texturizer or glass
filter. Pass to
ArtLayer.applyGlassEffect().
TIFFEncoding
JPEG
NONE
TIFFLZW
TIFFZIP
The type of compression to use for
TIFF files. Used in TiffSaveOptions.
ToolType
ARTHISTORYBRUSH
BACKGROUNDERASER
BLUR
BRUSH
BURN
CLONESTAMP
COLORREPLACEMENTTOOL
DODGE
ERASER
HEALINGBRUSH
HISTORYBRUSH
PATTERNSTAMP
PENCIL
SHARPEN
SMUDGE
SPONGE
The tool to use with
PathItem.strokePath().
TransitionType
BLINDSHORIZONTAL
BLINDSVERTICAL
BOXIN
BOXOUT
DISSOLVE
GLITTERDOWN
GLITTERRIGHT
GLITTERRIGHTDOWN
NONE
RANDOM
SPLITHORIZONTALIN
SPLITHORIZONTALOUT
SPLITVERTICALIN
SPLITVERTICALOUT
WIPEDOWN
WIPELEFT
WIPERIGHT
WIPEUP
The method to use for transition from
one image to the next in a PDF
presentation. Used in
PresentationOptions.
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Constant type
Values
What it means
TrimType
BOTTOMRIGHT
TOPLEFT
TRANSPARENT
Type of pixels to trim around an
image, passed to Document.trim().:
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BOTTOMRIGHT = bottom right pixel
color.
TOPLEFT = top left pixel color.
TypeUnits
MM
PIXELS
POINTS
The preferred unit for text character
measurements, set in Preferences.
UndefinedAreas
REPEATEDGEPIXELS
WRAPAROUND
The method to use to treat
undistorted areas or areas left blank in
an image to which the a filter in the
Distort category has been applied.
Pass to ArtLayer.applyDisplace(),
applyShear(), applyWave().
UnderlineType
UNDERLINELEFT
UNDERLINEOFF
UNDERLINERIGHT
The placement of text underlining.
Used in TextItem.underline.
Note: UNDERLINELEFT and
UNDELINERIGHT are valid only when
direction = Direction.VERTICAL.
Units
CM
INCHES
MM
PERCENT
PICAS
PIXELS
POINTS
The preferred measurement unit for
type and ruler increments, set in
Preferences.rulerUnits.
Urgency
FOUR
HIGH
LOW
NONE
NORMAL
SEVEN
SIX
THREE
TWO
The editorial urgency status of a
document, set in
DocumentPrintSettings.urgency.
WarpStyle
ARC
ARCH
ARCLOWER
ARCUPPER
BULGE
FISH
FISHEYE
FLAG
INFLATE
NONE
RISE
SHELLLOWER
SHELLUPPER
SQUEEZE
TWIST
WAVE
The warp style to use for text. Used in
TextItem.warpStyle.
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Constant type
Values
What it means
WaveType
SINE
SQUARE
TRIANGULAR
The type of wave to use. Pass to
ArtLayer.applyWave().
WhiteBalanceType
ASSHOT
AUTO
CLOUDY
CUSTOM
DAYLIGHT
FLASH
FLUORESCENT
SHADE
TUNGSTEN
Lighting conditions that affect color
balance. Set in
CameraRAWOpenOptions.
ZigZagType
AROUNDCENTER
OUTFROMCENTER
PONDRIPPLES
The method of zigzagging to use. Pass
to ArtLayer.applyZigZag().
Appendix A: Event ID Codes
The following table lists events and their four-character ID codes or string identifiers for use with the
notifier object.
Note: Do not include single quotes ( ' ) with four-character IDs in your code. The single quotes are
used in this table to illustrate the placement of required spaces in codes that do not contain four
letters. However, string identifiers, which are longer than four characters, require double quotes in
the code.
Tip: If you can’t find the event you want to use for notification in this table, you can use ScriptListener to
determine the event ID code. See the ScriptListener documentation in the Action Manager chapter of
the Photoshop CS6 Scripting Guide.
Event
4-char ID or String
3DTransform
'TdT '
Average
'Avrg'
ApplyStyle
'ASty'
Assert
'Asrt'
AccentedEdges
'AccE'
Add
'Add '
AddNoise
'AdNs'
AddTo
'AddT'
Align
'Algn'
All
'All '
AngledStrokes
'AngS'
ApplyImage
'AppI'
BasRelief
'BsRl'
Batch
'Btch'
BatchFromDroplet
'BtcF'
Blur
'Blr '
BlurMore
'BlrM'
Border
'Brdr'
Brightness
'BrgC'
CanvasSize
'CnvS'
ChalkCharcoal
'ChlC'
ChannelMixer
'ChnM'
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Event
4-char ID or String
Charcoal
'Chrc'
Chrome
'Chrm'
Clear
'Cler'
Close
'Cls '
Clouds
'Clds'
ColorBalance
'ClrB'
ColorHalftone
'ClrH'
ColorRange
'ClrR'
ColoredPencil
'ClrP'
ContactSheet
"0B71D221-F8CE-11d2-B21B-0008C75B322C"
ConteCrayon
'CntC'
Contract
'Cntc'
ConvertMode
'CnvM'
Copy
'copy'
CopyEffects
'CpFX'
CopyMerged
'CpyM'
CopyToLayer
'CpTL'
Craquelure
'Crql'
CreateDroplet
'CrtD'
Crop
'Crop'
Crosshatch
'Crsh'
Crystallize
'Crst'
Curves
'Crvs'
Custom
'Cstm'
Cut
'cut '
CutToLayer
'CtTL'
Cutout
'Ct
DarkStrokes
'DrkS'
DeInterlace
'Dntr'
DefinePattern
'DfnP'
Defringe
'Dfrg'
Delete
'Dlt '
Desaturate
'Dstt'
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Event
4-char ID or String
Deselect
'Dslc'
Despeckle
'Dspc'
DifferenceClouds
'DrfC'
Diffuse
'Dfs '
DiffuseGlow
'DfsG'
DisableLayerFX
'dlfx'
Displace
'Dspl'
Distribute
'Dstr'
Draw
'Draw'
DryBrush
'DryB'
Duplicate
'Dplc'
DustAndScratches
'DstS'
Emboss
'Embs'
Equalize
'Eqlz'
Exchange
'Exch'
Expand
'Expn'
Export
'Expr'
Jumpto
'Jpto'
ExportTransparentImage
"02879e00-cb66-11d1-bc43-0060b0a13dc4"
Extrude
'Extr'
Facet
'Fct '
Fade
'Fade'
Feather
'Fthr'
Fibers
'Fbrs'
Fill
'Fl
FilmGrain
'FlmG'
Filter
'Fltr'
FindEdges
'FndE'
FitImage
"3caa3434-cb67-11d1-bc43-0060b0a13dc4"
FlattenImage
'FltI'
Flip
'Flip'
Fragment
'Frgm'
Fresco
'Frsc'
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4-char ID or String
GaussianBlur
'GsnB'
Get
'getd'
Glass
'Gls '
GlowingEdges
'GlwE'
Gradient
'Grdn'
GradientMap
'GrMp'
Grain
'Grn '
GraphicPen
'GraP'
Group
'GrpL'
Grow
'Grow'
HalftoneScreen
'HlfS'
Hide
'Hd
HighPass
'HghP'
HSBHSL
'HsbP'
HueSaturation
'HStr'
ImageSize
'ImgS'
Import
'Impr'
InkOutlines
'InkO'
Intersect
'Intr'
IntersectWith
'IntW'
Inverse
'Invs'
Invert
'Invr'
LensFlare
'LnsF'
Levels
'Lvls'
LightingEffects
'LghE'
Link
'Lnk '
Make
'Mk
Maximum
'Mxm '
Median
'Mdn '
MergeLayers
'Mrg2'
MergeLayersOld
'MrgL'
MergeSpotChannel
'MSpt'
MergeVisible
'MrgV'
'
'
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Event
4-char ID or String
Mezzotint
'Mztn'
Minimum
'Mnm '
ModeChange
"8cba8cd6-cb66-11d1-bc43-0060b0a13dc4"
Mosaic
'Msc '
Mosaic_PLUGIN
'MscT'
MotionBlur
'MtnB'
Move
'move'
NTSCColors
'NTSC'
NeonGlow
'NGlw'
Next
'Nxt '
NotePaper
'NtPr'
Notify
'Ntfy'
Null
typeNull
OceanRipple
'OcnR'
Offset
'Ofst'
Open
'Opn '
Paint
'Pnt '
PaintDaubs
'PntD'
PaletteKnife
'PltK'
Paste
'past'
PasteEffects
'PaFX'
PasteInto
'PstI'
PasteOutside
'PstO'
Patchwork
'Ptch'
Photocopy
'Phtc'
PicturePackage
"4C1ABF40-DD82-11d2-B20F-0008C75B322C"
Pinch
'Pnch'
Place
'Plc '
Plaster
'Plst'
PlasticWrap
'PlsW'
Play
'Ply '
Pointillize
'Pntl'
Polar
'Plr '
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Event
4-char ID or String
PosterEdges
'PstE'
Posterize
'Pstr'
Previous
'Prvs'
Print
'Prnt'
ProfileToProfile
'PrfT'
Purge
'Prge'
Quit
'quit'
RadialBlur
'RdlB'
Rasterize
'Rstr'
RasterizeTypeSheet
'RstT'
RemoveBlackMatte
'RmvB'
RemoveLayerMask
'RmvL'
RemoveWhiteMatte
'RmvW'
Rename
'Rnm '
ReplaceColor
'RplC'
Reset
'Rset'
ResizeImage
"1333cf0c-cb67-11d1-bc43-0060b0a13dc4"
Reticulation
'Rtcl'
Revert
'Rvrt'
Ripple
'Rple'
Rotate
'Rtte'
RoughPastels
'RghP'
Save
'save'
Select
'slct'
SelectiveColor
'SlcC'
Set
'setd'
SharpenEdges
'ShrE'
Sharpen
'Shrp'
SharpenMore
'ShrM'
Shear
'Shr '
Show
'Shw '
Similar
'Smlr'
SmartBlur
'SmrB'
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Event
4-char ID or String
Smooth
'Smth'
SmudgeStick
'SmdS'
Solarize
'Slrz'
Spatter
'Spt '
Spherize
'Sphr'
SplitChannels
'SplC'
Sponge
'Spng'
SprayedStrokes
'SprS'
StainedGlass
'StnG'
Stamp
'Stmp'
Stop
'Stop'
Stroke
'Strk'
Subtract
'Sbtr'
SubtractFrom
'SbtF'
Sumie
'Smie'
TakeMergedSnapshot
'TkMr'
TakeSnapshot
'TkSn'
TextureFill
'TxtF'
Texturizer
'Txtz'
Threshold
'Thrs'
Tiles
'Tls '
TornEdges
'TrnE'
TraceContour
'TrcC'
Transform
'Trnf'
Trap
'Trap'
Twirl
'Twrl'
Underpainting
'Undr'
Undo
'undo'
Ungroup
'Ungr'
Unlink
'Unlk'
UnsharpMask
'UnsM'
Variations
'Vrtn'
Wait
'Wait'
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4-char ID or String
WaterPaper
'WtrP'
Watercolor
'Wtrc'
Wave
'Wave'
Wind
'Wnd '
ZigZag
'ZgZg'
BackLight
'BacL'
FillFlash
'FilE'
ColorCast
'ColE'
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Index
A
Action Manager 193
actions
command lists 40
descriptions 43
descriptors 37
playing 47
active document 45
activePrinter 96
Add Noise filter
adjustments
brightness 55
color 197
color balance 55, 61
contrast 55, 59
curves 55
highlights 62
levels 55, 59
shadows 62
temperature 61
Adobe Illustrator, exporting paths to 105
alpha channels
defined 72
from transparency (TIFF documents) 186
opacity 72
saving
in BMP documents 69
in PDF documents 148
in PICT documents 153
in PICT resources 154
in Pixar documents 156
in PSD documents 152
in RAW documents 164
in SGIRGB documents 171
in Targa documents 176
in TIFF documents 186
anchor points
adding 143
annotations, importing 92
anti aliasing
text 179
application
activating 47
checking if feature enabled 47
defaults 158
location 46
preferences 158
artLayers, See layers
Asian text 160
authors 99
auto kerning 179, 197
auto leading 184
auto spacing, contact sheets 82
available memory 45
Average filter 55
B
background color
application 45
galleries 110
background layers 53
backgroundColor 96
baseline shift 179
batch command 47
batches
destination folder 66, 197
specifying options 66
beeping 158
bitmap documents
converting to 198
depth type 198
halftone type 198
opening 207
saving 69
bitmap images
See bitmap documents
black and white images 62
bleedWidth 96
blending modes
layer sets 129
layers 53
Blur filter 55
blur filters
Average 55
Blur More 55
Gaussian Blur 56
Lens Blur 57
Motion Blur 58
Radial Blur 58
Smart Blur 59
Blur More filter 55
BMP documents
See bitmap documents
brightness 55
adjusting 55
equalizing 60
build 45
C
caches
images 159
purging 49
camera raw documents
opening 70
settings 199
size options 199
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canvas
flipping 92
resizing 92
canvas, defined 88
caption 96
captions
contact sheets 82
documents 99
gallery images 111
gallery thumbnails 115
images 99
centerCropMarks 96
channels
activating 88
adding 74
adjusting 55
alpha See alpha channels
creating 74
deleting 72
displaying in color 158
duplicating 72
making visible 72
merging 72
mixing 61
splitting 93
spot See spot channels
types of 72
clipping paths
from paths 139
from text 185
Clouds filter 55
CMYKColor 79
color balance, adjusting 61
color picker 158
color profiles
changing 91
determining type of 89
naming 88
color profiles, see individual document formats
color samplers
adding 81
creating 81
moving 80
removing 80
colorBars 96
colorHandling 96
colors
active links 110
adjusting 197
balancing 55
channels 72
CMYK 79
custom settings 113
in galleries 110
inverting 60
modifying 62
none 135
preserving (GIF only) 116
reduction 106
settings 45
Index
solid color objects 172
testing if equal 172
visited links 110
comments, layer comps 126
compatibility, maximizing 159
component channels
color balance 55
defined 72
listing 88
See composite channels
composite channels 72
See component channels
Compuserve GIF documents
opening 207
saving 116
contact sheets
captions 82
columns 82
dimensions 82
making 48
rows 82
contrast
adjusting 55
adjusting automatically 59
camera raw settings 70
midtones 62
copies 96
copyrights 99
cornerCropMarks 96
count items
adding 84
creating 84
removing 83
cropping 91
CS4 version changes 34
cursors 160
curves, adjusting 55
Custom filters 55
D
DCS 1 documents, saving 85
De-Interlace filter 56
desaturate 60
Despeckle filter 56
dialogs
displaying 45
Difference Clouds filter 56
Diffuse Glow filter 56
Displace filter 56
distort filters
Diffuse Glow 56
Displace 56
Glass Effect 56
Ocean Ripple 58
Pinch 58
Polar Coordinates 58
Ripple 58
Shear 58
Spherize 59
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Twirl 59
Wave 59
Zigzag 59
document formats, see individual document formats
DocumentPrintSettings 96
documents 88
activating 45
adding 102
closing 90
code sample 94
color profiles 88
color samplers 88
counting items 89
counting objects 91
cropping 36, 91
dimensions 88
duplicating 36, 91
exporting 92
info 99
loading 48
managed 89
measurement scale 89
metadata 89, 99
open with Photoshop dialog 49
opening 49
optimizing for web 106
printing 92
resizing 92
resolution 90
saving 92, 93
suspending history 93
trapping (CMYK) 93
trimming 93
Dust and Scratches filter 56
E
Enable Info
constants 191
grammar 190
operator precendence 191
variables 192
EPSSaveOptions 104
equalize 60
event IDs
using ScriptListener to find 216
Events Manager 46
executing scripts 33
exif 99
exporting
documents 92
paths 105
to Illustrator 105
to Web 106
ExportOptionsIllustrator 105
ExportOptionsSaveForWeb 106
F
file extensions
format 161
Index
including 158
script files 32
file metadata 99
files
merging 48
filetypes
macOS 46
Windows 47
filling
paths 138
selections 167
filter, see individual filter names
flip 96
Folder object 32
fonts
detecting 45
determining family of 177
determining style of 177
formats, see individual document formats
G
galleries 113
background color 110
banners 109
captions 111
color options 110
credits 111
dimensions 111
filenames 111
link colors 110
making 47, 48
metadata 113
photographer 109
security text 114
thumbnail images 115
GalleryBannerOptions 109
GalleryCustomColorOptions 110
GalleryImagesOptions 111, 112
GalleryOptions 113
GallerySecurityOptions 114
GalleryThumbnailOptions 115
Gaussian Blur filter 56
GIF documents
See Compuserve GIF documents
GIFSaveOptions 116
Glass Effect filter 56
glyph scaling 179–182
GrayColor 117
grids 159
grouped layers 53
guides 159
H
halftone screen 68
hanging punctuation 180
hardProof 96
High Pass filter 56
highlights
adjusting 62
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color balance 55
histograms
channels 72
history log 161
history states
activating 88
allowing nonlinear 159
default number of 160
snapshot 120
suspending 93
HSBColor 122
hypenation 181
I
IDs
getting 37
PICT Resource 154
property 43
runtime 47
runtime to string 50
string to runtime 50
string to type 50
type to char 50
Illustrator
See Adobe Illustrator
image
resizing 92
image pyramids 186
images
bitmap 68
black and white 62
caches 159
captions 111
definition of 88
desaturating 60
equalizing 60
filetypes 46
from split channels 93
inverting colors 60
previewing 159
pyramids 186
resizing 92
resizing in galleries 112
thumbnails 115
indexed color model 123
IndexedConversionOptions 123
individual document formats, examples 93
installing scripts 33
Intent 96
interpolate 96
interpolation 159
J
JavaScript
changes in Photoshop CS4 34
supported features 32
JavaScript Resource
Enable Info grammar 190
javascriptresource syntax 189
Index
javascriptresource tag 189
JPEG
quality 124
JPEG documents
quality 124
saving 124
JPEG options
scans 124
JPEGSaveOptions 124
justification 181
K
kerning 179
text
auto kerning 197
keyboard behavior 159
L
LabColor 125
labels 96
languages 181
layer comps 126
adding 127
applying 126
in documents 89
layer sets
adding 131
art layers in 129
duplicating 130
in documents 89
linked layers in 129
linking 130
locking contents 129
moving 130
nesting 129
opacity 129
unlinking 130
layer styles, applying 59
LayerComps 127
layered TIFFdocuments, saving 158
Layers 128
layers
adding 65
applying styles 59
background 53
blending mode 53
bounds 53
clipboard commands 59
comps 126
copying 59
duplicating 60
flattening 92
grouping 53
in documents 89
inverting 60
kind 53
linking 60
locking contents 53–54
making visible 54
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merging 60
merging visible 92
moving 61
rasterizing 92
rasterizing contents 61
removing 65
resizing 62
rotating 62
saving in PDF documents 148
unlinking 62
LayerSet 129
LayerSets 131
layersets
merging 130
leading 181, 184
Lens Blur filter
applying 57
Lens Flare filter 57
letter spacing 180–183
levels
adjusting 55
adjusting automatically 55
ligatures 179–181
linked layers 60
unlinking 62
links
colors 110
M
MacOS
filetypes 46
managed documents 89
mapBlack 96
maximizing compatibility 159
Maximum filter 57
Median Noise filter 57
memory 45
merging
layers 60
visible layers 92
metadata
document 89
document object 99
galleries 113
xmp 90, 188
methods
batch 47
midtones
color balance 55
Minimum filter 58
Motion Blur filter 58
N
negative 96
noise filters
Add Noise
Despeckle 56
Dust and Scratches 56
Median Noise 57
Index
nonlinear history 159
notifications
events within scripts 136
notifiers
adding 137
event IDs 216
removing 136
NTSC filter 58
O
object model
changes in Photoshop CS4 34
Ocean Ripple filter 58
Offset filter 58
old style type 183
opacity
channels 72
gallery security text 114
layer fill 53
layer sets 129
layers 54
picture packages 155
open options
DICOM format 87
EPS format 103
PDF format 147
Photo CD format 151
RAW format 70, 163
optimizing 106
other filters
Custom 55
High Pass 56
Maximum 57
Minimum 58
Offset 58
P
palettes 160
pasting 92
path 46
path items
adding 142
deselecting 138
filling 138
from text 185
making selection 139
path points 174
selecting 139
specifying path kind 138
stroking 139
sub items 138
sub path info 173
sub path items 174
work path from selection 167
path point info
anchor points 144
left direction 144
right direction 144
path points
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anchor points 143
left direction 143
right direction 143
PathItems 142
paths
See path items
PDF documents
opening 147
saving 148
PDF presentations
auto advance 162
making 48
output format 162
transition type 162
Photo CD discs, opening 151
photo filtering 61
photo galleries
See galleries
photomerge 48
Photoshop documents
opening 207
saving 152
Photoshop files, maximizing compatibility 159
PICT documents
opening 207
saving 153
PICT resources
opening 207
saving 154
picture packages
contents 155
flattening 155
making 48
opacity 155
options 155
text properties 155
Pinch filter 58
Pixar documents
opening 207
saving 156
PixarSaveOptions 156
pixels
aspect ratio 89
doubling 160
equalizing 60
interpolation 159
locking 54
unit measures 214
playback options 46
playbackDisplayDialogs 46
plug-in folder
additional plug-in folder 161
PNG 8 documents, saving 106
PNG documents
saving 157
PNGSaveOptions 157
Polar Coordinates filter 58
posterrize 61
postscript encoding 92
PostScript names 177
Index
posX 96
posY 96
Preferences 158
PresentationOptions 162
presentations
making 48
PDF presentations
printBorder 96
printing, documents 92
printOneCopy 92
printSelected 96
printSettings 89
printSpace 96
property
measurementLog 46
PSD documents
opening 207
saving 152
purging 49
Q
quickMaskMode 90
quote style 160
R
Radial Blur filter 58
rasterize 61
rasterizing
document layers 92
RAW documents
opening 163
RawSaveOptions 164
recentFiles 46
registrationMarks 96
render filters
Clouds 55
Difference Clouds 56
Lens Flare 57
renderIntent 96
resolution
bitmap conversions 68
documents 90
RGBColor 165
Ripple filter 58
rotation 62
ruler units 160
runMenuItem 49
S
save as 93
saved 90
saving 92
saving, see individual document formats.
scale 97
scripting interface
build date 46
version 46
scriptingVersion 46
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automation 189, 193
enabling/disabling in menu 189
executing 33
grouping in menu 189
installing 33
startup 33
terminology dictionary 193
valid file extensions 32
Scripts Events Manager 46
selected areas 90
selections 166
boundaries 166
clearing 166
copying 166
cutting 166
deselecting 166
feathering 166
filling 167
from paths 139
making work path from 167
resizing 166, 167
rotating 167
smoothing 168
stroking 168
selective color 62
SGIRGB documents
saving 171, 211
SGIRGBSaveOptions 171, 197
shadows
adjusting 62
color balance 55
Sharpen Edges filter 58
Sharpen filter 58
sharpen filters
Sharpen 58
Sharpen Edges 58
Sharpen More 58
Unsharp Mask 59
Sharpen More filter 58
Shear filter 58
Smart Blur filter 59
smart quotes 160
Spherize filter 59
spot channels
defined 72
merging into component channels 73
opacity 72
saving
in DCS 2 documents 86
in PDF documents 149
in PSD documents 152
in RAW documents 164
in SGIRGB documents 171
in TIFF documents 186
spotColors 171
startup scripts 33
strike thru 184
stroking
default stroke color 45
Index
path items 139
selections 168
styles, applying 59
sub path items 138
systemInformation 46
T
temperature 61
terminology dictionary
defined 193
syntax 193
text
Asian 160
auto kerning 179
auto leading 184
captions 111
color
composer 184
content 179
creating paths from 185
formatting 184
gallery security 114, 204
hyphenation 181
in picture packages 155
justification 181
languages 181
offset 179
orientation 180
spacing 180–183
tracking 184
wrapping 181
text composer 184
text fonts
See fonts
text items
See text
text layers
adding contents 179
creating 53
Texture Fill filter 59
texture filters, Texture Fill 59
threshold 62
thumbnails 115
Mac OS 159
Windows 161
TIFF documents
layered 158
saving 186
togglePalettes 50
tool tips 160
tracking, text 184
transmission info 99
trapping 93
Twirl filter 59
type units 161
U
underlining 184
units
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ruler 160
type 161
UnitValue object 32, 187
Unsharp Mask filter 59
URLs, document 99
UTF8 Encoding 113
V
vectorData 97
version
application 47
scripting interface 46
video alpha 161
video filters
De-Interlace 56
NTSC 58
visibility
channels 72
layer comps 126
layers 54
Index
W
warp 184
Wave filter 59
Web photo galleries
See galleries.
webSnap 107
width 90
Windows
filetypes 47
word spacing 180–183
work paths
designating 208
from selected area 167
wrapping, text 181
X
XML 188
xmp metadata 90, 188
Z
Zigzag filter 59
zoom 159
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