Uses for Scripting
You can script practically any process or chain of processes in Photoshop and then tie them to various events, allowing you to automate tasks that make editing images easier. One common script solution is to tie resizing images to a level that makes detail work easy and opening files so that every new file opened is automatically resized and ready to work with. Another common use is to create automatic backup saves or to create automatic saves in multiple file types when finishing projects.
Comparing Scripts and Actions
Scripts and actions can be used to perform many of the same tasks. So what are Photoshop scripts? And how is it different from an action? First, let’s talk about how they are similar. Then we will tease apart how they are different.
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