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I notice that many a time I open up about a bunch of pictures and make the exact same edit to each of them. I was wondering if anyone was interested in making a tool that lets you create, edit and save repetitive actions so we can all save some time! This is implemented in Photoshop but now since PDN has pretty much made it moot for me, I haven't even bothered re-installing PS. This is probably the only feature I kinda miss.

:idea: What do you all think? :idea:

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This is a pretty common feature request that somehow hasn't made it to the Popular Feature Requests thread (I saw one in the General Coding forum today, even!). Here's my answer from over there:

"It's been requested a few times, but I believe Rick's answer is always that it would be more trouble than it'd be worth.

Pyrochild's "ScriptLab" plugin would allow you to save small sets of instructions and repeat them over and over again, however. You may wish to check that one out. :-) But if you're looking to be able to "Undo" after having saved and closed, the best workaround I can come up with for you is to just save everything on separate layers in a .PDN file so that they're easy to edit later. I'm sorry.

I think that you're asking for the first, though, so you should check out ScriptLab.

Hope this helps.

EDIT: I just looked at the Roadmap and Change Log at http://www.getpaint.net/roadmap.html , and it appears that Rick is actually working on a similar feature for version 4.0. But I don't believe it'll actually be a way to save history, just a way to record and playback series of actions. Like a beefed-up version of Pyrochild's "ScriptLab.""

 

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It's been requested a few times, but I believe Rick's answer is always that it would be more trouble than it'd be worth.

Please, don't confuse "saving/loading history" with "scripting." The two are immensely different ideas.

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I don't. But often the requests do. :-) Pyrochild and I had a discussion about it a while back when he was getting ready to release ScriptLab.

 

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Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Yeah, some of Pyrochild's code breaks in the new 3.20 version. You can either downgrade to the last stable version (which is 3.10 final), on which ScriptLab works brilliantly, or wait for 3.20 final - Pyrochild is waiting for that release to release his updated code for Scriptlab.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Script Lab seems like the solution here but I'm running the very latest version 3.20.2889.38944 (beta2) and it doesn't seem to show up...oh well, I'll just wait until the code is updated or something. Thanks for your help!

I'll release a compatible version when PdN 3.20 is no longer in Beta.

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