Photoshop: 1000px feather radius does not apply in scripts

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  • Updated 8 months ago
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I've seen this post here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/larger_feather_radius which says how the selection feathering radius was turned up from 250 to 1000. I've confirmed that this is the case when using the GUI.

However, when trying to do the same thing via scripting, either using the DOM or using the output of ScriptListener, values above 250 give the same visual result as putting 250 (and thus, different from when entering those values in the GUI).

Specifically:
app.activeDocument.selection.feather(new UnitValue(amt,"px"));
and
var desc1 = new ActionDescriptor();
desc1.putUnitDouble( charIDToTypeID( "Rds " ), charIDToTypeID( "#Pxl" ), amt );
desc1.putBoolean( stringIDToTypeID( "selectionModifyEffectAtCanvasBounds" ), true );
executeAction( charIDToTypeID( "Fthr" ), desc1, DialogModes.NO );
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Andrew Fraticelli

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Posted 9 months ago

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Pete Green, Customer Advocate

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Official Response
This should now be fixed in the Photoshop 20.0.3 release.
Feel free to update Photoshop and let us know if this is resolved for you.

To update Photoshop CC to 20.0.3, click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Photoshop CC.
More detailed instructions for updating

Thank you for reporting Andrew!
Regards,
Pete