I had a good idea to improve the action panel, Where can I put it down?

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Hi, I had a good idea to improve the action panel, The demonstration of my idea is attached as several image files. If you would like to hear more explanations about this idea send me an email. Thanks

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Cristen Gillespie

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It's much harder to get people to look if they have to leave the site and go to an unknown site to do that. If you could mock up screenshots of the improved Actions panel and post them here, you'd get a lot more eyes on it. To post them here, just click on the little camera at the bottom of your message window and browse to where you're storing them. That will embed them in the file (make sure the file size is honored), where we can also see any comments you want to make on the subject.

And I'm all for improving the Actions panel, so I look forward to seeing you generate a discussion on the subject here with visual aids for everyone to follow along.

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Thank you very much for your guide
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I think I see where this is going. Instead of adding a boatload of modal stops so we can adjust the settings based on the actual image we're running it on, the original action's parameters — pixels dimensions, for example—would be stored such that a different set of values for these critical settings could be calculated. With long, complex actions, it's almost impossible, or at least unrealistic, to deal with this unless you stick to the author's max/min dimensions, and even then, results vary significantly.

I suppose it might work better if there were a standard—such as resolution independent pixels—to work with, instead of dealing with print settings. The user can figure out how many pixels at print resolution they need, and the action author simply offers a general purpose size in pixels as they do today.

I imagine this is an enormous undertaking, virtually rewriting how actions currently work, but it would definitely be a major leap forward in making actions much easier to work with.  I don't know what Adobe would say simply because they seem to always say "you can script that." Well, no, I can't.<G> And I haven't seen popular sites like graphicriver.com or designcuts.com offer scripts for designers that create the same effects. But even my own much simpler actions for more minor effects could stand to have the action eliminate the constant need to stop and adjust as the action plays.  In fact, batch actions for simple treatments would be much more possible.

That's assuming I am understanding what you're after.
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I would hope you're right—I know nothing about what goes on behind all this, obviously.<G> But if you're right and it's not all that much to do, I'd love to see it happen. I think anyone who uses actions a lot would find this helps us be a lot more productive.
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Hi there, If you have better ideas on this topic, I'll be happy to hear them.