Photoshop: Ability to save a selection of layers

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I suggest that you implement the following feature:

When I work in Photoshop, I normally choose several layers from the "Layers" palette. And it would help a lot if I could *save my choice*.
It may be really annoying to have to make my layers choice anew.
I would also love to have a possibility to make and save several choices.
By implementing this feature, you will make Photoshop so much more comfortable to work with!
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You should check over in the Scripting Forum if someone sees a realistic possibility for achieving that with Scripts and the metadata in the current version.
http://forums.adobe.com/community/pho...

I suspect there might be some issues, though, because changing the order, names, group structure and deleting layers might cause problems, especially across sessions.
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Thank you for link to Scripting Forum. I will definitely look for something like that out there. But I want to have real and usefull feature in next versions of Photoshop program.
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If something can be achieved with existing features (I am not certain this could in a sensible manner, but it might) then Adobe might be loathe to invest resources in it.
And the demand probably factors in, too – with three »likes« your request seems to be off to a decent start, but it might take more.
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I just decided to share this idea of ​​how to make Photoshop better )
But thanks anyway for your response.
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I'm assuming you want to save a discontiguous set of layers. In this case, does Layer Linking work?
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Thanks, Paul!
Haven’t checked it out yet, but judging by your track-record it should be interesting.
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It is using layerIds so that it can find the same layers even if they are moved Christoph.
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Neat and impressive!
You really seem to be getting great mileage out of metadata.

Alexander, if you assign Paul’s Script a keyboard shortcut or trigger it from a Configurator Panel it should integrate pretty well in your workflow.
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It looks as if the link to the script has dissapeared?
Here it is again...
http://www.ps-scripts.com/bb/viewtopi...
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Unfortunately I can't open your link. I see topic that "You have been permanently banned from this board". I never used this forum even. http://clip2net.com/s/1CL7O But thanks anyway
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Paul,

Comments on replies collapse after a certain number of comments are made. Best to create a new Reply as opposed to a comment if you want the link to always be visible.
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Thanks Jeffery, I realized it after I posted. I am putting it down to a senior moment (read going senile :) )
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Out of curiosity: did you happen upon the issue here or did the OP post a query in one of the Scripting Fora?
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I found it here Christoph
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Hmm, how would a feature like this work?

Yet another palette? ("read my lips: no new palettes")

Convert layer selections into layer comps?

Have an action recording of layer selections (snapshot and restore, no visibility into the contents)?
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Hi Alexander, I have put the script on my site so you should be able to download it.
http://www.scriptsrus.talktalk.net/la...
It looks as if Chris has hinted that a new palette is a no go :)
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Thanks Paul. This is excellent script. It's works. So I am happy now ) Thanks a lot )
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It will save lot of my time )
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Thanks again :-) Paul