Photoshop 20.0.5: Action recording path glitches

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Recording an action of filling a path or making a selection from a path, didn't seem to record the settings.


Steps to reproduce:


1. Select the Rectangle Tool and set the option to paths in the tool options bar.


2. Draw out a rectangle.


3. Save the workpath in the paths panel by double clicking on the path thumbnail in the paths panel.


4. Make a new action and hit the record button.


5. Try using the Fill Path (from the flyout menu in the paths panel) with dialog and set to whatever option you want.

    (i used 50% Gray in my test)


6. Try using the Make Selection with dialog from the flyout menu in the paths panel.



Neither action seems to record the parameters (settings).

Playing back the action uses whatever the last settings were.


I expected the settings to be recorded as photoshop 7 does (second action in the screenshot below)

Photoshop CC 20.0.5 is the first action shown.

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eartho, Champion

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I've tested this and while i get the same results in the action panel which you do, the action works fine and results in the path being filled with color and selection made.
What happens when you run the action?
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The problem is since no settings are recorded, the action just uses the last settings that were used instead of the ones that were set at the time of recording the action.
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If you hold the alt/opt+select while selecting "Make Selection" does that record and play back correctly. If no, which version are you on?

The "Fill Path" recording and playback problem is getting fixed in a future version of Photoshop.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Please install 21.1.1 update that went out early this AM.