Photoshop: Document Relative Paths for Placed Linked Smart Objects (14.2+)

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Could we please have Relative File Path support for Linked Smart Objects?

I'm a technical artist in the games business, and every major cross-platform content creation software we use supports relative paths for externally linked objects. It's a total no-brainer when you have multiple projects that share a common default resource tree. Placed Linked SO's are - or should be - no different to this.

This would need one of two things:

1. Files are relative to the document.
2. A Project contect, where the Project is the root and the files are relative to this.

RIght now this is only do-able through scripting, and since the DOM has no SO support it has to be done via ScriptListener, which isn't great.

Thanks for listening.
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Photoshop 14.2 uses relative paths to resolve the link if the original file is missing - and if the original file isn't missing we must use the original file path.