Photoshop: Possible to have relative path instead of absolute in actions

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Is it possible to have Relative path instead of absolut path in e.g. actions? - What I mean is if I open an images (from the folder Pictures) I want it to save in a subfolder of where that images is located like ../subfolder instead of now where it saves in /Users/username/Pictures/subfolder - As long as I only does this once no problem but if I have an action and next time I use this action on an images located in e.g. Pictures/MyTestImgFolder it will still put it in /Users/username/Pictures/subfolder and not Pictures/MyTestImgFolder/subfolder
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Not with Actions but you can with Scripting.
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Jonas Jensen

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Thank you. I never done any scripting but I use to do software development so even though its a long time ago maybe I should try to look into that
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Scripting is awesome. If you know anything about javascript/programming, you will find it much more natural and flexible than actions.

Official documentation here: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/photoshop...

I have some resources here:

http://tranberry.com/photoshop/photos...

I also have a book on Amazon on automating Photoshop that may be useful interesting.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Relative Open & Save location options for Actions.

Myself and a coworker have moved machines multiple times and our Photoshop actions break each move. This requires us to manually go into each Action to fix it.
It would be great if Photoshop had Open & Save fixing options for Actions.

Additionally Actions options for Open or Save locations that are Absolute or Relative would be appreciated.