Photoshop: Make droplets shareable

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Change Photoshop droplets so that the droplet CONTAINS the scripts it calls, making it self contained/self-sufficient.
Have the droplet open a dialogue box on first use that asks:
This droplet uses the Save Action. Please designate the folder you would like it to save to.

or...
This droplet looks for a file or files in a particular folder to perform actions upon.  Please designate the folder you would like it to look in.

The dialogue box includes a check box: "Do not show this dialogue box again".

This would make Droplets shareable; the user-specific variables of folder location are flagged with the new user so they can address any issues.

This would be revolutionary. The current scripting/droplet procedure is extremely bitty and full of exceptions, as if it's design has never been interrogated by a decent designer.
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Frazer Payne

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Very much yes. I think the last time droplets were updated was maybe 15 or 20 years ago?

And really, all of scripting/actions/droplets needs a massive overhaul to bring them into the 21st century.