I want to create a cross platform browser droplet that takes 14 jpegs from one folder and using variables and datasets imports them into a template. I can do this but it requires a lot of user interaction which defeats the object as it is for different users to use with little photoshop experience.
I am creating an action set that opens a file in which I have created layers as variables to do pixel replacements. The data set is a txt file. And all works OK when I do it manually. However, not all the actions are being recorded for automation.
I have the action 4 for eg working as far as image>variables>data sets. But after that the commands are not being recorded. I have tried insert menu item but going further than “data sets” is not being recorded. So," import>select file>ok>use first row as... >replace existing data>ok>apply>ok" is not being recorded. The same for the other actions that require a file being selected etc.
How should I be doing this please? I've watched loads of videos and done lots of research but I am at a dead end.
Windows 7, ps cs5