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Contract selection

Jun 12, 2013 8:52 AM

All the existing threads on this post are 'read only', so I decided to start a new one in case anyone else feels like venting on why Adobe have made it impossible to use the 'contract' option after doing a 'select all'. I mean, why?! This was so handy to make a quick border for trimming after print. What's the logic?!

 

Just upgraded from CS3 and boy does this feel like a backward step.

 
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Jun 12, 2013 8:56 AM   in reply to Khechog

    My understanding is that it's ALWAYS been "wrong" (I agree with you), and Chris Cox of Adobe fixed it in Photoshop CS3.  That would have been the end of it, but apparently his having done so broke something else (maybe pre-recorded actions or something?) and they forced him to revert the behavior back to the "wrong" way.

     

    See also:  http://forums.adobe.com/message/3723151#3723151

     

    -Noel

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Jun 12, 2013 10:26 PM   in reply to Khechog

    Khechog wrote:

     

    Thanks Noel, seems we can send a man to the moon but not make this work... Maybe with enough voices they'll find a way? I can wish...

     

    "We" can't send a man to the moon.  Our parents and grandparents could.

     

    Clearly Chris should have put back the functionality and added an option to have it work either way.

     

    -Noel

     
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  • Pierre Courtejoie
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    Jun 13, 2013 12:04 AM   in reply to Khechog

    Khechog, tell me what discussion you need to contribute to, so that I can move it here.

    Trevor Morris has a script for that issue: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail& extid=1037292

     
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  • Pierre Courtejoie
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    Jun 13, 2013 4:47 AM   in reply to Khechog

    Ok.

    Does the script fit your needs?

     
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    Jun 13, 2013 7:28 AM   in reply to Khechog

    If that action doesn't work, you might try this script:

     

    http://morris-photographics.com/photoshop/scripts/contract-selection.h tml

     
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    Jun 15, 2013 4:21 AM   in reply to Khechog

    It should be a .jsx file.

     

    What operating system are you using?

     

    It also might work if you change the .txt extension to .jsx

    (rename the file, except just change the .txt to .jsx)

     
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