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Noel Carboni 23,513 posts
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How to Open Multiple Files into One Image with a Format Plug-in?

Feb 5, 2012 8:42 AM

Basic overview question:

 

I'm interested in creating a format plug-in that will open multiple image files and combine them, then provide one image to Photoshop for further work.

 

1.  Can an .8bi plug-in receive notification of multiple files to be opened?  (Not unlike Camera Raw).  Or does one absolutely need to use an .8ba Import plug-in to do this?  I would prefer .8bi.

 

2.  Assuming yes, could the latter parts of the plug-in interface be used to open just one combined image?

 

Thanks!

 

-Noel

 
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    Feb 5, 2012 5:10 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    1) An import plugin (8bi) doesn't get file information - it has to provide it's own open dialog.  Only a file format plugin gets a file, but only one at a time.  (ACR has some special magic)

     

    You might want to take a look at the PhotoMerge and MergeToHDR setups with a script driving a plugin.

     
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