2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 19, 2011 12:58 PM by kc2scy RSS

    open a file in photoshop from indesign

    kc2scy Community Member

      Hello,

      I been trying to open a photo from indesign to photoshop.

      I loop through the selected graphic boxes  which I get the path to the images.

      I can get the path easy enough but opening them in photoshop is another matter. I been reading about Bridgetalk, but can't seem to figureout how to get bridgetalk to load the images into photoshop.

       

       

      using CS3

       

      code:


      if (app.documents.length != 0){
         
          if (app.activeWindow.activeSpread.pageItems.length != 0){
             
           for (i = app.selection.length-1; i >= 0 ; i--) {
              
               try{ 
                              
               if(app.selection[i].graphics.length != 0)
                     {
                            var  myGraphic =   app.selection[i].graphics.item(0) ;              
                            var myLink = myGraphic.itemLink;
                            var myLinkName = myLink.name;
                            var myLinkFile = File(myLink.filePath);
                            var bt = new BridgeTalk.launch("photoshop");
                  ?????????????????

       

                         } //end if                
                       
                    }
          catch(err)
             {
                 //
              }  
              
          } //end for loop
             
             
          }//end first if
          else {
             
              alert("The active spread does not contain any page items.");
          }
      }// end second if
      else{
          alert("No documents are open. Please open a document and try again.");
      }