The thing is Droplets are created from action and the action should be one that is suitable for batching. If the action uses an interactive script like Load file into a stack that has a dialog the action step will be interactive not something you want in a batch action. The droplet is not going to automate the scripts interactive active dialog. What steps do you have in the Action you created the droplet with, Did it have a step like file>scripts>Load files into stack. Also I believe the droplet will open the files you drop on it in Photoshop one at a time and play you action then open thenxt file. All image files you dropped on the droplet will not be open in Photoshop all at once.
The problem I have with the action is that there isn't an option to select all layers (or is there?). So it just selects the ones I manually select. Let me rephrase this question. Is there a way I can fully automate focus stacking? I'm shooting jewellery, and have to focus stack hundreds of items, which is thousands of files. I can't be doing it manually, via stacking the images and blending them. It's just taking too long.
I do know you can stack all open windows....
whats the shortcut for target all visible then? I can't seem to get it to work.
Thanks for the help btw.
Your Actions would need to open the other images and create layers in the current document containing their contents. But Actions can not use logic so no options can be passed to them. So all the other image files would need to be recorded in your action. I could be wrong but I do not think I am. A droplet will open the files dropped on it one at a time in Photoshop Once a document opens play your action on the open document. When your action finishes its process the droplet would close the document opened if it is still open. Then repeat that process for each additional file dropped on it. Just like batching an action works.
All open document can be stacked with a Photpshop Script.
Selecting all visible layers is done using two shortcuts in sequence. The first selects the first layer the top or bottom visible layer and the second shortcuts add the rest of the visible layers using the Shift modifier key and select the other end of the layer stack visible layer. All visible layers will then be Photoshop target.
Alt+, then Shift+Alt+. or Alt+. then Shift+Alt+, As shown in the action I posted.... I also wrote how to record that action.
I stopped using Droplets a long time ago.