Filter plugin affecting multiple documents

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Phosphor
Sep 17, 2003
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I’m writing a filter, and I would like my plugin to not only affect the "current" document it was called on, but other open documents as well. How can I do it?

Thank you.

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Phosphor
Sep 17, 2003
I’m writing a filter, and I would like my plugin to not only affect the "current" document it was called on, but other open documents as well. How can I do it?

Thank you.
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YrbkMgr
Sep 17, 2003
I can’t even SPELL programming, but I’ve never seen a filter do that nor can I imagine a situation where you would want it to. Maybe there’s some info in the SDK…
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Daryl Pritchard
Sep 17, 2003
It may be possible and hopefully the SDK would have the answers, but if all else fails and I wanted to run the filter on multiple documents, I’d just make an action that includes the filter and save it as a droplet. Drop all the images onto that droplet and BOOM!…there ya’ go. 🙂
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YrbkMgr
Sep 17, 2003
Ya know, I have to retract my comment about not imagining a situation where you would want it. Daryl reminded me. The current paradigm is to automate a single filter on multiple documents through actions and batching. If you want to run that single filter on all open doc’s, you just do as Daryl says. So fundamentally, from a workflow standpoint, that funtionality already exists in PS, so why create it?
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Phosphor
Sep 17, 2003
Filters only affect the current layer of the current document. They can’t do anything else.

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