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MartinH

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  1. Seriously, is this problem ever going to get fixed? Am I really the only person who's experienced this? PLEASE fix macros so I can batch process branding on our photos! All I'm trying to do is set up a macro to: Place two PNG graphics on a photo. Resize them with a preserved aspect ratio. align them to bottom left and bottom right respectively. ...so that I can use the macro to batch process several hundred images. It works fine until it comes to a photo with a different aspect ratio to the one used to create macro; the more different the aspect, the more distorted the placed graphics! This is really frustrating. I've had to renew my Photoshop sub this year rather than ditching it, because I can't do without this feature. And as well as costing me money, Photoshop's batch processing is painfully slow too.
  2. Still suffering from this problem. Any news on updates for macros?
  3. Thanks Chris. Really looking forward to when I don't have to fire up PS to do this!
  4. I'm using macros and a batch job to add branding to large sets of photos varying size and aspect ratio. It should be pretty straightforward - I'm just placing two external files into the image, and aligning one the the bottom left corner and one to the bottom right, then letting the batch save out jpegs as new copies. There's no resizing of either the placed files or the final copy going on. Problem is, while it works perfectly on the images that are the same aspect ratio as the image that I created that macro on, the placed branding files are being distorted on any images that are a different aspect ratio (in this case, portrait or panoramic). If I repeat the exact same steps manually in the portrait image, it places the branding files in their correct size and aspect. The macro should surely just do exactly the same job automatically, but it appears that it is somehow interpreting the aspect of the files it places in, based on the relative aspects of the file the macro was recorded in and the file it is being performed on. The error is occurring in the macro, rather than the batch process. It still happens when I run the macro manually on a single image, without it be part of a batch. Am I missing something, or is this a bug? It's annoying, because this is the feature that I need working to finally ditch my PS sub! I am including some sample images showing the results of the macro on different sized images, and there's a video showing the process of recording and applying the macro here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kkgr3dt7at1rk5e/macro.mp4?dl=0
  5. Hi - I'm getting an issue when using the undo brush on some images, where a rotated version of the original is painted onto the canvas. In these instances too, when switching into the tone mapping persona, the preview thumbnails are displayed rotated.All of the images I've found this with have been jpegs taken on an iPhone (I haven't had a chance to test this on images from any other camera yet). My guess is that this is something to do with rotational data in the original image file, based on the orientation of the phone when the picture was taken. As far as I can see so far, the pattern is that the rotation is 45 degrees for portrait images and either 90 or 0 degrees for landscape. i haven't tested that exhaustively though. Also the rotation of portrait images in the undo brush results appears to be the opposite of the rotation of the same image in the tone mapping preview thumbnails. It also seems that rasterising the background layer immediately after opening the file cures the problem, which is what makes me think it's down to data contained in the image file; rasterising the image purges that data. That's just my guess though.
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