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Action to save multiple gifs from selections

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I am looking to select and save gif files from within a document. I need an action that will allow me to create a selection (marque) and the save out that selection as a gif (save for web). The ones I have created wont change the name and therefore overwrites the preceding saved gif.
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I tend to lean towards javascript, rather than ps actions for this sort of stuff. If you save the following script to your drive as saveGif.js

/* start */
function exportGif(doc)
{
      saveFile = new File("c:/" + doc.name + ".gif");
      saveOptions = new GIFSaveOptions();
      saveOptions.palette = Palette.LOCALADAPTIVE;
      saveOptions.colors = 128;
      saveOptions.transparency = true;
      saveOptions.matte = MatteType.WHITE;
      doc.saveAs(saveFile, saveOptions, true, Extension.LOWERCASE);
}

var w = app.activeDocument.selection.bounds[2] - app.activeDocument.selection.bounds[0];
var h = app.activeDocument.selection.bounds[3] - app.activeDocument.selection.bounds[1];

app.activeDocument.selection.copy(true);
var newDocumentRef = app.documents.add(w, h, 72.0, prompt("filename?"));
newDocumentRef.paste();
newDocumentRef.flatten();

exportGif(newDocumentRef);
newDocumentRef.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
/* end */

Then create an action in photoshop to run the script: Start record -> File -> Scripts -> Browse and select the saveGif.js script. Assign the action a hotkey, like CTRL f12.

Then make a selection in your document. Press F12. You will be prompted for a filename. Type it in, and blammo.

Note - you might want to change where the image gets saved to by changing the line:

saveFile = new File("c:/" + doc.name + ".gif");

At the moment, it just saves to the root of your C drive.
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by:Tony van Schaik
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Wouldn't it be easier to use use slices instead of Actions to Save for web. But i depends what you are trying to do? Images from PDF? Or just PSD.
I'm using slices for something like this: http://www.j-learning.org/present_it/page/using_photoshop_slices/
 
 
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