Action Station 2 and Photoshop CC2015

The recent updates to Photoshop CC have changed the way that the scripting interface supports images. JPGs are no longer supported only PNG format. This means that if you are using the custom preview image feature of Action Station 2 it is necessary to use 8bit png format preview images rather than jpgs as mentioned in the user guide.

If you have a lot of images set up for use with Action Station 2 you might want to use Photoshop’s Image Processor or our Batch Image Processor to convert the files quickly. The names of the preview images must stay as they were, it is just the file-type (and extension) that needs to change.

Another minor issue with the CC2015 releases is that the new darker themes make the logo in Action Station, Visual series etc display differently. This doesn’t affect the way things work at all just the dialog’s appearance. You can change the logo file yourself (keeping the same name) or get in touch for a replacement file. If you are using the lighter themes with Photoshop CC this shouldn’t be an issue.




Visual series CC2015 update


The Photoshop cc2015 compatibility update for the Visual Actions series is now available. Please get in touch if you require the updated files. This is a free update.

Please note that this is only required if you are using Photoshop CC2015 and processing 16bit images with Visual Color, Visual BW, Visual BAT or Visual 9 Pro – all other products are unaffected.





Visual action and CC2015

The CC2015 of Photoshop introduced some behind the scenes changes that caused a problem with the Visual Series of products – Visual BAT, Visual Color etc – in that the previews didn’t work with 16bit images (8 bit images are ok).

I’ve identified the problem and should have a fix available in the first week in August.

This only applies to CC2015 the CC2014 version didn’t have the issue.


Photoshop CC 2015 – Problems, problems….

I’ve just updates to the new CC 2015 release of Photoshop and in my case at least it seems to have broken quite a few things; action palette has blanks where there used to be actions, script interfaces have changed, Save for Web has moved, all plugins need reinstalling (that’s if they work).



I’m going to do some digging but for the time being at least I’d be tempted to hold off from updating or if you do click the advanced option and don’t allow it to remove the older version.


Just had confirmation from Adobe that there is indeed a bug in the 2015 version action palette. Good news in a way as at least they’ll (hopefully) fix it now that they know about it 🙂



Make some money – become a 1clickactions affiliate

1clickactions affiliate system

We’re looing to set up a new affiliate system where you can link to the 1clickactions site from your website, blog, Facebook page etc and receive a commission when the customer you referred makes a purchase.

Affiliates will have their own area on the 1clickactions site where they can track progress and view their earnings.

Payments will be made to affiliates at the end of each month by PayPal with a commission rate of 20%.

Other than adding the link to their site, emailing it to friends adding it to Facebook etc there’s no work involved.

There’ll be a newsletter out soon with more details but if you want to get in early please get in touch and we’ll get you set up as soon as we can.



New items added to special offers

As mentioned we are reducing the prices on most of the early 1clickactions products. The first batch are available on the 1clickactions special offers page

Over the years we have introduced many items and with Adobe’s changes to Photoshop it has become difficult to support the various Photoshop versions so we are heavily discounting the older items. Whilst these sets won’t be developed further the vast majority work on the latest Photoshop CC 2014 so represent a great bargain.

Please note that currently only PayPal is supported at these prices.


Major changes ahead

The next few weeks should see quite a few changes at 1clickactionsm, with new releases and pricing changes to some of the older items.

As many of you will be aware some of the actions have been available for several years and whilst they are still perfectly functional they are no longer “the latest thing” so we’ll be offering many of the sets at greatly reduced prices some of them will be available free or on a “pay what you like basis”. There’ll be more details coming shortly but if you are looking to purchase any items at the moment please get in touch first and there might be a pleasant surprise when it comes to the pricing.

There will also be a new action set coming soon as well as the long delayed “modular toolbox” where you can build you own “actions” by combining elements from the toolkit. This will probably be available in both a visual and standard version (one with previews and one without). The basic idea will be similar to Script Box on steroids.






Christmas 2014

Anyone wanting The Works V on DVD from outside the UK needs to order in the next few days to be sure of delivery before the Christmas 2014 holidays. There’s no problem with the download as the ordering system will be working over the holiday season.


A word about CC 2014

As some of you will have noticed the extension panel that comes with The Works V doesn’t display correctly on Photoshop CC 2014. This is because in their infinite wisdom Adobe have decided to replace the Flash based extension panel format with a new HTML5 format.

The panel is not essential to The Works V in any way – it was just a convenience feature but hopefully I’ll be able to come up with a CC 2014 version in the future but due to its very limited uptake it’s not a priority at the moment.

You can of course launch all the items from the action palette.