Extensis needs to continue development with AppleScript and VB. Being able to automate tasks and customize a DAM is why we pay $6000 plus for the software…
Chris, I’m glad you ask why not just use the menu option. He’s my reason in one aspect of our workflow… I can get a list of linked file names in Adobe InDesign. I need to collect the original images on the list from the DAM. Let’s say I have a list of 50 to 100 images to collect. What’s your plan to collect them? Are you going to search one by one, put them in a gallery then manually do your collection? How long will that take? …this will be a daily task for 20 artists.
We want to be able to customize and add our own programming solutions to fit our needs. Using AppleScript I’m able to complete the task in seconds and does almost everything but collect to a folder… would have been nice to create a folder on desktop, collect images then delete the gallery and be done.
But as time goes on more and more thing will become broken and your AS dictionary is misleading when it says you can do something but really can’t.
If you have a way to search for a list of items in a catalog please let me know.