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Playing recordings and scripts

When you play a recording or script, the recorded commands are applied to the active image. You can play a recording only in the current Corel PHOTO-PAINT session. If you want to use the recording in other work sessions, you must save it as a script, after which you can then open it and work on it at any time. Before playing a recording or script, ensure that the active image contains the components necessary for successful execution of the recorded commands. For example, if your script has commands that are specific to objects, it cannot be applied successfully to an image that has no objects.


Playing a single command

You can apply a single command from a recording or script to an image. This feature is useful when you want to evaluate the result of a particular command before applying the rest of the commands in the recording or script to the image.


Disabling and enabling commands

You can temporarily exclude some commands from a sequence before you play a recording or script. You can enable disabled commands without having to re-create the recording or script.


Applying multiple scripts to multiple images

You can apply one or more scripts to one or more images simultaneously, which is known as batch processing. This feature lets you perform global adjustments on several images, without having to open each image and play each script individually. After batch processing, the images can be saved to their original file format or to a different file format.


To open a script

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Click Window Photo Paint onestep Playing recordings and scripts Dockers Photo Paint onestep Playing recordings and scripts Recorder.
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Click the Open button Photo Paint pgx open button Playing recordings and scripts in the Recorder docker.
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Choose the drive and folder where the script is stored.
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Double-click the script filename.

To play a recording or script

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Click Window Photo Paint onestep Playing recordings and scripts Dockers Photo Paint onestep Playing recordings and scripts Recorder.
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Create a recording, or open a script.
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Click the Play button Photo Paint pgx play button Playing recordings and scripts in the Recorder docker.

You can also
Play a single command
Double-click the name of the command you want to play. (The position indicator is displayed next to the command you have chosen.) Click the Step forward button Photo Paint pgx step forward button Playing recordings and scripts.
Disable or enable a command
Click a command, and click the Enable/Disable selected command(s) button Photo Paint pgx enable disable com Playing recordings and scripts.

Disabled command names are grayed.
Go to the first command in the script
Click the Rewind button Photo Paint pgx rewind script Playing recordings and scripts.
Go to the last command in the script
Click the Fast forward button Photo Paint pgx fast forward script Playing recordings and scripts.


To play scripts on multiple images

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Click File Photo Paint onestep Playing recordings and scripts Batch process.
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Click Add file.
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In the Load images for batch playback dialog box, choose the drive and folder where the images are stored.
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Holding down Ctrl, click the images that you want to edit, and click Open.
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In the Batch process dialog box, click Add script.
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In the Load script dialog box, choose the drive and folder where the scripts are stored.
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Holding down Ctrl, click the scripts that you want to play, and click Open.
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Choose an option from the On completion list box.
To save the files to a specific folder, click Browse, and navigate to the folder you want.
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Click Play.

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Choosing Don’t save from the On Completion list box lets you assess the results before overwriting the original image.

Playing recordings and scripts