I'm wondering if anyone knows how to write actions that don't reference the file name. What I want to do is create a button that will open the currently selected file in the file browser with the settings I've already applied to the .xmp file, put that file on a layer, then open the raw file again with a different exposure setting (to get back some lost hilite detail) and paste that onto a layer above the previous opening. Should be easy except that the action includes my filename in it and consequently is useless on any other files. What am I missing? Thanks.
Yes this must be annoying, and your problem comes from soemthing very simple. The open command must recoed a filename when creating an action.
It is a shame cause actions record much detail about the settings used in a raw conversion.
But I think I have found a solution. When choosing batch there is a checkbox for Overide Action open command. Make sure that checkbox is checked and I believe that si what I used ion the past to get the result you need. Let me know how things turn out have to work again this weekend put out some fires.