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As we already know, both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements support the JavaScript language. The scripting lets us automate tedious repetitive operations, create complicated effects, extract metadata from files, etc..

Scripts thumbnailThe E+ kit includes dozens of ready made scripts of different complexity and functionality degree. To access the E+ scripts catalog, just double-click the "Scripts" thumbnail in the Effects palette.

This opens the "Scripts" dialog, intended as a compensation for the missing in PSE "Actions" palette.

First off, the dialog lets you explore the scripts catalog by selecting appropriate categories in the drop menu (screenshot).

To execute a script, you select it in the list and click the "Run" button. Or just double-click the script name in the list.

NB If necessary, any of the Elements+ scripts may be added directly to the Effects panel (more about).

The follow up pages of this manual explain why and how to use the default E+ scripts.

Surely, you are encouraged to extend the catalog by including additional scripts, either downloaded from the Internet or composed with your own hand (more about).

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Choosing script category