Get Layer Text


“Get Layer Text” is a text layer utility script using the JSON Action Manager scripting library, and more specifically its module jamText.

This stand-alone script written in JavaScript is used to get the text of the current text layer in JSON simplified format; it is basically a user interface “wrapper” around the function jamText.getLayerText: it opens a dialog box with a text field containing a layer text JSON object in Layer Text Object Simplified Format.

You can copy or save the generated JSON text and use it in your own scripts by passing it to the function jamText.setLayerText to set the text of the current text layer.

Please refer to the Layer Text Quick Tutorial for more details.

Get Layer Text Dialog (Mac OS X)


This script can be used in Adobe Photoshop CS3 or later. It has been successfully tested in CS4 on Mac OS X, but should be platform agnostic.


This Software is copyright © 2013-2015 by Michel MARIANI.


This Software is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) v3.



Download the Zip file and unzip it.

Move the script to the Presets/Scripts folder in the default preset location of the Adobe Photoshop application. On next launch, the script will appear in the File>Automate submenu.

Version History

  • 1.7

    • Used new version 4.4.4 of jamEngine scripting library module.
  • 1.6

    • Used new version 4.4.1 of scripting library modules.
  • 1.5

    • Used new version 4.3 of jamHelpers scripting library module.
  • 1.4

    • Used new version 4.2 of jamHelpers and jamText scripting library modules.
  • 1.3

    • Used new version 4.0 of scripting library modules.
  • 1.2

    • Used new versions of jamEngine and JamText scripting library modules.
    • Added inclusion of jamHelpers scripting library module used by JamText.
  • 1.1

    • Used new version of jamText scripting library module.
  • 1.0

    • Initial release.

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