Play Actions File Action


“Play Actions File Action” is an actions files utility script using the JSON Action Manager scripting library, and more specifically its module jamActions.

This stand-alone script written in JavaScript is used to play a specific action contained in a Photoshop actions file (.atn), without the need to load the file in the Actions Palette.

Please refer to the Photoshop Actions File Format document for detailed information about the structure of an actions file.

Play Actions File Action Dialog (Mac OS X)

A tool-tip displaying the full path name of the actions file is available while hovering over the actions file text field.

Play Actions File Action Help Tip (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 © 2011-2015 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

  • 1.8

    • Used new version 4.4.4 of jamEngine scripting library module.
  • 1.7

    • Used new version 4.4.1 of scripting library modules.
  • 1.6

    • Used new version 4.4 of scripting library modules.
  • 1.5

    • Replaced decodeURI () with File.decode () for the sake of consistency.
    • Used new version 4.1 of jamActions scripting library module.
  • 1.4

    • Used new version 4.0 of scripting library modules.
  • 1.3

    • Used new version of scripting library modules.
  • 1.2

    • Used new version of scripting library modules.
  • 1.1

    • Used new version of scripting library modules.
  • 1.0

    • Initial release.

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