Have you ever wanted to know how many layers are currently in your .pdf/.psd file? Simple, the answer is 3, or 8 or even 17. I’m not talking about simple files like this one.
Ok, so clearly you can work that one out for yourself…. theirs three layers in that file. How about this file?
So this image is a bit more of a strain to count, it would probably take five, maybe ten minutes to count the layers. Theirs only 45 layers but this can all take time if you have to count them yourself. What if your images start to get really big (not filesize) but regards layers. Do you really have the time to count hundreds of layers? Would you have the patience?
The following will help you get around this!
Photoshop Layer counting script – This script will count all the layers for you automatically!
So I’m sure you want to know how to use this?
- Right-click the above link and download the script to your desktop
(or somewhere you will remember)
- Open up Photoshop with the file you wish to count
- Click on ‘File’
- Then ‘Scripts’
- Now click ‘Browse’
- Find the script you just downloaded to your desktop and click Load
- You will now be prompted with ‘Go through your file and count all the layers??‘
- Click ‘Yes’
- You will now be informed of the amount of layers in your file!
Job done, that was a lot quicker than counting 20-5,000+ layers now wasn’t it?
I hope this script speeds up your photoshopping someday
This script is used at your own risk, I have personally used it many times but shall not be held responsible for any misbehaviour caused by it!