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I have an action I've created, and it is listed in my action palette:

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The action takes the image on the clipboard and saves it to a file.

How can I start Photoshop and run that action from the command line?

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You might be able to create an AppleScript to do this for you, but it will take some tweaking. –  user3463 Mar 26 '12 at 7:27
Do you need Photoshop for this? Preview.app does this much more easily. –  slhck Mar 26 '12 at 9:44
@slhck - are you saying I can script preview to take the clipboard and save it to a file? –  cwd Mar 26 '12 at 13:04
Sure, just press Cmd-N, it'll create a new document from clipboard, then save it. I'm pretty sure that's easy to script with Automator, possibly the whole thing can be done without Preview.app even. –  slhck Mar 26 '12 at 18:47

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