Is there a way to insert a pause into an action to wait for a batch operation? I have a script set up to take the selection from an image and stick it on a white backdrop, and wanted to set it up so that I can stick all the folders that need work into a folder and batch them. In order to do so, I would need it to take a break after opening each new file to allow the user to create a selection. I tried inserting a stop command but if I stop the script, then when I play the rest of the action, the batch operation has ceased.
You can only stop exection. See this link.
As of PS CS3 (I know, I know) the "Stop" command is the best thing you've got. I have several actions that would be awesome if I could build in one pause that, once my intervention was executed, would finish the action and activate the next file. I've looked high and low and can not find anything like this.
My advice is re-think your workflow. Maybe batch the first portion of your script for all images, then create a second action for the second half of the operation.
Another idea: since you're talking about folder structures, take a look at a browser automation like Apple's "Automater."