So I guess Adobe announced this yesterday: http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/2013/09/introducing-adobe-generator-for-photoshop-cc.html
Things that are awesome:
- Generator runs all the time, no need to manually hit export
- Added script access for things like layer bounds (currently hide all other layers, trim, take that size, then muck with the history to revert)
- Generator assumes that no layers/groups will be exported — layers/groups must be tagged with a file extension to get the export treatment. (This is the opposite of my less-flexible system, where I export all layers except those named “guide” — also I don’t do any group-exporting, which is a nice idea).
- The only metadata Generator supports is image/export/size options. I sort of do the same thing with file sizes (assume I’m working retina and also export the non-retina shrunken versions). But I also support things like buttons with up/down states.
- It’s all based on Node.js and has a plugin system to do other stuff besides asset generation…
Now I’m going to have to think hard about upgrading to the CC subscription (at least for Photoshop).