Take the 2-minute tour ×
Graphic Design Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Graphic Design professionals, students, and enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

What is the most efficient way to add X amount of blank canvas to the top of a bunch of images? I'm sure there's a program capable of doing a batch process somewhere. But so far all I've found is batch programs that will resize all canvases to the same size; I don't want that, as in this case all images are different dimensions. I have access to GIMP ifranView and Photoshop, though I'd have to dig out my Photoshop CD and reinstall it.

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

Dig out that Photoshop CD, which includes Adobe Bridge if it's CS or later, or set up a free trial of Creative Cloud and download Photoshop. This is really easy to do.

  • Record an Action in Photoshop that adds a relative amount (percentage, pixels, inches, whatever) to the top of the canvas. Any of the images you'll be modifying will do. Then either:

  • In Bridge, select all the images you want to modify. From Tools > Photoshop > Batch... select the action you recorded, to be performed on each selected image.

or

  • In Photoshop choose File > Automate > Batch..., which gives you the same dialog. You'll have to browse to select the images.

  • Run the batch.

You're done.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.