Questions about batch processing, a technique of automatically applying the same set of commands/actions to a collection of files. It's saves time for designers who need to do the same thing to a large number of files. Ask anything about batch processing files with graphic design software.

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How to automatically batch export with name+subgroupname in Photoshop CC

I have a PSD file which the designer draws textures for a game character. This file has group folders such as hair, eye etc. In each group there are other group folders named with numbers such as ...
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How to work on multiple canvas sizes non-destructively

I am working on a UI project that requires multiple scales. Essentially I want to work at a high resolution(the original) but I need to be able to export the different widgets all at the same lower ...
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How can I use Automate Batch Action of Adobe Photoshop to cut 5px for every image

I have thousands of pictures and almost all have different dimensions and I want to cut the bottom of every image for 5px using Canvas Size and then save it. How can I Automate Batch Process this? ...
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Placing 10 photos in each of 5 pages using actions in Photoshop [duplicate]

I have 50 photos and I would like to place them in 5 pages. The five pages have the same locations for the photos. If I place 10 photos on the first page with the desired size of the photo. There are ...
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Updating all image and data links in an Indesign Book

I'm fairly sure that this is impossible but I thought I'd ask anyway. I have an Indesign Book file composed of a large number of documents, each with multiple image and .csv links. The linked files ...
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Making background transparent without changing filename

I've folders containing png images of map tiles to be overlayed on google maps, created using QTiles plugin in QGIS. I want to remove the white background of all the tiles so that base map is properly ...
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How to make TB studio vector lines to look like pencil lines in AI patch processor?

So I made this drawn animation in ToonBoom Studio 8.1. TB-S does not have very many snazzy brush options so I took the image to AI to make nice brush line. I also need Alpha in the frames for comp. ...
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How to Batch Export Background Layer in PS or Bridge

I have thousands of tif files that all have different adjustment layers, but all have a background layer in the document. Sometimes the background layer visibility is turned on, sometimes it isn't. ...
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One cover…several body pdfs

I have a folder with 200 different complete 4-6 page pdfs. Doc1, Doc2, etc. One for each customer. I want to attach a single 2-3 cover pdf to each of them, and save the resulting bunch...Doc1a, ...
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Batch fit images into ratio with blurred background

I need to resize a lot of images into a 4:3 ratio with the desired effect. Is there a way to do this using photoshop actions? (the background can be scaled or two copies moved to the sides, either ...
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Photoshop Cropping - edge of image based on center selection

I do bulk editing and would like to be able to record and automate a set of instructions that accomplish the following. Say I have an image of an apple. The apple is off center - ie, the background ...
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How to automatically divide an extremely (psb) large image into individual files

I have a group of large (>20000px in one dimension)images that I would like to export automatically to more manageable files (3240 x 8000 ideally). This would have been a cinch if "Save for Web" ...
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Script or batch process method for converting .ai files to gif's in illustrator at a specified size [closed]

I need to convert around 1000 .ai files to gif's at 600 pixels wide, does anyone know of an efficient way to do this? I've found scripts that convert from .ai to gif, but I can't specify the size and ...
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Animation: “Snapping a frame” with actions?

I'm using Photoshop CS5 extended for handmade 2d animation. It works just like the old cel technique: I have a background, and then I move or redraw something in the foreground on a different layer, ...
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Batch replacing colors in InDesign

Is there viable way to swap colors in a InDesign template and export them using a batch process or script? Ideally, I would like to be able to make a CSV file with a list of hexadecimal color values, ...
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Batch renaming files to match exported file names? [closed]

I'm importing files into a DAM, both RAW files and edited JPG's. Both file types are supposed to have the same file name, but I've run into a couple folders where the DNG's have serial file names ...
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Make a picture from smaller tiles

I really hope it is possible. I have 4,096 images. These images are relatively small (12 kb) and they are in TGA format. Basically, these images are supposed to be small tiles of a 64×64 grid that I ...
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Exporting a shape from Illustrator in multiple colours at once?

I'm creating assets for a game using Illustrator. I have created a bunch of shapes, and i want to export each shape in 24 different colours (which i've made swatches of, if that helps) I was wondering ...
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Image Fourier Decomposition to save many images?

I wish to divide an image into 256 separate fourier layers and do some complex processing on them for an experiment and add them together again. Can i do it in photoshop or gimp or is there a ...
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How to combine multiple SWF (with only 1 frame) files into one SWF?

How to combine multiple SWF (with only 1 frame) files into one SWF? Preferably using a freeware in windows. Thanks!
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Batch recolor images but not background

I have a large set of images, each with a common monotone gray background, for which I would like to apply a common recolor to everything but this background. Does anyone know how I can do this? I ...
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Recursively batch-resave Illustrator AI files to legacy format

I need to downsave a few hundred AI files from AI CC to CS6. They are scattered across dozens of folders and I need a way to recursively overwrite the AI CC files with CS6 compatible files. I ...
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Batch process - image into different size and angle images

I have a lot of monitor images for an e-commerce website - all the images have a path already created with the selection of the screen. now my issue is that each monitor has different views and they ...
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Creating bulk PDFs from Spreadsheet?

I have designed a TCG game with roughly 500 card created. I have a card frame made, and would like to use these to create a PDF of each card. Is there a way to automate this so i can make any changes ...
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Is it possible to batch the same photo multiple times over?

I'd like to move a layer in my photo continuously, and save it in incrementing file names. For example: 1.png 2.png 3.png ... I heard about the batch tool, but that edits multiple photos rather ...
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How to normalize colors between set of images?

I searched a little bit but could not find a suitable answer. My problem is: - I take several pictures of an object from different angles, - The colors vary a little bit between each photos. What I ...
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Batch change Luminosity in Photoshop

I have about 2000 images with different values of luminosity. I can, of course, open each one and manually change Luminosity until it reaches my desired value (200), but of course when you have 2000 ...
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Batch Magic-Wand / Expand / Contract / Delete with Fill Operation

I have 10,000 images of the following variety. The common traits are: Central area which is some kind of shape: circle, rectangle, misc Several pixels of background color immediately ...
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How do i cancel a batch process in illustrator or photoshop?

I'm using the the "batch.." automation process under the actions menu in illustrator. How do I cancel a batch process once it is already started? Is there a method for canceling batches in photoshop ...
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Automate Export to Layers without overwriting

Here is the problem. I have a folder of PNGs. For each PNG, I want to create multiple PNGs with different styles applied to them. My approach was to create an action which creates multiple layers for ...
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How to batch select and move multiple artboards in Sketch

I have a problem moving the selected artboards: only the first one in the batch moves while the selection had shown all N artboards selected (first and last artboards having the white small squares ...
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InDesign CC: Place a batch of phots and text on pages

I am currently working on an InDesign-Project involving a ~200 page DIN-A4-Sized Book for our high school graduation. Any student in our senior year gets his own page with a photo and a short text ...
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InDesign: Faster way to resize multiple frames but not images

I've used Shift + Cmd to place 48 images into an indesign (cc2014.2) doc. i'd like to change all of the image frame sizes to let's say 9p square, while not affecting the images. how do i do this?
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invert colors on each layer of an animated gif

I have a rather involved black and white animated gif generated by code for which I want to invert the colors for every frame of the animation sequence. How can I do this? If I select multiple layers ...
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Saving batch edited images with filenames based on text content

I have a specific design which is always being used, the only thing I am editing the is text line. For example, the text line is a date. 1950 (save as 1950.PNG) 1951 (save as 1951.png) and so on ...
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How to numbering a set of paper [duplicate]

I have 500 page I want to restore it digitally, they are a set of pages from a very old book I already have and want to reprint it again with my digital restoration. all the pages have no page ...
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How to convert a specified colour to transparent for a series of PNGs with ImageMagick?

I've installed ImageMagick on Windows 7 64-bit and I'm wondering how I can convert a series of PNGs to transparent PNGs in a timely manner (I have 180 PNGs to convert, so yeah I can't exactly do them ...
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Automatically load obj to Maya

I would like to batch render 1000 models using Maya. I have set up a Maya scene and I need to render these models one-by-one with the same scene I am thinking of writing a MEL script that does the ...
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Is there a way to automatically separate a folder of images based on whether they're photographic or line-art graphics?

I have a folder of pictures that are JPEGs. I am wondering if there is a automated way to sort out the ones that are photographs and ones that are pure graphics. I am open to different software ...
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Batch replacing white background with a colour [duplicate]

I need to batch replace the white background on several thousand images. Is there a better way of doing this aside from setting up an action, selecting the white background and filling in colour?
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How to apply the same Distort effect to a batch of Adobe Illustrator files?

I'm trying to batch apply one specific Distort Effect to several different AI files at the same time. These are the settings for the Distort Effect I'm trying to apply: Distort / Tweak with the ...
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Layers to png with names in Photoshop

I am looking for a way to export all layers (nested too if possible) of a PSD file to png. But just the layer, with it's current size, not in the document size, with background or other layers. I ...
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How to batch resize canvas of multiple files placing the original pictures in the centers?

I have got some hundreds of pictures of different shapes. For example one is 600x600, another is 307x600, the third is 600x400, the fourth is 500x300. What I need to turn them all into 600x600 (or ...
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Batch trace JPG to SVG

I have thousands of JPG graphics and want to trace them automatically to vector SVG files with a batch function in Adobe Illustrator CS4/CS5. All graphics looks something like that: My problem is, ...
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Is there any way to set fallback font-families in Illustrator SVG?

I'm trying to set up an action that creates versatile text-containing SVG files which can be used in various places including Wikimedia Commons. The only problem is, Wikimedia Commons only supports a ...
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Batch Resize Multiple Images in InDesign Document from Placed MS Word Content

Problem: When I place an entire Word document that includes text and image, the images do not respect the margins and resize automatically, so I have to manually resize them. Desired Solution(s): ...
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Is there a quick way of converting multiple files from JPG to PNG in photoshop?

I made a rookie error and accidentally saved about 20 images in Photoshop as .jpg files rather than .png files. Is there a quick way I can convert all these files to a .png format at once rather than ...
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Batch canvas resize (add 1 inch of blank canvas to the top of all images)

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 ...
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Photoshop Batch save under unique names when cutting images apart

I am trying to batch process images that need to be cut into multiple smaller images. I have an action that opens an image, then selects a portion of it, copies, creates a new image, pastes, then ...
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Batch image trace in Illustrator

Is there any way to batch trace images located in a directory with High fidelity option? I created an action including open an image, image trace it with high fidelity option, save it as PDF and ...