I have a task where I need to treat multiple images in a folder, adding watermark to each image + adding a price within a price tag.

I can apply the watermark and price tag to the images using recorded actions along with Image processor, and get a new folder with all the images with proper watermark and price tag, independent of their size.

The problem here is how I will be adding the prices, I have learned to use variables and datasets with photoshop, but the problem is:

  • How to use them to act on multiple images in a folder to add the price in the specified price tag location on the image based on CSV file where I can provide the name of the image and its price? Is this even possible with photoshop?
  • Can I use the variables when recording the action and automate the process with the Image Processor?

P.S: I am not a graphic designer, and I do not have much experience with photoshop. I am just trying to get this task done.

  • Why not write a script? Although generally this is a job for imagemagic or graphics magic
    – joojaa
    Jan 6, 2018 at 18:49
  • @joojaa, Can you please provide some guidelines to help me out with this process? If you write an answer with some steps I would really appreciate it.
    – KAD
    Jan 6, 2018 at 23:28
  • @joojaa I don't think a script is worth his time or the right call to achieve this. There are more in-software routes to take over scripting. Jan 8, 2018 at 16:17
  • @Ovaryraptor to be honest imagemagik is simpler than either of your options
    – joojaa
    Jan 8, 2018 at 18:32

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You have 2 options.

  1. Use Photoshop's Data-Driven Functions
  2. Use InDesign to import data

Both the links above have ample information for you to get started.

For a better walkthrough of a sample method for Photoshop this link is good or InDesign this site covers it nicely.

There is also a StackOverflow question that helps cover how to import the data.

Personally I use InDesign at work. It is more robust and will be really easy to just set-up linked .psd to get your images in to work with.

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