Questions tagged [batch-processing]

Questions about batch processing, a technique of automatically applying the same set of commands/actions to a collection of files. It can save time for designers who need to apply the same process to a large number of files. Ask anything about batch processing files with graphic design software.

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Automation for Batch-Converting Images for Ecomm - must have square canvas - Ug

First time here and hope this is a good place to ask. Looking for a quick way/automation to convert multiple print quality images (30-70MB) to 1000x1000 pixels at 300 dpi and under 3 MB for use in web ...
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How to Batch Resize .svg images on a mac?

I have a batch of 14,000 images which are all different formats (.jpg, .png, and .svg), and I'd like to make the height on all of them 550px max while maintaining aspect ratio. I'm stuck on how to ...
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How to transfer sliced part to different layer or save sliced images with it's parent size?

I want to make a puzzle game in which there are 9 pieces and what I want to achieve is slicing a simple image into 9 parts ( it can of different sizes ) in Photoshop or any Adobe tool and then ...
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Combining batch actions with manual actions in Adobe Photoshop [duplicate]

I need some help. In the past few weeks I have found a large portion of archived ww2 documents. Now I'm trying to make proper PDF's out of these files but there is one issue. The archiver who ...
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Batch replace placeholder image with a perspective warp?

My goal is to be able to batch create a highly scaleable number of "product impression/example" images. What I have is a Photoshop document, which will serve as a template, with 3 layers (ordered ...
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How to batch convert multiple Inkscape SVG to plain svg and converts all objects/layers to paths?

I'm making some illustrations for a dissertation in Inkscape and I like this software. However, when inserting those illustrations to Word files, there appear some weird artifacts like: disappeared ...
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How to trace multiple images at once, like batch processing

I'm a student, and I'm trying to go (kinda) paperless. I write stuff on my whiteboard, or a notebook then I scan it with my phone, and bring it into my windows laptop. My plan is to vectorize the ...
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How to import a folder full of pictures, one per page, alphabetically in InDesign

I'm trying to import a folder full of pictures (bar codes), one per page in alphabetical order into InDesign. I've found the following link which shows how to create a script that will turn the ...
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Photoshop batch save, two files from one source, specific data & naming

I've searched existing questions for this, but I'm not finding a way to do this one specific task. I work from 24mp photographs, fixing up across several apps but always ending in Photoshop. I have ...
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How can I merge and adjust opacity in batches?

In making stop-motion animation, I create large quantities of photos. Starting at the beginning. I used to go from picture to picture editing the entire video. Some scenes I can batch edit. With ...
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stroke of multiple color vs single color

I am working on a project where i need to draw several trees and plethora of leaves of multiple colors. As it is a time consuming approach so i set an action where the action is set to change stroke ...
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batch square with white frames in Photoshop

I want to batch resize around 1000 images of different sizes (below and above 740px) and resolutions(DPI/PPI). I want to keep the native DPI/PPI but I want to resize them to 740pxx740px with white ...
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How to batch rotate image to make them all landscape?

I have a thousand of pictures of the same fixed scene, but for an unknown reason some of them are vertical, not horizontal. So I would like to batch process all the images and rotate them 90° if the ...
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Batch convert fill and stroke colour of a set of icons

I have a set of icons which are black and white. I want to try and make it shades of blue. Example is given below I have set stroke and fill colours to it manually using Inkscape. Will it be possible ...
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Inkscape bash commant to automate image trace

I need to process all images in folder from png to svg. My usual workflow is using Inkscape and doing it manually for each file. Since this is repetitive operation and I usually have image with 2 or 3 ...
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Reduce CMYK colors within range in Photoshop (how do I do it?)

I'm working on a large set of graphics I need to have printed as flashcards - but I'm being told I have to ensure each graphic's total CMYK value is under 200. Manually fixing every color in every ...
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Ways to remove/select scanning artifacts from document [duplicate]

I often receive scanned documents that has dots and grains in them. I often use the paintbrush in gimp to manually remove them, but it occurs to me that all the dots share so many similarities that a ...
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How can I automate this repetitive design process?

I need to create about 25 assets that are all very similar. The same background image is used for each asset, however, each asset has different text written across the image. See example: They all ...
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import CSV content to InDesign document with script

I have a Daily Planner (400+ pages) created in InDesign. Each daily page has date. The 365 daily pages start from page 17 to 382 in my InDesign document. I figured it would be better to add weekday to ...
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Merging two sets of images into a new set with the same amount of files found in the first two groups with GIMP

I have a set of image files ordered by file names and another group just like the other one, with the same number of files. I want to get a new file with two layers, having the first layer as the ...
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batch composite multiple layers from files in Photoshop

I have files which are named Cube_BACK_#_Diffuse.exr Cube_BACK_#_Specular.exr Cube_BACK_#_GI.exr Cube_FRONT_#_Diffuse.exr Cube_FRONT_#_Specular.exr Cube_FRONT_#_GI.exr and the same thing for ...
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Batch Resize in Photoshop [duplicate]

I have about 600 images i need to resize. They are currently all different sizes and i need them to end up 2000x2000 pixels. I tried creating an action to resize them all, but i'm noticing they come ...
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Delete specific layers in all PDF documents (batch)

I have around two hundred wedding name cards and the design is the same, except the name on it changes. I managed to change the names automatically via .csv list + Illustrator batch actions. Quite few ...
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Make JPG business cards in Photoshop from Excel list

I have a large list of names & phone numbers (in one column) in Excel and also have a master PSD file that I'd like to have each one saved into as separate files. I also have the filenames of the ...
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Photoshop - export multiple color balance masks into multiple pngs from multiple layers

Can anyone share what the workflow would be for exporting multiple pngs of different layers using multiple color balance masks. E.g I have a pixel face on one layer, followed by a layer for eyes and ...
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How to batch export multiple open files on Photoshop?

Is there a way to batch export to PNG (or JPG, whatever) all files that are currently open on Photoshop? My case: I have 6 versions of a logo, and I need to have them in PNG with different sizes as ...
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How to remove a color (i.e. make it transparent) from a set of SVG images?

I have a folder with over 600 of such SVG images, and I want to remove all objects with the color value #FFFFE6 in all of them to save space. I can't use a magic wand tool because the color is ...
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Illustrator Batch Action - Stop Command

I have an action with a stop command where user makes a selection before completing the rest of the action. I need this to run as a batch. The action works when running as a batch, however the stop ...
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Batch remove spots from scanned images

1. Summary I couldn't find any free tool, that correctly automatically remove spots from my books. 2. Data Example page of my real book: KiraDespeckle.tif I want to delete these spots: How I can ...
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How to batch change all instances of pure CMYK white to a shade darker for printing

We are a printing company that transfers RGB to CMYK. However when printing CMYK White comes out as transparent (which makes a lot of our art look...not great). We are handling thousands of designs so ...
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Need to resize multiple image files [closed]

Looking for recommendations for a free or open-source application that can batch resize multiple image files (.jpg)
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How to automatically generate text that adopts the same name as an imported image or Excel file in illustrator?

I have a lot of product photos to edit in Illustrator. I want to create several artboards with one product image, and then one text box for each artboard, but I need these to automatically adopt the ...
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Examples of very basic GIMP scripts?

I want to write some simple scripts to use in batch mode, such as doing a resolution resize, or converting from rgb to grayscale. The old scripts repository seems to have been taken down. I am ...
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Illustrator Action, Batch process - Let user draw a line or an area

I am creating an Illustrator action that automates shape cutting however now I need to put a system in the batch process where it stops and let the user draw the line or an area according to which the ...
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Dithering with GIMP python-fu

I'm using GIMP 2.10.6 on Ubuntu 18.10. I'm trying to script an automatic image manipulation, and for part of the workflow I need to dither a layer in my image. I can't find anything in the script-fu/...
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How can I batch print photos with the 'Scale to fit media' checkbox enabled?

If I run through an action with record on and in the following steps: Start record Print Set 'Scale to fit media' to checked Click the print button Then configure the printer settings Click print ...
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How do I automate batch processing of product photography to get a perfect white background?

I am taking very large volume of product photography. I am using a photography tent and shooting on a white background but I need the finished images to be of the image on a perfectly white background....
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Need Help With Tweaking a Script for Photoshop Batch Exporting Sections of an Image

Resolved: Thanks for the help, everyone! The script by Sergey Kritskiy works to export storyboards with sequential file-name. I just found a script by TunaMaxx the other day and thought it was super ...
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Batch conversion → Save to 'source' folder?

In Illustrator CC 23.0.1 is it possible to use the 'source' folder of a file as the 'destination' when using Illustrator's batch processing options via the 'Actions' window? I have a directory of 200 ...
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Resize thousands of images all to different sizes in batch. Name and size are given in excel file. How to do it? [duplicate]

Pardon me if this is a duplicated question even though I could not find a solution yet. I have about 1000s images. I need to resize them, each to a specific size. There are no patterns to those sizes. ...
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Quick Numerical PNG Save

I work with PNG frames when I make videos. So whenever I do it I usually save with .PSD, but the files got too big and I decided to switch to saving with .PNG I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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Batch background removal on non-uniform images

The issue I'm having is the following: I have an archive of about 700,000 tif images that were originally microfilms. They are all black and white and are basically paper with information on it. I'm ...
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Replace many keys by values from list in PDF

I have a lot of very large PDF files where I need to replace some strings in text. These strings are listed in a mapping table where every string has its corresponding string-value to be replaced with....
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Is there a way to resize the dimensions of multiple APNG files at once?

I have about 40 APNG (animated PNG) files that are each 618 by 618 pixels. I would like to convert them all at once to 408 by 408 pixels, while keeping the same animation, frame duration, transparency,...
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Is it possible to batch remove specific layers with Photoshop Actions?

To start with, I have a project where I create a poster each day, and I'm in the process of getting them ready to be sold as prints. Each of the posters that I make for this project has an overlay ...
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Indesign: add line break after first two words in batch

I am looking to insert a line break after two words for a large document on multiple paragraphs. I am using find/change to search for ^w which inserts a line break after one space, what would be the ...
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InDesign script to replace all fonts in a document

I realize that this can be done with the find font dialogue box but I have too many files that require this text update to make that method practical. I've tried tinkering around with GREP but I'm ...
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InDesign CC: Relinking an .ai-file with multiple pages

The image shows a text-box with linked artboards from a multi-page AI-File. The file is structured like this: Green-White-Bars.ai Artboard-1 Artboard-2 Artboard-3 In my 2nd document, I just want ...
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How to batch resize an image and create multiple sizes (with Photoshop)?

I want to batch resize an image in multiple sizes with Photoshop. The sizes are most of the time the same so I would like to have profiles for a set of fixed sizes. Ideally I just need to open my ...
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Batch converting EPS to BMP, PNG and SVG in one go

Does anyone know if there is a way to batch convert EPS files into BMP, PNG and SVG all in one go rather than doing in three different stages? I currently use a combination of Illustrator and ...

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