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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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 adopt the same name as 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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Photoshop Batch - Add incremental serial number on image

I'm a Photoshop newbie My goal is to add a specific serial number (S/N IO 0001, S/N IO 0002, S/N IO 0003) on the same image and export it as jpg such as "img_sn_0001.jpg", "img_sn_0002.jpg", "...
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Batch for pasting each image into a fixed one with action

Having a large number of .png images in a folder, is it possible to do the following, automated fashion: For each image in the folder, paste in on top of a second (fixed) image. Apply an action to the ...
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Is there a way to insert `conditional logic` into Photoshop's Batch Automation?

I am currently trying to optimize a folder full of images for the web, using Photoshop. Given the volume of images, I am opting to use the Automate > Batch method. As well as changing the image ...
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Batch Automation: Is there a way to change the image quality, when saving for web?

I have just downloaded the /uploads/ folder, from a website I am working on. This /uploads/ folder, containing all uploaded images. There are over 5,000 images, each not having been optimised for ...
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GIMP - Pythonfu PDB Code For Colors>Desaturate>Color To Gray

I'm using GIMP 2.10.2 and there is an option here for Colors>Desaturate>Color To Gray which works nicely by removing unnecessary gray shades from the photo. However, I have about 200 photos which ...
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Drop shadow in Photoshop based on image size

I'm dealing with many thousands of psd files containing product images. Most items have been separated from their original background and placed on white. They have a very slight drop shadow to ...
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Resizing a square image to a rectangle with a fixed aspect ratio [duplicate]

I have a very large batch of images that I need to resize. I am new to Photoshop (have used Elements for years) and I am unsure how to do this. Basically, all the images are currently 2000 x 2000. ...
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text on different lines with different styles, colours, leading and baseline shift, can it be turned into a paragraph style?

I have a text box with text on different lines with different styles, colors, leading and baseline shift. Is it possible to create this as a "standard/ master version", so that whenever any ...
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Illustrator Action / Script To Do Repetitive Artboard Reduction + Export

So I have a large number of *.ai files with assets at 3 unique sizes. I want to export the right most one to file (the largest one). My current process for doing this manually is: Open File Delete ...
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How do I batch import multiple images as individual layers in Krita?

I have already tried importing multiple images with File -> Import Animation Frames. I tried importing a single GIF image and it didn't extract the layers so I did it manually myself, then I went back ...
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Resizing Text/Shape/Anything With and Action in Photoshop CC 2018

i am trying to create an action in Photoshop CC 2018 that will allow me to batch resize a piece of text to a specific spot on the canvas. I have my PSD with all of my necessary layers in, i have then ...
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How to export multiple photoshop projects at once?

Sometimes I get a lot of PDF documents of multiple scanned photos from costumers and I need to crop them, straighten them and export them as JPG. Now, It's really time consuming doing it manualy. I ...
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Creating 450px x 450px PNG with ImageMagick for various sized images

I have a mixture of e-commerce product images that are various widths and heights but with a max of 400px. As I am having issues with uneven product listings, I want to use ImageMagick to bulk resize ...
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How to design a template for printing variable data on a label

I designed a product label in Inkscape, saved as PNG. The manufacturer of the product needs to print batch number, best before etc using his own printer at the manufacturing site which uses CDR file ...
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Draw hemispheres on top of area?

It's a completely new area for me to generate 3D structures out of 2D image. I'd like to generate spherical hemispheres on top of every white blops. How could this be possible and with what tool? I ...
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Efficiently preview thousands of svg icons?

I stumbled on the Papirus icon theme (GPL licenced). One can download the package with thousands of svg-files. Opening every file in Inksacpe or Firefox is not a practical approach to get an overview ...
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Fill color (Hex) value as variable to be used in data set?

I am trying to build out a bunch of icons with different 2 letter values as well as a different background fill color. I have the data set with a name, hex code color, and the 2 letters. Is there ...
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Indesign: how to export multiple PDFs using different presets at once

I've got a series of documents that I need to export to 4 different PDFs. (High-res print ready, high-res no bleed, low-res online, and one last high-res with a different name). Is there a script out ...
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Batch resize images with different background colors

My goal is to achieve the following: Batch resize images with different background colors I already use Photoshop to batch process and center (horizontal and vertical align) 2000 different images ...
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How to crop multiple selection and save into separated images without Photoshop

Take a look at this image: My question is how to crop multiple selections at once into separate images. I want to select each panel of the comic and export them as individual images and do multiple ...
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Batch editing photos to have the same background (Borders)

So I've a bunch of product photos and I'm required to edit them to have the same borders/background along the edges of the picture. Is there a way to mass edit them to all have the same borders? If ...
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How to multipy images in batch in Illustrator?

This is a continuation of this question. I will have a huge amount of seamless pattern in vector format. I want to multiply them by 9, so each pattern would occur three times in three rows. Then I'...
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How to extract in batch images from one file in Illustrator?

I have a huge amount of seamless patterns. There is anywhere from 1-25 patterns per file. I want to extract each pattern to a separate file. Is there any automated or semi-automated way to do this? ...
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Adding watermark and pricing to images in a folder dynamically with Photoshop?

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 ...
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Search for string and delete entire text frame with JavaScript for Illustrator

I can delete a layer by name: var myDoc = app.activeDocument; var myLayers = myDoc.layers; var myLayer = myLayers["layer name"]; myLayer.remove(); or by stacking order: var ...
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How to batch add whitespace to rectangular images so they all will be square?

I have a lot of various sized rectangular images. I would like to keep them centered, do not change their size and only add white space, so every image would be square. After that, I want to convert ...
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Batch processing images to be proportional

I have a series of small images, all on white backgrounds. Some of them are square proportioned, others are rectangular proportioned; either vertically or horizontally. I'm looking to make all all of ...
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Does Photoshop 2018 allow recordings of “Save for Web” action for batch processing?

I have made several attempts at recording the Export > Save for Web (Legacy) script where I select the File Size Optimization to reduce the file size of several .jpg images. However, when I run the ...
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Batching in Photoshop

I have a few hundred images I need to batch process. Basically I need to apply a set of images to a single PSD using the Apply Image function, save as a new jpg with file numbering if possible, then ...
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Sketch - How to batch point symbol instances referencing symbols inside a document to an external library file

I'm excited about the new library symbols functionality in Sketch. However, the transition seems it is going to be onerous from the old way with the ~50 symbols I currently have been keeping inside a ...