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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Is there a way to rename images based on their dominant color?

I have a folder full of PNG files made up of a single color... Here are a few of them to give an idea of what I'm trying to do: I want the name of the files to be their hex color codes. It would be ...
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Large batch logos and text over template

I'm trying to create materials to encourage the use of a service my company provides in order to register to vote. The way we are doing it now, is getting a county to sign up and then I create a ...
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Merge content of files line by line (intersperse lines)

I am using Windows 10 and InDesign CS6. I would like to take 2 files, mix the content line by line and output to a third file to make an ebook, as follows. INPUT FILE 1 (e.g. TXT, XML, SQL, etc.) [...
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How to remove white background from multiple images?

So I received approximately 70 or so images from a customer and apparently they were all scanned. They are 4x6 prints but each one has a white background the size of a paper. How can I get rid of them ...
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Photoshop: how to batch combine text and existing images?

In Photoshop (please don't insist on Illustrator or other software), I can use actions and create batches with variables etc. But this one is quite tricky for me. Let's say there is an image file I ...
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Gimp - Adjusting color level values of layers in batch

I've scanned some book pages and imported them as layers to a single grey scale Gimp image. I need to do some identical Levels adjustments (primarily to correct white point) to each layer prior to ...
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Multiple save batch automation

I would like to know how to create multiple sizes of the same file and save them with a different Document names using Photoshop CC's Batch Automation Command. Any help would be appreciated.
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Mass export all images as individual JPEGs in InDesign?

I am new to Indesign. I have a file that contains images with Photoshop clipping paths. I want to export all the clipped images in a folder. I have tried doing the "Copy Links To" and it successfully ...
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How do I batch place a series of images onto a background image?

I think context will help with this one. I am trying to put some stickers onto an image of a model--think tattoos. Picture this: I have an image of someone's back. Now I have 10 sticker images. ...
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Automate combining 2 picture and adding logo without photoshop

What I would like to achieve is for someone to be able to input 2 pictures, which would be center-cropped and stretched to 100% height of the new composition. Also to have a logo added to the same ...
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Create multiple instances of an image with text from csv file

I am looking for a way to create a personalized birthday card. I have already created the image and would like to add the names of the recipients from an XLS or CSV file. I want to create about 300 ...
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How to place multi-page PDF into InDesign

I have 250-page PDF file, which I would like to place into InDesign. Do I have to place each page separately, or is there a way to do all of them at once?
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Illustrator: save all open files as SVG with identical filenames

Is there a way to save all open files as SVG with some SVG options set with the same name as the Ai file? Ex: I have fileA.ai, fileB.ai and fileC.ai open. I want to save all of these as SVG with CSS ...
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Turning one layer with many separate items into multiple layers (batch)

I have this image https://github.com/djaiss/mapsicon/blob/master/_assets/africa.png?raw=true and I want to turn all of the individual black countries into their own layers so that I can manipulate ...
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How to delete unused data sets after a batch export to separate files?

I read the answers to the following question: Illustrator variables / data-driven documents: how to batch-export one file for each data set? So now I have multiple files created...awesome! But now I ...
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Batch Resizing images in Photoshop through an external data sheet

Is it possible to resize an image automatically, by letting Photoshop take the variable sizes from an external data (such as an Excel spreadsheet, Width and Height columns) and execute them and save ...
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Photoshop Batch extract images from PDF

When I open a PDF in photoshop I can choose to open one of the images. I've got a massive 2gb pdf with ~700 images in it and I'm trying to export them all to image files. Is there a way for photoshop ...
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Illustrator error on switching variables data sets

My company sends PDF reports to clients from data we export from another program. I made a very simple batch export process in Adobe Illustrator by simply assigning variables to our PDF, exporting ...
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Inserting names in specific location over image, batch

I am an ESL teacher and one of the things I do is give kids paper to practice writing their names in English to get them familiar with writing Roman letters. I am familiar with the Adobe suite and ...
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Gimp batch process for 'tiling' images

I have a directory containing several images size 640*480px and I'd like an automated procedure using Gimp to pick these up and 'tile' the images beside each other with no overlap, to make a new large ...
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Batch Export a textbox in Indesign

I have to send out of InDesign 50 versions of the same ad, everything is the same in each of these 50 ads except for one small key number down the bottom in a textbox that changes for each instance. ...
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GIMP automatic actions

I'm using GIMP2 to crop product photos, then I have to resize them to 690x690, then export them in .png and .jpg to PNG and JPG folders. It's so repetetive, I tried BATCH but every image is diferent ...
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Make tiled overview page of document pages

I am creating a multiple page file in inDesign and want to also create an overview page where every single page is represented by a tile/thumbnail on that page. I am using batch processing to create ...
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Adjusting the color of multiple pictures at the same time in Photoshop

Is there a way to adjust the color, hue, contrast, etc. at the same time in Photoshop? I need to do a quick optimization on my pictures. For example, inserting 5 pictures at the same time and ...
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Batch Processing

I need to batch process 100's of images in one go, these are largely product photographs for my e-commerce store & the task are repetitive such as white background , image resizing,and compressing ...
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Horizontally flip a lot of pictures in GIMP

I have like a thousand pictures that I would like to flip them horizontally in GIMP, do you know how I can achieve that? I guess I will have to use some kind of a batch process, but I'm really not ...
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Photoshop: How to make batch automation save multiple images?

I have an action in Photoshop that applies some filters and saves the image, then applies some more filters and saves it again, and so on. But when I try to use this action in a batch automation and ...
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Converting Batches of PSDs OR JPEGs to PDFs

is there a way to mass convert whole batch of .psd or .jpg files to .pdf? I created an action and use image processor for this with my recorded action. However - I get message box for every single ...
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How to get all images in all layers to trim to center and resize canvas in Photoshop?

Let me try to explain this: I have a canvas that is 400 X 400 I have 3 layers Layer I image is 100 X 100 Layer II image is 200 X 200 Layer III image is 300 X 300 I want ALL images in all layers to ...
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How to vertically *and* horizontally ditribute all objects in a grid in Illustrator?

I have somewhat of a mess on my hands with a certain file. So I was given a (.ai) file by a client that contains 20,000 circles (210 circles high by 90 circles wide where each circle needs to be ...
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Modify images as an assembly-line?

I have many different sizes pictures (scanned) and I would like to crop them at the same size but not at the same coordinates (then I cannot do with XnView automatically). Do you know a software I ...
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Batch Place Multiple Linked Files in Photoshop

So I've got an insane amount of images to process through Photoshop, and I've worked it out that linking them is my best bet. Has anyone come across a script or action that would allow someone to ...
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Batch convert .EPS & .AI files to .PSD *With Layers* - Using MAC [closed]

I have a lot of great .eps and .ai files that I'd like to convert to .psd. Does anyone know of a MAC program or website that can handle converting them all while keeping the layers in tact? I know ...
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Batch Process images to remove identifying features

I'm looking for some software that can batch process images to remove any identifying features (the same effect as saving a screen shot of the image). I don't want any data associated with the image ...
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Export excel values into playing card template [duplicate]

I have very limited experience with photoshop (only use it for sketching/coloring). I am currently creating a word-based board game and have an excel sheet with 500 or so words. Is there an easy way ...
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Can I replicate the bevel and shadow without a background?

I have about a ton of screen shots that I need to convert to a design that has been used in the past on our sites. All of the pictures are saved with a white background so that they could see the ...
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autoshrink with aspect ratio

Is there any simple way to autocrop/autoshrink a square image in GIMP, but without changing aspect ratio? Basically the autoshrinking would stop once it's no longer possible to maintain height and ...
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How do you batch export in Photoshop using “Save As” commands and still have unique names?

I have a very long action that generates over 100 PNG images using frequent "Save As" commands. I use Automate > Batch to perform the action, and have chosen "Document Name" + "3 Digit Serial Number" +...
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How to Customise Photoshop File Naming Using Batch Command?

I have several thousand photos, which I am re-sizing to six different sizes and then saving all sizes as individual files. For example, I have a photo with the filename ABC0001 and resize it six ...
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Script to update linked files before exporting using Photoshop's Image Processing

Related to this treat: Auto-updating linked smart objects in files that were closed at the moment of the update I have linked smart objects in 24 PSD files. Is there a script I can use with the "...
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batch/macro processing and optimizing jpeg quality with a filesize constraint (max 500kb)

We are using a macro that we then batch run to modify images. It works fine except for the element where we try and save the jpeg image in the best quality under 500 kb. This option used to exist ...
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How to batch save data driven graphics with a script in Illustrator?

I build data-driven graphics in Illustrator and am able to run a batch "Save to PDF" action on these graphics. Can I do the batch "Save to PDF" action with a script instead? My thinking is that the ...
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Is there a way to set transform units to pixels in Photoshop CS6?

I have a lot photos which I need to crop into 1080px wide x 1920px high. I've set up an action that first unlocks the layer, changes the canvas to 1080px x 1920px and the transforms the image with a ...
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Batch combining images in latex or inDesign? [closed]

I'm making my print and play card game. Everything is ready: card frame which is common for all cards (svg), custom image for each one (svg or png) and text to be placed below image in the text field. ...
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CMYK Droplet (batch convert)

I would like to know if someone can share a clear step by step process to creating and saving a RBG to CMYK batch process, then create a droplet for it, have the droplet on my desktop so I can simply ...
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I have 80 small photos of color samples, how can I sort and arrange them by color?

So I've searched the internet/google up and down for at least 3 hours and still haven't found anything that works: I have those small .png files that are photographed color samples of products and I ...
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How do I reduce the thickness of 100+ icons in Adobe Illustrator?

First time poster here. Just to give some context, I have to reduce the size, thickness, and change the color of 100+ different weather icons for a project. Batch resize and change color works fine, ...
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Batch export AI and EPS files into a PNG

I have about ~600 files in .ai and .eps formats and need to export them to a .png (Full image, not layer by layer). Is there any way to do this automatically? Also it will be good if the .png file ...
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Batch convert portrait photo to landscape with blurred, extended background - Windows utility needed (NOT Photoshop)

For a slideshow I want to extend 82 portrait images to landscape so that the image is duplicated as a blurred background, like this: will be turned into This is a one-shot-thing that I probably won'...
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How to duplicate adjustment layers from one file to another for batch processing?

I've run into a problem with batch processing. I have a file with only a folder full of adjustment layers in it (I did not create the adjustment layers, someone else did), and I need to apply those ...