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Questions tagged [script]

Small programs automating certain tasks. For questions about script typefaces, use the script-typeface tag.

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How to get the coordinates for a selection bounding box in Gimp

I'll make a rectangle selection in image. I have to read the left, right, up and down dimensions of this selected region in full image. The following image is an example of this. Edit: Can we print ...
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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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Any way to export layers to files WITHOUT a prefix, short of editing the .jsx file?

I'm using a template PSD to crop large batches of ecom images and then exporting my layers to TIFF files. Only problem is Photoshop insists on putting a prefix in front of each file name--even if I ...
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Script font Identification help please [closed]

Poor original script font for identifying. I’ve tried everything to ID the original is just too poor. I edited it heavily and was able to get a search. No exact match but some possible substitutes. ...
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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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Scribus: how to force sign in calcuated numeric fields?

I'm new to Scribus, and using it to make an interactive PDF. I have several fields that are calculating integer values based on a custom calculation script. Now I would like to make sure that positive ...
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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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How to change in photoshop script color of Smart Object Layer, or Rasterized Image?

I need to change color of Smart Object Layer in JS script. I found how to change TextLayer, but SmartObjects haven't "textItem" property. Need to change it like Color Overlay works in Photoshop. For ...
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Gimp, script that iterates through several images and exports each one with different options

I'm quite new to gimp. Assuming I have N images I was wondering if it is possible do the following: For i = 1...N For each export options j = 1 .. N Export(img[i],option[j]); Basically what ...
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Photoshop - Export layers to files using plugin

I'm using a plugin to export my pngs (https://www.fnordware.com/superpng/) Anyone knows how I can replicate the Export Layers to files functionality that comes with photoshop but export as SuperPNG? ...
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How to turn off Text Layer-Name Update

In this question: Restore Photoshop Text Layer Name Auto-Updating? The asker talks about Photoshop's 'feature' of automatically updating a text layer's layer-name to the first thing you change the ...
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ScriptUI panel resizing issue

I'm working on a script that receives a bunch of input from the user to change certain text fields around the document. Given the amount of input I want the user able to change in a single run of the ...
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Weird Script UI bug

I'm working on a script with a dialog box in photoshop. The goal is to get an End Date and Time for multiple banners. My Cancel button works fine, but my Ok button produces a weird bug. The window ...
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Plotting points from external file in GIMP

I've got to believe someone has written a SCRIPT-FU scriptor or simple plug-in that reads a file of (x,y) points (in GIMP's coordinate system) and plots small circles of specified color and diameter ...
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Scripting 1-line vs 2-line text boxes

I will try to ask this question as best I can, but the problem is a challenging one. I have a text box that one part of my script will change the text in. I want to code a boolean variable to check ...
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In script, get paragraph preceding current selection

I've made a script that goes trough all tracked changes: var allChanges =app.activeDocument.stories.everyItem().changes.everyItem().getElements(); var nChanges = allChanges.length; for (var i = ...
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Script to Change Table Style - InDesign CC

I have an InDesign CC 2018 document which I imported a docx file. The file contains a lot of tables. I want to apply a table style to all of the tables, but we are talking hundreds of tables. Is ...
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Calling a (simple) photoshop script rapidly (many times per second)

This is the script, it's actually just one command: app.foregroundColor.hsb.hue=app.foregroundColor.hsb.hue+10 The script is merely a replacement for a non-existent keyboard shortcut. I'm calling it ...
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Scripting Artboard Export with specific bit depths

I'm working on setting up a reusable template for some PNG avatars. Unfortunately, the different avatars have specific export requirements. Currently I'm using Save for Web to achieve these specific ...
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Is there a way to save the current GIMP edit history as a script?

Is there a way to export the edit history so I can use it in a script-fu?
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How to import data and create a symbol using scripting with Illustrator?

I would like to automate a series of actions in Illustrator, creating a complex symbol from vector images imported, or from simple symbols. The actions are: Importing files or choosing symbols from ...
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Generate palette from image

I want to automatically generate a palette from an image. Something like this, where the output is an image a single pixel tall, and 256 pixels wide, from all the colors of an input image. I've ...
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Script for random movement (scatter)

I have found (and use) scripts for random opacity, random resize, random rotation etc. but I can't seem to find one which will do a "random displacement/move" With the other above mentioned scripts, ...
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Saving smallest JPG possible with Photoshop

I wanted to know what the best way to save a JPG to be very small and still keep its quality as much as possible. I have 1200x1200 psd files that when I save them while keeping quality the jpg is ...
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Artboard renaming issue

I'm working on a script for my team that will allow them to batch rename artboards in Photoshop. We use the following naming convention for our artboards: "ProjectTitle_BannerType_WidthxHeight_LG" ...
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How to create a script in GIMP?

I'm using GIMP to do a simple but tedious operation for many images so I'd like to know how I can make a script that will do it for me, or find some simpler way of doing this. I import an image file ...
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Way to quickly select random objects with variations in foreground/background [duplicate]

So, I'm Trying to find a way to select areas of images that have similar levels of contrast, but with variations of color. Is there a way through scripting or otherwise in Photoshop to select ...
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Replace smart object content without Photoshop

I am looking for a way to bulk replace smart object content without using Photoshop. My goal is to create nice poster mockups for hundreds of posters automatically. So I have a PSD file containing ...
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Indesign Script - output xml content as textframes [closed]

Is there a way of looping through xml tags and output each tag onto a new page of an indesign document Here is what i have so far but i think i am way off: var myDocument = app.activeDocument; var ...
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How to fill a shape with different elements of varying sizes

I'm looking to replicate this effect without having to putting each icon in by hand manually. Is there a program or script that could help me achieve this? I tried it with some mosaic apps but it ...
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Illustrator script to convert multiple files into outlines with a pdf preset

Can someone help with an illustrator script that can convert text from multiple files in a folder to outlines and save it to pdf with a specific preset of my choice? Was able to find from my research ...
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How can I mimic a used magazine cover (crease, earmark, cracks) with Gimp? [closed]

I have made a fan magazine cover with Gimp (Sunken novels): I would like to imitate creases, cracks, earmarks, tears (maybe even coffee mug marks) to give it a used, worn-out look. Something like: I ...
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How to reset Vertical/Horizontal Scale of Smart Object to 100 percent by script

I want to write a script to reset Vertical/Horizontal Scale of a Smart Object. I tried using ArtLayer and many properties of it, but it's not success. Example: W:100% - H:75% app.activeDocument....
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Duplicate artboard with script Illustrator CC

I tried to create an action to automate "duplicate artboard" in Illustrator CC but it was not possible. I would like to know if there is any script to do this. Thanks
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Mass export all images as individual JPEGs in InDesign, but not use image frame ratio

I would like to mass export all linked images in a Indesign document using this script, its from this thread var myDoc = app.activeDocument, apis = myDoc.allPageItems, pageItem, fileName; while ( ...
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Batch export OBJ files from Photoshop keeping the PSD filename

I have an action that takes a psd with a 3d layer that: Resets the rotation of the Object Moves it to the Ground Plane Unifies it Exports to an obj file (here lies the problem) Closes the document ...
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Is there a way to make the background of an image transparent?

Like explained here: Making the background of an image transparent in Gimp But via CLI! I'm using Gimp on Ubuntu, and I would like to do this on a bunch of images.. Even if it doesn't do a perfect ...
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Filter, Script or Effect for smudge design

Is there a filter, script or effect to create a smudge design like this: Would this be possible to create this effect programmatically or is this not in the scope of Illustrator/Photoshop? How would ...
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How to script resize export and specific folder output?

I maintain my uncle's photography website and that work currently at least consists of resizing new photos to different sizes (full, retina-thumbnail, regular thumbnail) and putting them on the site (...
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Get all text in layer by script in CS6

I'm using photoshop to support my job so I want to know how to get all text in layer and save it into a text file? I was using this script I found in github to get coordinates and layer: // Enables ...
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GIMP: A code to edit a whole folder of images

[GIMP 2.8.16] EDITED: See below. Hi, I am new to python, and I need to ask the community to please help me find where is this code failing. I am having trouble. This is version 1.0, following this ...
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Replacing a smart object in bulk with Photoshop's variable data or scripts

Is there a way to automate the replacement of a Smart Image with a different graphic? For example, if I have a master image of a mug, and a large number of flat rectangular images/designs I'd like on ...
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How to rotate all items as a group? (In a script, Illustrator)

I have an SVG with a few curved paths. I'd like to create n versions of this, by rotating them around as a group (360 / n degrees apart), around the center of the square-shaped canvas they're in, like ...
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Subtract paths, automated (using a script)

I have 100+ SVG files, each containing a few closed paths (with Bezier curves), like this: I'd like to do the following: select the first (bottom) path duplicate it move the duplicate by an (x, y) ...
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How can I quickly turn all objects of a layer to independent layers in Inkscape?

I have a single layer with many objects on it. I would like to get each one of them in a separate layer (in order to run a Processing sketch on them afterwords), how can I achieve it? From this ...
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After Effects Scripting : fontSize adjusted to boxTextSize Script Optimization

I need Help Improving and optimizing a Script. I'm fairly new to java and scripting in general and I've been Trying to do a script that would increase the font Size of a text until it fully fills it'...
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PDF Form Calulations

I have a PDF form with calculations that I just created and I intend on using it as an order form. I created it in Excel then brought it into Acrobat Pro DC (Mac OS) to create the form. Its just a ...
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Illustrator: Centering two groups according to an object in one of the groups

I think that the easiest way for me to ask this question is by illustrating it. So, as a simplified example, say I wanted to create a watch vector: I have created the hands (which is a group of thee ...
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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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Adobe Illustrator: Export PDF (custom preset) + Export JPG (RGB) 300dpi quality 10

I work a lot of graphics daily and at the end of the work i always save in two different formats: PDF Print Ready & JPG (RGB) 300dpi > Quality 10 So everytime i do have to make this steps: 1) ...