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How to Batch-export layers of Inkscape-generated SVG-file to Bitmap for sprites?

You can use the commandline to export all layers. First, so see how many or which layers we have, with --query-all or -S: $ inkscape --query-all presentation.svg | grep layer | awk -F, '{print $1}' ...
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How to place multi-page PDF into InDesign

It's hidden away but it is possible. 1) File > New > Document Enter the number of pages of your PDF in "Number of Pages". Deselect "Facing Pages" if you want individual pages. If you know the ...
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InDesign: how to remove everything between square brackets

You don't need to script this, just hit Ctrl+F and switch to the 'GREP' tab type \[[^]]*\] in the 'Find what' field or type the same thing with an \s? added in front to also remove any preceding ...
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How to batch rotate image to make them all landscape?

You can put a Conditional step in an action: use the Insert Conditional... command in the Actions flyout menu: So first create an action to rotate and save a document. Then create an action with a ...
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Recursively batch-resave Illustrator AI files to legacy format

Since it wasn't complicated, I decided to write it from scratch. I wouldn't expect the script to be very fast, due to the fact that it's opening, saving and closing files. It should highly depend on ...
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How to batch rotate image to make them all landscape?

Easier solution: Use Bridge, which has a filter for orientation. Drop the images into a folder, click the 'portrait' filter, which selects every portrait image in your folder, then the rotate tool at ...
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Is there a quick way of batch converting multiple files from JPG to PNG in photoshop?

You can do this by recording a custom Action of yourself: Opening the file Saving it as a .png file Closing the file Then you can automate this for the entire folder by going File -> Automate -&...
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How to batch resize canvas of multiple files placing the original pictures in the centers?

I have received a perfect answer at another (non-English) site, let me publish it here for those who may have the same question in future. mogrify -extent 640x640 -gravity Center -fill white *.jpg (...
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How to batch select and move multiple artboards in Sketch

Use the layers panel I find the easiest way to accurately select multiple artboards is the layers panel. Collapse the artboard groups (if your list is too long), then command-click each title you're ...
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Batch processing images to be proportional

I won't go into detail about the batch process. It should be enough to know that you can run a script through the File > Automate > Batch... by first making a Photoshop Action, where you open a ...
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Batch trace JPG to SVG

Potrace is free and you can do batch processing from the command line. The first thing you need to do is converting all images to bmp format. There are several ways to do this but I use mogrify. Run ...
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How to create a batch job, numbering images (writing text on them) from 1 to 100 in Photoshop?

Yes its possible to automate. Open Extend Script toolkit. Write #target Photoshop alert("Hello "+app.activeDocument.name+"!") Save script and run it, it should now see a alert box provided that PS ...
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Invert colors on each layer of an animated GIF

You can simply add an Invert Fill Layer, and this will invert all layers below it.
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How do I cancel a batch process in Illustrator or Photoshop?

Hit the Esc key. It may take a moment for it to stop.
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InDesign script to list hyperlinks in active document

More than one error there, I'm afraid. "Hyperlink" is not covered in the latest version of Adobe's own Scripting guide (which would be "Adobe InDesign CS6 Scripting Guide: JavaScript" on http://www....
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export folder of PSDs and JPGs

You would just need to use the Image Processor that comes preinstalled with CC. Select your starting folder, then the output folder and whatever settings you want.
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stroke of multiple color vs single color

Perhaps try a different approach. You could create multiple coloured leaves using a script to randomly fill with some chosen colour swatches. There's a free Random Swatches Fill script here. I have ...
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How do I reduce the thickness of 100+ icons in Adobe Illustrator?

Offset Path always leaves the orignial unaffected and adds the transformed path as a copy on top. You can take advantage of the fact that the transformed path that is generated is selected by default ...
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Horizontally flip a lot of pictures in GIMP

You can use ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick: magick mogrify -flop *.png gm mogrify -flop *.png GraphicsMagick seems to be about 70% faster for this operation on a directory full of out-of-the-camera ...
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How to remove white background from multiple images?

This is a job for the actions palette! Make a new action for "Auto Crop" Open Actions palette (Alt+F9) Hit the "create new action" icon bottom right (paper with folded corner) Name the action "Auto ...
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Batch canvas resize (add 1 inch of blank canvas to the top of all images)

Dig out that Photoshop CD, which includes Adobe Bridge if it's CS or later, or set up a free trial of Creative Cloud and download Photoshop. This is really easy to do. Record an Action in Photoshop ...
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Is there any way to set fallback font-families in Illustrator SVG?

Leaving a "last resort" method here. Not ideal since it involves mucking about with code and seems to require access to a code editor. The ideal method would involve standard design software where it'...
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How to batch resize canvas of multiple files placing the original pictures in the centers?

You can do this with actions & the batch automation feature within Photoshop. To accomplish a colored or transparent background with new size dimensions, you'd create an action set (folder icon) ...
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Creating bulk PDFs from Spreadsheet?

It sounds like what you are looking for is a data merge solution. Data merge is simply where you have a shell document with variables in it and a data file (usually a spreadsheet saved as a CSV file) ...
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Batch convert portrait photo to landscape with blurred, extended background - Windows utility needed (NOT Photoshop)

@Metasomatism: Your comment lead me to the solution. If you change that to an answer I'll gladly accept it. The command that does the trick is for /f "delims=?" %f in ('dir *.jpg /b') do convert -...
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How to batch save data driven graphics with a script in Illustrator?

here's a sample showing how to loop thru the Datasets var idoc = app.activeDocument; var ds = idoc.dataSets; var activeds = idoc.activeDataSet; // save the current dataset for (i=0; i<ds.length; ...
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Adjusting the color of multiple pictures at the same time in Photoshop

Adjust color, contrast & brightness using adjustment layers Group it using a layer group Drag & Drop the layer group to other documents
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Indesign: how to export multiple PDFs using different presets at once

Sure, here's a few: Free: http://www.kahrel.plus.com/indesign/batch_convert.html Paid: http://zevrix.com/outputfactory.php Paid: https://www.axaio.com/doku.php/fr A little tip on using any of these ...
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Batch polar coordinate conversion

So I know next to nothing about Gimp, but you could do this in Imagemagick, which as long as you're able to install, should be as easy as copy&pasting the code into the command line and pressing ...
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