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Import Images to pages and place filename as text

Community Beginner ,
Feb 20, 2024 Feb 20, 2024

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Hello everyone,

I am looking for a way to import multiple images and place each on a standard A4-page with the filename as the title in a text box below the image. Does InDesign offer this or a similar functionality or will this need scripting (which I am not familiar with)?

 

Thanks!

 

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Community Expert , Feb 20, 2024 Feb 20, 2024

Take a look at the live captions or static captions feature.

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Community Expert , Feb 20, 2024 Feb 20, 2024

InDesign comes with a script that does exactly what you need: Image Catalog.

Go to the Window menu > utilities > scripts. Then open the samples folder > JavaScript. Doubleclick on the ImageCatalog script.

 

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Feb 20, 2024 Feb 20, 2024

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Take a look at the live captions or static captions feature.

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InDesign comes with a script that does exactly what you need: Image Catalog.

Go to the Window menu > utilities > scripts. Then open the samples folder > JavaScript. Doubleclick on the ImageCatalog script.

 

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Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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Thank you! Both options work on a basic level and already save me quite some time!

I wonder now how to format the captions more nicely.

 

1) I would like to always remove the file ending automatically (e.g. ".jpg")

2) The caption should have parts in bold and parts in regular weight, e.g. the artist's name and image's title should be in bold letters, the rest of the info in regular like in "Edvard Munch - The Scream, 1910, oil and tempera etc.". I guess this is hardly possibly using the file name and might work using metadata?

 

 

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Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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@mathias4itz89u+ 

 


1) I would like to always remove the file ending automatically (e.g. ".jpg")


 

You would need to run Find&Change manually.

 

2) The caption should have parts in bold and parts in regular weight, e.g. the artist's name and image's title should be in bold letters, the rest of the info in regular like in "Edvard Munch - The Scream, 1910, oil and tempera etc.". I guess this is hardly possibly using the file name and might work using metadata?

 

If format is constant  - there is ALWAYS comma before the year - you could use GREP Styles - as part of the defintion of the ParagraphStyle applied to the Caption.

 

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@mathias4itz89u+ 

 


1) I would like to always remove the file ending automatically (e.g. ".jpg")


 

You would need to run Find&Change manually.

 

Or use GREP Styles as well - apply special CharStyle with 0.1pt size and no color to ".jpg".

 

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Feb 29, 2024 Feb 29, 2024

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Hi @mathias4itz89u+ , You can also try this catalog script. It puts the captions on a layer, and applies an Object and Paragraph Style, which you can adjust as needed. If your caption text is in the metadata Description field, you can select Description:

 

https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/ade2b284-c8f0-4828-5974-bdce11b7e190

 

The dialog:

 

 

Screen Shot 9.png

 

 

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