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Indesign Caption Photoshop document name and layer name

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Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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Hi, 

I'd like to use the photoshop document and layer name as copation for a technical document. It should look Image 1: filename - layer name

I can do it but then it looks like this

Image 1: filename

Image 2: layer name

 

Any ideas how to achieve this?

thanks

Alex

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Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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Hi Alex,

how did you get "layer name"?

Cannot see this option in InDesign Caption's function.

What if a PhotoShop file has more than one layer? What should the caption show?

Please show some screenshots of the configuration.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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Hi Uwe, 

I thought the Metadata "Layer" is a reference to the imported psd file. it is a refererence to the layer in Indesign though.

Currently there is no way out of the box to use the layer in the psd file in the Metadata.

Best regards

Alex

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Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021

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Hi Alex,

now that is clear.

 

However, still this question is not answered:
What if a PhotoShop file has more than one layer?

What should the caption show?

 

All the layer names? Only the visible layers?

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Hi Uwe,

there is the possibilty to import a multi layer photoshop image in InDesign. In Object Layer Option you can select which layer should be visible in the graphic frame. I was looking for a way to use the photoshop layer name of the visible layer as caption.

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Alex

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