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Need a script for InDesign that runs a batch process to adjust my photos in photoshop.

Explorer ,
Sep 25, 2023 Sep 25, 2023

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Is there a script for InDesign that will open all my images in photoshop - run a batch process I have made to convert all images, adjust the levels, save and close. I know I can do it in photoshop almost just as quick and them update the links in InDesign, but wondered if it could be done to save a few minutes work.

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Sep 25, 2023 Sep 25, 2023

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It could be written using BridgeTalk, but you're probably better off just packaging the INDD file and running the batch process on that packaged folder. Not aware of any existing solution.

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Sep 25, 2023 Sep 25, 2023

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Hi @Matthew5C62 , Here’s a Bridgetalk example that will open any image links into Photoshop and run an action—edit the doAction line as needed.:

 

 

 

 



adjustImages()

var np;
function adjustImages(){
    var bt = new BridgeTalk();  
    bt.target = "photoshop"; 
    if (app.documents.length > 0) {
        var lnks = app.documents[0].links;
        for (var i = 0; i < lnks.length; i++){
            if (lnks[i].parent.constructor.name == "Image"  ) {
                runAction(lnks[i].filePath, bt)
                while (lnks[i].status != LinkStatus.NORMAL) {lnks[i].update()}
            }
        };   
    } else {
        alert("No Documents Open")
        return
    }
}


/**
* Run an Action on open image
* @ param Link’s file path 
* @ param Bridgetalk instance 
* return new file path 
*/

function runAction(pa, bt){
    bt.body = psScript.toString() + "\rpsScript('"+pa+"');";
    bt.onError = function( inBT ) { alert(inBT.body); };  
    bt.onResult = function(resObj) { 
       np = resObj.body
    } 
    bt.send(1000); 
    function psScript(pa) {  
        app.bringToFront();
        var of = open (File(pa));
        //edit this line to your action and its group, string is case sensitive must be exact.
        doAction ("ACTION NAME", "ACTION GROUP");
        try {
            of.close(SaveOptions.SAVECHANGES);
        }catch(e) {}  
        
        return pa     
    }  
};


  

 

 

 

 

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Thanks, I will give it a try.

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