Optimised contact sheet document from linked images

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Sep 11, 2022 Sep 11, 2022

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Hello community,

I've seen many posts and scripts that can create a contact sheet from files but non from linked images already in an InDesign document.

 

I'm looking for something that should do the following:

  • take all the linked images present in a .indd document
  • create a new document based on a user input size
  • paste the link images with the same size and cropping of the original document and add captions
  • rearrange images and captions (move and rotate) to optimise the layout for later cutting of each image

 

if someone could direct me to some script I would really be pleased. Otherwise if some expert have ideas on how to implement a script like this I would be happy to hear from you.

 

Thank you all.

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Sep 12, 2022 Sep 12, 2022

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Hi @pietros ,

use the script that needs files to build a contact sheet document.

 

Before you could use InDesign's Links panel with the command to copy all links to a specific folder.

Point your contact sheet script to that folder of images.

 

Or package the document where a new Links folder with all placed and linked images is created.

Point your contact sheet script to the new Links folder of the packaged InDesign document.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Sep 15, 2022 Sep 15, 2022

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Hi @Laubender 

thank you, but that's not exactly what I'm trying to achieve. I need to create a custom contact sheet based on sizing and cropping from an original indd file.

 

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Sep 15, 2022 Sep 15, 2022

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Hi @pietros ,

you are right. That task need a different kind of script.

And I guess one that optimizes space on a given print sheet?

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
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Sep 20, 2022 Sep 20, 2022

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Yes that's the final part of the script.

  1. copy all images from one InDesign file
  2. create a new indd file and paste the images
  3. generate static captions
  4. rearrange the images with captions on the indd files to make it easier to cut out each image afterwards.

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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 21, 2022

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Hi @pietros ,

what does item 4 exactly mean?

 

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Uwe Laubender
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