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Export Groups to Files?

New Here ,
Sep 06, 2009 Sep 06, 2009

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Is there a way to export multiple GROUPS into individual files, such as jpg?  If I run the File > Scripts > Export LAYERS To Files, each LAYER becomes a jpeg, but i'd like each GROUP to be flattened and exported as a jpg. Is there a script or funtion that performs this task?

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Community Expert , Sep 08, 2009 Sep 08, 2009

You could try attached Script, You’d have to adapt it to jpg, currently it saves pdfs.

I have not tested it very extensively and only in CS4 though.

// creates pdf-copies of layersets with dialog to select layers and suffix;
// be advised: existing files of identical names will be overwritten without warnings;
// 2009, pfaffenbichler, use it at your own risk;
#target photoshop
if (app.documents.length > 0) {
////////////////////////////////////
// get document-path and -title;
	var myDocument = 
...

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Community Expert , Sep 09, 2009 Sep 09, 2009

You could replace the pdfOptions with

var jpgopts = new JPEGSaveOptions();

jpgopts.embedColorProfile = true;

jpgopts.formatOptions = FormatOptions.STANDARDBASELINE;

jpgopts.matte = MatteType.NONE;

jpgopts.quality = 10;

and edit that according to Your needs.

Then replace »pdfOpts« and ».pdf« in the saveAs-line with »jpgopts« and ».jpg«.

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Explorer ,
Nov 26, 2018 Nov 26, 2018

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I found in the 2019CC test that I couldn't export jpg, what's going on?

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Community Expert ,
Dec 04, 2018 Dec 04, 2018

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You may have to provide more information to enable anybody to provide pertinent advice.

Which exact Script did you use, what is the active file’s Layer structure, …?

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Community Beginner ,
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Excuse me, is there a way to re-purpose this script to export only selected layers/groups as PNGs (with transparency support)?

And if so, could it be possible to do so including the effects that parent layers might be applying?

Example, if I have this structure:

P.Group (stroke fx)

 └ C.Group1

 └ C.Group2

 └ C.Group3

I wanna export C.Group1, 2 and 3, each one as an individual PNG, but keeping the stroke effect the P.Group is applying to them.

Is that even possible?

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New Here ,
Sep 01, 2011 Sep 01, 2011

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Its not working on mac cs5

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New Here ,
Dec 21, 2011 Dec 21, 2011

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After 30 mins on Google I found this thread and downloaded the script for Layer Saver

I knew what I wanted to do, but not how to do it.

I have 100s of files each with up to 100 layers that I need to export as separate trimmed psd files

This script does it. It has saved me so much hassle and so a HUGE 'thank you' is due to you

and of course,

Seasons Greetings !

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New Here ,
Feb 06, 2012 Feb 06, 2012

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sounds great,but

is this script also available for Illustrator?

That would make our day and make you the person of the year!

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Community Expert ,
Feb 06, 2012 Feb 06, 2012

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is this script also available for Illustrator?

Say what?

Photoshop and Illustrator’s Document Object Models are quite different, so a Script’s functionality is not necessarily (easily) transferable.

Anyway, you might want to check over at

http://forums.adobe.com/community/illustrator/illustrator_scripting

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New Here ,
Feb 06, 2012 Feb 06, 2012

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I know, but it would be awesome if such a great script also is available for Illustrator.

Will have a look at your link, thanks pfaffenbichler

if somebody has found it please post it here

keep up the good work y'all

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 01, 2019 Feb 01, 2019

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hi guys, i just want to ask if you know how to save each layers to image in multiple photoshop file in a folder using scripting without opening photoshop. Please help me

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Community Expert ,
Feb 01, 2019 Feb 01, 2019

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how to save each layers to image in multiple photoshop file in a folder using scripting without opening photoshop

That would not seem to be possible as Photoshop cannot work if it’s not open.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 01, 2019 Feb 01, 2019

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Actually you can do it by reading binaries, isolating only information about specific layer that you would write separately.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 03, 2019 Feb 03, 2019

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how? can you please help me if you have time?

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LEGEND ,
Feb 03, 2019 Feb 03, 2019

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Actually that would be revolutionary method I personally had to spent enormous piece of time to be able to provide.

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Feb 01, 2019 Feb 01, 2019

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how to save each layers to image in multiple photoshop file in a folder using scripting without opening photoshop

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Community Expert ,
Feb 01, 2019 Feb 01, 2019

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Photoshop needs to be open to work.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 01, 2019 Feb 01, 2019

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then is there a way to save each layers of multiple photoshop file?

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Community Expert ,
Feb 01, 2019 Feb 01, 2019

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How good is your JavaScript knowledge?

Because this could be scripted but I can’t think of a default Script that performs the task.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 01, 2019 Feb 01, 2019

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my skills in javascript is intermediate.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 04, 2019 Feb 04, 2019

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oh ok. thanks by the way.

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New Here ,
Nov 22, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

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As of 24.0.1, 

  1. Select whatever group(s) you want to export
  2. Right-click -> Export... (or Quick Export as PNG)
  3. Choose a location (and/or create a New Folder)
  4. Click Open

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