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Export Layer to Files produces blank files (working on video timeline project)

Participant ,
Mar 03, 2020 Mar 03, 2020

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Can someone recommend how I can export my video-timeline layers to individual images?

 

I see that when I export them, I believe Photoshop tries to preserve that layer's timeline-position, and since the playhead (presumably) is at zero for each, the exported layer's visuals will not show up (unless I export the layers as PSD, open them, enable Timeline, and then scrub to where that layer was previously situated on the mother-PSD file's timeline, if that makes sense).

 

Even when I export the video timeline layers as JPEGs or PNGs, they are still blank. Any suggestions on how I can export all of my timeline layers as discreet images so I can then work with them more in Premiere/AfterEffects? I'd prefer not to render a video or full image sequence from the Photoshop video-timeline.

 

Thanks.

 

Screen Shot 2020-03-03 at 8.55.03 AM (2).pngScreen Shot 2020-03-03 at 8.56.22 AM.pngScreen Shot 2020-03-03 at 8.56.45 AM.pngBlank image...Blank image......but if I open that file up, you can see that the layer imagery DOES exist, but it's on the timeline where it was on the mother-PSD's timeline....but if I open that file up, you can see that the layer imagery DOES exist, but it's on the timeline where it was on the mother-PSD's timeline.

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Apr 12, 2023 Apr 12, 2023

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im having this too! So annoying when im trying to edit an animation in a seperate software

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Apr 12, 2023 Apr 12, 2023

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I don't believe that the old Export > Layers to Files script was intended for video layers/frames.

 

Have you tried Export As?

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Apr 12, 2023 Apr 12, 2023

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What are you trying to do with the Layers outside of Photoshop? 

Why would you work with video in Photoshop at all if you can work in After Effects and Premiere instead? 

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Sep 28, 2023 Sep 28, 2023

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I'm sure there's a good reason. I have the same issue, I'm trying to export every fifth frame of a video file so I can bring them into Maya as reference shots for an animation. Just getting white jpegs. I'll set up markers in Premiere and do it that way instead.

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Sep 28, 2023 Sep 28, 2023

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@TishLL , can you provide the file (downsampled if you prefer) and give an exact description of the process that produces the undesired results? 

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May 10, 2023 May 10, 2023

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I had the same proble and I saw the layers were set to 0% opacity. I changed it to 100% and it fixed it

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Feb 21, 2024 Feb 21, 2024

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I was having this same issue just now, searched everything, came across this thread and nothing worked.

I'm not sure if you are doing this because you didn't mention it. But I was deleting the layers in between the frames I needed. I stopped doing that, and instead shortened the timeline to the next frame I wanted. Made the cut, moved one frame, made another cut. Then repeated. Export layers to files as PNG. Started working for me.

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