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    I am trying to find a quick batch method to create a text layer with the photo file name. I want to build a DVD proof to add to my slide show. So when I build the DVD slide show of pictures of my kids, the filename will show up on the photo. Which will allow my wife to sit down and decide what photos to order of our kids.
    I want to create an action to open the file, create a text layer that includes the filename, resave it in another directory as a jpeg. Thanks

  • #2
    If you have PS 7 or CS(8) the Picture Package will automatically put the filename caption on or below the picture. The size of the font can also be specified.

    You could also use the Contact Sheet II which will places the filename caption and is bundled with PS 5.5,6,7,and 8, but I prefer to use Picture Package.

    It's handy for customer's proofs and a time saver.

    In PS: File>Automate>Picture Package - or- Contact Sheet II

    VidKid

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    • #3
      RE Text Layer

      I have PS 7.0 and I know how to do that, but I want to be able to create a new jpeg file from the original that is saved so I can include all of the edited jpeg's (with filename ) in a DVD slideshow. Then people can view the DVD photo by photo and the filename will be on the proof photo. They will be able to check off a proof listing of all of the photos that they want me to order online. This is a way for my wife to sit down in front of the TV and view each photo. The filename on the photo will allow her to view the photos and not have to mess with the computer. She marks the printed contact sheet cross referenced with the jpeg's that she likes after she has viewed it on the TV.

      Thanks

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      • #4
        If you have Photoshop7, and the scripting feature, there is a script that will add the filename as a text layer. Let me know if you want the script, and I'll post it.

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        • #5
          How do use a script file in PS 7.0. I apologize but I am a newcomer to PS and I am hust starting to learn to use actions.
          If you could post that script I would appreciate it !

          Thanks

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          • #6
            First thing you need to do is go to Adobe's website, and download the "Scripting" addin.
            I will post the file later tonight.

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            • #7
              Once you install the scripting plugin, follow these steps:
              Download this script and save it to a folder. (I created a subfolder under Photoshop called Scripts).
              Open Photoshop
              Open a file (this script works on the active document.)
              Select from the main menu: File>Automate>Scripts> "browse" to the folder where you saved the script, and select it.
              It puts the file name in the lower right corner, in red texts.
              You can edit the file with notepad to change the color, or position.


              If you know how to write javascript, you can edit this, and add batch capabilities.

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              • #8
                oops, forgot the attachment.
                I had to zip this, so it must be "unzipped" before you can use it.
                Attached Files

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                • #9
                  Vikki,

                  Thanks for all of your effort ! I have searched for the scripting plugin at Adobe with no luck. Any suggestions ?

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                  • #10
                    Here is the link to the Windows version:
                    http://graphicssoft.about.com/gi/dyn...3FftpID%3D1536

                    Here is the link to the MAC version:
                    http://graphicssoft.about.com/gi/dyn...3FftpID%3D1535

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                    • #11
                      Vikki,

                      Thanks ! It works like a charm. Happy Holidays !

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                      • #12
                        Great!
                        Happy Holidays to you too.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for posting that Vikki. I decided to try it out, and it's easy enough for me, so anyone can do it!

                          Ed

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                          • #14
                            filename as text layer script

                            can you please email me the script at [email protected]
                            Thanks in advance...

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                            • #15
                              You can download the script from here. It's posted as a zip file a few threads down on this page.
                              http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/att...chmentid=11109

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