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Export Groups to Files?

Sep 6, 2009 9:35 PM

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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    Sep 7, 2009 6:04 AM   in reply to 808eatz

    Are all the groups on the topmost hierarchical level or are there groups within groups?

     
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    Sep 8, 2009 1:45 AM   in reply to 808eatz

    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.

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    Sep 9, 2009 10:25 PM   in reply to 808eatz

    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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    Sep 12, 2009 4:50 AM   in reply to 808eatz

    Thanks for this, it works really well. I've tried making 2 changes to the script but it doesn't seem to work right

     

    • Use ExportOptionsSaveForWeb with JPEG 80% but it's giving me just 1 bad quality file
    • Have the script elaborate only the top level groups to reduce the time it takes to load up and show the dialog box. At the moment it's picking up every group in the file.

     

    What is wrong in this code?

     

     

     

     
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    Sep 12, 2009 5:25 AM   in reply to 808eatz

    Thanks for this, it works really well. I've tried making 2 changes to the script but it doesn't seem to work right

     

    • Use ExportOptionsSaveForWeb with JPEG 80% but it's giving me just 1 file name "filename-#0.jpg" with the contents of the lowest group
    • Have the script elaborate only the top level groups to reduce the time it takes to load up and show the dialog box. At the moment it's picking up every group in the file.

     

    What is wrong in this code?

     

     

     

     

    // 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 = app.activeDocument;

    var myDocName = myDocument.name.match(/(.*)\.[^\.]+$/)[1];

    var myPath = myDocument.path;

    var theLayerSets = collectLayerSets(myDocument);

    ////// filter for checking if entry is numeric, thanks to xbytor //////

    numberKeystrokeFilter = function() {

    this.text = this.text.replace(",", "");

    this.text = this.text.replace(".", "");

    if (this.text.match(/[^\-\.\d]/)) {

    this.text = this.text.replace(/[^\-\.\d]/g, "");

    };

    if (this.text == "") {

    this.text = "0"

    }

    };

    ////////////////////////////////////

    // create the dialog;

    var dlg = new Window('dialog', "pdfs from layersets", [500,300,930,840]);

    //create list for layer-selection;

    dlg.layerRange = dlg.add('panel', [21,20,279,445], "select layersets to create pdfs of");

    dlg.layerRange.layersList = dlg.layerRange.add('listbox', [11,20,240,405], '', {multiselect: true});

    for (var q = 0; q < theLayerSets.length; q++) {

    dlg.layerRange.layersList.add ("item", theLayerSets[q].name);

    dlg.layerRange.layersList.items[q].selected = true

    };

    // entry for suffix;

    dlg.suffix = dlg.add('panel', [290,20,410,85], "enter suffix");

    dlg.suffix.suffixText = dlg.suffix.add('edittext', [11,20,99,40], "", {multiline:false});

    // entry for number;

    dlg.number = dlg.add('panel', [290,100,410,165], "start with #");

    dlg.number.startNumber = dlg.number.add('edittext', [11,20,45,40], "1", {multiline:false});

    dlg.number.addNumber = dlg.number.add('checkbox', [55,20,105,40], "add", {multiline:false});

    dlg.number.startNumber.onChange = numberKeystrokeFilter;

    // field to add layer-name;

    dlg.layerName = dlg.add('panel', [290,180,410,270], "layer-name");

    dlg.layerName.doAddName = dlg.layerName.add('radiobutton', [11,20,120,40], "add it");

    dlg.layerName.dontAddName = dlg.layerName.add('radiobutton', [11,45,120,65], "don’t add it");

    dlg.layerName.doAddName.value = true;

    // field to select target-folder;

    dlg.target = dlg.add('panel', [290,285,410,445], "target-folder");

    dlg.target.targetSel = dlg.target.add('button', [11,20,100,40], "select");

    dlg.target.targetField = dlg.target.add('statictext', [11,50,100,155], String(myPath), {multiline:true});

    dlg.target.targetSel.onClick = function () {

    var target = Folder.selectDialog("select a target folder");

    dlg.target.targetField.text = target.fsName

    };

    // ok- and cancel-buttons;

    dlg.buildBtn = dlg.add('button', [220,460,410,475], 'OK', {name:'ok'});

    dlg.cancelBtn = dlg.add('button', [21,460,210,475], 'Cancel', {name:'cancel'});

    dlg.warning = dlg.add('statictext', [21,490,410,530], "be advised: existing files of the same name will be replaced without prompting", {multiline: true});

    dlg.center();

    ////////////////////////////////////

    var myReturn = dlg.show ();

    // in case of OK;

    if (myReturn == true && dlg.layerRange.layersList.selection.length > 0) {

    // get the number instead of the name;

    var theLayerSelection = new Array;

    var theColl = dlg.layerRange.layersList.items;

    for (var p = 0; p < dlg.layerRange.layersList.items.length; p++) {

    if (dlg.layerRange.layersList.items[p].selected == true) {

    theLayerSelection = theLayerSelection.concat(p);

    }

    };

    // collect the rest of the variables,

    var theSuffix = dlg.suffix.suffixText.text;

    var theNumber = Number (dlg.number.startNumber.text) - 1;

    var theLayerNameAdd = dlg.layerName.doAddName.value;

    var theDestination = dlg.target.targetField.text;

    var theNumbering = dlg.number.addNumber.value;

    // pdf options

    var jpgopts = new ExportOptionsSaveForWeb();

    jpgopts.format = SaveDocumentType.JPEG;

    jpgopts.includeProfile = true;

    jpgopts.quality = 80;

    // create the pdf-name;

    if (theSuffix.length > 0) {

    var aSuffix = "_" + theSuffix

    }

    else {

    var aSuffix = ""

    };

    // create a flattened copy;

    var theCopy = myDocument.duplicate("thecopy", true);

    // do the operation;

    for (var m = theLayerSelection.length - 1; m >= 0; m--) {

    app.activeDocument = myDocument;

    var theLayer = theLayerSets[theLayerSelection[m]];

    if (theNumbering == true) {

    theNumber = bufferNumberWithZeros((Number (theNumber) + 1), 2);

    theNumberString =  "_" + theNumber

    };

    else {

    theNumberString = ""

    };

    // get the layername for the pdf-name;

    if (theLayerNameAdd == true) {

    var aLayerName = "_" + theLayer.name.replace("/", "_")

    }

    else {

    var aLayerName = ""

    }

    // transfer layerset over to the copy;

    theLayer.duplicate (theCopy, ElementPlacement.PLACEATBEGINNING);

    app.activeDocument = theCopy;

    // hide the llast added layer;

    theCopy.layers[1].visible = false;

    theCopy.exportDocument(new File(theDestination+"/"+myDocName+aSuffix+aLayerName+theNumberString+ ".jpg"), ExportType.SAVEFORWEB, jpgopts );

    };

    theCopy.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);

    }

    };

    else {alert ("no document open")};

    ////////////////////////////////////

    ////// buffer number with zeros //////

    function bufferNumberWithZeros (number, places) {

    var theNumberString = String(number);

    for (var o = 0; o < (places - String(number).length); o++) {

    theNumberString = String("0" + theNumberString)

    };

    return theNumberString

    };

    ////// function collect all layersets //////

    function collectLayerSets (theParent) {

    if (!allLayerSets) {

    var allLayerSets = new Array}

    else {};

    for (var m = theParent.layers.length - 1; m >= 0;m--) {

    var theLayer = theParent.layers[m];

    // apply the function to layersets;

    if (theLayer.typename == "ArtLayer") {

    // allLayerSets = allLayerSets.concat(theLayer)

    }

    else {

    // this line includes the layer groups;

    allLayerSets = allLayerSets.concat(theLayer);

    allLayerSets = allLayerSets.concat(collectLayerSets(theLayer))

    }

    }

    return allLayerSets

    };

     
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    Sep 13, 2009 4:23 PM   in reply to mazmax

    mazmax wrote:

     

    • Use ExportOptionsSaveForWeb with JPEG 80% but it's giving me just 1 file name "filename-#0.jpg" with the contents of the lowest group

     

    I have seen others report this filename issue when scripting SFW on MacOS. I think the fix is to go into make sure your Filename Compatibility is set to Unix in the Saving Files section of the Output Settings in the flyout menu of the SFW dialog.

     

    Another option is to let SFW do it's thing and have the script rename the file to the desired name after the export.

     
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    Sep 14, 2009 1:34 AM   in reply to Michael L Hale

    Yep you're right Mike!

     

    I added jpgopts.byteOrder = ByteOrder.MACOS; and it works fine

     

    Thanks!

     
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    Mar 16, 2010 1:32 AM   in reply to c.pfaffenbichler

    Great skript!

    Is there a way to export Groups to png?

     
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    Jun 8, 2010 3:58 AM   in reply to 808eatz

    Groups to .png is what I*m searching for, too.

     

    Any ideas? Anyone?

     
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    Jun 8, 2010 4:30 AM   in reply to nmbdesign

    You could try this..

    
    #target photoshop
    function main(){
    if(!documents.length) return;
    var doc = activeDocument;
    var oldPath = activeDocument.path;
    for(var a=0;a<doc.layerSets.length;a++){
    activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layers.getByName(doc.layerSets[a].name);
    dupLayers();
    var saveFile= File(oldPath +"/"+doc.layerSets[a].name +".png");
    SavePNG(saveFile);
    app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
        }
    }
    main();
    function dupLayers() { 
        var desc143 = new ActionDescriptor();
            var ref73 = new ActionReference();
            ref73.putClass( charIDToTypeID('Dcmn') );
        desc143.putReference( charIDToTypeID('null'), ref73 );
        desc143.putString( charIDToTypeID('Nm  '), activeDocument.activeLayer.name );
            var ref74 = new ActionReference();
            ref74.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID('Lyr '), charIDToTypeID('Ordn'), charIDToTypeID('Trgt') );
        desc143.putReference( charIDToTypeID('Usng'), ref74 );
        executeAction( charIDToTypeID('Mk  '), desc143, DialogModes.NO );
    };
    function SavePNG(saveFile){
        pngSaveOptions = new PNGSaveOptions(); 
        pngSaveOptions.embedColorProfile = true; 
        pngSaveOptions.formatOptions = FormatOptions.STANDARDBASELINE; 
        pngSaveOptions.matte = MatteType.NONE; 
     pngSaveOptions.PNG8 = false;
        pngSaveOptions.transparency = true; 
    activeDocument.saveAs(saveFile, pngSaveOptions, true, Extension.LOWERCASE); 
    }
    
     
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    Jun 10, 2010 6:49 AM   in reply to Paul Riggott

    Great script Paul!

     

    I've added

     

         activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);

     

    before

     

         activeDocument.saveAs(saveFile, pngSaveOptions, true, Extension.LOWERCASE);

     

    so the PNG files are trimmed before saving.

     
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    Sep 29, 2010 2:13 PM   in reply to Paul Riggott

    Paul, This looks like a life saver script to me, but I am having a problem.

    When I run it, it asks to save each group/file as a PSD.

     

    I am an old time programmer, so I get the logic, but I don't know any of the syntax of photoshop scripting.

    If i did I would try to sort this out myself.

     

    Is there some overriding setting in preferences I need to change that won't just allow the script to save the group as a PNG (without my interaction) as the script seems to be telling it to do?

     

    Thank you SO much.


    Ed

     
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    Sep 29, 2010 2:44 PM   in reply to Aboyne99

    There were a fewmistakes in that code, could you please try this now...

    
    #target photoshop
    function main(){
    if(!documents.length) return;
    var doc = activeDocument;
    var oldPath = activeDocument.path;
    for(var a=0;a<doc.layerSets.length;a++){
    activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layers.getByName(doc.layerSets[a].name);
    dupLayers();
    activeDocument.mergeVisibleLayers();
    activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);
    var saveFile= File(oldPath +"/"+doc.layerSets[a].name +".png");
    SavePNG(saveFile);
    app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
        }
    }
    main();
    function dupLayers() { 
        var desc143 = new ActionDescriptor();
            var ref73 = new ActionReference();
            ref73.putClass( charIDToTypeID('Dcmn') );
        desc143.putReference( charIDToTypeID('null'), ref73 );
        desc143.putString( charIDToTypeID('Nm  '), activeDocument.activeLayer.name );
            var ref74 = new ActionReference();
            ref74.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID('Lyr '), charIDToTypeID('Ordn'), charIDToTypeID('Trgt') );
        desc143.putReference( charIDToTypeID('Usng'), ref74 );
        executeAction( charIDToTypeID('Mk  '), desc143, DialogModes.NO );
    };
    function SavePNG(saveFile){
    var pngOpts = new ExportOptionsSaveForWeb; 
    pngOpts.format = SaveDocumentType.PNG
    pngOpts.PNG8 = false; 
    pngOpts.transparency = true; 
    pngOpts.interlaced = false; 
    pngOpts.quality = 100;
    activeDocument.exportDocument(new File(saveFile),ExportType.SAVEFORWEB,pngOpts); 
    }
    
     
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    Feb 2, 2011 3:40 AM   in reply to 808eatz

    Great scripts.

     

    I have no idea how Photoshop scripts work, but i would be very happe if someone could tweak the script so it only selects the root groups and esports if for jpgs.

     
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    May 19, 2011 1:33 PM   in reply to MortenSJ00

    Or if someone can have one that saves it as PSD... trimmed... can someone hook me up with that script? I'll send you some Paypal beer donation. Thanks in advance!

     
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    May 19, 2011 2:40 PM   in reply to anthony_abraira

    This should now save as a PSD ...

     

    #target photoshop
    function main(){
    if(!documents.length) return;
    var doc = activeDocument;
    var oldPath = activeDocument.path;
    for(var a=0;a<doc.layerSets.length;a++){
    activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layers.getByName(doc.layerSets[a].name);
    dupLayers();
    activeDocument.mergeVisibleLayers();
    activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);
    var saveFile= File(oldPath +"/"+doc.layerSets[a].name +".psd");
    SavePSD(saveFile);
    app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
        }
    }
    main();
    function dupLayers() { 
        var desc143 = new ActionDescriptor();
            var ref73 = new ActionReference();
            ref73.putClass( charIDToTypeID('Dcmn') );
        desc143.putReference( charIDToTypeID('null'), ref73 );
        desc143.putString( charIDToTypeID('Nm  '), activeDocument.activeLayer.name );
            var ref74 = new ActionReference();
            ref74.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID('Lyr '), charIDToTypeID('Ordn'), charIDToTypeID('Trgt') );
        desc143.putReference( charIDToTypeID('Usng'), ref74 );
        executeAction( charIDToTypeID('Mk  '), desc143, DialogModes.NO );
    };
    function SavePSD(saveFile){ 
    psdSaveOptions = new PhotoshopSaveOptions(); 
    psdSaveOptions.embedColorProfile = true; 
    psdSaveOptions.alphaChannels = true;  
    activeDocument.saveAs(saveFile, psdSaveOptions, true, Extension.LOWERCASE); 
    }
    
     
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    May 19, 2011 3:04 PM   in reply to Paul Riggott

    Hey thanks for the quick reply. However I am getting an error message and I am not getting prompted with the dialogue box to choose which ones I want to extract ...

     

    here is the error message

     
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    May 19, 2011 4:17 PM   in reply to anthony_abraira

    Screen shot 2011-05-19 at 6.00.55 PM.jpg

     
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    May 19, 2011 4:18 PM   in reply to anthony_abraira

    This script isn't written for selected layersets, it does them all.

    If you want to save selected layers/layersets this script might do the job as it support layers and layerset and persistant Top/Background layers.

     

    
    #target photoshop
    function main(){
    var LSets = activeDocument.layerSets.length;
    var ArtLayers = activeDocument.artLayers.length;
    var NoOfLayers = activeDocument.layers.length;
    var Back = hasBackground();
    var hasTop = false;
    var selLayers =getSelectedLayersIdx();
    var selGroups=[];
    if(LSets>0){
        for(var s in selLayers){
       if(isLayerSet(selLayers[s])) selGroups.push(selLayers[s]);
            }
        }
    if(activeDocument.layers[0].typename == 'ArtLayer') hasTop = true;
    var win = new Window('dialog','Layer Saver');
    g = win.graphics;
    var myBrush = g.newBrush(g.BrushType.SOLID_COLOR, [0.99, 0.99, 0.99, 1]);
    g.backgroundColor = myBrush;
    win.p1= win.add("panel", undefined, undefined, {borderStyle:"black"}); 
    win.p1.preferredSize=[500,20];
    win.g1 = win.p1.add('group');
    win.g1.orientation = "row";
    win.title = win.g1.add('statictext',undefined,'Layer Saver');
    win.title.alignment="fill";
    var g = win.title.graphics;
    g.font = ScriptUI.newFont("Georgia","BOLDITALIC",22);
    win.g5 =win.p1.add('group');
    win.g5.orientation = "column";
    win.g5.alignChildren='left';
    win.g5.spacing=0;
    if(LSets == 0){
    win.g5.rb1 = win.g5.add('radiobutton',undefined,'Save selected layers');
    win.g5.rb2 = win.g5.add('radiobutton',undefined,'Save selected layers along with the top layer');
    win.g5.rb3 = win.g5.add('radiobutton',undefined,'Save selected layers along with background layer');
    win.g5.rb4 = win.g5.add('radiobutton',undefined,'Save all layers');
    win.g5.rb5 = win.g5.add('radiobutton',undefined,'Save all layers along with the top layer');
    win.g5.rb6 = win.g5.add('radiobutton',undefined,'Save all layers along with background layer');
    win.g5.rb3.enabled=Back;
    win.g5.rb6.enabled=Back;
    win.g5.rb4.value=true;
    }else{
    win.g5.rb1 = win.g5.add('radiobutton',undefined,'Save selected layerSets');
    win.g5.rb2 = win.g5.add('radiobutton',undefined,'Save selected layerSets along with the top layer');
    win.g5.rb3 = win.g5.add('radiobutton',undefined,'Save selected layerSets along with background layer');
    win.g5.rb4 = win.g5.add('radiobutton',undefined,'Save all layerSets');
    win.g5.rb5 = win.g5.add('radiobutton',undefined,'Save all layerSets along with the top layer');
    win.g5.rb6 = win.g5.add('radiobutton',undefined,'Save all layerSets along with background layer');
    win.g5.rb3.enabled=Back;
    win.g5.rb6.enabled=Back;
    win.g5.rb2.enabled=hasTop;
    win.g5.rb5.enabled=hasTop;
    if(selGroups.length <1){
        win.g5.rb1.enabled=false;
        win.g5.rb2.enabled=false;
        win.g5.rb3.enabled=false;
        }
    win.g5.rb4.value=true;
        }
    win.p2 = win.add("panel", undefined, undefined, {borderStyle:"black"});
    win.p2.preferredSize=[500,20];
    win.p2.st1 = win.p2.add('statictext',undefined,'Output details');
    win.p2.st1.graphics.font = ScriptUI.newFont("Tahoma", "Bold", 18);
    win.g10 =win.p2.add('group');
    win.g10.orientation = "row";
    win.g10.alignment='left';
    win.g10.et1 = win.g10.add('edittext');
    win.g10.et1.preferredSize=[350,20];
    win.g10.bu1 = win.g10.add('button',undefined,'Select Folder');
    win.g10.bu1.onClick=function(){
    var Folder1 = Folder(app.activeDocument.path);
    outputFolder = Folder.selectDialog("Please select the output folder",Folder1); 
     if(outputFolder !=null){
      win.g10.et1.text =  decodeURI(outputFolder.fsName); 
      }
    }
    win.g12 =win.p2.add('group');
    win.g12.orientation = "row";
    win.g12.alignment='left';
    win.g12.cb1 = win.g12.add('checkbox',undefined,'Merge Visible Layers?');
    win.g12.cb2 = win.g12.add('checkbox',undefined,'Trim Layer');
    win.g15 =win.p2.add('group');
    win.g15.orientation = "row";
    win.g15.alignment='left';
    var Options= ["Layer/Group Name","FileName + Sequence No.","FileName + Layer/Group Name ","User Defined with Sequence No."];
    win.g15.st1 = win.g15.add('statictext',undefined,'Save Options..');
    win.g15.dd1 = win.g15.add('dropdownlist',undefined,Options);
    win.g15.dd1.selection=0;
    win.g15.et1 = win.g15.add('edittext');
    win.g15.et1.preferredSize=[150,20];
    win.g15.et1.hide();
    win.g15.dd1.onChange=function(){
      if(this.selection.index==3){
          win.g15.et1.show();
          }else{
              win.g15.et1.hide();
              }
        }
    win.g18 =win.p2.add('group');
    win.g18.orientation = "row";
    win.g18.st1 = win.g18.add('statictext',undefined,'Save as :');
    var Types = ["PNG","PSD","PDF","TIF","JPG"];
    win.g18.dd1 = win.g18.add('dropdownlist',undefined,Types);
    win.g18.dd1.selection = 0;
    win.g18.alignment='left';
    win.g20 =win.p2.add('group');
    win.g20.orientation = "row";
    win.g20.bu1 = win.g20.add('button',undefined,'Process');
    win.g20.bu1.preferredSize=[200,35];
    win.g20.bu2 = win.g20.add('button',undefined,'Cancel');
    win.g20.bu2.preferredSize=[200,35];
    win.g20.bu1.onClick=function(){
        if(win.g10.et1.text == ''){
            alert("No Output Folder has been Selected!");
            return;
            }
        if(win.g15.dd1.selection.index==3){
            if(win.g15.et1.text ==''){
                alert("No FileName Has Been Entered!");
                return;
                }
            }
        win.close(1);
    Process();
    }
    win.center();
    win.show();
    function Process(){
    if(LSets == 0){
    //Process layers only
    if(win.g5.rb1.value){//Save selected layers
    for(var b in selLayers){
        selectLayerByIndex(Number(selLayers[b]));
         var lName = activeDocument.activeLayer.name;
        var saveFile= File(outputFolder+ "/" + getName(b,lName));
        dupLayers();
        if(win.g12.cb1.value){
            try{activeDocument.mergeVisibleLayers();}catch(e){}
            }
         if(win.g12.cb2.value){
             try{activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);}catch(e){}
             }
        SaveDOC(saveFile);
        app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
        }
        }//End Save selected layers
    if(win.g5.rb2.value){//Save selected layers along with the top layer
    for(var b in selLayers){
        selectLayerByIndex(Number(selLayers[b]));
         var lName = activeDocument.activeLayer.name;
        activeDocument.activeLayer= activeDocument.layers[0];
        selectLayerByIndex(Number(selLayers[b]),true);
        var saveFile= File(outputFolder+ "/" + getName(b,lName));
        dupLayers();
        if(win.g12.cb1.value){
            try{activeDocument.mergeVisibleLayers();}catch(e){}
            }
        if(win.g12.cb2.value){
             try{activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);}catch(e){}
             }
        SaveDOC(saveFile);
        app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
        }
        }//End Save selected layers along with the top layer
    if(win.g5.rb3.value){//Save selected layers along with background layer
        for(var b in selLayers){
        selectLayerByIndex(Number(selLayers[b]));
         var lName = activeDocument.activeLayer.name;
        activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layers[activeDocument.layers.length-1];
        selectLayerByIndex(Number(selLayers[b]),true);
        var saveFile= File(outputFolder+ "/" + getName(b,lName));
        dupLayers();
            if(win.g12.cb1.value){
            try{activeDocument.mergeVisibleLayers();}catch(e){}
            }
        if(win.g12.cb2.value){
             try{activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);}catch(e){}
             }
        SaveDOC(saveFile);
        app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
        }
        }//End Save selected layers along with background layer
    if(win.g5.rb4.value){//Save all layers
    selectAllLayers();
    selLayers =getSelectedLayersIdx();
     for(var b in selLayers){
         selectLayerByIndex(Number(selLayers[b]));
         var lName = activeDocument.activeLayer.name;
        var saveFile= File(outputFolder+ "/" + getName(b,lName));
        dupLayers();
            if(win.g12.cb1.value){
            try{activeDocument.mergeVisibleLayers();}catch(e){}
            }
        if(win.g12.cb2.value){
             try{activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);}catch(e){}
             }
        SaveDOC(saveFile);
        app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
         }
        }//End Save all layers
    if(win.g5.rb5.value){//Save all layers along with the top layer
    selectAllLayers(1);
    selLayers =getSelectedLayersIdx();
    for(var b in selLayers){
        selectLayerByIndex(Number(selLayers[b]));
         var lName = activeDocument.activeLayer.name;
        activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layers[0];
        selectLayerByIndex(Number(selLayers[b]),true);
        var saveFile= File(outputFolder+ "/" + getName(b,lName));
        dupLayers();
            if(win.g12.cb1.value){
            try{activeDocument.mergeVisibleLayers();}catch(e){}
            }
        if(win.g12.cb2.value){
             try{activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);}catch(e){}
             }
        SaveDOC(saveFile);
        app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
        }
        }//End Save all layers along with the top layer
    if(win.g5.rb6.value){//Save all layers along with background layer
    selectAllLayers();
    selLayers =getSelectedLayersIdx();
        for(var b in selLayers){
        selectLayerByIndex(Number(selLayers[b]));
         var lName = activeDocument.activeLayer.name;
        activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layers[activeDocument.layers.length-1];
        selectLayerByIndex(Number(selLayers[b]),true);
        var saveFile= File(outputFolder+ "/" + getName(b,lName));
        dupLayers();
            if(win.g12.cb1.value){
            try{activeDocument.mergeVisibleLayers();}catch(e){}
            }
        if(win.g12.cb2.value){
             try{activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);}catch(e){}
             }
        SaveDOC(saveFile);
        app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
        }
        }//End Save all layers along with background layer
        }else{
    //Process LayerSets Only
    if(win.g5.rb1.value){//Save selected layerSets
        for(var g in selGroups){
            selectLayerByIndex(Number(selGroups[g]));
            var lName = activeDocument.activeLayer.name;
            var saveFile= File(outputFolder+ "/" + getName(g,lName));
            dupLayers();
                if(win.g12.cb1.value){
            try{activeDocument.mergeVisibleLayers();}catch(e){}
            }
        if(win.g12.cb2.value){
             try{activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);}catch(e){}
             }
        SaveDOC(saveFile);
        app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
            }
       }//End Save selected layerSets
    if(win.g5.rb2.value){//Save selected layerSets along with the top layer
        for(var g in selGroups){
            selectLayerByIndex(Number(selGroups[g]));
         var lName = activeDocument.activeLayer.name;
        activeDocument.activeLayer= activeDocument.layers[0];
        selectLayerByIndex(Number(selGroups[g]),true);
        var saveFile= File(outputFolder+ "/" + getName(g,lName));
        dupLayers();
            if(win.g12.cb1.value){
            try{activeDocument.mergeVisibleLayers();}catch(e){}
            }
        if(win.g12.cb2.value){
             try{activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);}catch(e){}
             }
        SaveDOC(saveFile);
        app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
            }
        }//End Save selected layerSets along with the top layer
    if(win.g5.rb3.value){//Save selected layerSets along with background layer
        for(var g in selGroups){
        selectLayerByIndex(Number(selGroups[g]));
         var lName = activeDocument.activeLayer.name;
        activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layers[activeDocument.layers.length-1];
        selectLayerByIndex(Number(selGroups[g]),true);
        var saveFile= File(outputFolder+ "/" + getName(g,lName));
        dupLayers();
            if(win.g12.cb1.value){
            try{activeDocument.mergeVisibleLayers();}catch(e){}
            }
        if(win.g12.cb2.value){
             try{activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);}catch(e){}
             }
        SaveDOC(saveFile);
        app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
        }
        }//End Save selected layerSets along with background layer
    if(win.g5.rb4.value){//Save all layerSets
        for(var g =0;g<LSets;g++){
             activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layerSets[g];
             var lName = activeDocument.activeLayer.name;
             var saveFile= File(outputFolder+ "/" + getName(g,lName));
        dupLayers();
            if(win.g12.cb1.value){
            try{activeDocument.mergeVisibleLayers();}catch(e){}
            }
        if(win.g12.cb2.value){
             try{activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);}catch(e){}
             }
        SaveDOC(saveFile);
        app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
            }
        }//End Save all layerSets
    if(win.g5.rb5.value){//Save all layerSets along with the top layer
        activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layers[0];
        var TopIDX =getSelectedLayersIdx();
         for(var g =0;g<LSets;g++){
             activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layerSets[g];
             var lName = activeDocument.activeLayer.name;
             selectLayerByIndex(Number(TopIDX[0]),true);
             var saveFile= File(outputFolder+ "/" + getName(g,lName));
        dupLayers();
            if(win.g12.cb1.value){
            try{activeDocument.mergeVisibleLayers();}catch(e){}
            }
        if(win.g12.cb2.value){
             try{activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);}catch(e){}
             }
        SaveDOC(saveFile);
        app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
            }
        }//End Save all layerSets along with the top layer
    if(win.g5.rb6.value){//Save all layerSets along with background layer
             for(var g =0;g<LSets;g++){
             activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layerSets[g];
             var lName = activeDocument.activeLayer.name;
             selectLayerByIndex(0,true);
             var saveFile= File(outputFolder+ "/" + getName(g,lName));
        dupLayers();
            if(win.g12.cb1.value){
            try{activeDocument.mergeVisibleLayers();}catch(e){}
            }
        if(win.g12.cb2.value){
             try{activeDocument.trim(TrimType.TRANSPARENT,true,true,true,true);}catch(e){}
             }
        SaveDOC(saveFile);
        app.activeDocument.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);
            }
        }//End Save all layerSets along with background layer
            }
    }
    function getName(seq,lName){
    seq = zeroPad((Number(seq)+1), 3);
     var dName = decodeURI(activeDocument.name).replace(/\.[^\.]+$/, '');
    var Name ='';
    switch (Number(win.g15.dd1.selection.index)){
        case 0: Name += lName; break;
        case 1: Name += dName +"-"+seq; break;
        case 2: Name += dName +"-"+ lName; break;
        case 3: Name += win.g15.et1.text + "-"+seq; break;
        default :break;
        }
    return Name;
        }
    function SaveDOC(saveFile){
        switch(Number(win.g18.dd1.selection.index)){
            case 0 : SavePNG(File(saveFile+".png")); break;
            case 1:  SavePSD(File(saveFile+".psd")); break;
            case 2:  SavePDF(File(saveFile+".pdf")); break;
            case 3:  SaveTIFF(File(saveFile+".tif")); break;
            case 3:  SaveJPG(File(saveFile+".jpg"),8); break;
            default : break;
            }
        }
    }
    main();
    function hasBackground() { 
       var ref = new ActionReference(); 
       ref.putProperty( charIDToTypeID("Prpr"), charIDToTypeID( "Bckg" )); 
       ref.putEnumerated(charIDToTypeID( "Lyr " ),charIDToTypeID( "Ordn" ),charIDToTypeID( "Back" ));
       var desc =  executeActionGet(ref); 
       var res = desc.getBoolean(charIDToTypeID( "Bckg" )); 
       return res    
    } 
    function getSelectedLayersIdx(){ 
          var selectedLayers = new Array; 
          var ref = new ActionReference(); 
          ref.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID("Dcmn"), charIDToTypeID("Ordn"), charIDToTypeID("Trgt") ); 
          var desc = executeActionGet(ref); 
          if( desc.hasKey( stringIDToTypeID( 'targetLayers' ) ) ){ 
             desc = desc.getList( stringIDToTypeID( 'targetLayers' )); 
              var c = desc.count 
              var selectedLayers = new Array(); 
              for(var i=0;i<c;i++){ 
                try{ 
                   activeDocument.backgroundLayer; 
                   selectedLayers.push(  desc.getReference( i ).getIndex() ); 
                }catch(e){ 
                   selectedLayers.push(  desc.getReference( i ).getIndex()+1 ); 
                } 
              } 
           }else{ 
             var ref = new ActionReference(); 
             ref.putProperty( charIDToTypeID("Prpr") , charIDToTypeID( "ItmI" )); 
             ref.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID("Lyr "), charIDToTypeID("Ordn"), charIDToTypeID("Trgt") ); 
             try{ 
                activeDocument.backgroundLayer; 
                selectedLayers.push( executeActionGet(ref).getInteger(charIDToTypeID( "ItmI" ))-1); 
             }catch(e){ 
                selectedLayers.push( executeActionGet(ref).getInteger(charIDToTypeID( "ItmI" ))); 
             } 
          } 
          return selectedLayers; 
    };
    function isLayerSet(idx) {         
       var ref = new ActionReference(); 
       ref.putIndex(1283027488, idx); 
       var desc =  executeActionGet(ref); 
       var type = desc.getEnumerationValue(stringIDToTypeID("layerSection")); 
       var res = typeIDToStringID(type); 
       if(res == 'layerSectionStart') return true;
           return false;   
    } 
    function dupLayers() { 
        var desc143 = new ActionDescriptor();
            var ref73 = new ActionReference();
            ref73.putClass( charIDToTypeID('Dcmn') );
        desc143.putReference( charIDToTypeID('null'), ref73 );
        desc143.putString( charIDToTypeID('Nm  '), activeDocument.activeLayer.name );
            var ref74 = new ActionReference();
            ref74.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID('Lyr '), charIDToTypeID('Ordn'), charIDToTypeID('Trgt') );
        desc143.putReference( charIDToTypeID('Usng'), ref74 );
        executeAction( charIDToTypeID('Mk  '), desc143, DialogModes.NO );
    };
    function selectLayerByIndex(index,add){ 
     add = (add == undefined)  ? add = false : add;
     var ref = new ActionReference();
        ref.putIndex(charIDToTypeID("Lyr "), index);
        var desc = new ActionDescriptor();
        desc.putReference(charIDToTypeID("null"), ref );
           if(add) desc.putEnumerated( stringIDToTypeID( "selectionModifier" ), stringIDToTypeID( "selectionModifierType" ), stringIDToTypeID( "addToSelection" ) ); 
          desc.putBoolean( charIDToTypeID( "MkVs" ), false ); 
       try{
        executeAction(charIDToTypeID("slct"), desc, DialogModes.NO );
    }catch(e){}
    };
    function selectAllLayers(layer) {//does not select background layer
    if(layer == undefined) layer = 0;
    activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layers[activeDocument.layers.length-1];
    if(activeDocument.activeLayer.isBackgroundLayer) 
    activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layers[activeDocument.layers.length-2];
    var BL = activeDocument.activeLayer.name;
    activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layers[layer];
        var desc5 = new ActionDescriptor();
            var ref3 = new ActionReference();
            ref3.putName( charIDToTypeID('Lyr '), BL);
        desc5.putReference( charIDToTypeID('null'), ref3 );
        desc5.putEnumerated( stringIDToTypeID('selectionModifier'), stringIDToTypeID('selectionModifierType'), stringIDToTypeID('addToSelectionContinuous') );
        desc5.putBoolean( charIDToTypeID('MkVs'), false );
        executeAction( charIDToTypeID('slct'), desc5, DialogModes.NO );
    };
    function zeroPad(n, s) { 
       n = n.toString(); 
       while (n.length < s)  n = '0' + n; 
       return n; 
    }
    function SavePNG(saveFile){
        pngSaveOptions = new PNGSaveOptions(); 
    activeDocument.saveAs(saveFile, pngSaveOptions, true, Extension.LOWERCASE); 
    }
    function SaveTIFF(saveFile){
    tiffSaveOptions = new TiffSaveOptions(); 
    tiffSaveOptions.embedColorProfile = true; 
    tiffSaveOptions.alphaChannels = true; 
    tiffSaveOptions.layers = true;
    tiffSaveOptions.imageCompression = TIFFEncoding.TIFFLZW; 
    activeDocument.saveAs(saveFile, tiffSaveOptions, true, Extension.LOWERCASE); 
    }
    function SavePSD(saveFile){ 
    psdSaveOptions = new PhotoshopSaveOptions(); 
    psdSaveOptions.embedColorProfile = true; 
    psdSaveOptions.alphaChannels = true;  
    activeDocument.saveAs(saveFile, psdSaveOptions, true, Extension.LOWERCASE); 
    }
    function SavePDF(saveFile){ 
    pdfSaveOptions = new PDFSaveOptions(); 
    activeDocument.saveAs(saveFile, pdfSaveOptions, true, Extension.LOWERCASE); 
    }
    function SaveJPG(saveFile, jpegQuality){
    jpgSaveOptions = new JPEGSaveOptions();
    jpgSaveOptions.embedColorProfile = true;
    jpgSaveOptions.formatOptions = FormatOptions.STANDARDBASELINE;
    jpgSaveOptions.matte = MatteType.NONE;
    jpgSaveOptions.quality = jpegQuality; //1-12
    activeDocument.saveAs(saveFile, jpgSaveOptions, true,Extension.LOWERCASE);
    }
    
     
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    May 19, 2011 4:26 PM   in reply to Paul Riggott

    Thank you! I'll tinker with this. Very nice interface. Kudos! Do you still want that beer money? Send me your Paypal email...

     
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    May 19, 2011 11:55 PM   in reply to anthony_abraira

    Everything is free here, enjoy!

     
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    Jul 1, 2011 1:43 PM   in reply to Paul Riggott

    very nice and helpful script!   thanks

     
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    Jul 20, 2011 2:18 PM   in reply to Paul Riggott

    Paul, this script is GREAT, and has nearly everything I need. Very nice indeed. I'm just getting exposed to scripting and hope to dive in myself soo.

     

    That said, I have a few things happening that I would greatly appreciate help with...

     

    In Paul's above script (which I have not modified), the 'save to jpg' function is buggy for me. Once I choose my settings and destination folder and activate the script, the output JPG files are 'blackholing.' They are just not ending up anywhere. PNG works fine.

     

    I wonder if anyone might take a look at this with me?

     

    Beyond getting JPG outp[ut to work, I can see one modification that would really make this script that much more powerful: Being able to include top and/or bottom LAYERSETS, instead of just layers. How involved is that kind of mod?

     

    But really, the script is great and quite powerful. I just need the JPG output to work iin the near term.

     

    Help, anyone?

     
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    Jul 20, 2011 2:24 PM   in reply to Dennybot13

    Just to be clear, the script I'm referring to is Paul's from May 19, 2011 5:18 PM.

     
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:10 PM   in reply to Dennybot13

    Sorry about saving as jpg not working, I have now fixed that error and the new file can be downloaded from:-

    http://www.scriptsrus.talktalk.net/

     

    I will also have a look at adding the extra options as you have described.

     
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:45 PM   in reply to Paul Riggott

    That is simply marvelous.

     

    The saving of top and bottom groups would be quite helpful when it comes to baking in a flexible variety of fades and backgrounds into output images.

     

    Very cool of you, and many thanks.

     
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:54 PM   in reply to Dennybot13

    I have just added those options and is ready to be downloaded.

     

    All the best.

     
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    Jul 22, 2011 7:42 PM   in reply to Paul Riggott

    Paul, that is great, great stuff.

     

    I know I'm likely teetering on the edge of asking for one too many favors, but something that would be quite useful is the addition of an option to:

     

    Save all layerSets along with the top and bottom layerSets

     

    That way, users could bake in a top effect, say, a fade or the like, along with a background.

     

    Possible?

     
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    Jul 23, 2011 2:00 AM   in reply to Dennybot13

    No Problem, it's done and ready to download

     
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    Sep 1, 2011 7:24 AM   in reply to 808eatz

    Its not working on mac cs5

     
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    Sep 14, 2011 8:36 PM   in reply to c.pfaffenbichler

    if you guys are still around, and can help I would love it. Exact same problems and needs to everyone here above. I have NO knowledge of editing scrips. The one for PDF worked but as you know really time consuming to then convert PDF to JPEGS. Can someone provide me the the script to download which works for converting the layer groups to .jpeg.

     

    I would very very much appreciate it. I tried to edit the code for the script but very shamefull unsuccessful

     

    Thank you

     
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    Sep 15, 2011 12:18 AM   in reply to nogreydes

    The Script from which post are you referring to exactly?

     
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:55 AM   in reply to nogreydes

    Have you tried this one?

    http://www.scriptsrus.talktalk.net/Layer%20Saver.htm

     

    This supports jpeg

     
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    Sep 15, 2011 9:21 PM   in reply to Paul Riggott

    You are an absolute legend. Thanks mate. You saved my life. thanks thanks thanks

     
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    Dec 21, 2011 10:04 AM   in reply to Paul Riggott

    Fantastic script!  Is there a way to have this script combine the exported JPG's or PDF's into a single PDF?

     
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    Dec 21, 2011 10:26 AM   in reply to froalskiner

    Sorry but the option of creating multipage PDFs was removed in Photoshop CS4 and that functionality was moved to Bridge and that process is not scriptable.

    So if you have Photoshop CS2 or CS3 you could open all the JPGs and use File - Automate - PDF Presentation to create your pdf.

     
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    Dec 21, 2011 11:49 AM   in reply to 808eatz

    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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    Feb 6, 2012 7:19 AM   in reply to 808eatz

    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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