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Add white canvas to square images based on largest dimension - script?

Feb 6, 2013 8:13 AM



I have a bunch of images already on white backgrounds in sizes such as;


1824 x 3804

1891 x 5246

1747 x 5089


etc.. basically a lot of different random image sizes..


I need to add white canvas to these images to square them based on their largest dimension.


For the third example above I can open the image in Fireworks and Modify -> Canvas -> Canvas Size then change the 1747 width to 5089, then I can set Modify -> Canvas -> Canvas Color to 'White'.


This achieves how I want the image to look, but with the different sizes of images I can't just save and batch these commands on them all.


How could I do this via batch process please..?


Is there a script I could create and is this difficult to do?


I tried doing a couple of commands then pasting them onto the clipboard from history, but coding was never really my strong point!


Thanks very much in advance!

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    Feb 6, 2013 10:12 AM   in reply to james.barber

    This is definitely a task that one could write a script for, place in the application's Configuration > Commands folder, and then apply as part of a batch process. It would require a little custom scripting though, I believe. Cutting and pasting from the History clipboard wouldn't be quite enough.


    Are you creating thumbnails or full-size images?

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