I would like to automate an action set that selects a raster image (linked file) that has been grouped with vector art and then converts that selected raster image into a vector (live trace)
I'm using cs5. As far as format goes I have hundreds of eps files that all have at least one raster bitmap tif which was imported as a linked file and then grouped with vector art. So I will like to run a batch command that will select only that bitmap raster image (because I want to maintain the present vector art in the file) and convert that bitmapt tif to vector- and save the file which will hopfully all be in vector format.
this script selects all linked images in the current document, just note that if you record running a script, it will not survive after you close illustrator, you'll have to re-record that step.
var idoc = app.activeDocument; var imgs = idoc.placedItems; for (i=0; i<imgs.length; i++) imgs[i].selected = true;
There's a plug-in that adds choices to the Select>Object menu (Raster Art is one of the choices), so you should be able to incorporate that into an action: