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I need to batch change the transparency resolution on 1,000+ .eps files. Help!

Apr 26, 2013 1:29 PM

Tags: #batch #eps #actions #cs6 #processing

When batch processing actions in Illustrator, it will not allow me to change the Transparency Resoluition and I have over 1,000 eps files to process. You can only select from the dropdown by doing it manually. The "default" or preset is Medium. I need high res.

 

This is what I need to do to 1,000+ eps files.

 

1. EPS file is open in Adobe Illustrator CS6 on Windows.

2. File > Save As> filename.eps > Desktop

3. EPS Options > Transparency > Preset: [High Resolution]

4. OK

 

When you automate this through batch processing an action, you cannot select [High Resolution]. [Medium Resolution] is selected as default. I need for all my files to be [High Resolution].

 

My printer software will not read the cutlines on any other file formats so they must be High Res EPS files.

 

Is there a script that can get this done? Please help! Thanks

 

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    Apr 26, 2013 2:06 PM   in reply to seanplibbert

    Do the files contain transparency?

     

    I assume that the files originally have been saved as EPS from Illustrator and therefore contain an AI part that can be transparent.

     
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    Apr 26, 2013 2:11 PM   in reply to seanplibbert

    you can try changing the settings of the Medium preset to match those of the High preset

     

    check this thread to see if it helps

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/4065529#4065529

     
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    Apr 29, 2013 4:52 PM   in reply to seanplibbert

    I don't have CS6 to give you the exact path, but it has to be somewhere around the settings folder...unless Adobe changed the architecture of this particular preference.

     

    this is the full path for CS5 on Win7

    C:\Users\carlos.canto\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS5 Settings\en_US

     
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    Apr 29, 2013 6:17 PM   in reply to seanplibbert

    good, close illustrator, go back to the file and see if there is a new entry for "custom" (it may not actually say "custom") and edit it that one to.

     

    for this project you might as well change every entry, save a copy of the file before you make the changes so you can restore it later.

     
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    Apr 29, 2013 9:59 PM   in reply to seanplibbert

    it should work, as you saw on the link I posted above. Are you editing the file with illustrator open? it needs to be closed.

     
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    Apr 29, 2013 10:04 PM   in reply to seanplibbert

    of course I tried it, I came up with it.

     

    on the other hand, since you say it now defaults to "custom", you should be able to change the custom settings within the Illustrator UI to match those of the Medium preset, right?

     
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    Apr 29, 2013 10:38 PM   in reply to seanplibbert

    Rather than it defaulting at Medium Resolution, like it usually does, after I changed it, it defaults at "Custom" which has a low resolution. Ugh!

     

    based on what you said above....can't you edit the custom setting?

    customTransparency.PNG

     
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