5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 18, 2013 8:31 AM by weakened vampire

    Hoping you can help me achieve desired functionality- automated placement, printed file name, etc.

    weakened vampire Level 1

      Hi,

       

      I'm posting here after originally looking for help in the general 'creative suites' section of the site. Here's the URL of my original thread (http://forums.adobe.com/message/5400433#5400433). I'm also going to post a slightly edited version of my original post from that thread here.

       

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      I'm not sure which program I should be using to achieve what I'd like to do and I'm not sure if it's even possible. I'm currently working for a publishing house preparing images that will eventually be printed inside books. Files come to me in a wide variety of formats. I save them as either tiff or eps. These files (the tiffs and the eps) will eventually be sent along to someone that is doing layout work for the book and then to the printers. Before that happens however I need to provide the editor with hardcopies of the images that will be published so that they can review them. Having the editors look at digital versions of the files is not currently an option. Our current workflow (not designed by me) entails entering all the images for any given book into an InDesign template. Then in Indesign I have to enter some information about the images (their numerical designation, their file format). Then we print the .indd file for editorial review. I find this process incredibly time consuming and tedious and I'm looking for a way to avoid it all together.

       

      What I would like to be able to do is select a folder of images (tiffs and eps only) and print them at 100% (no resizing, one image per page) with the file name at the bottom of the page. Due to the number of images I'm responsible for, this could save me several hours of tedious work a week and would allow me to devote more time to producing a quality product. I thought I had found a solution using the 'contact sheet II' tool in adobe bridge. However, this rasterizes the eps files and makes them look unprofessional. An hour and a half of googling this issue has taken me to numerous dead ends. I wonder if there might be some way to do this quickly in indesign (at which I am a complete novice) or possibly via an automated illustrator function.

       

      Please do let me know if there is anything unclear in my description. For what it's worth, I am using Creative Suite 6.

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      Many thanks to anyone that can offer any advice.

       

      tl;dr- I'm looking for a quick way to print a combination of tiff and eps files at 100%, one per page, file name (important) and dimensions (less important) included so that the images can be given the once over by the books editor.