11 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2009 1:00 AM by Houfton

    Resize canvas and export as a batch?

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      I have a collection of about 75 images for which I need each one placed on a
      resized canvas, and then exported. I'm having trouble making a pair of
      history steps that I can save to use for a batch operation. Can anyone
      help, please?

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        • 1. Re: Resize canvas and export as a batch?
          Level 7
          Murray,
          I usually separate the horizontal and vertical images and create a
          resize command for each.
          Sounds like you need to resize them and that is all?

          alex


          Murray *ACE* wrote:
          > I have a collection of about 75 images for which I need each one placed
          > on a resized canvas, and then exported. I'm having trouble making a
          > pair of history steps that I can save to use for a batch operation. Can
          > anyone help, please?
          >
          • 2. Re: Resize canvas and export as a batch?
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            Not a resize - it's a recanvas. I do not want to resize any images, I just
            want to change their canvas size so that they are all the same size when the
            batch process is finished.

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            "Alex Marino" <aleSxPmarA@mMt.net> wrote in message
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            > Murray,
            > I usually separate the horizontal and vertical images and create a resize
            > command for each.
            > Sounds like you need to resize them and that is all?
            >
            > alex
            >
            >
            > Murray *ACE* wrote:
            >> I have a collection of about 75 images for which I need each one placed
            >> on a resized canvas, and then exported. I'm having trouble making a pair
            >> of history steps that I can save to use for a batch operation. Can
            >> anyone help, please?
            >>

            • 3. Re: Resize canvas and export as a batch?
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              On 13 Oct 2008 in macromedia.fireworks, Murray *ACE* wrote:

              > I have a collection of about 75 images for which I need each one
              > placed on a resized canvas, and then exported. I'm having trouble
              > making a pair of history steps that I can save to use for a batch
              > operation. Can anyone help, please?

              Are you saying that you want to layer two images, a fixed background and
              a changing foreground? I haven't tried anything like that in Fireworks.
              If you can't find a method in FW, ImageMagick and a bit of shell
              scripting will:

              http://www.imagemagick.org/script/composite.php
              http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/compose/

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              • 4. Re: Resize canvas and export as a batch?
                Level 7
                No. I'm saying I have a collection of irregularly dimensioned images (none
                wider or taller than 225Wx150H). I want them all saved on a canvas that has
                those dimensions so that I can rotate them without having screen jitters. I
                do not need to resize any of these images, only to add canvas as needed.

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                "Joe Makowiec" <makowiec@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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                > On 13 Oct 2008 in macromedia.fireworks, Murray *ACE* wrote:
                >
                >> I have a collection of about 75 images for which I need each one
                >> placed on a resized canvas, and then exported. I'm having trouble
                >> making a pair of history steps that I can save to use for a batch
                >> operation. Can anyone help, please?
                >
                > Are you saying that you want to layer two images, a fixed background and
                > a changing foreground? I haven't tried anything like that in Fireworks.
                > If you can't find a method in FW, ImageMagick and a bit of shell
                > scripting will:
                >
                > http://www.imagemagick.org/script/composite.php
                > http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/compose/
                >
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                • 5. Re: Resize canvas and export as a batch?
                  Level 7
                  So changing the canvas size of one and saving that as command doesn't
                  work? (seems like it should...)

                  alex

                  Murray *ACE* wrote:
                  > Not a resize - it's a recanvas. I do not want to resize any images, I
                  > just want to change their canvas size so that they are all the same size
                  > when the batch process is finished.
                  >
                  • 6. Re: Resize canvas and export as a batch?
                    Level 7
                    Nope - doesn't work for me. I always get a line between the two.

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                    "Alex Marino" <aleSxPmarA@mMt.net> wrote in message
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                    > So changing the canvas size of one and saving that as command doesn't
                    > work? (seems like it should...)
                    >
                    > alex
                    >
                    > Murray *ACE* wrote:
                    >> Not a resize - it's a recanvas. I do not want to resize any images, I
                    >> just want to change their canvas size so that they are all the same size
                    >> when the batch process is finished.
                    >>

                    • 7. Re: Resize canvas and export as a batch?
                      Level 7
                      Here is what I tried:
                      Open image (500x45) > Resize Canvas to 600x600 > Go to the history panel
                      and save as a command.
                      Then invoke the command on a series of images (smaller than 600x600)
                      through File > Batch Process.

                      tell what I am missing -(it's monday don't you know ..)

                      Murray *ACE* wrote:
                      > Nope - doesn't work for me. I always get a line between the two.
                      >
                      • 8. Re: Resize canvas and export as a batch?
                        Level 7
                        OK - I had to click on the Export icon to make the command save.

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                        "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
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                        > Nope - doesn't work for me. I always get a line between the two.
                        >
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                        > "Alex Marino" <aleSxPmarA@mMt.net> wrote in message
                        > news:gcvtb3$ptv$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        >> So changing the canvas size of one and saving that as command doesn't
                        >> work? (seems like it should...)
                        >>
                        >> alex
                        >>
                        >> Murray *ACE* wrote:
                        >>> Not a resize - it's a recanvas. I do not want to resize any images, I
                        >>> just want to change their canvas size so that they are all the same size
                        >>> when the batch process is finished.
                        >>>
                        >

                        • 9. Re: Resize canvas and export as a batch?
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                          The key was to click on the export command after the resize canvas step. I
                          was trying FILE | Save As, or FILE | Export, and those didn't work.

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                          "Alex Marino" <aleSxPmarA@mMt.net> wrote in message
                          news:gcvtqf$ptv$2@forums.macromedia.com...
                          > Here is what I tried:
                          > Open image (500x45) > Resize Canvas to 600x600 > Go to the history panel
                          > and save as a command.
                          > Then invoke the command on a series of images (smaller than 600x600)
                          > through File > Batch Process.
                          >
                          > tell what I am missing -(it's monday don't you know ..)
                          >
                          > Murray *ACE* wrote:
                          >> Nope - doesn't work for me. I always get a line between the two.
                          >>

                          • 10. Re: Resize canvas and export as a batch?
                            Level 7
                            ahh .. gotcha
                            :)

                            Murray *ACE* wrote:
                            > The key was to click on the export command after the resize canvas
                            > step. I was trying FILE | Save As, or FILE | Export, and those didn't
                            > work.
                            >
                            • 11. Re: Resize canvas and export as a batch?
                              Houfton

                              I don't know what you mean about exporting the Command but I found a way round this. (I can't believe that a plain resize canvas does not work, but it does not seem to.)

                               

                              I made a rectangle the right size (640 x 480 and white in my case) and the same resolution as the images and copied it so it was on the clipboard. I pasted that on to a prepared image (I batch resized all images to max 640 x 480 first), then: Arrange>Send to Back, Select All, Align>Centre Horizontal, Align>Centre Vertical. I saved those steps as a command. You also need to apply a Fit Canvas command next when you Batch Process (I can't remember if that is a standard Command or one I created - it only works if everything is selected.

                               

                              Simple!

                               

                              Richard